Neck pain can be disruptive to your life. Cervical spine imbalances and structural changes are quite common in individuals who have been injured from motor vehicle accidents (regardless of the severity of the impact), sports injuries or who perform repetitive work movements. If you are an office worker who sits for 6 to 8 hours daily, then you are at a higher risk of developing nerve compression of the cervical spine. This is mainly due to ergonomic workstations that can cause poor postural habits and lead to excessive stress on the cervical spine.
While many injuries to the cervical spine are typically reversible and treatable, patients usually obtain better results if the condition is detected early, before it can progress and worsen. If a cervical nerve is irritated or compressed for extended periods without relief, then it often leads to discomfort and loss of sensation in the upper extremities. Patients may experience weakness, numbness or “pins and needles” throughout the arms, hands and fingers. In severe cases, extensive nerve damage can result in permanent loss of responsiveness in the muscles that control the upper extremities. This is why early diagnosis and treatment is of extreme importance.
In our office we have been able to help many patients find relief of their symptoms with spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive motorized traction that works by gently stretching the spine to create negative pressure changes in the disc, which can alleviate pressure off the spinal disc. This helps promote healing by moving water, oxygen and nutrient rich fluids into the disc. Many doctors use non surgical spinal decompression to treat neck and back pain, sciatica, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs and injuries to spinal nerves.
If you have run the gauntlet of therapies and failed, a chiropractic evaluation can be helpful to determine if chiropractic or spinal decompression treatment would be appropriate and helpful in resolving your symptoms. At Natural Spine Solutions, Dr. Wayne Fichter has over 19 years of Chiropractic experience treating patients. If you want to find out if spinal decompression is a viable option for you, please give our office a call and we will schedule a personal evaluation and consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.
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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene, 208-966-4425.