Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Interventional Pain Management located in Palos Heights, IL


Back, neck, leg, or joint pain could indicate compressed nerves or discs. At Great Lakes Health & Wellness in Palos Heights, Illinois, board-certified chiropractor Mary Peterson, DC, and her skilled team offer holistic decompression therapy that restores musculoskeletal structure and function naturally. Schedule a decompression evaluation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by phone or online today.

Decompression Q & A

What is decompression?

Decompress treatments at Great Lakes Health & Wellness use pulleys and stretching to alter tissues that compress nerves and cause pain or disability. The Great Lakes Health & Wellness team is highly skilled in using decompression techniques that restore spine and joint structure and function without invasive treatments or harsh medications.

How does decompression work?

Decompression therapy works by opening up spaces in your spine and other areas associated with pinched nerves. Nerves can become compressed, or squeezed, for numerous reasons. Examples include injuries, aging, bone loss, and inflammation.

Decompression at Great Lakes Health & Wellness gently manipulates tissues using a specialized device that restores misaligned body structures and eases discomfort. 

What is decompression used for?

Decompression is an effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Poor posture
  • Spinal misalignment 
  • Narrowed spinal canal
  • Pinched nerves
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica 
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis pain 
  • Reduced range of motion

Decompression can also reduce stress, anxiety, and mobility issues. It diminishes aching, jabbing pain, burning discomfort, numbness, tingling, and radiating pain. 

Is decompression right for me?

The Great Lakes Health & Wellness experts determine the best chiropractic treatment based on your personalized needs. They review your medical history, discuss your symptoms and goals, and complete a physical exam. You might need blood testing, imaging procedures, nerve testing, or additional diagnostic tests.

What happens during decompression?

During decompression at Great Lakes Health & Wellness, you rest on a decompression table while your provider completes gentle stretching maneuvers using a pulley system. Each treatment might last about 30 minutes. 

What should I expect afterward?

After you complete spinal decompression, you may notice immediate improvements in how your body feels and functions. Additional improvements typically appear over time. Your Great Lakes Health & Wellness provider determines when to schedule the next treatment session to optimize your results.

Great Lakes Health & Wellness also offers Summus® Medical laser treatments, diabetic shoes, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, healthy lifestyle counseling, and numerous other holistic options. 

They tailor a treatment plan that may include multiple solutions to ensure maximum pain relief. Your specialist follows up to achieve long-lasting results with a low risk of future problems. 

Schedule a decompression consultation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by calling the office or using the online booking tab today.