I believe in a triune approach to target specific chiropractic needs - which includes spinal decompression allowing the discs to slide back into their proper place and heal properly with time.
— Dr. Ramah Wagner
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Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a traction based treatment for disc problems in the neck, low back, arthritis and general unresolved back pain. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain caused by degenerated or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression. 

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. 

DISC PROBLEMS ARE BEST RESOLVED UTILIZING:

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SPINAL DECOMPRESSION IS EFFECTIVE FOR:

  • Most Discs Problems
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Arm Pain
  • Carpel Tunnel-Like Symptoms
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Non-Surgical Options
 
 

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. "To Your Health" Magazine featured an article about spinal decompression therapy authored by one of our doctors, James Edwards. In the article, Dr. Edwards discussed the safety and effectiveness of this non-surgical treatment for spinal disc herniations. 

 
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Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not recommended?

Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have osteoporosis, severe obesity or nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also a contraindication for treatment. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion spinal 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. 

 
 

Before You Visit:

Please download, print and complete your assessment form if possible.

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Please bring in your proof of insurance if you have it at the time of your initial consultation and we will do a complimentary verification of chiropractic benefits or stop in any time at your convenience and we will do this research for you at no charge.

 
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