Shedding some light on the positions that put your spine under more pressure
The following three conditions are examples of spinal positions put the spine under more pressure than normal, leading to the onset (in some cases far too early onset) of spinal degeneration.
- Forward-head posture: this position puts the head anywhere between 1-3 inches forward of a balanced position atop the spine.
- Hyperlordosis: inward curvature of the lower back
- Scoliosis: sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs in puberty
These positions also cause the narrowing of spinal discs and if left alone for long enough the curvatures can become even more exaggerated. Because these three positions cause increase compression of the spine, our goal is to reverse the ill-effects of this compression. One of the best ways to do this is through spinal elongation.
Treating spinal compression with spinal elongation
Spinal compression contributes to subluxation and nerve compression which in turn increases the likelihood for conditions related to spinal compression. With any of the aforementioned conditions, symptoms like pain, herniated discs, prolapsed discs and facet joint syndrome are common.
As with many health effects, it is a perpetual cycle of compressive forces and postural dysfunction which we seek to remove you from! Spinal elongation works to reduce compression and open up space between the vertebrae to allow for re-hydration of the discs. Among the modalities we utilize at Holmes Chiropractic are:
- Manual and mechanical traction
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Restoring mobility and function to the muscles that contribute to elongation of the spine
Spinal elongation is a tested and proven method for treating the causes of spinal pain
If your spine has been wracked by compressive forces, let it suffer no longer. Spinal elongation is a natural and effective method for influencing decompression of the spine; if you are interested in finding out more about this method for treatment, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today.