Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that takes place on a specialized traction table. Underneath, there are rollers controlled by a computerized device set with a load specific to the medical condition and patient. Computer technology is used to control variations of the load to the spine. Doctors can also control how many and how long progressive tension steps are set. This therapy changes the force and position of the spine. It creates a negative pressure and takes pressure off of the spinal discs. Not only does this therapy help release pressure, it enhances the movement of nutrients, water and oxygen to the affected area to accelerate healing.
Spinal decompression is often used to treat back pain, neck pain, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, bulging discs, herniated discs and injured spinal nerve roots. During spinal decompression therapy, patients are harnessed around the trunk and pelvis. Each treatment session takes half an hour. It’s painless and totally relaxing. As a matter of fact, some people actually fall asleep during session. Depending on your condition, 20 treatments may be needed over a period of five weeks. During the initial stages of care, spinal decompression is given three to four days a week. Before or after treatment, ultrasound, electric stimulation or laser therapy may be done. Spinal decompression therapy generally delivers long-lasting relief, but it’s wise to get decompressed once every four to six weeks to maintain the correction.
Integrated Healthcare Centers in Garland & San Antonio
At Integrated Healthcare Centers, we bring the best of technology to our patients. For spinal decompression therapy, we use the DRX 9000+ Chattanooga spinal decompression table. The DRX 9000+ Chattanooga spinal decompression table is the gold standard because of its belting system, effectiveness of loading protocols and flexibility of patient positioning. Because of its flexibility in positioning, unloading of the spine is more specific and effective for the affected area. Spinal decompression is a great alternative to having surgery and has outstanding clinical results.
Our doctors will take a full medical history and complete a comprehensive exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Patients with ruptured discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, joint facet syndrome, sciatica, herniated discs and arthrosis are generally good candidates. Even those with failed back surgery can be treated with spinal decompression therapy. Conditions contraindicated include surgeries with metal implants, cancer, tumors, fractures and severe osteoporosis.
If you’re suffering from back pain, neck pain or leg pain, spinal decompression therapy may be appropriate and the solution that you need for pain relief. Give us a call at Integrated Healthcare Centers at 972-686-7400 to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Your journey to wellness begins at Integrated Healthcare Centers.