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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression by Our Chiropractor in San Antonio, TX

Do you feel as if your whole body is short-circuiting? Those "electric shock" feelings, numb spots, sudden sharp pains, and other bizarre feelings may be the result of spinal nerve tissue compression. Interruption of essential nerve signals not only causes unpleasant symptoms in the extremities; it can also interfere with your overall health and wellness. But you don't need invasive surgery to correct this problem -- not when you can receive non-surgical spinal decompression from Optimal Health & Wellness Center in San Antonio, TX.

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The Compressed Spine: Symptoms and Causes

Your spinal column is more than just a stack of vertebrae -- it also houses and protects the spinal cord. This means that the major nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord to relay signals throughout the body must thread their way through small spaces around the structures. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for spinal imbalances to put pressure on these important nerve tissues. Compression can stop or alter the flow of nerve signals, creating a variety of problems.

The most obvious symptoms of spinal nerve compression occur in the extremities. Pain, tingling, weakness, or loss of sensation in the arms may be due to compression in the cervical spine; the same symptoms in a leg may be caused by compression of the sciatic nerve tissue (sciatica).

Some cases of spinal compression are the direct result of an acute injury that has forced vertebral discs to move out of position, where they may herniate painfully onto nerve tissue. Bulging discs are another, a more subtle cause of spinal compression. Aging discs may grow flatter over time as they lose internal water content, pushing outward on nerves while also placing the spine's facet joints under stress.

Spinal Decompression from Our Chiropractor

If you have nightmares about doctors surgically removing bits of a disc or vertebral bone to relieve your nerve compression, you'll be delighted to learn that you get most likely get the relief you need through conservative care. Our chiropractor, Dr. Clay Suggs, administers non-surgical spinal decompression with the aid of a special motorized table. The table applies tiny amounts of flexion distraction force to the spine as you lie comfortably on it. This outward-pulling force pulls the vertebrae apart just enough to produce a vacuum in the space between them. Herniated or bulging discs are literally sucked back into space where they normally reside, releasing trapped nerve tissue.

Call Our Chiropractic Clinic in San Antonio

Stop living with impaired nerve function and debilitating discomfort. Call our San Antonio chiropractic clinic at (210) 681-3333 to find out whether spinal decompression might be the non-surgical solution to your painful problems!