Spine Traction Therapy for Herniated or Bulging Discs
Spinal compression, also known as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), occurs when pressure is placed on your spinal cord. It can develop anywhere from your neck (cervical spine) to your lower back (lumbar spine), causing pain, numbness or weakness. Additional symptoms may include tingling in the arms, hands or fingers, or the loss of fine motor skills. Depending on the cause of the spinal compression, symptoms may appear suddenly or over time.
What Causes Spinal Compression?
As you get older, the bones of your spine start to wear down, sometimes resulting in a condition known as osteoarthritis. This is one of the most common causes of spinal compression and typically occurs after the age of 50.
Other conditions that may lead to CSM include:
➟ Herniated Disk
➟ Injury to the spinal cord
➟ Bone Spurs
➟ Bleeding disorders/blood clots
Maintaining a healthy weight and regularly exercising can help reduce your risk of developing spinal compression, as well as maintaining good posture and learning how to safely lift heavy items.
Spinal Compression Treatment
At Jacksonville Sport & Spine, we have successfully treated many spinal compression patients through a combination of medication, physical therapy and other techniques. Your specific treatment plan, however, will be based on the cause of your spinal compression and your symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.