Spinal Compression Treatment | St. Petersburg

Spinal Compression Treatment | St Petersburg
Spinal compression treatment varies from person to person in St. Petersburg. Much depends on the severity of your condition. For some individuals, the symptoms are nonexistent and they only learn about it after having an MRI for another problem. However, for others, the discomfort can become intense. You might think it can be addressed later if it is not bothering you now, but this issue will become serious at some point. However mild or acute, your spine needs to be regularly monitored by a medical professional in St. Petersburg.

Causes of Spinal Compression

This condition can occur anywhere from the lower back to the neck, and it can become compacted by a variety of causes.

  • Herniated or ruptured disc. Usually, the cord protects the spine. However, sudden pressure from herniation or a rupture can cause the soft center of the disc to shift. This displacement can pinch nerves and create other uncomfortable sensations.
  • Injuries that produce internal bleeding can cause unwanted stress on the body, and spinal compression treatment may be necessary. As blood gathers around and within the tissues, clots pose a problem.

You may be more susceptible to hematomas if you have a bleeding disorder or have a history of arteriovenous malformations, which inhibit proper connections between blood vessels. A hematoma can also result from taking anticoagulation and thrombolytic drugs, which break up blood clots.

  • Surrounding tissues. As people age in St. Petersburg, the connective tissue lining the spine can become larger and stiffer. As the tissue shrinks, it narrows the central passageway and begins to enclose the cord.
  • There are 33 vertebrae in the spinal column, and if even one of them becomes dislocated or fractured, it compresses the cord. Not only is this painful, but it can also cause permanent damage if left untreated. Abnormal growth is also known to create physical tension.
  • Pus and abscesses. As pus collects around the vertebrae, it can create a pocket of pressure. It is more common for abscesses to collect outside of the cord than within.
  • Cancer that spreads to the spine or the surrounding area is a potential cause, though a tumor need not be cancerous to create compaction. Either way, spinal compression treatment in St. Petersburg can be used to eradicate the issue.

Symptoms Associated with Spinal Compression

Just as there are so many potential causes, there are also diverse symptoms related to this condition. Some of our St. Petersburg patients have no indication whatsoever that something is wrong, but many seeking spinal compression treatment suffer from back pain, tingling, and weakness of the muscles. Some endure shooting pains in the legs, as well as numbness of the hamstrings and inner thighs. Losing control of their bowel and bladder is possible. In extreme cases, paralysis and entire loss of sensation can occur.

Find a Chiropractor Who Offers Spinal Compression Treatment

If you are not familiar with spinal compression treatment, you may be curious about what is involved. At a consultation, our chiropractor will discuss your health history, manually inspect the spine, and may order x-rays or an MRI to obtain detailed imagery of the affected area. After a confirmed diagnosis, he will create a care plan that is unique to your spine. Whether you need physical therapy or surgery, the professionals at Bond Thomas Chiropractic can assist you! In addition to spinal compression treatment, we offer:

  • Auto accident care
  • Nutrition and lifestyle advice
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Massage therapy
  • And more!

Each of these services is natural and drug-free, and the techniques provide pain relief and regained mobility. Call our office in St. Petersburg to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor and discuss how chiropractic care can enhance your health and well-being!

Office Hours


Monday & Wednesday
8:00 – 11:30, 3:00 – 6:30

Tuesday & Thursday
By Appt. 3:00 – 6:30

Friday
8:00 – 11:30 By Appt.

Saturday
By Appt.

Sunday
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Bond Thomas Chiropractic

1210 16th St N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: 727-522-1900


Fax: 727-522-1933

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