Sometimes all you need is a good stretch, and the pain will work its way out . . . and other times it does not. From clenching teeth at night to working on our feet throughout the day, the daily grind of life creates tension in our bodies often harbored in our backs. Many people learn to adapt to the pain until they reach the point where they can’t tie their shoes or brush their hair. While treatments can vary, there is no quick fix. Luckily, chiropractic care offers patients a range of services that can provide relief; one type of therapy is spinal decompression.
According to WebMD.com, spinal decompression is “a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking 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.”
Patients of Dr. Fast can expect to use one of the most trusted non-surgical procedures in spinal decompression, the DRX9000, at the Back Pain Clinic Belleville. During a treatment, you can expect to experience a gentle stretch, followed by slight soreness to muscles – similar to starting a new workout plan. Many patients find the therapy relaxing and satisfying.
If you want to learn more about a diagnosis and treatment plan, make an appointment with Dr. Fast. He is currently taking new patients, always scheduling extra time upon your first visit, to answer questions and discuss your ailments. Dr. Fast combines some of the best diagnostic testing with years of experience treating patients from all occupations.
Take a break from pain and visit the Back Pain Clinic Belleville just minutes from Memorial Hospital.