Spinal Decompression

We saw that some patients needed more when it came to caring for severe spinal conditions. We invested in spinal decompression therapy to help our patients get relief without the need for costly and dangerous injections and surgery.

           When patients complain of sciatica or tingling or numbness in their legs or arms, there’s a good chance that the spinal discs are involved. The standard options for bulging or herniated discs include prescription medications, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Each of these options come with limited results and risks. Spinal Decompression may be the answer. The decompression unit is comfortable and has a computerized calibrated traction that gently stretches and releases the spine. We have the capability of swinging the hips and legs from side to side which can really help if the bulge or herniation is one sided. The typical patient will be on the decompression table for 15-20 minutes. If we do decompression on the neck it is 4-10 minutes of care. The neck decompression also involves support behind the spine to induce the curve at the same time as decompression. By decompressing the spine, the body pumps nutrient rich fluid into the discs for long-term healing and strengthening of the annular fibers. It also creates a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.

         The Back on Trac spinal decompression table was chosen based on the ease in which patients in pain can get onto the table and because the table can move the patient laterally (side to side) to more specifically open up spinal joints that are causing the nerve or disc compression.

         The treatments are comfortable and pain relief is reported by most patients in just a few visits. Combined with chiropractic care, spinal decompression therapy has had a tremendous impact on our patients experiencing sciatica, facet syndrome, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, or bulging and herniated spinal discs. Our machine now includes a component for the neck, allowing us to help all of the above conditions in the neck and in the lower back. Each patient is evaluated to see how many sessions are needed for their case. The evaluation consists of a comprehensive spinal examination, range of motion, sensory loss, reflex coordination, orthopedic and neurologic examinations. We also have the ability to do weight bearing x-rays if needed.

         Call us today at 970-686-6833 to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression.