Spinal Decompression

Your Source for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Irving, TX

Pinched nerves can cause a variety of debilitating symptoms -- especially if that impingement is occurring in one of the major nerve roots that serve large areas of the body. Nerve root compression due to herniated or bulging discs, for instance, can make your arms or legs feel as if they have a (deranged) mind of their own. But you don't have to have your spine permanently altered by surgery to get rid of this problem. Here at Parker Chiropractic Clinic, we're proud to offer non-surgical spinal decompression in Irving, TX.

Dr. Herms talking to a patient about spinal decompression.

How Nerve Compression Affects Comfort and Health

Your spinal cord, the main conduit for your central nervous system, branches out to all the other nerves that communicate between the brain and body. To achieve this feat, major "trunks" called nerve roots extend from the spinal cord through narrow openings between the spinal vertebrae; these nerve roots than split off into numerous smaller nerves.

This arrangement has some inevitable risks because it places the nerve roots in close proximity to structures that can fall out their normal alignment. If these structures press against the nerve roots, they can interfere with the flow of information to your extremities or other body parts. This can result in such disabling issues as numbness, weakness, pain or tingling in your arms (cervical radiculopathy) or legs (sciatica).

How do these changes happen? an acute injury can obviously knock spinal structures out of position, violently herniating discs in the process. But you may also be experiencing the result of age-related bulging discs, spinal stenosis, or degeneration caused by a long-untreated spinal misalignment.

Spinal Decompression Complements Chiropractic Care

Happily, invasive procedures that permanently change your spinal anatomy and function are reserved for the most extreme cases of spinal nerve impingement. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe, conservative way to obtain relief. Our Irving chiropractor, Dr. Derek Herms, can employ a sophisticated mechanized table that imparts a gentle flexion-distraction force to the spine. As the space between vertebrae increases, vacuum pressure pulls herniated or bulging discs away from impinged nerve roots, restoring normal nerve signaling.

Spinal decompression naturally complements chiropractic care, especially in cases where your spinal alignment needs to be normalized along with your disc position. These procedures are gentle and safe enough that we can use them for drug-free chronic pain management.

Call Our Chiropractor at Parker Chiropractic Clinic

Our chiropractor at Parker Chiropractic Clinic can free you from the miseries of spinal nerve compression -- so why suffer? Call (972) 255-4443 today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Herms and find out whether spinal decompression can help you!