About Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used mainly for treatment of disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and regulated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
The negative pressure may stimulate the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.
The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients allow the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin healing.
For the lower back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes.
Chiropractic Care offers many effective alternative therapies to having surgery; at All Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center we offer Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy. Patients will benefit from a consultation to determine if this therapy is right for them. Dr. Findlay treats his patients as individuals and will listen, assess and evaluate to develop a personalized course of treatment uniquely designed for them. Dr. Findlay has helped many patients using this method. If you are looking for a safe alternative to back or neck surgery, please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation (561) 659-1001.