LOS GATOS, Calif., June 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Residents in and around Los Gatos, California who suffer from sciatica, vertebral disc pain or other spinal conditions may find relief at a local clinic. McGrain Chiropractic uses a technique known as spinal decompression to help its patients recover from herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, stenosis, facet syndrome and the side effects of back surgery. "We have found that this technique can help the spine heal safely, painlessly and effectively," says Dr. Judy McGrain, the clinic's owner and chiropractor.
Los Gatos chiropractor Dr. McGrain states that a variety of physical problems can cause the spinal column to lose its normal configuration and cushioning. "Discs can lose their shock-absorbing ability over time, gradually dehydrating and flattening out. An injury or dislocation of the discs, such as a spinal misalignment from an auto accident or personal injury, may make a disc bulge out of place, pushing against nerves and allowing the vertebrae to press against each other. A herniated disc can also cause spinal compression and disc pain."
Disc problems can contribute to other spinal issues such as facet joint syndrome. According to Dr. McGrain, "Each vertebra is connected to others via articulated joints called facet joints. These joints stick out from the vertebrae, facing the rear of the spine, and have cartilage between them just as other joints in the body. When discs lose some of their normal height through degeneration, the resulting stress on the facet joints can wear these joints down."
The chiropractor states that her clinic employs mechanical decompression to restore normal movement and disc nourishment between vertebrae. This action draws bulging discs back into place and relieves pressure from herniated discs. "The procedure not only relieves disc pain," she says, "but it also relieves the pressure those discs place on surrounding nerves. A patient suffering from sciatica, for instance, may experience pain relief and improved nerve function in the affected leg following a course of decompression therapy."
To perform this procedure with pinpoint accuracy, the clinic uses a machine known in the chiropractic field as the DRX9000. This therapeutic table adjusts to a variety of positions and traction levels via a sophisticated computer-controlled system. Over the course of several sessions, the newly repositioned discs have a chance to make full use of the body's supply of oxygen and nutrients for more efficient healing.
Dr. McGrain reports several success stories from the use of spinal decompression. "I've seen patients who are limited from constant back pain become more active after treatments with the DRX9000. It allows the body to naturally heal itself and provides such a relaxing experience for my patients that it is often one of the top options I suggest for treatment plans."
McGrain Chiropractic offers spinal adjustment, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling and other holistic health and wellness services to Los Gatos, California and the surrounding area. The website is http://www.losgatoschiropractor.net.
CONTACT: McGrain Chiropractic 888-667-5235