Spinal decompression is becoming an option many are turning to as a way to avoid expensive and painful surgery.
If you or your family member has been struggling with tough low back pain or sciatic pain with little or no relief, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you currently dependent on daily medications for back pain?
- Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
- Are your daily activities of living restricted? Is your quality of life reduced?
- Have you been unable to work due to pain?
- Are your doctors encouraging surgery? Are uncomfortable with that choice?
- Have you already tried physical therapy but gained only short term relief?
Surgery + Medication — Do You Need It?
Spinal decompression therapy is a viable treatment option for many struggling with chronic back pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) creates the specific forces and anatomical positions required to cause decompression of the intervertebral discs.
Decompression is used to describe the unloading of weight and pressure on the spine through distraction and re-positioning of the vertebrae. Decompression produces a negative pressure within the discs allowing the particular injury to heal naturally. SDT has been shown to be effective in treating any or all of the following: back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica.
How Patients Are Treated
Patients are treated while fully clothed and fitted with pelvic and thoracic harnesses as they lie face up on a computer controlled table. Doctors operate the table from a computerized console where a customized treatment protocol is entered into the computer.
Average treatment time is approximately 20 minutes. Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition, a patient can require somewhere between 4 and 20 treatments sessions spread over 1-6 weeks.
Spinal decompression therapy has a high success rate. Patients should refrain from certain provoking activities during the course of treatment and engage in excess hydration on a daily basis to enhance the re-hydration process within the discs. Utilizing nutritional supplements can also help reduce inflammation which speeds the healing process.
In addition to the decompression therapy, proper vertebral alignment through chiropractic adjustments increases the positive outcomes of the therapy.
What One Patient Says
According to Janelle a recent patient at Firm Foundation Chiropractic,
“Chiropractic alone made a huge difference for me but when Dr. Mike added spinal decompression to my course of care, this was JUST the thing that I needed to finish off that stubborn last bit of pain”.
In cases like Janelle’s, spinal decompression as well as electric stimulation, ultrasound, thermotherapy (heat), and cryotherapy (cold) can accelerate patient recovery. Other incredible testimonials can be found here.
As patients work on fitness goals at the gym and become more active, Spinal Decompression can be an invaluable tool to prevent too much axial loading of the discs and lower back pain due to excess body weight and the stresses physical activity.
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Spinal Decompression Special Offer
Firm Foundation Chiropractic is offering a special Spinal Decompression promotion to support your journey back to optimal health. Buy four decompression sessions and get the fifth session free!
All five sessions must be scheduled at the time of payment per doctor’s recommended timeline of treatment. If you or a loved one has any of the above conditions, then chiropractic, spinal decompression and proper supplementation, when used in a doctor supervised protocol, can make a huge impact on your quality of life!