What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment that has a very high rate of success for treating herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease and pinched nerves. Low back pain is effectively treated with spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression therapy utilizes computerized targeted traction that gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure from the discs, joints and muscular tissues. This enables the body's natural healing process to take effect. Spinal decompression also helps to improve blood flow and important nutrient exchange to the injured discs and muscles.

How Long is Each Treatment?

Spinal decompression therapy sessions typically last 10-15 minutes and many patients feel pain relief with as few as 8-10 treatments. During decompression therapy, there are several cycles of stretching and relaxation which helps to heal the discs and spine. Most patients report a mild stretch on their lower back depending on the area of chief complaint as well as a feeling of relaxation. In fact, many patients who arrive in severe pain often fall asleep during treatment sessions!

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Safe?

YES! Your safety and comfort are our main concerns during spinal decompression therapy. Unlike typical decompression tables, our decompression table allows for multiple positioning options, which enables you to be 100% comfortable during treatment. The correct positioning allows you to achieve the ultimate objective of completely rehabilitating your discs and spine. It is important to understand that the fast reduction of pain during the first few sessions of decompression therapy doesn't mean that the discs and spine have healed. It is essential to finish the treatment plan that was initially prescribed by the doctor.

Why the need for exercise and other therapies?

Both the discs and supporting muscles need to be treated in order for decompression therapy to be successful. A complete exercise program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is extremely important. Our office uses an active therapy machine to ensure safe targeted exercises. Heat, electric muscle stimulation, and ultrasound can also offer benefits in decreasing soft tissue inflammation and muscle spasm. Our hope is not only to help heal the disc, but strengthen the muscles that support the low back. A gradual breakdown of core muscle support is what puts undue stresses on the discs and leads to pain and loss of function. Exercise and physio-therapy modalities will assist in rehabilitating the core muscle groups and supporting structures.

How much will it cost?

Our office visits vary as to the extent of care needed, (Spinal Decompression Therapy,CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, etc.). However, we promise to only do the procedures necessary for your fullest and fastest recovery. We want to help you, and believe finances should never stand in the way of your health!