Disc Decompression Therapy
Decompression therapy consists of decompressing the discs in either your low back or neck by using the decompression machine to “pull” or “stretch” your low back or neck and take the pressure off your nerves and discs. The decompression therapy is gentle and effective. It lasts about 30 minutes and most people fall asleep while on the therapy. This is a great treatment if you have one of the following symptoms:
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Degenerative disc
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Burning, numbness, tingling down your leg or arm
Benefits of Decompression Therapy
Spinal pain often extends out to other connected parts of the body, which can become a serious issue in a person’s day-to-day life. Everyday tasks from work and home life alike become more difficult to complete without experiencing some limitation or pain. Decompression therapy helps relieve that chronic spine pain in a natural way, allowing you to take back some range of motion and lift some pressure off the nerves and discs in your back from your lumbar to cervical vertebrae.
Myofascial and Soft Tissue Therapy
Myofascial and soft tissue treatment includes relieving restrictions, adhesions, or “knots” in muscles and tendons, as well as reducing scar tissue around joints. There have been several techniques and tools developed to treat myofascial and soft tissues injuries. Manual treatment consists of locating these adhesions, pinning them down, and stretching the muscle or tendon to reduce the adhesion. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) consists of using a special tool to effectively break down the adhesions and restrictions. Depending on the region or area of the body, your Doctor of Chiropractic will determine whether it is best to use their hands or an instrument to treat your condition.
Common areas and injuries that we treat include:
- Neck pain and/or stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Lack of shoulder motion
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Numbness/Tingling in the hand and fingers
- Carpal Tunnel and Wrist pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Elbow Pain and Tendinitis
- Low back pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Hip pain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Knee pain
- Achilles Tendon tightness and pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Heel pain
- Post-surgical scar tissue and restrictions
Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial pain is a type of chronic pain disorder related to trigger points in your muscles. With that in mind, myofascial release therapy can be applied to numerous parts of the body that may be affected by this type of pain. Whether you’re dealing with pain from repetitive stress, the results of poor posture, or even a sports injury, myofascial release therapy could be worth considering. There aren’t any side effects, and most people start to improve after just one session.
Differences Between Myofascial Release and Decompression Therapy
It’s important to keep in mind the differences between these two treatments to ensure you find the appropriate remedy for your issue. Myofascial release focuses on knots and adhesions in tendons and muscles. It also includes hands-on treatment of scar tissue around joints. It can be done with the provider’s hands or with a tool to help stretch the soft tissues.
Decompression therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the discs in your lower back. When they become herniated or compressed, it can lead to discomfort, pain, and conditions that affect the rest of your body. This therapy makes use of a special decompression machine to stretch your spine and relieve the pressure between and around the discs, leading to greater health and a better quality of life.