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Non-Surgical 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 six to eight weeks, the results are quite dramatic.
The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of 1. water 2. oxygen and 3. 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.
Spinal Decompression has been shown to be effective for the treatment of back pain, sciatica, leg pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, spinal stenosis and radiculopathy.
Pain Free Alternative to Surgery
If you believe you may be a candidate for Spinal Decompression or would like more information, you may call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation and create a treatment plan.
Award Winning Treatment - DTS System
After a significant amount of research, Dr. Jin Sung at Functional Chiropractic, Inc chose the Triton® DTS system manufactured by the Chattanooga Group, the premier manufacturer of physical medicine equipment. More importantly, our system has the brand new computerized head which is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced unit in the world.
In fact, the new Triton® head is so revolutionary that it won the Australian Design Award in the Medical and Scientific category. It is also the system that the University of Texas purchased for the treatment of its world-class athletes. We also selected the Triton® DTS systems due to their ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.
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.
The February 2007 issue of "To Your Health" Magazine features an article about spinal decompression therapy some of you may have read. In the article you can read a discussion on the safety and effectiveness of this non-surgical treatment for spinal disc herniations.
Click here to read the article.
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