MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Feb. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People who suffer from low back pain, sciatica and other neck, back or spine pain often struggle for years to find relief. Many resort to medications and surgeries that end up causing serious side effects. For this and many other reasons, Dr. Wesley Stewart and the team at Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN, recently kick-started a campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of spinal decompression therapy, which has been clinically proven to provide relief for a wide array of conditions. "Spinal decompression therapy is affordable, non-invasive, gentle and, for many folks, very relaxing," said Dr. Stewart. "Most importantly of all, it works."
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy involves alleviating pressure on the spine and its discs by stretching and elongating the spine through gentle traction forces. When receiving the treatment, a patient lies on a special decompression table and is secured there using straps. Dr. Stewart then uses a computer-guided system to create periods of decompression and rest. The process typically takes 30 to 45 minutes, and patients report not only feeling comfortable and good but also feeling relaxed enough to fall asleep in some cases.
Spinal decompression therapy can be used to treat a wide array of conditions, including sciatica, degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, arm pain, hand numbness and low back pain. Clinical studies have reported significant success rates for the therapy, which is skyrocketing in popularity at chiropractic practices around the country. "When we tell patients that we may be able to treat their condition without the use of surgery or prescription medications, they tend to be very enthusiastic and receptive," said Dr. Stewart. "Unfortunately, many people are still unaware of the therapy and the proven technology behind it, and that's why we're engaging in this awareness campaign."
In addition to alleviating pressure along the spine, which can create immediate relief for pinched nerves and other injuries, spinal decompression creates a suction or vacuum force that pulls discs back to their pre-injured state. While doing so, it improves the circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the discs, which further aids in their recovery. Many patients require multiple sessions, but they report increasingly positive results with each one. "We advise most patients to come in for several sessions per week initially," said Dr. Stewart. "However, it all depends on the patient and their specific circumstances. Our team creates customized treatment plans that reflect this," he added.
Dr. Stewart and his staff are ramping up their efforts to inform existing patients about the therapy in the New Year and are hoping that their campaign brings new patients into the practice too. "The more people we can help without surgery or medication, the happier we are," said Dr. Stewart.
Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic is located in Murfreesboro. Residents of that city and surrounding areas can learn more or schedule appointments by calling (615) 217-0097.
Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic, (615) 217-0097
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