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Dr Ben adjusting mans backAll throughout the day, our bodies are constantly compressed. Poor posture, sitting, bending, lifting and even just being present in gravity can cause our joints and spinal discs to wear down. That’s why, as we age, we lose some of our height. All those discs becoming worn down create less room around the nerves, making it more likely that we have pain and decreased mobility.

At Fonke Chiropractic and Decompression Center, we offer a highly effective technique to stretch out your spine and open up the spaces between discs. With spinal decompression, you can finally have that pressure taken off your spine and allow your body to heal.

Who Spinal Decompression Is Right for

The pressure your spine is under can lead to complex conditions such as

  • Back pain
  • Bulged disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Facet syndrome
  • Headache
  • Herniated disc
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured disc
  • Sciatica
  • Severe back and leg pain
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis

Spinal decompression isn’t just for long-standing, chronic conditions. If you have ever “thrown your back out,” it’s likely because you’ve irritated a disc and/or facet joint, but the rest of your spine is in a healthy state. This form of conservative care can be highly beneficial. Unlike traditional chiropractic that “cracks” your back, it’s gentle and focuses on your problem areas.

You may be able to avoid surgery or stop having those injections to cover up your pain thanks to spinal decompression.

Experience the Cox® Technic

Dr. Ben is a practitioner of the Cox Technic, which is based on a foundation of research proving how well it works. He is one of just two chiropractors in the entire Triangle area with a certification in this method.

The goal is to decrease pressure inside the disc, create more space around the discs and nerves, flush out inflammation and increase circulation to the area, which promotes healing. It can be a fantastic option for many people to find relief, as well as for more complex cases that may otherwise require surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this technique be used on children?

Dr. Ben performs Cox Technic on younger patients too. As kids move into school ages, we tend to start sitting at a desk or are on a device for hours a day, which results in poor posture. All that slumping can require spinal decompression to help with posture.

If I’ve already had spinal surgery, can I have spinal decompression?

Yes. Research shows that about half the people who have back surgery end up back to where they were or even worse within two years of the procedure. Even if parts of your spine are fused, you can experience problems above and below the fusion site. That’s why many people end up having multiple surgeries. Dr. Ben can use this gentle technique on other areas of your spine to give you relief while working around the area of surgery.

What if my neurosurgeon told me I can’t see a chiropractor?

Your neurosurgeon knows that the more traditional, manual form of chiropractic may not be a good idea for you. There is no popping or cracking involved in our hands-on decompression work, however. It’s gentle, effective and reduces the risk of exacerbating your surgical site.

Dr. Ben works hard to cultivate relationships with area medical doctors and surgeons in our area to educate them on what he does and the benefits for their patients who are post-surgical.

Is spinal decompression covered by my insurance?

This form of spinal decompression is a hands-on treatment, which means it is part of the adjustment. Your insurance will cover it, and we bill directly to them.

Learn More Today

Find out if spinal decompression Cary is right for you. Contact our office now! We have same-day visits available.

Decompression Cary NC | (919) 234-1809