Spinal decompression Therapy is a FDA approved treatment that uses a special table and computer to help in the management of serious back and neck pain. This unique therapy is directed at relieving at pressure on structures that may be the source of your pain. Decompression Therapy gives you pain relief through the decompression of lumbar and cervical discs and joints that are unloading due to distraction and positioning. Decompression Therapy creates a controlled unloading of the vertebra to reduce disc pressure, thus increasing blood and nutrient exchange to help heal damaged discs naturally.
Twenty five years of combining research efforts of doctors and therapists has led to the development of this technology, creating a technically advanced device and a safe, cost effective alternative to invasive treatments.
Neurosurgeons across the country recommend that, “physicians have an ethical obligation to attempt decompression therapy prior to surgery.” Physicians agree that surgery should be used only a s a last resort.
Is it Safe? Does it Hurt?
Decompression Therapy is one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. The treatments utilize equipment with proven safety and efficacy. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their back or hips and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.
Why is Decompression Therapy More Successful Than Other Treatment Options?
Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at significantly reducing or even eliminating back and neck pain. It is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “core” stabilization exercises.As an additional benefit, we use other adjunctive treatments such as Chiropractic adjustments, heat, ice, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound to help with inflammation and spasm reduction.
A gradual breakdown of the foundational support of your back is what puts undue stresses on the discs and leads to pian and loss of function. Our hope is not only to help heal the disc, but enhance muscle control and support of the low back and neck.
It is this multi-facet approach that makes the overall treatment so effective. If you suffer from acute, chronic, or debilitating low back and neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for Decompression Therapy.
How Long Will My Treatment Program Be?
It depends on the complexity and extent of the rehabilitation needed, however, we typically treat 4 to 5 times per week for one month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond. The treatment in administered over a reasonable time frame and your response is continually evaluated.Decompression Therapy sessions typically last 20 minutes and most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6 to 10 treatments. It is important to remember, however, that pain subsiding does not mean that your discs and spine are healed. So it is critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their doctor in order to achieve the full value of Decompression Therapy.
Our office is dedicated to offering the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for treating a number of disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Acute / Chronic Low Back Pain
- Acute / Chronic Neck Pain
- Pinched Nerves
- Disc Bulges
- Disc Herniations
- Facet Syndrome
- Muscle Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Call us today at (731) 285-2696 to see if Spinal Decompression Therapy is for you!