Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy
The Basics Of Decompression Treatment
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment that can effectively treat back, neck, arm, and knee pain. Both Neck Decompression and Lumbar Decompression work extremely well for treating herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back along with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, failed back surgery syndrome, sciatica, and radiating nerve symptoms.
The FDA cleared spinal decompression therapy for use in 1996. It has been proven extremely safe, affordable, and a revolutionary option for patients in pain, who have tried other therapies or even already had surgery recommended.
How Does Spinal Decompression Treatment Work?
The treatment is traction-based, with gradual application and release of traction forces designed to “trick” the para-spinal muscles so they do not guard or spasm. This creates a negative pressure on the spine, which then allows increased blood flow bringing along substantial oxygen and nutrients. This allows the protruded or herniated disc to be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, which permits healing to occur.
Conditions which may Benefit From Decompression?
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Failed Surgery
- Knee Pain (Knee Joint Decompression)
- Hip Pain (Hip Joint Decompression)
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Facet Syndrome
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Painful?
For the vast majority of patients, treatment is completely painless both for cervical decompression and lumbar decompression. With our state of the art Kennedy Spinal Decompression table, patients are able to relax during treatments and a considerable amount of patients actually fall asleep during the sessions.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Every patient is different and has a treatment plan tailored specifically to his or her condition. In general, treatment typically ranges from one to three months and may include anywhere from 10-24 visits, more frequently in the beginning and tapering off as your spine begins to stabilize. Usually you will be in the office for about 30 minutes or less. To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures sometimes are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat), chiropractic adjustments (when indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.