Spinal decompression therapy is a specialized type of traction that relieves spinal related pain such as herniated discs or peripheral neuropathy. At Knecht Chiropractic Clinic, located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Dr. Andrew Knecht provides chiropractic care in combination with innovative therapies such as spinal decompression for patients with pain and other symptoms from a herniated disc or peripheral neuropathy.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that has been proven to relieve spinal related pain such as peripheral neuropathy and sciatica. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine and opening the disc spaces. This promotes movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids back into the discs, so they can heal and regain disc height. Traction of the spine takes pressure off the spinal discs by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated discs may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, have a bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, posterior facet syndrome, and/or injured or diseased spinal nerve roots you could benefit from spinal decompression therapy.
A herniated disc occurs when the inner portion of a spinal disc pushes through the exterior. This may cause irritation of the surrounding nerves, which results in pain and other symptoms. Herniated discs can either be caused by the normal aging process in which spinal discs deteriorate or from a traumatic injury. Dr. Knecht provides chiropractic treatments for herniated discs which include manual adjustments to the spine to restore it to the proper alignment. This takes pressure off the affected disc and allows it to heal naturally. Removing pressure through realignment also eases pain and other symptoms of herniated discs. Dr. Knecht may recommend decompression therapy in addition to chiropractic care. This type of treatment can enhance the effects of chiropractic care and healing of the effected nerves.
The length of time that spinal decompression therapy takes varies from one patient to the next based on factors such as how severe injuries are, which part of the body they affect, and whether patients have any conditions that might affect the healing process. Dr. Knecht develops specific treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs.
To learn more about spinal decompression therapy, please contact Knecht Chiropractic Clinic.