Now available! Decompression therapy for cervical and low back pain. Please call the clinic for availability on this exciting new treatment option at the The Chiropractic Health Center!
Advantages: FDA Cleared, Non-Surgical, Affordable Cost!
Effective for: Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Facet Syndrome, Failed Surgery!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
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.
How many spinal decompression therapy sessions will be needed and are they painful?
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 therapy session.
What type of decompression system is used and are the doctors certified in spinal decompression therapy?
The doctors at the Chiropractic Health Center carefully investigated several decompression table options. After a significant amount of research, they selected the ISO 9001 decompression system. This system is FDA registered and FDA cleared. Dr. Jay Kennedy has designed and created this brand new decompression system...which we believe is the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression unit in the world.
More importantly, Dr. Mary Hasley, Dr. Adam Jameson and Dr. Zach Jameson have completed the Kennedy Decompression Technique course work and passed the qualifying examination to achieve the status of Certified Practitioner in spinal decompression therapy.
What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective?
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.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
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.
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 herniated disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.
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 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.
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/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.
How do I get started?
We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 816-525-1311 to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.
Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.