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Spinal Decompression

WHAT IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

decompressionSpinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs... even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain, or neck and arm pain. During the procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

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 discs, protruding discs or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, leg pain, leg numbness and arm pain, arm numbness, or radiculopathy (pinched nerves) and certain types of headaches.

ARE THE SESSIONS PAINFUL AND HOW MANY WILL BE NEEDED?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the session. The speci c treatment plan will be determined by your doctor after your examination. Based on current research, the best results have been achieved utilizing 20 sessions over a 6-8 week period.


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GRADUATED STATIC, INTERMITTENT AND CYCLIC TENSION OPTIONS CLOSELY MIMIC THE FEEL OF

HANDS-ON THERAPY

  • Controlled, consistent & repeatable traction force

  • Ability to maintain clinically effective forces regardless of patient size

  • Quick and easy belting provides comfortable and stable anchoring

  • Multiple table adjustments to achieve ideal treatment positioning

ARE THERE CONDITIONS WHERE SPINAL DECOMPRESSION IS NOT RECOMMENDED

Spinal Decompression Therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, sever obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates, or cages) is also not recommended. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.


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ARE THERE MEDICAL STUDIES THAT DOCUMENT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY

Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression therapy.

DO MOST PATIENTS RECEIVE THERAPY AND REHABILITATIVE EXERCISES IN ADDITION TO SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?

To reduce in ammation and assist the healing process, supportive structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), and chiropractic adjustments (if necessary).


RELIEVES PAIN AND RESTORES FUNCTION BY MOBILIZING THE MUSCLES, LIGAMENTS AND JOINTS DECOMPRESSING THE NERVE ROOTS AND DISTRACTING INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS

• Reduces Disc Pressure
• Relieves Nerve Root Compression

• Improves Blood Flow
• Relaxes Muscles

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