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Spinal Decompression & Herniated Discs

Women in gym holding back in pain Our Chiropractic office near Cooper City is available for Spinal Decompression & Herniated Discs. 

Whether you simply love to play a particular sport or you compete in that endeavor on a serious level, a herniated disc can banish you to the bench for quite some time. This form of damage to the cartilaginous discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae can cause serious pain as well as many other disabling neurological problems. Fortunately, you can get back in the game with the aid of chiropractic spinal decompression therapy at Cafe of Life Chiropractic & Wellness. 

How Athletes Get Herniated Discs

The discs that separate your vertebrae and protect them against everyday stress consists of two layers -- an inner gelatinous layer called the nucleus, and a disc-shaped outer fibrous "container" called the annulus. When a small area of the annulus sustains damage or grows weak, it may bulge out of the spinal column until it ruptures, allowing some of the nucleus to escape. This problem, a herniated disc, can pinche surrounding nerve tissue, producing pain, weakness, tingling, and other problems in the arms or legs.

While anyone can get a herniated disc due to spinal misalignment, obesity, or acute injury, athletes may be especially prone to them. Football players, for instance, may lead with their heads, making them vulnerable to herniated cervical discs. Other athletes who place their lower backs under severe stress may develop herniated lumbar discs.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy From Dr. Jennifer Hastings 

Spinal decompression therapy offers a non-surgical method for shifting herniated discs back into position, removing nerve pressure, and relieving symptoms. Dr. Hastings uses an advanced, automated traction machine that gently stretches your spine. As this treatment pulls vertebrae away from each other, it creates a vacuum in the intervertebral space. This vacuum pulls the herniated disc back into its usual spot.

Spinal decompression requires no special preparation on your part. Once Dr. Hastings straps you into the machine, all you have to do is relax while the session proceeds. The treatment causes no pain and requires no downtime afterward. You may need repeated spinal decompression treatment sessions to get the full benefits from this form of care. Dr. Hastings may also recommend other helpful measures such as manual spinal adjustment, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes that promote weight loss.

Contact Cafe of Life Chiropractic & Wellness today!

Here at Cafe of Life Chiropractic & WellnessOur chiropractic team can help you return to your favorite sport. Contact us (954) 533-2614 to learn more about chiropractic spinal decompression.

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  • "My name is Lilian and I have struggled with back pain as a result of poor posture. I have been experiencing scoliosis and nerve aches since my teenage years. After a number of visits with two separate neurologists, their recommendation was to simply use pain medication and accept living in pain. Ultimately, I turned to chiropractic care as a final option. Looking back, I wish I could've known sooner about going to see a chiropractor. This specialized care restored my health and changed my outlook on life. It totally transformed my attitude, while enhancing my overall performance physically and psychologically. I went from being in a foul mood most of the time and not sleeping through the night, to being able to function with my everyday workload and even initiating a workout regimen."
    Lilian G.
  • "Excellent service, they explain everything and help you to really improve, not for a simple back adjustment"
    Javier A.
  • "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, anxiety disorder and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). I was in constant pain and sometimes wasn't able to do simple household chores. I had horrible fatigue and woke up exhausted every day even if I slept 10 hours. I Had migraines daily and anxiety attacks that eventually would come with no apparent cause. I was depressed and miserable. I went to every specialist: Endocrinologist, cardiologist, neurologist, rheumatologist... Some thought I was crazy and asked if I was having suicidal thoughts. I was given medications that I refused to take. Most doctors couldn't get lab results to support any diagnosis so they said it's fibromyalgia. My first adjustment got rid of my horrible anxiety. After a week of chiropractic care, the fatigue started to go away until it was completely gone. I rarely get headaches anymore. The pain I had everywhere started to decrease after the first month. Chiropractic got me out of my bed and out of depression."
    A. Mendez
  • "Jennifer had done wonders for my shoulder. My first visit I had shoulder lock and I could barely move my arm at all. Three visits later I have full motion and I haven’t felt better. It’s pretty mind blowing what this place is capable of! Visit ASAP"
    Austin P.
  • "Amazing Doctor. She is very passionate in what she does. Highly recommend her. Her staff is also amazing. I feel great thanks to her skills and compassion. My condition with my back is 95% better thanks to her. Very impressed!!!"
    Pablo R.