Can you imagine your life without back pain?
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Non – Surgical Treatment for Disc Problems
Non-surgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment for:
- Low Back/Neck Pain
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet Syndromes
- Failed Spinal Surgery
- Spinal Stenosis
If you or your family members have been struggling with these debilitating conditions with little or no relief, then ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you currently dependant on medications on a daily basis?
- Are you limited in daily activities?
- Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
- Are you considering surgery and are uncomfortable with that choice?
- Have all the options been presented to you?
- Have you already tried chiropractic or physical therapy?
- Have you been out or work due to pain?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is certainly a viable treatment option and could very well be what you’re looking for.
We can offer you relief at Kapsner Chiropractic Centers. We offer free consultation to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy in conjunction with additional modalities effectively relieves the pain and disability resulting from disc injury and degeneration, by repairing damaged discs and reversing dystrophic changes in nerves. Spinal decompression addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain and disease through non-surgical decompression of lumbar intervertebral discs. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intradiscal pressure. Studies verify the significant reduction of intradiscal pressures into the negative range, to approximately minus 150 mm/HG, which result in the non-surgical decompression of the disc and nerve root. Conventional traction has never demonstrated a reduction of intradiscal pressure to negative ranges; on the contrary - many traction devices actually increased intradiscal pressure, most likely due to reflex muscle spasm. The spinal decompression table is designed to apply distraction tension to the patient’s lumbar spine without eliciting reflex paravertebral muscle contractions.
By significantly reducing intradiscal pressure, spinal decompression promotes retraction of the herniation into the disc and facilitates influx of oxygen, proline and other substrates. The promotion of fibro elastic activity stimulates repair and inhibits leakage of irritant sulphates and carboxylates from the nucleus. The most recent trial sought to correlate clinical success with MRI evidence of disc repair in the annulus, nucleus, facet joint and foramina as a result of treatment and found that reduction of disc herniation ranged between 10% and 90% depending on the number of sessions performed, while annulus patching and healing was evident in all cases. (Please review Clinical Studies Documentation)
What Are The Treatments Like?
After lying on the comfortable spinal decompression bed, you will be fitted with an automatic shoulder support system. The automatic shoulder support system helps to stabilize your upper body. The advanced computer system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of distraction, allowing us to target specific discs…that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a logarithmic curve to avoid proprioceptor response, which would create muscle spasm. The split table design decreases friction and allows separation of the vertebra, minimizing the effect of gravity.
Basically, you lay down and the spinal decompression computer simulates an anti-gravity effect on your back that helps herniated material return to its normal position and stop the pain. Patients describe the treatment as gentle, painless, intermittent pulling of your back. Many patients actually fall asleep during treatment!
How Long Are Treatments And How Many Do You Need?
Patients typically undergo 12 to 20 treatment sessions. Each treatment lasts between 20-45 minutes. Most cases 4 to 8 weeks durations. This, of course, depends on your individual case and is determined by a thorough evaluation. Following each session, a cold pack and electric muscle stimulation may be applied to help pain relief and speed the healing process. It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few treatments. The really good news is…this is not something you have to continue to do for the rest of your life! So it is not a big commitment.
How much does the therapy cost?
That depends on many factors, as there are many variations of disc injury and severity. The great news is that it can be very affordable, and members of the Association are dedicated to making this safe, breakthrough therapy available to all patients, providing stress-free payment plans. This enables patients to receive the care they desperately need even if they are on fixed incomes and/or Medicare.
Will my insurance cover it?
There are many insurance plans, all with different benefits. Some plans cover the costs of associated procedures. We will certainly be glad to help you verify all of your insurance benefits when you come into the office for a consultation.