Spinal Decompression Therapy
- Non-Surgical Spinal decompression
- No Drugs, No surgery, No injections
- Live free of back and neck pain
What is non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression therapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for low back, neck and nerve pain that radiates down the arms and legs. Not to be confused with traction, Spinal Decompression Therapy is successful in relieving pain associated with disc herniation/compression and Osteoarthritis. Decompression therapy may also provide a less invasive alternative for patients indicated for surgical intervention.
- Disc Bulges/herniation’s/Protrusions
- Disc compression/Degeneration (DDD)
- Sciatica/nerve pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Lumbar/Cervical radiculopathies
- Arm/leg pain and numbness
How long is the Treatment program?
This depends on the complexity and extent of your condition; however a typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of 2-3 times per week for 6-10 weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program. During this process, spinal adjustments along with a home rehabilitation plan will be implemented to ensure the longest lasting results. Research shows Spinal Decompressions excellent long term effectiveness with studies showing 71% of patients show more than 50% reduction in pain immediately after treatment and 86% show a 50% or better pain reduction at four (4) years.*
* Source: Anesthesiology News, Volume 29, Number 3, March2003, Robert H. Odell Jr., MD. Ph.D., Boudreau D. DO.
What are the Treatments Like?
At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with a harness designed to achieve optimal decompression of the low back or neck. During a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. While some patients with extensively injured discs have reported mild discomfort during the first few treatment sessions, their discomfort subsides upon subsequent visits. A patient safety switch provides an extra safety feature, allowing you to stop at any point should you feel discomfort. Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
How does it work?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression slowly lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum inside the discs that can help reposition bulging discs and draw extruded disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves. Throughout a series of Spinal Decompression treatments a disc is taken further into a negative pressure until the desired result is obtained.
Based on years of results and thousands of patients treated with Spinal Decompression, current research shows overall success rate to be around 80-89% (refer to studies in ‘health Articles’) . We consider this success rate to be very good considering most of our patients have “tried everything else” with minimal or no relief, and have experienced significant pain for an extended period of time.
Is Spinal Decompression Therapy safe?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is one of the most gentle and safe spinal treatment available. The latest Spinal Decompression technology and equipment has a proven high level of safety and efficacy.
In most cases, Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression even after a failed back surgery. After a failed Laminectomy or Micro Discectomy, patients may still respond favourably to spinal decompression.
Am I a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Call South Terrace Health Centre on (02) 9707 4184 or fill in the form below to Schedule a FREE initial consultation with Dr Ben Trautman to see if you are eligible.