Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily
to treat 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 graduated
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 induce the retraction of the herniated
or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root,
thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time,
but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite
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
enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.
For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back
or stomach 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.
Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates
are accepted for care. Please go to the Find a Physician
link to find a doctor in your area. You may also want to fill out
the Web Physician Consult form to determine whether
you are a candidate for this safe and effective treatment option.
Watch the above video to help you understand Spinal
and how it might help you.
Flexion - Distraction Spinal Decompression Therapy
Botany Chiropractors utilizes a new non-surgical and non-invasive
technology known across the world as Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Spinal Decompression was developed by a specialized team of physicians
and medical engineers, for the treatment of low back and sciatic
pain. Clinically, Spinal Decompression alone has shown to have an
excellent success rate.
We focus on herniated and bulging lumbar discs with or without
complications, degenerative disc disease, relapse or failure following
surgery with single or multiple levels of herniation, facet syndromes,
and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The NEW Treatment for Low Back Pain
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems usually was
given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities,
referred for physical therapy, and when they weren't progressing
they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative chiropractic care
proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases
when surgery seemed to be the only other option
Today, you don't have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to
the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers,
Spinal Decompression was developed to effectively treat lower back
pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs.
Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces back pain in
many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return
to more active lifestyles.
Does Spinal Decompression really work?
Spinal Decompression has been proven effective in relieving the
pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc
disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. Since
its release in 2001, clinical studies have revealed an amazing success
rate in treating lumbar disc related problems with Spinal Decompression.
How does it work?
Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply
a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated
with low back pain and sciatica.
How do I get started?
As the Flexion - Distraction Instructor at the New Zealand College
of Chiropractic, Dr. Yates brings to Queen Street Chiropractors
a level of expertise that not available in any other practice in
Auckland. Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation
with Dr. Yates to determine if you are a candidate for care with
After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, he
will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you.
After answering any questions you may have about the recommended
plan, you may begin your care with Spinal Decompression.
The video below give insight into the Axial Trac tables that
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