Spinal Decompresion Therapy
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 four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.
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 Decompression and how it might help you.
Flexion - Distraction Spinal Decompression Therapy
Queen Street 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…Spinal Decompression
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… until now.
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 Spinal Decompression.
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 we use.
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