GAHANNA, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Individuals who are suffering from chronic back pain due to a herniated disc benefit from spinal decompression therapy. According to Dr. Glenn Winnestaffer, a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist in Gahanna, this non-surgical treatment has been shown to help patients suffering from sciatica, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and other conditions that cause chronic back pain. The treatment utilizes a low-force motorized machine, creating space between compressed vertebrae. The traction parameters are fully customized to each patient's pain management and rehabilitation needs. In addition to relieving chronic pain, the treatment can help restore basic mobility to the back following injury.
Progressive Health & Rehab, a multi-disciplinary facility in Gahanna, announced that the practice has had significant success using spinal decompression therapy for back pain management. As a chiropractor in Gahanna, Dr. Glenn Winnestaffer, says the treatment is popular with patients who need real back pain relief that is not dependent on medication or surgery.
"Spinal decompression therapy is a safe and effective alternative treatment to traditional pain medication or surgery," said Dr. Winnestaffer. "This treatment is effective because it addresses the underlying cause for pain, in addition to alleviating pain symptoms," he says.
For example, many patients who suffer from a herniated disc struggle with chronic pain or sciatica. According to Dr. Winnestaffer, as long as this disc compresses the nerves, patients will continue to suffer from pain. "The key to treating conditions like sciatica is to address the root cause for pain," said Dr. Winnestaffer. "For many patients, the root cause is a spinal misalignment, like a herniated disc."
Spinal decompression treatments utilize a low-force motorized machine to gently stretch the spinal column. This machine repositions the spine, guiding it to an optimal state of alignment. By creating space in the space, the vertebrae are no longer compressed.
The spinal decompression machine is specially programmed to meet each patient's specific wellness needs. A series of treatments delivers optimal results. Dr. Winnestaffer says most patients benefit from 10 to 12 treatments. Depending on a patient's injury and pain needs, more – or fewer treatments – may be appropriate.
The chiropractor in Gahanna may also integrate spinal decompression treatments with traditional chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. An integrated approach, says Dr. Winnestaffer, provides optimal pain relief and speeds injury rehabilitation.
Progressive Health & Rehab is popular with Gahanna patients because of this integrated approach and cutting-edge treatments, like spinal decompression therapy.
"Our philosophy is simple: it's your future – live it in good health!" said Dr. Winnestaffer. "So many of our patients tell us that they 'gave up on life' prior to discovering decompression therapy. Together with other non-surgical treatments, this life-changing treatment helps the body heal from the inside out."
Prospective patients may learn more about Progressive Health & Rehab at http://www.progressivehealthohio.com.