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7721 Six Forks Road, Suite 138, Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 846-7004

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Therapy In Raleigh

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

How does this negative pressure affect an injured disc?

During spinal decompression therapy, a negative pressure is created within the disc. Because of that negative pressure, disc material that has protruded or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, and permit healing to occur.

What decompression systems do we utilize at RSC?

After extensive research into the appropriate systems for our practice; we have chosen two different systems to be the most effective for our patient’s cervical and lumbar spinal needs. Both of these systems allow the spine to be decompressed in a multitude of positions, making the treatment be much more effective.

How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?

The computer that controls our Spinal Decompression monitors the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration.

Is Spinal Decompression right for you?

Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Many failed back surgery cases
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Unresolved chronic neck or back pain

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?

Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or those who have had spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”). However, spinal decompression therapy after non-fusion surgery can be performed.

Are the sessions painful, how many will be needed?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.  Placement is either on face up or face down on the table based on your specific needs.

The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

How soon could I anticipate relief?

As a general rule, most patients experience significant changes in symptoms within the first 5-8 SD sessions. Occasionally, a more advanced degenerative condition or multiple level herniated discs may take 10-15 sessions before realizing a major decline in symptoms.  Also, some patients appear to have rapid relief after the first treatment.  Relief response varies according to age, body morphology and degree of severity.

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), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated). After treatment, the doctor may prescribe specific rehab exercises designed to help regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can create long term benefits.

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

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.

This proven, non-surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need.  Call 919-846-7004 today to schedule your evaluation to see if SD therapy may be right for you!

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