Lumbar Decompression

Suffering from lower back pain? Dr. Andrew Harrison and the team at Harrison Chiropractic Center in McHenry, IL, offer lumbar decompression and other techniques to bring you relief.

Decompression Therapy for Lower Back Pain

The lower back is involved in every movement of your daily life, whether you are walking, sitting, running, or anything in between. This makes it a prime area to experience pain, ranging from mild annoyance to intense suffering. Chiropractors like Dr. Harrison at Harrison Chiropractic Center in McHenry, IL, offer various techniques that can help relieve this pain, one of which is lumbar decompression. Learn more about the various causes of pain in the lower back and how decompression therapy can help below.

What Causes Pain in the Lower Back?

Pain in the lower back can stem from various injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Nerve compression and sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle tension

Such injuries typically come from daily habits like poor posture, sitting for long periods, poor lifting techniques, and even your sleep position. However, they might also be due to working on your feet all day, auto or sports accidents, wearing non-supportive shoes, and other issues. Additionally, conditions like osteoarthritis, scoliosis, and lumbar spinal stenosis can be at the core of the pain.

Treating Low Back Pain

Chiropractic care is a very effective method for treating pain for many reasons. Two of those reasons are that it is catered around treating the cause of a problem and that it utilizes natural techniques that empower the body to heal itself. There are no surgical or medicinal methods applied.

In addition to adjustments and soft tissue techniques, decompression therapy is often provided for lumbar pain. Decompression therapy involves gently stretching the back, which provides the following benefits:

  • It relieves pressure on the nerves and discs.
  • It pulls herniated discs and their inner filling back into their proper place.
  • It creates space for the spinal components.
  • It improves the flow of blood to the spine and helps replenish the discs so that they can better withstand pressure and provide adequate cushioning.

Therapeutic exercises and lifestyle adjustment recommendations are typically provided to help address the issues causing pain in the first place and to enhance the results of decompression therapy.

Learn whether lumbar decompression is the right treatment for you by visiting Dr. Harrison at Harrison Chiropractic Center in McHenry, IL. Call (815) 344-1025 to schedule an appointment today.

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