Do you have low back pain?
There are many factors that can contribute to low back pain. Ranging from trauma to the aging process. The spinal cord, which travels from the base of the skull to the lower back, is protected by the vertebrae. Between each vertebra (bone) are soft discs with a ligamentous outer layer. The discs function as shock absorbers to protect the vertebra and the spinal cord. When you have back pain, this may be a result of a herniated disc or may be the result of degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Degeneration is a process where wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disc are protrusions from the disc that press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.
If I undergo Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does it take to see results?
Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
How Long is Spinal Decompression therapy?
Patients remain on the system for approximately 25 minutes, 4 times a week for the first 3 weeks, followed by 3 times a week for the remaining 4 weeks.
Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?
If you are at least 18 years of age.
If you are available for a minimum of 7 weeks.
Pain due to bulging or herniated disc lasting at least 4 weeks.
Chronic pain due to failed surgery that is a least 6 months old.
Persistent pain from spinal disc degeneration that hasn’t responded to at least 4 weeks of therapy.
Anyone who has been told that they need surgery but wish to avoid it.
Who is not a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy?
You have pedicle screws and rods.
You are pregnant.
Previous lumbar fusion less than 6 months old.Metastatic Cancer.
Compression fracture below L-1.
Pathologic aortic aneurism.
Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
Disc space infections.
Severe peripheral neuropathy.
Hemiplegia, paraplegia or cognitive dysfunction.
How do I get started?
Contact our office at 559-627-2225 to to schedule an initial consultation with our doctor to determine your individual situation. If you have had a Medical Evaluation or Diagnostic testing procedures less than 6 months old, please bring them in. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, the Doctor will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care.