Decompression Manipulation Therapy using the decompression adjustment table is a gentle, safe, non-surgical chiropractic spinal manipulation that is the safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients who suffer from back and leg pain.

Spinal decompression treatment helps lower back pain and pinched nerves, providing the following benefits:

  • Increases disc height to remove tension on the disc rings and spinal nerves.
  • Increases circulation in the disc, joints of the back and improves nerve flow.
  • Helps to reposition the nucleus of the disc.
  • Restores normal spinal joint motions.
  • Improves posture and body movements while relieving pain.

What happens in a treatment?

(All patients undergo a thorough examination to determine the patient’s diagnosis and course of treatment best suited for their condition. Not all causes of back pain are treated with chiropractic procedures. If you are accepted as a patient for decompression therapy, you will receive the following.)

  • The patient lies face down on a specially designed table (pillows and the table are positioned for comfort).
  • Heat is applied to the patient’s back using a short wave diathermy unit. (It penetrates much deeper than a regular hot pack.)
  • Your doctor will use the table, which moves in several directions (up-and-down, side-to-side, rotation), to provide the benefits of decompression. This is all done in a slow, controlled, gentle manner. All movements of the table are controlled by your doctor. *Beware, other doctors use tables that are computerized and lose the “doctor-patient” conversations, feedback, and personalized modifications that are often required to get you the best results.
  • Next the patient will be given interferential electrical current therapy to the lower back. This is one of the newest of the sports rehab therapies. It has several programs for tissue healing; circulation, nerve repair and sedation, etc….
    Total treatment time takes approximately 35-40 minutes.
  • At the appropriate time, recommendations for an easy home exercise and strength program will be given to you. This helps reinforce the benefits of decompression therapy, strengthen and balance spinal muscles.

Conditions that my benefit from decompression manipulation:

  • Failed Back Surgical Syndromes
  • Disc Herniations/Ruptured Discs/Bulging Discs
  • Sciatica/Thigh and/or Leg Pain
  • Stenosis (Narrowing)
  • Failed Pain Management (Drugs, Spinal Injections, etc.)
  • Chemical Radiculitis (Inflammation of Nerve)
  • Failed Pain Management (Drugs, Spinal Injections, etc.)
  • Synovial Cyst (Like a Joint Blister)
  • Transitional Segment (Inherited Spinal Shape)

Clinical research, funded by the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration and the Federation of Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), has proven that decompression therapy:

  • Reduces disc pressure
  • Increases disc height
  • Increases nerve openings

Clinical research has shown the following regarding treatment frequencies (on average):

  • It takes 12 visits to maximum improvement
  • It takes 29 days to maximum improvement (with treatments)
  • It takes 3 months for a torn disc to heal

If you would like more information on Decompression Therapy simply contact us here at the office.