Chronic neck pain can ruin your day, keep you from focusing on your daily tasks, and even make it difficult to pursue the activities you enjoy. Neck pain is one of the most difficult conditions to deal with, making simple movements like looking over your shoulder painful and causing you to treat a simple task like driving to work as a herculean effort. While you may have sought out physical therapy or chiropractic care before, there is one treatment you may not have considered. Spinal decompression might be the treatment that can finally put an end to your constant struggle with neck pain.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Despite what you might think based on its name, spinal decompression is actually a non-surgical procedure. It is performed with the help of a mechanized traction device that gradually and gently stretches the spine in order to change the tension or position that is contributing to the pain. In the case of neck pain, it can take a great amount of pressure off the areas between the cervical vertebrae or other discs in the spine which may be contributing to the condition.
How Does Spinal Decompression Combat Neck Pain?
The cervical vertebrae are among the hardest-working parts of the body, responsible for holding up the weight of the skull as well as accommodating a wide range of motions throughout the day. The most common cause of neck pain is the strain of this activity, which could result in muscular inflammation as the result of overuse or due to maintaining a painful or uncomfortable position for a long period of time.
Spinal decompression can not only take pressure off of nerves pinched between the spine, but it can also give inflamed muscles an opportunity to stretch and relax. Relieving this pressure can also promote the healing of these injuries by allowing water and fluids to freely flow through areas that need them for the healing process.
Do you think that spinal decompression may be the answer for your chronic neck pain? Talk to the team at New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls for more information. Contact us today to book an appointment.