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Relief from Recurring Neck and Low Back Pain with Spinal Decompression Therapy

Treating Recurring Neck and Low Back Pain with Spinal Decompression Therapy

Lasting and recurring neck, back, and sciatica pain can limit you in many different ways. Before it takes a toll on your daily routine you might be able to put an end to it. Some who suffer from back pain choose spinal decompression therapy.

Relief from lasting and recurring neck, back, and sciatica pain is one of the top benefits of spinal decompression. One of the main reasons I recommend this treatment to my patients is the ability to help patients recover faster and better from injured spinal nerves and herniated or degenerative discs in the neck or back.

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is used to reduce compression and irritation to nerves caused by disc and joint disorders. For many patients it offers a safe, pain-free, and non-surgical solution to chronic spinal conditions.

When you undergo a spinal decompression therapy for your neck, back, or sciatica pain, you will actually experience your spine being stretched so gently that most patients feel instant relief, even when the force and position of the spine changes. The computer controlled traction relieves neck, back, or sciatica pain by taking the pressure off the spinal discs by creating negative pressure in the disc. So those discs that are herniated or bulging may retract and in return promote movement of water, oxygen, and other nutrient-rich fluids that are essential when your discs are recovering.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is extremely effective, and I’ve been able to help many patients in the St. Joseph, MI area avoid risky procedures such as pain injections and surgery. If you are interested in seeing if this treatment could be the answer for your neck, back, or sciatica pain, call us today and schedule a consultation.

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St. Joseph, MI Chiropractor — Dr. Michael Rowe

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June 2017 Wellness Calendar

A healthy lifestyle is made up of a whole collection of small, daily decisions. Check this calendar daily to see what little thing you can do to keep healthy and strong.

St. Joseph, MI Chiropractic Center — Dr. Michael Rowe

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How Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Fibromyalgia is one of today’s most common chronic pain conditions. According to the American College of Rheumatology, around 1 in 50 Americans currently suffer from fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the condition is difficult to diagnose, and, being chronic in nature, can linger for several months or even years. Fibromyalgia typically causes pain throughout the body and creates areas so tender that the slightest pressure hurts. Continue reading

1 Minute Quad & Hip Flexor Stretches

Quadriceps Stretches

The quadriceps are four muscles located in the front of your thigh. This muscle group is responsible for extending the leg while straightening the knee. Activities like running and biking, or even daily activities, can result in tight quadriceps muscles or hip flexors. Your quads may also be tight if you have spinal stenosis or other low back or lumbar spine issues.

A stretching program for your quads and hip flexors is a helpful way to improve your flexibility with your legs and low back. Here’s two quad stretches that will help do just that, and they only take a minute!

Standing Quad Stretch

1) While standing, hold onto a door knob or chair back to help with balance.
2) Bend your knee back by grasping your ankle with one hand.
3) Try bending your knee back as far as possible.
4) Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.
5) Return to the starting position.
6) Repeat exercise 3 to 5 times with each leg.

Side-lying Quad Stretch

1) Lie on your side.
2) Bend the knee of your top leg as far as you are able.
3) Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.
4) Return to starting position.
5) Repeat exercise 3 to 5 times with each leg.

 


St. Joseph, MI Chiropractor — Dr. Michael Rowe

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