Spinal Decompression Therapy
Designed by a team of physicians and NASA engineers, this cutting-edge therapy has given our patients relief where other therapies have failed. We have been utilizing this treatment to treat herniated and bulging discs in the neck and lower back. The therapy is also helpful for facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease, and muscle spasms. Spinal Decompression Therapy not only alleviates the pain associated with these conditions, it treats the source of the pain and speeds up the healing process thereby providing long-term relief.
Who needs spinal decompression?
The patients who benefit from spinal decompression are, according to Spine Health, those with bulging or herniated discs and neck pain. It’s also useful for patients suffering from pinched nerves in the neck and lower back. Ultimately, this kind of therapy is traction therapy, meaning it functions to pull apart the vertebrae in order to allow bulging/herniated discs a chance to squeeze back into place and to allow an influx of nutrient-rich spinal fluid between vertebrae. This spinal fluid influx creates a healing environment that is usually not possible when vertebrae are too close together. This works a little different than the traction or “roller” table you may have tried.
Who needs spinal decompression?
The doctor determines the pounds of force and exact angle to start with and the computer tells the table how much pressure to apply and where to apply it in order to create something called disc distraction—a controlled traction force to the affected vertebrae. This force reduces pressure between discs, allowing herniated discs returning to their original, pain-free positions. Inversion tables are a sort of decompression that may work, but it is not controlled, so may not be as effective.
How long until it works?
Any dysfunction in the spinal discs and vertebrae can cause immense pain. Fortunately, the Back and Joint Pain Institute tells us that pain can start to reside after only a few sessions. But how long must you continue treatment? Each session has a cycle of 15 one-minute allotments of pressure followed by a minute of rest, for a total of 30 minutes on the table. You will also be treated with hot and cold therapy as well as electrical stimulation. Most patients receive a 6-week course consisting of treatments 3 times a week for the first 2 weeks although treatments to vary from patient to patient. Knowing you’ll start to be pain free during the first week is a great motivator! Most people see roughly and 86% success rate with decompression therapy, we cannot guarantee this since everyone will respond to care differently.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is chiropractic care?
There’s nothing mysterious about chiropractic care. It’s a natural method of healthcare that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That’s because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, “locked up,” or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health.
Can I tell if I have a subluxation?
Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity—you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a subluxation, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other healthcare professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.
Why do chiropractors take x-rays?
Chiropractors take X-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health and alignment.
Do children need chiropractic care?
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for vertebral subluxation. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child’s spine. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children’s spine checked by a chiropractor early. Many parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and are healthier than their peers.
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