Spinal Decompression - Austin Preferred

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by disc decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

Yes – in fact, one study documented (by MRI) up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases! Another study reported that 86% of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” (50-89% improvement) to “excellent” (90-100% improvement) results after spinal decompression treatment!

Spinal decompression treament is usually not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. However, spinal decompression treatment after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.

In almost all cases, spinal decompression treatment is completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session. The specific spinal decompression treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination. Based on current research, the best results have been achieved utilizing 20 sessions over a 6-week period.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Traction is helpful at treating some of the conditions resulting from herniation or degeneration. However, traction cannot address the source of the problem. Disc decompression creates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disc. This increase in negative pressure causes the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Disc decompression is clinically proven to reduce the intradiscal pressure to between a -100 to -200 mmHg. Traction triggers the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.

 

Call Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine Today!

We offer non-invasive physical medicine treatments and chiropractic care in Austin, TX. For your FREE consultation, call us today at 512.442.2727
Visit Our Location Page

PATIENT PORTAL