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Spinal Decompression Therapy

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical treatment to alleviate back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain can often be seen from pressure being applied to discs in your spine.

Compressed discs lead to two major problems: a bulge or herniation pressing on a nerve; and frailty of the disc. The main concern is the disc is not getting the nutrition it needs to repair itself.

Much like an ongoing stress injury the decompression works in segments. Over a period of time, the disc is allowed to heal and maintain its natural position. This will help prevent future injuries and maintain a strong spine. The success rate has been very good when both chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression therapy has been used.

How Does Decompression Therapy Work?

Phase I: (Initial Phase)

The purpose of this phase is to stretch tendons, ligaments, and muscles to decrease pain and prepare the soft tissues for Phase II.

Phase II: (Decompression Phase)

The purpose of this phase is to stretch the disc and surrounding tissue at a higher degree to achieve a negative intradiscal pressure (-150 mm/Hg). This promotes increased blood flow, increased synovial fluid exchange, and increased lymphatic return to allow the disc to rehydrate. Postural exercises are usually given in this phase.

Phase III: (Strengthening Phase)

The purpose of this phase is to strengthen the disc and surrounding tissues. This is achieved by using a cyclic pull pattern that mimics normal disc pressure changes. This improves tissue oxygenation and tensile strength to stabilize the spine. Core Strengthening exercises are usually given in this phase.

Phase IV: (Preventative Maintenance)

The purpose of this phase is to develop a plan specific to the patients’ needs to maintain optimum biomechanics of the spine

Patient Testimonial:

“Before I started spinal decompression I had extreme pain in my back and down my left leg. My legs and feet were both numb. I was unable to stand, sit or lay down without pain.”

“I started feeling better after only 1 week of treatment and slowly regained feeling in my leg and foot. Now I’m about 3/4 of the way through my spinal decompression therapy program I have no pain or numbness! I’m also walking 3-4 miles per day, 7 days a week!” G.F.

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