Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Decompression Therapy
The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.
After a significant amount of research, our office chose what we believe to be the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression system in the world.
We also selected this decompression system due to its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.
In regard to clinical skills, Dr. Schrock has completed the Kennedy Decompression Technique course work and passed the qualifying examination to achieve the status of “Certified Practitioner” in spinal decompression therapy.
Doctor skill combined with the table and computerized traction head are the keys.
Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.
Anyone who has 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 herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.
Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression therapy.
Click here if you would like to review the studies yourself or click here to read an article about spinal decompression that appeared in “To Your Health” Magazine.
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.
Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
We are a cash-only office and do not accept or file insurance claims, but we do offer CareCredit. Care Credit offers monthly payments, and some can be interst free for 6-12 month plans. To apply for financing online and get instant approval in advance, just go to CareCredit.com.
Do Most Patients Receive Therapy and Rehabilitative Exercises in Addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?
To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice, muscle stimulation, or ultrasound), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.
We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 615-740-5678 to arrange a consultation with one of our doctor.
Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.