Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that aims to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by various spinal conditions. At Summit Integrated Health, we offer a comprehensive approach to spinal decompression in Las Vegas. This combines cutting-edge technology with the expertise of our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to help you achieve optimal spinal health.
Understanding the Spinal Anatomy
The spine is composed of 33 vertebrae, which are separated by intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers for the spine. The discs consist of a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a soft gel-like center called the nucleus pulposus. The spinal cord runs through the center of the vertebrae and is surrounded and protected by the vertebral column.
The spinal cord contains nerve roots that branch out to various parts of the body and transmit sensory and motor information to and from the brain. When the spinal cord or nerve roots are compressed, you experience pain and numbness. Spinal decompression alleviates this compression and promotes healing of the affected area.
Drawbacks of Decompressive Surgery:
- High risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, or nerve damage
- Lengthy recovery that involves weeks of downtime
- Weeks of physical activity and rehabilitation necessary
- Limited mobility or range of motion after surgery
- Potential for repeat or additional surgeries
- Expensive and not always covered by insurance
- Performed under general anesthesia, which increases the risks
To learn more about spinal decompression in Las Vegas, reach out to our office for an appointment.
Other Conservative Treatments:
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: The Modern Approach
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a modern solution for spinal conditions that cause spinal cord compression. It was invented due to poor success rates and risks associated with traditional surgeries. In 1991, Dr. Allan Dyer created a device that mechanically reduces nerve compression. By applying a sufficient axial load to the spine, he reasoned it could create a vacuum in the disc that could reduce the protrusion of a herniated disc. This therapy quickly gained popularity among healthcare providers.
Spinal decompression in Las Vegas machines gently stretch the spine, creating a vacuum inside the discs and joints. This negative pressure can reduce disc bulges, draw nutrients and water into the disc, reduce swelling and inflammation, and improve joint motion. Non-surgical decompression is the chief treatment for nerve compression and disc conditions and can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to promote healing and relieve pain. Furthermore, there’s no downtime, anesthesia, or infection risks.
Symptoms & Conditions Treated:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Radiating pain in the arms or legs
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Muscle weakness
- Limited range of motion
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
- Pinched nerves
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Other conditions that compress the nerve roots
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, or other symptoms related to spinal conditions, schedule a consultation with Summit Integrated Health. Our team of healthcare professionals works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. We offer various non-surgical treatment options, including spinal decompression in Las Vegas, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and more. Schedule your consultation and take the first step toward lasting relief from your symptoms in the Las Vegas Metro Area.