What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA approved, non-surgical technology that has been proven to relieve disc associated back pain through the use of a computer operated decompression table.
How does Spinal Decompression work?
Patients receiving spinal decompression therapy are comfortably strapped to a decompression table that gently elongates the spine, pulling apart the vertebrae, and allowing the discs to slip back into place. Each session on the decompression table lasts approximately 30 minutes and, as the results are cumulative, it is recommended that patients receive the therapy 3-5 times per week over a 4-6 week period.
Why use Spinal Decompression therapy?
A clinical study of pain treatments performed by the Orthopedic Technology Review in 2004 demonstrated spinal pain relief in many cases of spinal disc decompression. Pre- and post MRIs of spinal decompression patients often illustrate the dramatic physiological changes to the damaged discs; including a dramatic reduction in disc herniation and an increase in hydration to the discs.
Who should use Spinal Decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is an excellent choice for patients experiencing back pain, especially that which is caused by any of the following:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior Facet syndrome
- Post-surgical patients
- Spinal Stenosis
- Non-specified mechanical lower back or neck pain.
Prior to recommending spinal decompression therapy, all patients at Life Force Chiropractic will be prequalified to ensure that treatment will be beneficial. Prequalification will include evaluating the patient’s complete medical history, performing a medical examination, and reviewing data from any of the following tests or treatments:
- Digital Imaging
- Three-Dimensional Computerized Gait Assessment and Gait Correction
- Spine Force Three-Dimensional Rehabilitation
- Cox Flexion–Distraction
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Oxygen Therapy
- Nutritional Support
- Custom Orthotics Built with Three-Dimensional Schematics