What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs...even after a failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back pain and leg pain, or neck pain and arm pain., During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phase 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 therapy?

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 nerves0 and certain types of headaches.

Are the sessions painful and how many will be needed?

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

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 in addition to spinal decompression therapy?

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