Spinal Decompression IDD Therapy
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.
How Spinal Decompression Works
Dr. Stefan and his team utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide spinal decompression to their patients. It is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative therapy that has been proven effective with a wide variety of patients. Regardless of whether the therapy is performed manually on a traction table or mechanically with specialized equipment, the patient’s spine is stretched and repositioned in order to relieve pressure within the spinal discs. The stretching of spinal joints frees trapped nerves, reduces pain, restores the body’s range of motion and realigns the spinal column.
Spinal decompression is relatively painless and usually provides immediate pain relief to those with debilitating back or neck pain. In addition to restoring the body’s spinal alignment, spinal decompression restores overall health to the spine. The length of each spinal decompression session and the total number of sessions varies based on the exact needs of the patient. When visiting Farabaugh Chiropractic, Dr. Stefan will perform an assessment in order to determine a unique treatment plan that is best for the individual patient.
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IDD Therapy® at Farabaugh Chiropractic
IDD Therapy® is a clinically proven spinal decompression treatment that is FDA cleared and is used by Dr. Stefan and his team at their Columbus chiropractic center. The IDD Therapy® table at Farabaugh Chiropractic is one of only two found in Central Ohio. IDD Therapy® was developed in collaboration with top neurosurgeons, and it is the only treatment with patented oscillation technology. This helps to encourage spinal regeneration and promotes healing by reducing compression surrounding the spinal discs.
Accu-SPINA® is the state-of-the-art technology that administers the IDD Therapy®. It allows Dr. Stefan to directly target and treat the pain areas. This is all done safely, painlessly and effectively.
We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry needling aims to address neuromuscular conditions, relieve pain, and improve range of motion. During your scheduled appointment, we will insert a small needle into specified areas of your body depending on your unique and individual needs.
Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the philosophy that the universe and the body are opposing forces. The constant flow of energy keeps them balanced. When the flow of energy is blocked, illness will occur. Dry needling therapy will release blocked energy, resolve the pain, and improve sleep, digestive functions, and sense of well-being.
Class IV Cold Laser Therapy
Class IV cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless, low level laser. At Farabaugh Chiropractic , Dr. Brett Stefan and his team of professionals use class IV cold laser therapy to manage pain, reduce inflammation and speed recovery. Laser therapy provides effective pain relief without the need for surgery or medication.
Dr. Stefan applies low level light directly to the problem areas. The body has a natural reaction to red and near infrared light, so the tissue absorbs this light. Patients will feel the device against their skin during the procedure, but it does not create heat, sound or vibration.
LightForce™ is the Therapy Laser Used at Our Columbus Chiropractic Center
LightForce™ is the preferred laser brand used by professional athletic trainers. LightForce™ is the clear leader in providing the most advanced laser therapy products. Focusing on the therapeutic and pain management markets, LightForce™ offers innovative technology to all who are involved with musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pain reduction and post-activity recovery.
Neck Pain Relief
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes.
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Heel Spurs/Plantar Fasciitis
Heel spurs occur in at least 50% of people who have plantar fasciitis. Past treatments for heel spurs, a bony growth that begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot, included surgery to remove the growth. Nowadays, surgery is rarely a treatment option and more plans for physical therapy, ice, and pain medications are used to treat heel spurs.