Posture Correction In Los Angeles
The traditional thought about posture are that it is a habit - it is something that you do.
What if I told you that this is completely backwards. Posture is not a habit anymore than breathing or walking. Sure you can change how you breathe and how you walk if you want to but if you have to think about how to breath or how to walk it is a sure sign that something is wrong!
All of the well-intentioned advice to "stand up straight" and "hold your shoulders back" is a little like telling someone to "stop limping"! It ignores the underlying problem.
How Posture Correction Works
Your body is made of moving parts - structurally, that's called your skeleton. Just like anything else with moving parts, over time and with use the alignment of these parts can change. These changes - whether they are from simple things such as sitting at a desk for hours or more significant events such as a car accident - fundamentally alter the ability of the skeleton to hold your body upright.
With gravity, time, and trauma the alignment of the skeleton degrades and over time manifests as poor posture. Our techniques aim to find and correct the many misalignments that cumulatively result in poor posture - essentially reversing the process by which poor posture occurs.
This form of spinal treatment helps ease pressure on the spinal disks, which can help relieve soreness caused by conditions such as bulging or herniated disks. This lower amount of pressure might also relieve spinal pain by allowing nutrients, oxygen, and water to enter the affected disks and help them heal.
What It Is Used For
Spinal decompression can be used to treat several types of spinal conditions that cause pain. In addition to bulging and herniated disks, this type of integrative therapy is sometimes used to treat sciatica, deteriorated spinal joints, and damaged or diseased nerve roots in the spine.
Frequency of Treatment
Spinal decompression therapy usually involves undergoing a between 15 to 30 sessions. These pain management sessions are typically done over a period of four to six weeks.
Candidates for Spinal Decompression Therapy
Although this form of treatment can ease back pain, it is not suitable for all patients. Those with spinal fractures, severe cases of osteoporosis, metal spine implants, or tumors should not undergo this treatment method. Pregnant women are also usually not considered good candidates for this due to the lack of research on the effects of decompression during pregnancy. Patients with certain conditions, such as spinal infections, ankylosing spondylitis, or spinal stenosis, are usually not good candidates for this type of decompression, either.
Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy
This form of back pain treatment for spine problems can effectively reduce pain and soreness in the spine. In some cases, patients might also have additional treatment methods, such as heat therapy or electric stimulation, done during sessions or after them. In order to improve the effectiveness of decompression, patients might also be asked to do strengthening exercises, drink plenty of water, and rest.
To find out more about how spinal decompression therapy can help and bring you back pain relief, call usr today and set up your first appointment. Meet with our experienced integrative medicine doctors practitioners and spinal decompression specialists to find out what pain treatment plan is right for you. We look forward to helping you.