Spinal Decompression Therapy for Chronic Headache Relief

If you suffer from chronic headaches, you know how debilitating they can be. It may be difficult to think of anything else aside from getting quick relief. The odds are you have probably tried everything to end your suffering, from caffeine to heavy-duty painkillers. 

In your quest to find a solution, you may think that the problem lies in your head, whereas it may be a problem with the spine. Spinal decompression therapy can provide relief from chronic headaches, and the earlier you address this, the faster you experience healing.


What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a form of motorized traction. It works by gently stretching the spine. The gentle stretching changes the spine’s position and corrects it. Through these changes, pressure is taken off your spinal disks. The disks are the gel-like cushions located between the bones in the spine.

The herniated or bulging disks may retract as a result, and this then takes off pressure from the nerves and other structures of the spine. As a result, oxygen, water, and fluids rich in nutrients move into the disks, causing them to heal.


Chronic Headaches 

Many people experience headaches from time to time. But if your headache lasts for many days, it could mean you have a chronic headache. The nature of chronic headaches makes them very disabling. Aggressive and long-term management can go a long way in reducing the pain and giving you permanent healing.


How Spinal Decompression Therapy Relieves Chronic Headaches

You may be spending most of your time sitting, which may eventually wear down your spinal discs. This may also lead to compressing your spine and having your spinal discs degenerate with time. During the therapy, your chiropractor, Dr. Labonte, will stretch the spine to enhance its functionality. This relieves the pain and alleviates symptoms of chronic headaches.


Symptoms of Chronic Headache 

You can identify chronic headaches through symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness, numbness, or inability to move.
  • Confusion and trouble speaking.
  • Stiff neck, fever, or shortness of breath.
  • Severe nausea and vomiting.
  • Weakness, falling, or sudden loss of balance.



What to Expect When Going for Spinal Decompression Therapy

The patient receives spinal decompression therapy on a table, just like many chiropractic treatments. However, this therapy is different because it straps the patient into a harness that goes down to their lower back. Also, everything done by your chiropractor is computerized. They use a machine that stretches the spine to enable the discs losing fluids to fill up with fluid once again. As a result, the process heals your spinal discs.

We use a DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ that is designed to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine. Non-surgical spinal decompression can help retract herniated or bulging disks and take pressure off structures in your spine, including the nerves. This helps improve the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids into the spinal discs to promote healing.


To learn more about how spinal decompression can help with chronic headache relief, call Labonte Disc Institute at our office in Ormond Beach, Florida at (386) 260-3100 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.



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