Disc Pain can affect your everyday life. It can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and keep you up at night. It can progress until it becomes truly debilitating, causing loss of feeling and permanent nerve damage. What most people don’t know is that there is another option besides surgery, with much higher satisfaction and success rates.
Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive, non surgical treatment for certain types of neck and lower back conditions. It is especially useful with disk problems, including disc herniation, slipped discs, degenerative disk disease, pinched nerves, and failed back surgery.
Spinal Decompression is a form of mechanical traction that works to slowly and gently stretch the spine, creating negative space so that water, oxygen, and nutrient rich fluid can re-enter the disc promoting long term healing. Intervertebral discs are gel filled discs that reside between vertebrae in your spine. If these discs bulge, slip, or herniate, they will put pressure on your nerves, possibly causing pain and other symptoms such as numbness and tingling. Non surgical decompression is one of the most exciting therapies developed in many years because it demonstrates good statistical results for long term pain relief.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does spinal decompression work?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe, drug-free treatment that works by gently lengthening and releasing the spine, creating negative pressures within the spinal discs. This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum within the disc space, and helps to pull the bulging disc material back into
place, taking pressure off pinched nerves and surrounding soft tissue. Nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are also pulled back into the disc, which helps stimulate the body’s healing process. Lasting results for chronic back and neck pain have been achieved with this innovative new technology.
Who is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for?
If you experience neck or low back pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging discs, facet syndrome or numbness and tingling in the arms or legs, spinal decompression could help you. We get results when other treatment options have failed.
What are some benefits of Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
This technology is safe, FDA approved, is used without drugs, without surgery, no injections, and without any recovery time. That means less missed work for you, so you can spend more time doing the things you want to do.
Will Non Surgical Spinal Decompression work for me?
Spinal Decompression is most effective for these conditions
- Bulging Discs
- Herniated Discs
- Slipped Discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Facet Syndrome
- Failed Back Surgery
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Many patients with unresolved back or neck pain, failed back surgery, and other spine related problems have found lasting relief with this therapy.
Does My Insurance Cover this?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is currently not a covered benefit under most insurance plans. Success rates are very high, so in years to come it may be covered. However, currently it is not.
Is Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Expensive?
Compared to an orthopedic visit, an MRI, and a dozen physical therapy appointments, it is inexpensive. It is an expensive piece of equipment, requires a staff person for set up, and runs up to a 30 minute treatment cycle, so it is more expensive than a routine chiropractic office visit. However, because it can be effective where nothing else is, it is very reasonable.
Are there side affects?
This is a safe, FDA cleared, non-invasive procedure requiring no drugs, needles, or surgery. With appropriate patient selection, it is significantly safer than surgery, epidural injections, or other comparable treatments. The important thing is that a prospective patient is evaluated thoroughly before initiating treatment. This will insure its safety and effectiveness.
What is involved in treatment?
Our treatment protocol includes a series of decompression treatments along with a special chiropractic adjustment method, nutritional supplements, cold laser treatments, and a stabilizing exercise program along with other personalized treatments for your health and recovery. If you are a candidate, this has been shown to be one of the most effective and quickest ways towards a rapid recovery.
Are the treatments painful?
Most patients are very comfortable during their treatments and feel a sense of relief. It is a very comfortable and relaxing treatment.
How much treatment will I need?
Because of various factors, treatment programs vary from patient to patient. However, most conditions require a 6-10 week program to gain maximum benefit from treatment. Many patients feel a significant reduction in their symptoms in just a few visits.