Non-Surgical Spinal DecompressionThe doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease – Thomas Edison
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary computer-aided technology used primarily to treat herniated, bulging, degenerated, and slipped discs in the neck and low back. Spinal decompression technology allows for customized and specific spinal decompression care. Decompression forces are programmed to target the exact location of the damaged disc. The on-board computer monitors the decompression forces continuously and adjusts them as needed based on the body’s response to treatment.
How does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?
By alternating between spinal distraction and partial relaxation, this technique has shown the ability to create a negative pressure inside the discs of the spine. This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum within the disc that helps to draw in bulging discs and extruded disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched or irritated nerves. Water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids are also drawn into the disc to create a revitalized environment conducive to healing for both herniated and degenerated discs. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal. As missing fluid is replenished, re-hydrated discs can regain their proper height. Water pressure inside a disc increases its height, strength, and stability much like air pressure does to a tire.
Who can benefit from Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include degenerated, herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
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Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Hurt?
Many patients enjoy the treatment, and some even fall asleep as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated. For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for:
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Degenerative Discs
- Facet Syndrome
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Post-Surgical Pain
- And More
Benefits of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression:
4% the cost of surgery
75% less downtime than surgery
90% average reduction in herniation
Less than 1% chance of side effects
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Do You Qualify for Treatment?
The following conditions may qualify for spinal decompression treatment.
- Diagnosis of a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc
- Back pain persisting for more than three weeks
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old
- Persistent pain from arthritis
- Patients available for four to six weeks of treatment protocol
- Patient at least 18 years of age
The following conditions may disqualify a patient for spinal decompression treatment.
- Hardware in the spine such as screws and rods
- Metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to the bones)
- Grade 3 and 4 spondylolisthesis. Grade 1 or Grade 2 spondylolisthesis are treatable
- Recent compression fracture of lumbar spine
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer
- Disc space infections
What does the treatment include?
Our clinic’s comprehensive approach uses spinal decompression therapy together with other complementary treatment components to address the multiple facets of disc restoration and to maximize treatment results. Along with spinal decompression therapy, multiple neurological, orthopedic, and physical exams will be performed to monitor your care and progress. Passive therapies including ice, heat, and muscle stimulation are used to reduce inflammation and assist the healing process. Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore proper alignment and motion within the spinal column. We will do active rehabilitation exercises in the office to strengthen and stabilize the spine as well as show you strengthening exercises to do on your own. In addition, specially-designed supplement protocols will be recommended to support remodeling and healing of the discs and tissues. While other clinics may offer one or a few of these treatment protocols, we have seen firsthand that patient success is going to be improved when all of these aspects of the spine are addressed and not just a few of them.
How long does treatment last?
A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12–20 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment. Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, daily for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the following 2 weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks. Most patients experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.
How do I get started?
We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Beagley. Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.