A comprehensive multi-disciplinary spinal decompression program designed by an osteopathic physician (D.O.) utilizing a specialized decompression table synergistically combined with our manipulation, Shockwave and laser treatments.
Following your examination and review of your imaging studies by a board-certified radiologist, we customize your treatment to address the common three intertwined problems with chronic back pain, namely the facets (joints), discs, and dysfunctional paraspinal muscles.
Decompression therapy involves using motorized traction to gently stretch the spine. This in turn relieves the pain and helps restore function. Stretching and relaxing the spine intermittently in a controlled manner creates a negative pressure within the disc. This helps with fluid exchange within the central part of the disc which brings essential nutrients and hydration into these areas to assist in healing.
includes 20 decompression treatments &
6 customized multi-modality treatments
Our 8 week decompression program is paired with six customized multi-modality treatments utilizing shockwave therapy, class IV medical laser, high energy inductive therapy (HEIT), and radial pulse shockwave for a synergistic effect.
To determine if you are a candidate for decompression we first sit down with you and have a full consultation where we go over your present condition, look at your past history, review your medications, and determine if any of your previous surgeries are affecting your condition. We then review your X-rays and MRI’s and all laboratory reports and tests you provide. An exam including orthopedic, neurological, range of motion, strength and movement evaluation is performed. This information is then analyzed and a determination is made as to whether you will be accepted into our program.
Generally speaking, the therapy lasts about 45 minutes per session.
We recommend loose athletic clothing for the best comfort.
This is the perfect time to address the common claim of “we can help you avoid surgery” made by practitioners who work in manipulation and therapy clinics.
To start, many of the conditions that are treated by providers such as chiropractors and physical therapists are not even conditions that would likely result in surgery. The common lower back and musculoskeletal complaints that are seen in primary care offices are often non-surgical problems. If not treated, they may result in chronic pain and limitations in your life. However, they are often not the types of problem that warrant surgery at that time or even have a surgical “cure” option. Some of these conditions may however progress to surgery if not treated. This may be years or decades later.
In addition to the significant pain, patients with lower back issues often have loss of mobility and significant limitations in their lifestyles. But even though they have significant problems, the answer is not often surgery.
There are some conditions that need surgery or interventional pain management services for the best outcome. If we determine your condition will not respond to our treatments in the capacity you desire, we will discuss that with you and help facilitate referral to another physician to discuss your options.
Medications you are prescribed may be able to be reduced or eliminated following treatments received at our facility. However, this will be a decision made between you and the prescriber. Our doctors can discuss your case with your other providers as well to ensure coordinated care.
Individuals that are pregnant, have cancer, infection, or acute fractures of the spine, osteoporosis, significant spondylolisthesis, screws, plates, cages and artificial discs should not seek spinal decompression. These patients could seek care with us through our "Enhanced Spinal Manipulation" service to help alleviate or manage their back pain.
Spinal decompression therapy can help some people with back pain after certain minimally invasive spinal surgery who have not been left with an unstable spine. You must wait six months after your last surgery. These patients could seek care with us through our "Enhanced Spinal Manipulation" service which does not use the decompression equipment.
As with any area of medicine or surgery, we cannot guarantee any outcome. Your doctor will discuss your specific condition and treatment with you and make sure your expectations are in line with our expected result. Our main focus is to improve your quality of life by reducing pain, helping heal and regenerate damaged tissues, and improving spinal and extremity mobility to facilitate your lifestyle.
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