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We use the latest advances in 21st-century medical science to treat the underlying cause of your back or neck pain. Rather than masking the pain with drugs or engaging in risky surgeries, we seek to help the body heal itself.
The spine is the center of your nervous system. Damage in this area can cause extreme pain, numbness, muscle weakness, headaches and a host of other debilitating symptoms. Pinched nerves, injured discs, and spinal misalignments rarely repair themselves. Usually, they degenerate over time and the pain gets worse and more frequent.
The first step of the program is an in-office consultation where we examine and note your symptoms, history and condition. We then explain your options and use our vast experience with similar cases to estimate the results you might expect from a customized treatment program.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for pain without the risks associated with surgery, anesthesia, infection, injections, or prescription medication. As you imagine, decompression therapy is rapidly gaining popularity due to its exceptional results treating chronic back or neck pain without surgery.
People experiencing severe back or neck problems including disc bulge, herniation, and spinal stenosis can see a great benefit from a series of decompression sessions designed to reduce inflammation and give life back to your discs.
This treatment is comfortable and relaxing, giving a small stretch to your problem area and alleviating pressure. Supplementation with physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments may be recommended as well.
Common Questions / Answers
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression replenishes much-needed nutrients, fluids, and oxygen to injured, deteriorated or degenerated discs while working like a vacuum to draw your bulging, herniated, or compressed discs back into place, reducing nerve interference and allowing your body to heal.
When you have a balloon between your hands and slowly and squeeze your hands together, you are compressing the balloon. If you go too far, too fast, or too hard, the balloon will pop.
Now, imagine that balloon being the discs and nerves in your back or neck. When you take pressure off of those discs and nerves, the pressure is released, and so are the damaging effects.
During computerized spinal decompression therapy, a negative pressure in the disc sucks the herniated or bulged disc back into its best, more normal position, thus taking the pressure off of the nerve root, also known as the pinched nerve.
Simultaneously, the slow movement of the traction from relaxing to contracting and back to relaxing stimulates fluid movement within the disc called imbibitions; this type of movement rehydrates the disc and also promotes healing.
Is It Safe?
Yes. The decompression is produced by an FDA approved computer-controlled device using forces that are usually about 50%-65% of the patient's body weight, and therefore well within safe limits.
Is It Painful?
No. Decompression force is always set within the patient's pain tolerance. In fact, most patient's comment that it "feels good." There are cases where patients are sore after the treatment. This is usually temporary and is a result of the necessary healing process. In the rare case that a patient is sore after treatment, this discomfort typically reduces with continued treatment and tissue healing.
Will It Work?
Individual results vary based on the severity of each patient's condition; however, decompression is effective in about 84% of patients. Drinking at least a half-gallon of water per day will enhance the re-hydration process within the discs.
Don't take our word for it; Here's what Science has to say:
"Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment."
(Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).)
"Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved 'good' (50-89% improvement) to 'excellent' (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved." "Of the FACET SYNDROME patients, 75% obtained 'good' to 'excellent' results with decompression."
(C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D., and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA. Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997.)
"Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all."