Spinal Decompression in Catonsville

Spinal Decompression in Catonsville MD

Are you looking for spinal decompression in Catonsville? You don't have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.

How Spinal Decompression in Catonsville Works

This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

Discs are strong ligaments that hold spinal vertebrae together. A spinal disc consists of an outer, multiple-ringed layer that encases an inner, jelly-like material called the nucleus pulposus. A herniated disc, or disc bulge occurs when the nucleus pulposus breaks through the outer layer and gravitates to the edge, which is embedded with tiny nerve endings. This is why herniated discs can be very painful, especially with certain movements like bending backwards or to one side. If the bulge presses against a spinal nerve root, it can also refer pain and/or numbness down the same side buttock and leg, a condition known as sciatica or lumbar disc radiculopathy.

The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.

Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence.

Spinal decompression can be used as treatment for many issues, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome

Trauma to your discs can be sustained a number of ways. It can be sudden, like lifting a heavy object, or it can be gradual without an apparent cause. The use of non-surgical spinal decompression virtually pumps nutrients and fluids into the weakened disc, which can allow for the healing process to begin. Our Catonsville chiropractic care office is very familiar with treating many issues with spinal decompression.

Call our team at Johnson Chiropractic and Rehabilitation if you have questions about spinal decompression in Catonsville.


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Johnson Chiropractic
and Rehabilitation

1126 North Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 744-1233