Spinal decompression under the guidance of a skilled Chiropractor can provide non-surgical treatment for many common back conditions. The 3-D ActiveTrac is a machine that treats neck and back problems using spinal decompression. This machine has received FDA approval for treatment of back pain, and is considered state of the art therapy for non-surgical and non-invasive back pain treatment.
For those people suffering from pain due to herniated discs and degenerative disc disease the 3-D ActiveTrac promises relief. The machine uses traction, done in a slow and controlled manner, to gently pull the spine apart to stretch the intervertebral disc spaces. This stretching in turn removes pressure on discs, nerves, and bones. The spinal decompression is very precisely accomplished by a computer within the machine. The treatment generally consists of heat therapy prior to spinal decompression to relax the muscles. Electrotherapy is used after decompression to complete the treatment. A session typically lasts 30-45 minutes and usually begins with daily treatment for the first 2 weeks, with frequency of visits determined after evaluation of the patient.
Results are best for those people suffering with herniated disc injuries more than any other condition. 74% to 87% of patients receiving spinal decompression treatment report positive results. Call Dr. Michael Newman at (305) 666-1402 to see how the 3-D ActiveTrac (adoringly nicknamed “the table” by his patients) can help reduce your back pain.
HuffPost Healthy Living recently posted an article with not-so-surprising news. A six year study has found “lower back pain causes more disability worldwide than any other health problem. With about 10% of people experiencing back pain that limits their life and/or work, it’s a significant problem that’s only expected to grow as the population of the world ages.”
To read the full Huffington Post article click here.
Nothing ruins your day quicker than waking up with a sore, stiff neck. What to do? You might pop a pain-killer and hope for the best, but will that cut it when the soreness (or eventual pain) prevents you from turning your head to see when you drive later that day? What if you could have avoided the neck pain in the first place? Read on to find out ways to treat and prevent neck stiffness.
It’s important when catching your Z’s at night to consider carefully that upon which you rest your sleepy head. The right pillow is an essential tool to waking up pain free. Check out these guidelines:
- A good pillow for a back-sleeper is one that accommodates the correct curve in your neck. You want to keep your neck in a neutral position while you sleep, not pushed up. And if you read in bed, don’t rest the book on your belly!
- A good pillow for a side-sleeper is one that is slightly firmer and thicker on the ends, in order to support the space between your head and the bed.
- Try a feather pillow – they tend to have more give, which will accommodate you as you move in your sleep, plus you can crunch it up to support your neck’s normal posture.
- Avoid a pillow that is too high or too hard – your neck in a flexed position (pushed up) can produce stiffness.
A chiropractor can treat stubborn neck pain. Dr. Michael Newman is trained in a wide variety of treatment methods. Joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, soft-tissue techniques, acupuncture, and other ways to help you are available at his office. He can create a treatment plan specific to your needs and get you feeling great again! Plus he has one of the best neck pillows only available in a doctor’s office.
Call Dr. Michael Newman today to schedule a consultation at (305) 666-1402.