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May 20 2019

Is spinal decompression painful?  No, spinal decompression is not painful. In fact, it will help relieve the chronic pain that you have been living with. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Your chiropractor may recommend spine decompression treatment that will help heal your spine naturally.

How does Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression work?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that works by gently stretching the spine, changing the force and position of the spine. This change creates negative pressure in the disc, taking the pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking the pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This, in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

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Apr 22 2019

Are you tired of waking up tired, stiff and sore? If you have been looking for low back pain treatments to treat the cause of your pain, a doctor of chiropractic can offer advice on how to get a good night’s sleep and help relieve your pain. The position in which you sleep makes a big difference in how you feel each morning, refreshed and ready for the day, or stiff, sore, and in pain.

Find the position that puts your spine in a neutral, or straight, alignment.  This puts the least amount of stress on your back and neck and helps prevent stiffness and pain when you wake up. Adding a few strategically placed pillows (under your neck, between your legs, under your knees) will help keep your spine neutral.

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Feb 18 2019

Many people want to find a low back pain cure that will take care of their back pain once and for all! However, if there is any interference between the spinal column and the nervous system, they will continue to experience pain. Here are a few facts about these two systems:

  • Nervous System: The nervous system is the center of your thoughts, memory, learning, and consciousness. All of your internal organs receive the nerve supply from your spine.
  • Spinal Column: The spine consists of 24 vertebrae plus the sacrum and coccyx.  It has four main functions:  enclose and protect the spinal cord; support the hips and shoulders; serve as an attachment to the muscles, and support the head and ribs.
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Mar 25 2019

Are you having trouble standing up straight and holding your head up high? If so, you may want to consider the DRS Protocol™ to help you correct the cause of your pain and discomfort.  You may be able to avoid surgery. The DRS Protocol™ is a non-invasive treatment to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries. It provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a computer-controlled decompression table that applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc) in minute increments. Over time, these small increments add up and allow the disc a chance to reshape itself, heal and receive the proper flow of nutrients to fight off brittleness and future injuries.

About 8 out of 10 Americans will experience debilitating back pain at some time in their lives. Most doctors agree that the most common culprit is the inter-vertebral discs, whether herniated, or whether just worn out, arthritic and painful. Amazingly, 90 percent of disc injuries will heal themselves after a few weeks. However, most patients want a quick fix. Waiting can be torture, and not everybody gets better. So that's when many doctors will recommend back surgery. More than 1.2 million Americans undergo spinal surgery each year, a large number of them spinal fusions where vertebrae are joined surgically with metal rods and screws, permanently, so they can’t move.

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Jan 28 2019

The answer to this question is simply “yes!” Traditional treatments for back and spine problems include surgery, medication, or physical therapy. However, spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is a safe and effective alternative to back surgery.  It is used by chiropractors to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Spine decompression therapy is described as non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc with an applied distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). This gently elongates the spine, creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which then helps pull the disc back into shape.

Safer than surgery or medication, there are still certain risks involved with spinal decompression therapy.  It should not be used:

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