Frequently Asked Questions On Spinal Decompression Therapy
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated, bulging or degenerative discs in the neck and lower back. There is a common misconception that the treatment involves simple traction, which is not true. The treatment includes a frequency and oscillation making it more complicated and effective than simple traction.
What Conditions Do You Treat?
Spinal Decompression is used for many non-surgical condition of the spine including:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Arm pain/numbness
- Degenerative discs
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
- Pinched nerves
- Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.
Are the Spinal Decompression Therapy sessions painful?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, with our advanced spinal decompression equipment, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.
What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective?
Doctor skill combined with the table and computerized components are the keys. Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of pre-programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients and oxygen to accelerate disc healing.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.
Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?
In a short answer, YES. We do everything in house. Our revolutionary approach focuses on core muscle balancing and stabilization.
Here's The Bottom Line...
Spinal Decompression Therapy has saved many people from spinal surgery. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, surgery is no more effective than non-invasive treatments, including chiropractic care, for patients with lumbar disc herniation causing sciatica. Spinal decompression (neck decompression and low
back decompression) is extremely safe, FDA cleared, affordable, and highly effective for many conditions such as back, neck, arm, and leg pain.
How Do I Get Started?
Just call our office at (01) 642-5911 to arrange your consultation with the doctor (Please remember to bring any x-rays, MRI’s or reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.