We offer Spinal Decompression Therapy using computer-controlled, state of the art, FDA approved decompression tables. These devices are used by Dr. Damien to treat a variety of neck and back conditions. It is a non-invasive, precise, gentle, and extremely effective way to treat some of the most common conditions that our patients experience. Decompression Therapy is a safe procedure that does not have many of the risk associated with surgery, anesthesia, injections or drug therapy.
What Conditions Are Treated By Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression is used to treat neck and back pain cause by:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc
- Nerve Compression or Pinched Nerves
- Arthritis of the Spine
- Facet Syndrome
- Post- Surgical Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Strains and Disorders
- Radicular (Arm/Leg) Pain
What Exactly Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy utilizes a special table, regulated by a computer, which gently pulls apart your spinal discs using a very small, precise, and controlled amount of pressure. This decompression of the discs literally enlarges the space between the spinal bones (vertebrae) causing a reduction in the disc pressure and an increase in oxygen and blood flow into the affected area. This decrease in pressure often results in immediate pain relief and allows the healing process to occur at a dramatically faster rate.
When the spinal discs are decompressed, many positive effects are experienced. First, the discs space is expanded. This increase in space removes pressure that is placed on the disc fibers and nerves, thereby reducing pain. Second, when more room is created in between the spinal bones, space is available for herniated and bulging discs to return to their normal position. Third, motion to vertebral joints is restored.
In summary, when disc pressure is reduced, nerve pain is decreased or eliminated and patients experienced a pain-free return to full daily activities.
Do Patients Experience Any Pain During Decompression Treatment?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some of the patients fall asleep during their Spinal Decompression session.
What Results Can Patients Expect?
Most patients who are given Spinal Decompression Therapy experience a reduction in pain and a reduction in the size and extent of disc herniation. Some patients experience relief immediately. Other patients require several treatments before they experience relief. Even many of our most difficult cases have considerable improvement after 6 treatments.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
Each treatment session lasts 20 minutes. The number of treatments necessary for healing varies depending on the patient, the severity of his or her condition, and his or her individual response to treatment. Usually between 10 and 24 sessions are required to complete the therapy. Each patient’s specific treatment plan will be determined by Dr. Damien or Dr. Smith after a thorough examination and complete health history.