Y-Strap Chiropractic in Asheville

Saturday, 29 August 2020 18:04
Y-Strap Chiropractic in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina is an incredibly active city. At about 2,000 feet of elevation, we are the highest city of our size east of the Mississippi River. We are fortunate to be surrounded on every side by some of the tallest mountains in the Appalachians. Millions of residents and tourists enjoy exploring the thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the region. Many float down or fish in the pristine rivers and creeks crisscross Buncombe County while others try their luck with whitewater rafting. Thrill-seekers have plenty of cliffs for rock climbing. There is so much to do in our area, you do not want to be hindered by lingering back and neck pain. 

Asheville has experienced an employment boom in recent decades. Many of those jobs involve staring at a computer screen almost every workday. The slightest bit of bad posture can be compounded across months and years, ultimately becoming a painful condition.

Back pain is often the result of subluxations, misalignments in the spine. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to help correct these issues. 

Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances - both structural and postural - in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen, the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

One of the critical techniques employed by Monitto Chiropractic is called the Y-Strap spinal decompression. In this article, we are discussing the device, process, and benefits of Y-Strap. 

What is Y-Strap?

The Y-Strap is an adjustment that stretches the spine by pulling the head on the Y-Axis of the body. The Y-Strap device has a loop on one end and a strap that can detach on the other. When in use, a trained chiropractor will adjust the tool to fit the patient. The patient lies flat on their back and the chiropractor engages the High Velocity Low Amplitude procedure with the Y-Strap. The Y-Strap adjustment works by stretching the spine pulling the head in the Y-Axis of the body. This pulling force generates a decompression in the vertebral discs. This process delivers a swift decompression within the vertebral discs, generating a vacuum that allows nutrients to flow into the discs. 

Why Do We Use Y-Strap

One of the most common causes of back and neck pain is poor posture. Forward Head Posture (FHP) is when the head develops a forward positioning on the shoulders. Once called "reading neck" or "scholars neck" it may be more accurately described as "text neck" in our time. For many, working remotely has exasperated posture issues, leading to an increase in lingering pain and stiffness for Asheville area residents. Poor posture can affect you in many ways, including:

  • Frequent pain and discomfort when working and driving
  • Lack of focus and concentration 
  • Inability to perform common daily duties, whether work or home-related
  • Added stress and fatigue from lack of sleep and proper rest
  • Difficulty participating in sports and hobbies
  • Unhealthy lifestyle due to pain that prevents you from participating in the outdoor activities you enjoy

The Y-Strap is a key chiropractic tool for reducing the pain and discomfort associated with poor posture. It is safe and effective for spinal decompression. Not only will it help reduce pain, but it can also help you begin to correct poor posture. Combined with exercises, techniques, and proper diet, Y-Strap may be one of the best devices a chiropractor can use for you.

If you are ready to take steps toward living a healthier life, chiropractic care may be right for you. We are offering new patients a Free Initial Consultation & Preliminary Chiropractic Exam. We are taking steps to reduce and protect patients by providing a safe space including, sanitizing all treatment areas, reception area, doorknobs, bathroom, and equipment thoroughly and frequently. We are also making sure that alcohol-based sanitizer, face masks, and antiviral tissues are available. To begin making the benefits of Y-Strap and chiropractic care a reality for you, contact Monitto Chiropractic today.  Appointments available 7 days a week.