NSSD - Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Helps!
This treatment has been researched to be proven very effective. Johns Hopkins, Stanford University & Mayo Clinic among others have researched and studied Spinal Decompression Therapy and results are overwhelmingly positive.
Degenerative Disc Disease, disc bulges, herniations, sciatica, radiating arm pain, chronic neck and back pain are some of the conditions that spinal decompression can help with.
Many of my patients had never heard of this treatment before and some that did had already tried chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, injections, physical therapy and some surgery. Some had also tried traction and thought it was the same as spinal decompression, it is not however.
There are some that will disagree with me on this and that is ok. After experiencing the benefits on my own low back from a herniated disc I then proceeded to begin utilizing spinal decompression in my office. I can tell you after 16 years and 25,000 treatments performed with spinal decompression - there is a difference between standard traction and true Spinal Decompression.
With the machines we use in the clinic, DRX 9000 machines. There are a million different factors and combinations of how to determine each patients settings, from the angle of focus and area of the spine to focus on, total length of treatment, number of cycles, ratio of higher to lower pull weight, ratio of longer to shorter higher intensity to lower intensity pull cycles, ramp up to ramp down pull weights and multiple other factors. Patients height, weight, age, duration of pain, severity of pain, body composition, history, exam findings, x-ray and MRI results and multiple other factors all have to be taken into consideration.
There are also pre and post decompression protocols that need to be considered and those will vary for each patient as well. What activities should the patient avoid, what can they participate in, are they moving their bodies correctly outside the office, do we start core strengthening right away or do we need to wait, what ancillary procedures need to be implemented, soft tissue therapy, rehab exercises, possible mobilization techniques.
There is a LOT of information to gather from each patient and MANY factors to consider when setting a patients treatment protocol, it is NOT just having a patient get on the decompression table and push a few buttons.
Not all new patients are candidates for treatment and some will need to be referred out for surgery, we cannot help everyone but we can certainly and have helped a significant number of patients.
If you would like to see if you qualify for treatment, call the office at 619-298-0800.
*Due to current demand, we are limited to the number of cases we can accept and cases are accepted on a first come basis regardless of referral from other doctors, neurologists, surgeons or patients. Thank you for understanding.