Spinal Decompression Therapy works better than traction in reducing inflammation and pain by delivering blood and nutrients back into the disc area. These treatments generally last 12-15 minutes and are almost always completely painless. Most people almost fall asleep as can be seen by our cool video above!
Spinal Decompression Therapy has been approved by the FDA and has been shown to have a positive long-term effect on chronic back pain. The treatment gently stretches the spine which assists in relieving the pressure in the compressed discs and individual vertebrae. This type of therapy usually requires a series of several treatments for lasting effect. Spinal Decompression Therapy has been around for 25 years and results vary by the individual.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Our office has been specifically trained in using the Kennedy Decompression Technique developed by Dr. Jay Kennedy. He developed this table and technique after suffering from disc related pain that he felt was not being adequately addressed by the other providers of medical, physical therapy and chiropractic fields. Thus, the table and the technique is a tried and true solution to utilize for your specific back condition if it fits into the above diagnosis.
We require an MRI of the body area (neck, mid-back or low back), a report although we will carefully review the films ourselves, and provide the most detailed analysis of your spine to get to the level of the source of the pain. From there, we begin on getting you out of pain and back into your life.
How does it work?
While the patient is strapped to the table, it moves in a series of one-minute intervals. The computer controls the “distraction force” and the spine is slowly stretched, creating a small vacuum between each of the vertebrae. The intention is over a series of visits to pull the spine and disc back to their normal painless positions. Besides the patient positioning on the table, the table is known for use for all areas of the neck, mid-back and low back regions. Most tables are only able to treat the lower back. Between the patient positioning aspect and the ability to address multiple body regions, the Kennedy Decompression Table is unique in its approach to treating disc, facet and stenosis conditions. That alone is worth millions when it comes to successfully being able to get you out of pain as soon as possible.
Is there anybody who should NOT have this treatment?
Are there any studies that show the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
A recent clinical study on the effects of Spinal Decompression Therapy (http://tularespine.com/uploads/Clinical_Outcomes_For_Spinal_Decompression.pdf), showed that 86% of the 219 patients that took part in the study stated their pain was reduced to a 0 or 1 based on the Oswestry Pain Scale. Each of these patients had already been diagnosed with a herniation and/or disc degenerative disease and had sought other treatment without effect.
Our fees are very affordable and you will be amazed at how fast healing can take place when the right technique is applied. Our first goal is to analyze your history and films and see how you respond to the care for our office to optimize your results. We also provide spinal rehabilitation, exercise therapy, ergonomic instruction (sleeping, working, leisure) and nutritional counseling as it relates to your spinal condition.
For a consultation to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy, or if you have questions or need further information about this topic, please contact Dr. Lynn Kerew directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on how Spinal Decompression therapy can help some of these other conditions like Facet Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery, Chronic Low Back Pain, Disc Degeneration, Sciatica, Cervical Radiculopathy, Leg Pain, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain - please visit our informative blog at http://www.lynnkerew.com/blog
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