Non-surgical treatment of neck pain, back pain, pinched nerves, sciatica, and disk injuries
The Cost Of Back & Neck Pain
In 2004, the estimated annual direct cost of treating back pain was $193.9 billion. Between 1996 and 2004, the cost of spine conditions, in 2004 dollars, increased by 49 percent. The largest share of increase was related to prescription medications. In addition, annual indirect costs for lost wages resulting from back pain were estimated to add another $22.4 billion to this cost. Back pain is the leading cause for disability in people under the age of 45. Back pain will strike 90% of all Americans adults. Spinal surgery is the second most common surgical procedure performed today (all spinal surgery types combined).
Is Back Pain, Neck Pain, Numbness, or Tingling Ruining Your Quality Of Life?
Non-surgical spinal decompression can help you even if physical rehabilitation, chiropractic and other treatments have failed. Non-surgical spinal decompression can help you avoid surgery and spinal injections even if a surgeon told you that you have no other options. Check out the FAQ below to decide whether axial, non-surgical spinal decompression might be right for you.
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Don’t Joints, Ligaments, & Spinal Disks Heal Well?
- What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
- How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
- How Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Done?
- What Conditions Can Be Helped By Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
- Who Should NOT Have Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?
- How Do I Schedule A Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Appointment?
Why Don’t Joints, Ligaments, & Spinal Disks Heal Well?
Energy Demand = Blood Supply = Healing Potential
Active tissues and organs (like muscles and internal organs) have a good blood supply to constantly deliver energy. Active tissues can easily draw the building blocks needed for repair and healing projects from the blood. They can also flush the metabolic waste products related to injury back into the blood (to be disposed of or recycled). This is why a strained muscle can heal in a few days or weeks.
Passive tissues like joints, ligaments, and spinal disks use almost no energy to perform their functions and therefore have little to no blood supply. Passive tissues can’t get the building blocks needed for repair and healing projects, and they can’t flush out metabolic waste products. This is why an sprained ligament or injured heals slowly or not at all.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that is designed help relieve back pain, neck pain, and other symptoms related to the spine.
How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the injured tissues by creating a mechanical pump. This passive nutrient diffusion is the key to repairing disks, joints, and ligaments.
How Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Done?
You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your ribs. You either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs.
Treatment may last 30 minutes and you may require 20 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks. Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment, such as:
- Chiropractic Manipulation (Adjustment)
- Functional Rehabilitation
- Electrical stimulation
- Heat or cold therapy
- Nutrition and Supplementation
What Conditions Can Be Helped By Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression is an FDA approved treatment which can help with back or neck pain related to the following conditions:
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Bulging or herniated disks – commonly referred to as a ‘slipped disk’
- Degenerative disk disease – essentially arthritis of the disk
- Sciatica – pain, numbness or weakness in the buttocks, leg or foot due to irritation/pressure on the sciatic nerve
- Facet syndrome – there are 2 facet joints for every disk and often cause pain
- Foraminal stenosis – a narrowing of the opening where 1 or more spinal nerves exit the spine
- Persistent pain despite spinal surgery
Who Should NOT Have Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Contraindications for Spinal Decompression Therapy include:
- Spinal fracture
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Advanced osteoporosis
- Metal implants in the region of the spine in which you wish to have spinal decompression