“FINALLY, Effective And Affordable Decompression Therapy!”
You’ve probably seen the newspaper ads that “hype” Spinal Decompression Therapy asking you to call some unknown doctor’s office in order to receive a free report in the mail. We do not believe anyone should have to do that!
Our website will give you the complete facts about Spinal Decompression Therapy including published studies and actual case studies from our office that support its effectiveness.
If you need any additional information, please call our office at 904-342-4941
Spinal Decompression Overview
Non-surgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment for:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis
- Arm Pain
- Leg Pain/Sciatica
- Post-surgical Patients
- Chronic Pain
Spinal decompression therapy has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based outcome for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
How does this negative pressure affect an injured disc?
During spinal decompression therapy, a negative pressure is created within the disc. Because of that negative pressure, disc material that has protruded or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, and permit healing to occur.Since the disc is an avascular structure, it doesn’t receive fresh blood and oxygen with every beat of the heart. It requires “diffusion” created by motion and ‘decompression’ to restore nutrients and enhance healing.
What system is used for this purpose?
How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?
The award winning Triton® computer is the key. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Anyone who has back or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
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 herniated disc patients achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression therapy.Click here if you would like to review additional studies.
“To Your Health” Magazine featured an article about spinal decompression therapy authored by one of our doctors, James Edwards. In the article, Dr. Edwards discussed the safety and effectiveness of this non-surgical treatment for spinal disc herniations.
Conventional traction has never demonstrated a reduction of intradiscal pressure to negative ranges; on the contrary – many traction devices actually increased intradiscal pressure, most likely due to reflex muscle spasm. The spinal decompression table is designed to apply distraction tension to the patient’s lumbar spine without eliciting reflex paravertebral muscle contractions.
The most recent clinical study of 219 patients has showed that spinal decompression therapy provided an immediate resolution of symptoms for 86% of the participants, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment.
Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.
Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
How Long Are Treatments And How Many Do You Need?
Are the sessions painful?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.
How do I get started?
We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 904-342-4941 to arrange a consultation with our doctor.
Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.