Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Over 90% of our patients have achieved excellent results after spinal decompression and have not had to undergo surgery!

 

What is Decompression?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and lower back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply decompressive forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Decompression is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. Decompression has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that are targeted. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure. 
The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, the cal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to eight weeks, the results are quite dramatic.

The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.

For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table, with a set of padded restraints snug around the waist and straps set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a set of padded restraints behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, some even falling asleep, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.

 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates are accepted for care.

Treatments: Sciatica, Headaches, Facet Syndrome, Disc Herniations, Radiating Arm Pain, Disc Degeneration, Neck and Back Pain, Injury due to Car Accident

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will Decompression help a slipped disc?

A: A “bulging” or “herniated” disc is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “slipped” disc.  Studies demonstrate that spinal decompression therapy succeeds at treating bulging or herniated discs over 70% of the time.  This of course varies depending on the complexity of the injury and other factors.  Many time patients are able to avoid more costly and invasive procedures.

Q:  Are there any reasons that I can’t go on this type of therapy?

A:  Dr. Gordon will determine if you are a candidate as there are certain conditions for which this therapy is contraindicated.  Dr. Gordon will only accept cases that he believes this therapy will help.

Certain people are not candidates for spinal decompression therapy and usually have conditions such as:

Tumors

Abdominal Aortic Aneurism

Fractures

Metal Implants/Screws/Plates in the spine

Advanced Osteoporosis

Pregnancy or Certain diseases


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