Spinal Decompression Therapy in Dallas

DTS Spinal Decompression provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state-of-the-art DTS Spinal Decompression Unit. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside thereby reducing the disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluid into the injured discs to allow healing to begin.

The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Advanced DTS decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated “traction” techniques. The DTS unit also incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). “Angulated Elongation” refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.

Why Spinal Disc Decompression Works:

This FDA approved technology relieves pain by enlarging the space between the discs. The negative pressure of decompression releases pressure that builds on to the disc and nerves, allowing the herniated and bulging disc to eventually go back into normal position. Decompression is the only treatment that is truly most effective for severe cases of herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on the nerve root. According to a clinical study performed by the Orthopedic Technological Review in 2004, said that 86% of all cases experienced spinal pain relief with disc decompression.

What is the difference between decompression and traction?

Many clinicians specializing in lumbar spine pathology have criticized traditional traction. Traction fails in many cases because it causes muscular stretch receptors to fire, which then cause para-spinal muscles to contract. This muscular response actually causes an increase in intradiscal pressure. On the other hand, genuine decompression is achieved by gradual and calculated increases of distraction forces to spinal structures, utilizing various degrees of distraction forces. A highly specialized computer must modulate the application of distraction forces in order to achieve the ideal effect. The system uses applies a gentle, curved angle pull which yields far greater treatment results that a less comfortable, sharp angle pull. Distraction must be offset by cycles of partial relaxation. The system continuously monitors spinal resistance and adjusts distraction forces accordingly. A specific lumbar segment can be targeted for treatment by changing the angle of distraction. This patented technique of decompression may prevent muscle spasm and patient guarding. Constant activity monitoring takes place at a rate of 10,000 times per second, making adjustments not perceived by the eye as many as 20 times per second via its fractional metering and monitoring system. Genuine decompression also involves the use of a special pelvic harness that supports the lumbar spine during therapy. Negative pressure within the disc is maintained throughout the treatment session. With genuine decompression, the pressure within the disc space can actually be lowered to about -150 mmHg. As a result, the damaged disc will be rehydrated with nutrients and oxygen.

Isn’t decompression just a fancy name for a traction machine?

No. There is a big different between traction, distraction and decompression. Traction has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The problem with traction as it is known today is that it is not always beneficial. In 1998, the Scientific American rated traction to be of little or no value in the examination of efficacious therapies for lower back pain. This finding is consistent with many studies that report traction can often times signal a nociceptive splinting response and put a patient’s back muscles in spasm, resisting any attempts to effect a change on the disc proper. Distraction, a term used to describe a flexion distraction technique, attempts to reposition the spine from the offending lesion. This technique has been shown to be very effective, even though potentially damaging to the person performing the technique and largely dependent on the skill of the technician. Like traction, distraction procedures are limited in the ability to reduce the intradiscal pressure, or produce a negative pressure within the disc imbibing fluid, nutrients and creating an environment for repair. Decompression therefore is an event – a combination of restraint, angle position and equipment engineering. One can experience traction without decompression, but not decompression without traction. Traction is a machine – Decompression is an event.

What Results Can I Expect?

Many patients with lower back syndromes may experience pain relief as early as the third treatment session. Comparison of pre-treatment MRI’s with post-treatment MRI’s has shown a 50% reduction in the size and extent of herniation. In clinical studies, 86% of patients reported relief of back pain with the our system. Within the past five years, some private practice clinicians have reported success rates as high as 90%.

What Time Commitments Are Required By Patients?

Each treatment session averages 25 to 30 minutes in duration (research has established that optimum results are achieved with sessions that incorporate 10 to 15 decompression/relaxation cycles). On average, one daily session for 20-30 treatments is necessary for patient self-healing to occur. Herniated discs generally respond within 20 sessions, while patients with degenerated discs may need ongoing therapy at regulated intervals to remain pain free. Still other patients, due to lifestyle or occupation, may also require maintenance therapy. Patients with posterior facet syndromes may achieve complete remission with 10 or fewer sessions. Research has demonstrated that most patients achieve full remission from pain after the initial treatment regimen.

What is the typical diagnosis?

Since non-specific low back pain and cervical pain generally encompass a myriad of mechanical failures, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue that encroach or produce pressure on the nerves, the term intervertebral disc syndrome can be used. This diagnosis does not necessarily require (although recommended) an MRI to confirm the presence of a disc involvement.

Who can benefit from using Disc Decompression Therapy?

The following would be inclusion criteria for the Decompression Therapy (1) Pain due to herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is more than four weeks old; (2) Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old; (3) Persistent pain from degenerated discs not responding to four weeks of therapy; (4) Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol; and (5) Patient at least 18 years of age. These indications are ideal candidates for enrollment into our program and have the potential of achieving quality outcomes in the treatment of their back pain: (1) Nerve Compression; (2) Lumbar Disorders; (3) Lumbar Strains; (4) Sciatic Neuralgia; (5) Herniated Discs; (6) Injury of the Lumbar Nerve Root; (7) Degenerative Discs; (8) Spinal Arthritis; (9) Low Back Pain w/ or w/o Sciatica; (10) Degenerative Joint Disease; (11) Myofasctois Syndrome; (12) Disuse Atrophy; (13) Lumbar Instability; (14) Acute Low Back Pain; and (15) Post-Surgical Low Back Pain. Lastly, the system should be utilized with patients with low back pain, with or without radiculopathy who have failed conventional therapy (rehabilitation and chiropractic) and who are considering surgery. Surgery should only be considered following a reasonable trial of Decompression therapy protocols.

What conditions are contraindicated?

Patients with the following problems or symptoms are usually excluded from using the Spinal Decompresion therapy: Pregnancy, Prior lumbar surgical fusion, Metastatic cancer, Severe osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1, Pars defect, Aortic aneurysm, Pelvic or abdominal cancer, Disc space infections, Severe peripheral neuropathy, Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction, Cauda Equina syndrome, Tumors, osteod osteoma, multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma, Infection, osteomyelitis, meningitis, virus, and HNP (sequestered/free floating fragment).

How long is each session and what is the treatment protocol?

Each session on the Decompression equipment is approximately 25-40 minutes long (45 minute sessions include set-up and take-off), accompanied by 15 minutes of stimulation, heat packs and manipulation. The patient comes for 20-30 visits over a 4-6 week period. The doctor will provide a complete copy of the Spinal decompression treatment protocol upon request.

How long before a patient experiences change?

Often times a patient experiences some relief within the first few (3-7) treatments. Usually by the 12th to 15th treatment all patients have reported some remission of symptoms. Patients not showing significant improvement by the 15th to 18th session may be referred for further diagnostic evaluation.

Does Decompression Therapy work for everyone?

Eighty-to-ninety percent of patients who have been properly selected and comply with the Spinal Disc Decompression protocol will have good-to-excellent outcomes. Patient’s conditions that do not respond quickly to the therapy are often unable to be helped by anything quickly. Patients vary in age, sex and body morphology and may require counseling in weight loss, nutrition and other lifestyle changes.

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing and even eliminating back and neck pain altogether. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for the DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. Our office is dedicated to offering the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for treating pain in the low back and neck, sciatica, pinched nerves, and bulging or degenerative disc diseases. We believe DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy to be the most advanced, non-surgical and pain-free alternative.

What are Doctors saying about Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?

“There is a place for surgery, but definitely not at the front line. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy should be a front-line treatment for chronic back pain patients suffering from bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome. As a surgeon, I only want to do surgery when I absolutely have to. Spinal Decompression Therapy gives my patients a more conservative treatment option that can eliminate the need for surgery altogether, and that’s a very good thing. Spinal Decompression Therapy also gives me a treatment option for those patients who have had surgery and have a relapse or experience a return of pain following surgery. It allows me to offer patients a key, non-surgical weapon in the war on back pain.”   Bernard Zeliger DO, FACOS, FAOAO, FICS Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Founding Dean and Provost of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA

“As an interventional pain physician, I feel that Spinal Decompression Therapy has filled a void in our continuum of treatment for those patients suffering from back and neck pain associated with disc pathology. The majority of the other procedure I perform, such as injections and nerve blocks, treat the pain due to tissue and nerve irritation, which only reduce the patients’ pain. My enthusiasm for Spinal decompression Therapy stems from the fact that it it the only therapy that scientifically attempts to heal and “rejuvenate” the discs. My personal experience with this non-invasive therapy is that qualified patients will show improvement within the first few treatments.”  Juan J. Gargiulo MD -Southampton, NY East End Pain Management

“Neurologists like myself have long known that we should do everything possible to help our patients avoid back surgery. Now with Spinal decompression Therapy we finally have a very effective way to treat back pain without surgery. The vast majority of even our worst cases experience significant, long-lasting relief if they complete the entire treatment regimen. Anyone who says this is experimental doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” Orlando Maldonado MD -Bradenton, FL

“We have treated thousands of patients who have experienced long term, pain free healing because of decompression therapy. With non-surgical decompression we offer real modification of the patient’s disc disease processes and rehabilitation of the neuropathic and mechanical symptoms, rather than just offering palliative care. I use it for myself and it is worth its weight in gold.” Phil Fisher DO, PhD -Barboursville, WV

What is the first step?

In order for our Dr Z to determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression a complete examination/consultation will need to be performed. Depending on the severity and chronicity of your condition, our Doctors may request an MRI of your main region of complaint to properly diagnose your condition. (If you have recent MRI’s please bring the report to your initial consultation.) Once all the medical records and tests have been clearly reviewed by Dr Z, we will then lay out a specific treatment program for your condition. This will include the duration, frequency and length of your decompression therapy. In addition, we will describe to you the decompression rehabilitation (exercises) that will be vital for your treatment success. All of the therapies described will be conducted in our office under the Doctor’s supervision.

Treating Fibromyalgia in Dallas

The word  fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Fibromyalgia syndrome is chronic disorder which includes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that affects 3-6 million people in the United States. For reasons that are unclear, more than 90% of those who develop fibromyalgia are women. It is not currently known whether the predominance of women who suffer from fibromyalgia is a phenomenon of the socialization of women in the American culture or whether it is some combination of the female reproductive hormones and other genetic predispositions.

According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia is defined as a history of pain in all four quadrants of the body lasting more than 3 months. Pain in all four quadrants means that you have pain in both your right and left sides, as well as above and below the waist. The ACR also described 18 characteristic tender points on the body that are associated with fibromyalgia. In order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a person must have 11 or more tender points. In addition to pain and fatigue, people who have fibromyalgia may experience:

  • sleep disturbances
  • morning stiffness
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • painful menstrual periods
  • numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • restless legs syndrome
  • temperature sensitivity
  • cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”)

Fibromyalgia is often confused with another condition called “myofascial pain syndrome” or “myofascitis.” Both fibromyalgia and myofascitis can cause pain in all four quadrants of the body and tend to have similar tender point locations, but the two conditions are worlds apart. Myofascitis is an inflammatory condition due to overuse or injury to your muscles, whereas fibromyalgia is caused by a stress-induced change in metabolism and healing. Myofascitis tend to come on rather suddenly and is usually associated with a particular activity or injury, true fibromyalgia has a slow, insidious onset, usually beginning in early adulthood. It is very important to diagnose each of these correctly, for they require very different approaches to treatment. Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time – possibly a lifetime. However. it won’t cause damage to your joints, muscles, or internal organs.

The Basics of Fibromyalgia

The latest research indicates that fibromyalgia is a stress-related condition that is a cousin in Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (often referred to as simply ‘lupus’) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In all three of these conditions, there is the same predominantly female distribution, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel, as well as many other similarities. You can think about these three conditions as lying on a continuum with Fibromyalgia on one end, Lupus on the other and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the middle. All three of these conditions are caused by an abnormal stress response in the body, but with Lupus, the immune system is primarily affected, causing an autoimmune reaction that attacks your healthy tissues. On the other end of the spectrum is fibromyalgia, where metabolic abnormalities are primary. These metabolic changes are the result of a stress-induced decrease in blood flow to an area of the brain called the pituitary. This, in turn causes a decrease in a number of important hormones, such as the growth hormone releasing hormone (somatotropin) and the thyroid stimulating hormone. These hormonal changes lead to abnormal muscle healing, borderline or full-blown hypothyroid, as well as memory and cognitive changes.

One of the major physical abnormalities that occurs with fibromyalgia lies in the muscle itself, where there is a build up of a protein called “Ground Substance.” Ground substance is normally found in muscle, bone and connective tissue all over the body and is responsible for making the tissues stronger and less susceptible to tearing. In a normal person, when a muscle is injured, the muscle tissue itself is able to regenerate and over time, completely heal itself. In a person with fibromyalgia, the muscle is unable to completely heal itself. Instead, an abnormally large amount of ground substance builds up in the injured area. It is the ground substance, coupled with local muscle spasm it creates that creates the muscle ‘knots’ associated with fibromyalgia.

A number of tests may be done to rule out other disorders and an examination can reveal whether a person has the characteristic tender areas on the back of the neck, shoulders, sternum, lower back, hips, shins, elbows, or knees. Unlike its cousin lupus, there are currently no diagnostic laboratory tests for fibromyalgia. Because there are no clinical tests for fibromyalgia, some doctors, unfortunately, conclude that a patient’s pain is not real, or they may tell them that there is little they can do. But a combination of chiropractic, trigger point therapy, and lifestyle changes has proven to be very effective in decreasing the severity and duration of the physical pain and disability of fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat. Not all doctors are familiar with fibromyalgia and its treatment, so it is important to find a doctor who is. Fibromyalgia treatment often requires a team approach, utilizing chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, massage, dietary changes, as well as exercises and stretching.

Treating Fibromyalgia With Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is critical for those who suffer from fibromyalgia in order to keep the spine and muscles from losing too much movement. Because fibromyalgia causes the muscles to tighten up and lose some of their natural pliability, it results in a global loss of movement in the spine. The loss of movement in the spine results in a neurological reflex that causes the muscles to tighten further. This vicious cycle will continue and over time will lead to increased pain, increased muscle tightness, a loss of movement, more difficulty sleeping and the development of more and more trigger points.

The only option is to continually adjust the spine and keep it moving. It is not uncommon for those with fibromyalgia to be adjusted three to four times per month to keep everything mobile and relaxed. The biggest concern in treating people with fibromyalgia is that their muscles have a diminished healing ability. For this reason, chiropractic adjustments are usually modified slightly to be more gentle than normal. This helps to decrease the stress on all of the small supporting muscles of the spine, which can be easily injured. It is important when seeking chiropractic care, to make sure that the doctor is familiar with the muscular changes that occur with fibromyalgia so that they can adjust their treatment accordingly.

Treating Fibromyalgia with Trigger Point Therapy

The overwhelming characteristic of fibromyalgia is long-standing, body-wide pain with defined tender points, and frequently, trigger points. Trigger points are often confused with “tender points.” They are not the same. A trigger point needs firm pressure to elicit pain, while tender points are painful with even very light pressure. Trigger points will refer pain to other areas of the body, whereas tender points will not. Unlike tender points, trigger points can occur in isolation and represent a source of radiating pain, even in the absence of direct pressure. As discussed earlier, trigger points are purely comprised of spasmed muscle fibers, whereas tender points are knots filled with ground substance. Those with fibromyalgia almost always have a combination of the two – trigger points and tender points – and can improve dramatically with light trigger point therapy.

Trigger point therapy for fibromyalgia is much like trigger point therapy for low back pain, neck pain or headaches. The points are the same. The difference is just intensity. Since the muscles in patients with fibromyalgia are easily injured and take longer to heal, it is necessary to use less pressure on their trigger points.

Self-Care for Fibromyalgia

Your day to day lifestyle choices have a tremendous impact on how much impact fibromyalgia will have on your life. The difference between those who take care of themselves and those who do not is tremendous. Those who make lifestyle changes to help their fibromyalgia suffer much less pain, are able to remain more active and have a much higher quality of life than those who do not. If you have fibromyalgia, here are some of the main things that you can do on a daily basis to help your body:

Getting enough good sleep

– Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia, but is something that can be hard to get. Many people with fibromyalgia have problems such as pain, restless legs syndrome and brain-wave irregularities that interfere with restful sleep. Insomnia is very common. Although alcohol may help you to relax, it is not recommended before bed as it has been shown to interfere with restful sleep. Some of those with fibromyalgia have found 5-hydroxy tryptophan (5-HTP) very helpful, as well as the prescription anti-depressant amitriptyline. Typically, we don’t recommend taking perscritpion drugs, but in this case, it is difficult to heal without enough sleep.


– Improved fitness through exercise is recommended. Studies have shown that fibromyalgia symptoms can be relieved by aerobic exercise. Though pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it’s crucial to be as physically active as possible. The best way to begin a fitness program is to start with low impact exercises, like walking and swimming. Starting slowly helps stretch and mobilize tight, sore muscles. High-impact aerobics and weight lifting could cause increased discomfort, so pay attention to your body. The more you can exercise, the better off you will be.

Making changes at work

– Most people with fibromyalgia are able to continue working, but they may have to make big changes to do so. It may be necessary to reduce the number of hours at work, find a job that will allow you to have a flexible schedule, or switch to a less physically demanding job. Many people with fibromyalgia require specially designed office chairs, adjustable desks or other adaptations in order to continue working. If you face obstacles at work, such as an uncomfortable desk chair that leaves your back aching or difficulty lifting heavy boxes or files, your employer may make adaptations that will enable you to keep your job.

Eating well

– Foods, just like anything else, have the ability to either stress your body or to help your body heal. Foods that tend to be stressful on the body include: dairy, eggs, wheat, corn, as well as anything with monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates or nitrites (as are found in processed foods). Several environmental toxins may also contribute to the overall physical stress on your body, therefore fish should be avoided as well. It is important that you eat as much clean, organically grown fresh foods as possible. Base your diet around whole foods such as: brown rice, legumes, oats, spelt, rice milk, soy, hormone-free chicken or turkey, roots, nuts and berries.

Nutritional supplements

– There are dozens of nutritional products that claim to be ‘the answer’ for fibromyalgia. To date, none of them have proven to be of much long-term benefit for anyone. However, there are some people who have used magnesium malate with good results, some people who have used ginkgo biloba with good results and others with various herbals. The bottom line with nutritional supplements is that, do date, there is nothing that works for everyone. If you come across something that you would like to try, by all means do so, as long as you check it out with your chiropractor first to ensure that it won’t interfere with any of your other treatment. Contact us today!

Dallas Chiropractor

Dallas Chiropractor, Dr. Z Chukhman, offers massage therapy chiropractic treatments that can greatly reduce daily pains and aches. Massage therapy is one of the oldest chiropractic treatments, and has been adopted by the public not only as a therapeutic treatment, but also as a leisure treatment. Massage therapy, from AlignRight Chiropractic, can help treat a variety of chronic conditions such as:

Lower back pain
High Blood Pressure

How is massage therapy performed? Massage therapy uses several techniques to achieve its results. The most recognized technique is the physical massage of the soft tissues, which reduces stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Along with the massage therapy, Dr. Z Chukhman, will use a technique that affects the body alignment, and uses manipulation and movement techniques to realign the structure of your body. When choosing a Dallas chiropractor, chose one that is on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, to ensure the safety of the chiropractic treatment provided.

Spinal Therapy in Dallas Texas – Align Right Chiropractic

If you are experiencing chronic back pain, you should consider learning more about Spinal Therapy. Spinal Therapy provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. This procedure slowly and methodically separates the spine and pulls oxygen, nutrients, and fluid into the necessary areas allowing your spine to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Contact your local Dallas Chiropractor to learn more and discuss your specific situation.

Richardson Carpal Tunnel

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common injury that is caused when the median nerve in the forearm becomes pressed and restricted causing tingling and numbness in the palm and fingers. Some individuals experience pain while others experience loss in strength.

What are the causes of carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive motions that increase pressure on the median nerve as well as the tendons in the carpal tunnel. CTS is more prevalent in some individuals then others. Individuals who sit for long periods at a desk typing, and are not sitting with he proper posture may cause pressure on the nerve as well as individuals who write constantly are more exposed to this injury. Women are three times more likely  than men to develop CTS and usually only occurs in adults

Dr. Z has many chiropractic exercises that drastically reduce the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome at his Richardson, TX location. If you are experiencing CTS give Dr. Z a call at (972) 907-2800 or navigate to the home page and fill out the initial consultation form.

Trying Chiropractics for Healthier Living

People usually visit their Chiropractor for lower back pains or to treat sciatica, neckpain, headaches or whiplash. However, Chiropractics can be used as part of your health regimen, and can help you optimize your wellness. A chiropractor views you as a whole person, so treatment can go beyond just one part of your body. This branch of natural medicine can help improve overall health and wellness for both children and adults. Chiropractors are licensed professionals, and are trained to properly identify health issues and care for patients, or refer them for any other treatment that they require.

Chiropractics can help resist disease and build your bodies defenses as a holistic treatment. The human brain controls the body through the nervous system and through our spinal column, and so it is important to pay attention to the back and its care. One of the basic principles is that proper structure of the bones and body is necessary for its proper functioning. If a structure is compromised by injury or stress, it will not function right causing a health problem. For healthy structure attention has to be paid to nerves exiting the spine. The effects can be felt in the organs these nerves are reaching. Chiropractics tries to address the issue at the root, in the spine, but localized discomfort at the point of irritation in the extremities will also be addressed by the chiropractor.

A practitioner will use a variety of techniques to locate, study and correct vertebral misalignments, better known as subluxations, in the spine. These realignments can be done manually, by electrical muscular stimulation, massage or ultrasound. As a treatment, Chiropractics does not use invasive surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Thus you can be assured that the treatment will not have any toxic side effects and is a natural way towards healthier living.

One of the most problematic issues in our lives is stress and Chiropractic care can help the body alleviate tension. There is a range of health benefits from Chiropractics that have to do with the nervous system. The treatment can be used for back and neck conditions, Sciatica, knee, foot and ankle pain, arm or wrist pain, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A Chiropractor can also help you with migraines and tension headaches, high blood pressure, Fibromyalgia and Bursitis. Sleep disorders and stress disorders can be treated and the whole nervous system can benefit. Chiropractics are also advised for Prenatal discomfort and preventive care. The idea is to help the body communicate better and more effectively to coordinate cell functions, organs and systems.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Therapy is the stretching of the spine to relieve back pain or leg pain. It can help relieve pain from bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. The spinal decompression devices use a basic principle of spinal traction.  It is usually done using a traction table or similar motorized device. This procedure is called nonsurgicaldecompression therapy and is usually carried out by chiropractors and osteopaths, and other appropriately trained health professionals

Other ailments that this therapy is used for include degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain. Such painis often caused by the spine putting pressure on the discs. Common issues like poorposture, bad body mechanics, repetitive stress and acute injury often cause the vertebrae to compress discs or to slip out of alignment. These cause pinched nerves and brittleness of the disc. The problem is made worse when the compressed disc restricts the flow of nutrients to itself, whichinhibits its own healing process.

Traditional treatments include surgery or chiropractic adjustment. Non-surgical procedures by chiropractors are an alterative to surgery and are FDA approved. This treatment is non-invasive and provides gentle decompression in increments. The patient is strapped to a decompression table. As the table moves, it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the force, and applies it with gaps, relaxing and stressing the spine. He procedure is meant to pull the spine apart making it longer and creating a vacuum between the vertebrae. This pulls the discs back into shape. This is a gentle stretching of the spine and is carried out over time and with gaps.

The risk is from spinal decompression is low. The treatment usually consists of 15 to 30 treatments, lasting 30 to 45 minutes each, over a four to six-week period. Your treatment may include other therapies that can help such as electric stimulation, ultrasound and cold or heat therapy during or after the procedure.

With such a treatment, chiropractors usually recommend drinking a lot of water, taking some nutritional supplements as well as performing some exercises at home. The treatment is not recommended to some patients. This includes pregnant women and patients with broken vertebrae, spinal fusion, artificial discs or other implants in the spine, and people with failed back surgery.

The treatment has no major negative symptoms, as it is non-invasive. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness and patients have generally found the treatment to be beneficial. 

Trigger Point Therapy in Richardson, TX

When you find yourself in never-ending, dull, aching pain and you want to find a way out of it, trigger point therapy can be the perfect solution. Trigger point therapy is therapy that is applied manually and through dry needling at the trigger point locations in the body to disrupt the pain caused by these areas.

What is Trigger Point therapy?

Trigger point therapy is one way for chiropractors to stop the cycle of pain that trigger points cause. Chiropractors do this through manual manipulation of the patient’s body and through dry needling of the patient’s body. Manual trigger point therapy involves the chiropractor applying pressure to the area in order to release the adhesions found there as well as increase range of motion. Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles in order to find the trigger point areas and to create lesions to signal the body to increase blood flow.

Trigger points are areas of pain in localized small spots on the body and they are found in taut muscle bands. They are easily irritated and sometimes develop after severe accidents such as an automobile accident or from simply being overused (such as typing or standing all day at work). These areas of muscle start to band together and form adhesions in the connective tissue. Trigger point therapy works by releasing these adhesions and stopping the dysfunction in the body.

Dry Needling On Trigger Points

Some chiropractors will need to use dry needling on trigger points if the point is severe. Dry needling is very safe and effective when used on trigger points. Chiropractors use sterilized acupuncture needles to create tiny lesions in the area that signal to the body to increase blood flow to that area. This helps the body to begin to repair the injured muscle at the same time as it is repairing the tiny lesions. This method does not tax the body, but provides it with swift relief that is ongoing.

Is Trigger Point Therapy covered by insurance?

Sometimes it is and sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that trigger point therapy will be covered by your insurance provider; however, we can guarantee that our office is set up in a way that maximizes insurance coverage for all treatments. We work seamlessly with your insurance company to process payments. For additional insurance questions, please speak with our front office.

For more information about trigger point therapy or other forms of chiropractic therapy, please visit Dr. Zinovy Chukhman at his AlignRight Chiropractic office or give us a call. We are always glad to set up consultation appointments for those who are unsure about which treatment is best for them. We know that every body is unique and has its own set of problems. We believe that you deserve the absolute best treatment and that the best way for your body to heal is through a series of chiropractic care sessions targeted at healing your core problems.

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Richardson, TX

Are you struggling with severe pain in your neck and your back? Do you want to get rid of the pain and return to your life feeling renewed, invigorated, and refreshed? Do you know that it is time to do something about the way that you have been feeling?

Spinal decompression therapy in Richardson, TX is the answer to your needs. We can help you say goodbye to pain with spinal decompression therapy and active consultation. We don’t want you to suffer unnecessarily when there is a safe, effective, and healthy treatment for your body and all of its pain.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical therapy treatment that works by using a machine that can separate discs and lower pressure. It is an excellent non-invasive way to treat serious nerve, neck, and back pain related to discal problems.

Some patients are curious as to why spinal decompression therapy is sometimes needed instead of using ordinary spinal traction treatment. This is because ordinary spinal traction treatment cannot address the root of the problem. Traction can lower intradiscal pressure, but it can not reduce the intradiscal pressure significantly in a way that allows for the healing nutrients to enter and for the body to repair itself leading to essentially, buried pain that will come back.

When will I see results?

This is the question that is on every patient’s mind when they enter our AlignRight Chiropractic office. They want to know when the spinal decompression therapy treatment will begin to work and when they will begin to feel results. Some patients are lucky enough to feel the benefits immediately after the first session but most patients must wait until after the first few sessions (which occur daily). Therefore, after a few days you will begin to feel better and after the second week of treatment, you will feel significant improvements in pain reduction.

Theory of Spinal Decompression

The theory of spinal decompression is widely accepted as both true and effective. Spinal decompression devices use the same principles that the chiropractor uses and is set up to treat bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs in the spine.

The spinal decompression device is a traction therapy device and it works by creating a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the injured disc material and by creating a lower pressure in the disc that allows for an influx of healing nutrients to make it through to the disc.

For more information about spinal decompression therapy or other forms of chiropractic therapy, please feel free to contact Dr. Zinovy Chukhman at AlignRight Chiropractic. We welcome both new and existing patients to our office. We believe that you deserve to feel good in the body that you have right now and not years into the future. Our treatment methods are aimed at providing immediate relief and comprehensive relief that builds after several treatments. If you are in pain and need pain relief, visit AlignRight Chiropractic.

Auto Accident Injuries Cured with Chiropractics

The car crash was an accident. The other drive didn’t see you and you didn’t see him. You were driving around a corner or he couldn’t see beyond the trees blocking the intersection. It happened so fast and you tried not to tense up, but your body did anyway and now you’re in pain. You go to rehabilitation and you have pain medication, but it has been months and you are still in pain. You wake up in pain. You live in pain. You go to bed in pain. You are still in pain. Does this sound familiar? We see many patients with auto accident injuries that are cured with chiropractics at our chiropractic care office. If you live in this kind of pain, we want to see you and we want to help you remove it from your life.

What Auto Accident Injuries can be Treated?

Chiropractic care can help with a number of auto accident injuries such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, spinal injuries and whiplash injuries. Instead of living with chronic pain for years, Dr. Z can help to treat these conditions by putting the spine back in alignment and loosening the tension that has been placed on the neck muscles and surrounding muscles causing soreness, chronic pain, and stiffness in the body. Medical solutions cover up pain by helping to hide symptoms, but chiropractic care can treat the injury and cure it for the patient.

Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries

The treatment for auto accident injuries will depend on the kind of injury that the patient has sustained. A patient who has musculoskeletal injuries may have neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, disc herniations or whiplash. These can all be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor. The doctor will use a combination of chiropractic therapy modalities in order to treat the patient and help them to heal. Massage and other physical rehab exercises might be used in the treatment. Dr. Chukhman will also be standing by to help with any personal injury attorneys. For some auto accident cases, a chiropractor will need to work closely with the personal injury attorney in order to share information about the client’s injuries.

Will insurance cover my chiropractic care?

Yes, insurance should cover your chiropractic care if you were in an auto accident. The amount of coverage provided may depend on the situation and the nature of the auto accident, such as whether or not you were the one who caused the accident. However, patients in this position are in need of care for their injuries and should be able to get the treatments approved by their insurance company.

When you are ready to embrace chiropractic care and leave your life of auto accident injury suffering and residual pain behind, then please call our office at AlignRight Chiropractic. Dr. Zinovy Chukhman and his staff are standing by to help solve your auto accident injury problems.

We believe that all people deserve to live a happy and healthy life. When it comes to auto accidents, pain does not have to be permanent. We can help you cure your auto accident injuries with chiropractic care so that you can get your life back. Don’t hesitate, don’t wait, call us. Get your life back today.

Chiropractics Can Reduce Back Pain

There is not a single person that has not felt back pain at one point or another, but there are some people who feel it more often than others. These people hurt all day long and have a difficult time working or focusing on activities in their life because of the significant pain that they feel. They try to find a way to move beyond the pain, but they cannot. Perhaps they have tried meds or massage, but nothing has worked permanently. The solutions have thus far only been temporary. Chiropractic treatment for back pain can change all of that. AlignRight Chiropractic Solutions is standing by to help you with your back pain. 

How Can Back Pain be Treated by a Chiropractor

A Chiropractor treats back pain by using spinal manipulation and alignment adjustment techniques. These treatments allow the body to heal itself by stimulating the body’s ability and sending a flow of new healing properties to the spine. The techniques also help patients deal with pain management by reducing central nervous system pressure in the body and getting rid of the root cause of the problem. Before Dr. Chukhman can treat your back pain, he will perform an evaluation to learn about your condition and the history of your condition as well as what you hope to achieve through chiropractic care. He will then choose treatments and techniques that maximize your success rate. He will also take into consideration any other problems that you may have that could be treated successfully through chiropractic care treatment. He also believes in the power of massage and in particular of its benefit when combined with chiropractic care. Depending on your back pain status, Dr. Chukhman may incorporate massage into your treatment. 

Sources of Back Pain 

We see patients in the office with back pain perhaps more than any other type of pain and this is simply because of our modern work society. So many people today in this modern era are stuck behind their desk for the entire day that their bodies tense up and they develop pockets of pain in their lower back or upper back. We also see back pain for those who have to lift heavy materials at work and do not know how to lift properly so they end up throwing their back into every lift and ultimately, “throwing their back out.” We help patients learn how to sit and lift in an ergonomic way to minimize future recurrence while also performing spinal manipulation and alignment adjustment treatments. If you are tired of back pain and want to try chiropractic treatment for back pain, please give AlignRight Chiropractic a call or feel free to stop by our office. Owned and operated by Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, AlignRight Chiropractic will always put your needs first. We want you to feel good in your body and we know that back pain can alter the way that you work and the way that you live. We also know that it can destroy your quality of life. We don’t want that for you and we know that you don’t want that for yourself either. Come in to our office and let us show you what it feels like to be free of damaging back pain.