May 06, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
Yorkville Chiropractor Announces Decompression Therapy as Alternative to Back Surgery

YORKVILLE, Ill., May 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville announced that the practice has had significant success treating patients using decompression therapy to treat back pain. The practice uses the DRX9000 machine to help restore a herniated disk to its proper alignment in the spine. According to clinic director and chiropractor Dr. Brian Berkey, this helps to relieve pressure on nearby nerves, which can relieve chronic pain. Dr. Berkey recommends non-surgical spinal decompression therapy as an alternative to back or neck surgery for the treatment of bulging intervertebral discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, chronic low back or neck pain, herniated disks and degenerative disk disease.

Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville has had success with non-surgical spinal decompression therapy as an alternative to back and neck surgery. According to Board Certified Internist Farrah Malik, M.D., non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment for chronic pain relief. Dr. Malik is the Medical Director of Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville.

"We have had significant success using the DRX9000 machine to treat Yorkville spinal stenosis and herniated disk patients," said Dr. Malik. "Decompression therapy is a revolutionary treatment that utilizes state-of-the-art technology helping to provide long-lasting, non-invasive pain relief."

Dr. Malik and chiropractic physician Dr. Brian Berkey follow a non-invasive approach to pain management and wellness. They focus on identifying the underlying cause for pain or illness and using the latest techniques in treatment.

According to Dr. Berkey, a misalignment in the musculoskeletal system can be the underlying cause for chronic pain. The chiropractic physician says that an auto injury, personal injury, or natural aging can cause a disk to "slip" out of alignment from the spine. When this occurs, the misaligned disk may compress nearby nerves, leading to chronic pain.

The DRX9000 machine works by creating a vacuum around the compressed disk, helping to return the disk to its proper position in the spine. The number of required treatment sessions varies based on the type of injury a patient has sustained.

"The number of necessary treatments is dependent on each patient's wellness needs," said Dr. Berkey. "However, many of our patients report dramatic improvement immediately following their first few treatments. Treatment is gentle and non-invasive, and many patients find that lying back on the machine's padded table is a relaxing experience."

As part of the practice's approach to wellness and pain relief, Dr. Berkey and Dr. Malik often recommend physical therapy and corrective care exercises in conjunction with spinal decompression therapy. These treatments are designed to promote internal healing by helping patients safely regain a full range of motion and joint stability.

"After a work injury, moving the body can be painful," said Dr. Berkey. "Combining physiotherapy with decompression treatments and chiropractic care helps patients safely regain a full range of motion."

The Yorkville practice provides an integrated approach to injury treatment, healing, and pain relief. The diverse staff includes a medical doctor, chiropractic physicians, rehabilitation doctor, golf fitness instructor, athletic trainer, nutritionist, massage therapist, and rehabilitation technician.

CONTACT: Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville
         1-888-667-5235
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