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By Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
August 08, 2018
Category: Chiropractic Care

Would you like to have relief from your lower back pain without prescription medication or surgery? Would you like better mobility and a spinal decompressiongreater sense of vitality? Then, in-office spinal decompression from Austin, TX, chiropractor, Dr. Zeke Harkleroad may be for you. 

What happens to our spines?

Through age, inactivity, a "desk job," or simply standing in one position for long periods of time, our spines compress or become more compact. The intervertebral discs, made of semi-flexible cartilage, actually shrink in size, deteriorate or even herniate (bulge) out from between the bones which make up the neck, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine.

What results is stiffness, immobility, loss of range of motion, and yes, pain. People often resort to harmful pain medications or complicated surgeries to find relief, but your Austin chiropractor has a better solution.

Spinal Decompression

It involves a series of treatments at Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center. Dr. Harkleroad is certified in the Kennedy Spinal Decompression Technique which gently, but effectively, stretches each area of the spine, relieving pressure on the affected intervertebral discs.

Besides gently and repeatedly stretching the back via the hips and buttocks, your chiropractor uses other treatments to augment the effects of spinal decompression. These core training exercises strengthen the musculature supporting the spine and also tighten critical abdominal muscles.

These corrective exercises feature no complex equipment but instead utilize gravity and the body's natural weight and mass to reshape muscles. The patient stretches the targeted areas, gradually increasing strength and flexibility.

Spinal decompression and core training exercises improve circulation and movement of key nutrients and fluids to the spine. Your chiropractor also recommends rest, plenty of fluids and back maintenance exercises to be performed at home between treatments.

Learn more

Do you want relief from your back pain? Contact Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center for an appointment. Dr. Harkleroad in Austin, TX, produces remarkable pain relieving results with spinal decompression, and he wants to help you feel better for the long run. Call (512) 327-5311 today.

By Bee Caves Scoliosis Center LLC
May 23, 2017
Category: Chiropractic

What your chiropractor in Austin wants you to knowspinal decompression

If you suffer from back problems, you already know how it can impact your life. You may think you will never play golf or tennis again. You may be wondering if you will be able to work at your job. You don’t have to live your life in uncertainty! It’s time to get some help from your chiropractor. Dr. Zeke Harkleroad at Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX, wants to introduce you to a very effective treatment for back pain. It’s called spinal decompression.

Dr. Zeke uses a unique form of spinal decompression called the Kennedy Spinal Decompression Technique. This technique is state-of-the-art and only 3% of chiropractors in the United States are trained to use this technique.

Two factors that many back problems share are poor spinal muscle control or damaged discs. Spinal decompression can help both issues through the use of traction equipment which stretches and relaxes your back and hips. When you choose the Kennedy Spinal Decompression System, you can count on:

  • A gentle and comfortable treatment
  • Non-invasive, non-surgical therapy
  • A safe, economical treatment
  • Treatment focused directly on problem areas including discs and muscles

There are some easy tips you can follow to help prevent back pain in the future. Remember to:

  • Practice correct posture; don’t slouch
  • Move around frequently; avoid long periods in the same position
  • Wear supportive shoes, not high heels or worn-out shoes
  • Always wear appropriate footgear if you are playing a sport
  • Avoid carrying heavy objects like purses
  • Sleep on a medium-firm mattress that supports your body
  • Incorporate Foundation Training into your daily routine to engage the posterior spinal chain muscles
  • Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight

The Kennedy Spinal Decompression Technique is just one of the effective treatments available for back pain at Dr. Zeke’s office. For a complete list of available treatments, please visit the services page on the website at

You don’t have to live with back pain. It’s time to talk with an expert and call Dr. Zeke at Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX. He can help you relax your back, so call today!

By Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
July 05, 2016
Category: Chiropractic

Back pain, which affects daily activities like standing, walking, or even laying in bed, is a serious condition which can quickly take a huge spinal decompressiontoll on your quality of life. If you suffer from back pain, you may benefit from spinal decompression therapy. Learn more about spinal decompression therapy with help from Dr. Zeke Harkleroad, DC at Bee Caves Chiropractic and Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX.

What is spinal decompression? 
Created by Pennsylvania-based Dr. Jay Kennedy, spinal decompression is a nonsurgical method of spinal manipulation similar to traction therapy which stretches the spine to relieve discomfort and pain. The stretching action pulls the spine, allowing herniated disc tissues to ease back into place while promoting the body’s self-healing abilities. Spinal decompression can treat many conditions, including:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • herniated discs
  • degenerated discs
  • sciatica

Dr. Harkleroad can help you determine if spinal decompression is right for you and your body. Spinal decompression therapy may help you avoid surgical procedures for your back problems.

Spinal Decompression in Austin, TX 
A typical spinal decompression procedure begins with the patient lying on a motorized table. A harness placed around the hips attaches to the moving end of the table. As the table moves, the harness pulls the lower half of the body, stretching the body to decompress the spine. The amount of pressure placed onto the body depends on you, your body, and your doctor’s opinion. Each of these sessions usually lasts around one hour and takes place at your chiropractor’s office. Patients should feel no pain during treatment, though they will probably feel a stretching sensation in the back. Dr. Harkleroad may recommend other treatments alongside spinal decompression such as massage, foundation training home exercises or spinal manipulation.

For more information on spinal decompression therapy, please contact Dr. Zeke Harkleroad, DC at Bee Caves Chiropractic and Scoliosis Center in Austin, TX Call (512) 327-5311 to schedule your appointment for an examination today!

By Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
November 17, 2015

Spinal decompression offers a gentle and effective way to treat back pain.

Suffering from back pain can interrupt your entire life. Bee Caves Chiropractic and Scoliosis Center in Austin, Texas, offers spinal decompression therapy as a way to combat this common and often debilitating problem. Dr. Zeke Harkleroad has helped many spinal decompressionpatients by using this revolutionary therapy. We've answered a few of the common questions about it here.

What is spinal decompression?

At Bee Caves Chiropractic and Scoliosis Center in Austin, we offer spinal decompression as a therapeutic treatment for back pain caused by spinal disc abnormalities, pinched nerves and overuse injuries. A specialized table, equipped with moving parts and linked to a digital monitor, allows your Austin chiropractor to gently manipulate the spine through alternating stretching and relaxation maneuvers. This allows the spinal column to return to its optimal positioning and relieve pressure.

Is spinal decompression painful?

These sessions with your Austin chiropractor are designed to alleviate pain, not exacerbate it. You may feel some different sensations as the decompression machine does its job, but the vast majority of patients find the therapy sessions very comfortable and relaxing.

How long do spinal decompression sessions take?

Most sessions at our Austin chiropractic office with Dr. Zeke Harkleroad take less than an hour, depending on the severity of your condition.

Do I need to bring anything with me to my sessions?

Dr. Zeke suggests wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for spinal decompression therapy session. You will not need to undress, but it's important to be comfortable during the treatment.

Is spinal decompression effective?

In a recent study, 86% of 219 people who went through a regimen of decompression therapy for degenerative disc disease found that their symptoms significantly improved.

If you're interested in learning more about how spinal decompression therapy can help your back pain, contact Bee Caves Chiropractic and Scoliosis Center in Austin to set up an evaluation with Dr. Zeke today!

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