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Healthy News from Your McHenry Chiropractor January 2018

McHenry back pain and disc degeneration find relief at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic with spinal disc pressure reducing McHenry spinal manipulation.  

Gentle, Effective, Pain-Relieving Treatment of Degenerated Discs

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares a new research study that describes that degenerated discs are already stressed because of their degenerated state. Many McHenry chiropractic patients come to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for disc degeneration! Curiously, this study showed that lumbar rotational manipulation (LRM) (seated or side-lying) stressed degenerated discs additionally and affected their intradiscal pressures too. The more degenerated the disc, the more stressful LRM is. Disc displacement was observed in degenerated and even healthy discs. The healthy discs showed the most displacement. (1) Thus disc degeneration is a condition for which OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers Cox® Technic, a special form of chiropractic spinal manipulation which is research-documented to reduce intradiscal pressures in degenerated discs. This happens in both cervical (from 96 to 1583mmHg pressure) and lumbar (to as low as -192mmHg pressure) spine discs. (2,3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers Cox® Technic as it is a gentle, non-surgical, disc pressure reducing, pain relieving treatment for degenerated and herniated spinal discs. Your longing for McHenry back pain relief will be met!

Listen to this PODCAST discussion with the developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox, from the Back Doctors’ Podcast series about Cox® Technic and its method of reducing back pain.

McHenry chiropractic care includes exercise to help enhance back pain relief at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. 


The addition of neck, shoulder and upper back exercises to the usual low back exercises done by chronic low back pain patients made better their disability and reduced pain. Plus, the participants felt these benefits by doing these exercises just 3 times a week (not even daily!) for six weeks! (4) So chat with your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic about just how to move your body – the whole body – to get the most out of exercise for your McHenry back pain relief!


Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment for back pain relief with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic’s use of Cox Technic. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is effective at relieving McHenry back pain and helping degenerated discs!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you at your next McHenry chiropractic visit!

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