Spinal Decompression

Is back pain a constant companion in your life? Dr. Mark Frederick and the team at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, offer spinal decompression and other effective techniques to bring you the relief you desire and deserve.

Spinal Decompression in Chiropractic Care

When you are suffering from chronic back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc, you might feel like there is simply no hope. You might feel as though you will be stuck relying on pain medication your whole life or even that surgery is the best option. However, that is often not the case, thanks to spinal decompression therapy. Dr. Frederick and the team at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, explain how this technique can provide the relief you seek below.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Decompression therapy is a safe and natural technique for relieving pressure from the spinal discs and other spinal column components. You’ll lie on a table that has separate upper and lower segments and be fitted to a harness that is connected to the lower segment. Computer technology causes the lower segment to move. As it does so, it slowly and gently stretches the spine and separates the vertebrae.

How Will Decompression Therapy Provide Relief?

The source of pain is pressure on the disc. As the spine is stretched, the pressure is removed from the disc. Without that pressure, the root of your pain is eliminated.

In addition to releasing pressure on the discs and nerves, decompression therapy creates a vacuum-like effect. This pulls the discs and their inner filling back into their proper placement. It also pulls fluids and healing nutrients to the spinal column. These help replenish the discs, leading to proper cushioning for the spine.

Is Decompression Therapy a Standalone Treatment?

Typically, decompression therapy is combined with other chiropractic methods to ensure optimal results. These other methods usually include a combination of the following:

  • Adjustments to restore alignment and correct the underlying cause of the herniated disc
  • Therapeutic exercise to stretch the spine and strengthen the core, which provides support for the spine
  • Soft tissue techniques to help relieve tension and stimulate tissue repair
  • Lifestyle adjustments to help address daily habits and lifestyle factors that contribute to poor spinal health

The exact combination of techniques utilized is customized to the patient, their symptoms, their needs, and other contributing factors.

Don’t just live with chronic back pain. Visit Dr. Frederick at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, to determine if spinal decompression is right for you. Schedule an appointment by calling (847) 662-1600 today.

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