818-841-1313     1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

 

There are millions of people who live with daily back pain in the United States. This pain can make it hard for someone to interact with their loved ones as well as provide for their family. To address this, it is essential to talk about the root cause and treatment options. Perhaps the most common location that people feel pain is in their back. A chiropractor Toledo specializes in the treatment of back pain. The team from Thorburn Wellness is here to help everyone in the Burbank CA area better understand this discomfort.

 

 

 

 

How Spinal Decompression Works

 

It is important to treat spinal compression early to prevent the condition from worsening and reducing mobility. Decompressing the spine can improve pain and promote healing of affected musculoskeletal tissues near the spine. Treatment is performed using a traction technique to gently stretch, decompress, and align the spine. Traction takes the pressure off the spinal or intervertebral discs causing bulging or herniated discs to retract.

 

 

When properly done, spinal decompression helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, increase oxygen and blood flow, and improve mobility. It can also help avoid the need for surgery. Chiropractic care aims to treat the underlying cause of the condition to provide long-lasting relief rather than treating the symptoms—as is the case when pain medications are prescribed.

 

 

 

Disc Problems


Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause, however. As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken and dehydrate. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause pain.


If you suffer from one of these injuries you should see a chiropractor. Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time. In many cases, you can experience relief from these conditions through chiropractic. By properly aligning the spine, pressure can be relieved on nerves and on the discs themselves. This will reduce and hopefully eliminate your pain and discomfort and allow you to live a normal lifestyle.