Spinal Decompression Chicago, IL Spinal Decompression Chicago, IL

Top 5 things to know about Spinal Decompression

Those who are looking for services related to spinal decompression in Chicago, IL can turn to our team at Taylor Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for help. We offer compassionate and experienced chiropractic services to those in the Chicago area. Here we have provided information about what exactly chiropractic care entails, and how spinal decompression can help relieve cases of severe back pain:

What Is Chiropractic Care?

A chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in spinal health and other joint issues. Chiropractors assess a patient’s condition through examinations and diagnostic imaging. Chiropractic treatment approaches healthcare using a hands-on, drug-free treatment method known as spinal decompression, or an adjustment.


A chiropractor is a physician-level provider in most states. Doctors of chiropractic go through an extensive four-year doctoral graduate school program that includes thousands of hours of classroom, lab and clinical instruction. Chiropractors are also subject to national board exams before earning their license to practice. To maintain their license, chiropractors must earn continuing education credits annually.


Is Chiropractic Care Only For Back Pain?

While many people use chiropractic care for neck and back pain, chiropractic care can encompass much more in addition to spinal decompression. Chiropractors are trained to provide lifestyle counseling to reduce stress on the joints and muscles. Chiropractors often use therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to help patients feel better. Our team can treat patients in Chicago, IL using spinal decompression who may suffer from many types of injuries and disorders, such as:


  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Sciatica
  • General back pain


What Should I Know About Spinal Decompression?
A common method to treat back pain, neck pain, and sciatica is spinal decompression. Here are some facts about our clinic and spinal decompression:


  1. Spinal decompression was originally developed and pioneered by Dr. Allan E. Dyer, PhD MD in 1985, and has been used at Taylor Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for over 20 years. Dr. Dyer was also the former health minister of Canada and the inventor of the defibrillator. The first device was granted FDA clearance as a medical device in 1996.
  2. Spinal decompression is the only way to NON SURGICALLY effect a disc either in the cervical or lumbar spine. Chiropractic spinal manipulation will impact the facets and alignment of the spine. Physical Therapy will address the muscular imbalances around the spine. Pain medication will address the pain from tissue affecting the spinal nerves.
  3. The pumping or oscillating action of spinal decompression can significantly reduce the pressure inside the disc by bringing oxygen, blood and nutrients allowing the disc to heal. The discs are made up of 2 areas, the nucleus pulposus (jelly like substance) and annulus fibrosus (rings of cartilage). The rings of cartilage can become damaged due to injury or age and the increased nutrients help them heal.
  4. Patient who receive spinal decompression can experience several positive outcomes. The American Journal of Pain Management reported “good to excellent” relief in 86% of patients with herniated discs, with back pain and sciatica symptoms being relieved. Good to excellent results were also obtained in 75% of those with facet syndrome. Other research studies have been performed at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the Mayo Clinic.
  5. The best way to see if you are a good candidate for IL spinal decompression Chicago, is to come visit our office for a consultation! If you have had any imaging studies such as X-rays, CT Scans, MRIs please bring them with you. Dr. Taylor has been trained in interpreting X-rays and MRI. Dr. Taylor will sit down and discuss whether this method is right for you.


What Exactly Is Spinal Manipulation?

This chiropractic adjustment is a safe and controlled force applied to the spine or joint to restore mobility and function. Chiropractors are often referred to as “back crackers” because you may hear cracks and pops when the adjustment occurs. Successful adjustments don’t depend on those sounds. It’s about helping your joints become less restricted in their movement.


When you injure your joints, such as through heavy lifting or repetitive stress, tissue injury can make it difficult to move. A chiropractor from Taylor Rehabilitation and Wellness Center uses IL spinal decompression to relieve the pain and stress, thus bringing the body back to its normal fit.


Some of the techniques used by chiropractors are similar to massage therapy and what physical therapists do, but the adjustments given by chiropractors are more direct. Practitioners have to be licensed to give this type of therapy.


Spinal manipulation might be the most common therapy, but chiropractors can also treat the pelvic area, hips, knees, elbows and other joints that are in pain and inflamed. Chiropractic services can complement other types of medical treatment, or it can be a primary treatment method.


Should I Check My Insurance Plan?

You don’t need a referral to see a chiropractor. You can make an appointment with a chiropractor for an initial exam without having to go through your primary doctor. Chiropractic care is often covered by insurance plans, but you should check the process your health insurance plan requires to see a chiropractor.

If you are enduring unrelenting back pain, please reach out to us at Taylor Rehabilitation and Wellness Center about the possibility of receiving spinal decompression in Chicago, IL.