Consider spinal decompression therapy if you have back or neck pain that won’t go away. At Illinois Spinal Care in Elmhurst and Palatine, Illinois, experienced chiropractor Travis Bertke, DC, and the team use noninvasive spinal decompression therapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including sciatica, herniated discs, and back and neck pain. Treatment is drug-free, effective, and reduces the risk of more serious musculoskeletal problems. Call the nearest Illinois Spinal Care office today to schedule an appointment, or book your visit online.

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Is spinal decompression therapy an alternative to surgery?

Yes. Spinal decompression therapy is a noninvasive, drug-free procedure that uses a motorized table to gently stretch your spine and create an optimal healing environment.

Doctors of Chiropractic, like the Illinois Spinal Care team, believe good health starts with proper musculoskeletal alignment. Moving your vertebrae and intervertebral discs into the proper positions can increase circulation and boost your body’s healing process.

What types of problems can benefit from spinal decompression?

The Illinois Spinal Care team uses spinal decompression to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Severe leg pain

You might benefit from spinal decompression therapy if you’re recovering from a sports or auto accident injury.

What does spinal decompression therapy involve?

Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure that averages about 10 minutes.

Before treatment, your Illinois Spinal Care provider places a specialized harness around your upper body and asks you to lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table.

Once you’re in position, your provider uses a digital controller to move the table into various positions. Each position gently stretches your spine and helps restore the alignment of your vertebrae and intervertebral discs.

It’s normal to experience some mild soreness during treatment, similar to how you’d feel after a workout. That said, spinal decompression therapy shouldn’t be painful. Let your provider know if you experience numbness, tingling, or pain. They can adjust the treatment settings as needed to provide a comfortable experience.

How many spinal decompression therapy treatments will I need?

The number of spinal decompression therapy treatments you need depends on several things, including the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your quality of life.

Some people experience significant relief after just one or two treatments, but the Illinois Spinal Care team typically recommends a series of at least 10 spinal decompression therapy sessions spaced over several weeks. Spinal decompression therapy is cumulative, so the results add up over time.

Can anyone undergo spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it isn’t for everyone. The team recommends a different procedure if you have advanced osteoporosis, a spinal fracture, or metal spine implants.

Call the nearest Illinois Spinal Care office today to schedule spinal decompression therapy or book your appointment online.