How does Spinal Decompression work? The pumping action described below does two amazing things:
- As the Spinal Decompression table pulls on your spine, it gently separates the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This vacuum begins to suck the bulges or herniations back into the inside of the disc, and off of your nerve root. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively the results are quite dramatic.
- Also, this pumping action pumps 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 back up.Only a few years ago, it was thought that once a disc was degenerated, there was nothing you could do. Now we routinely see discs gain one to two millimeters of sustained increased disc height. While this may not seem like much, it can make all the difference in the world for your nerves.
Does Spinal Decompression work for all spinal conditions? No. But it is effective in most cases we accept in our office. We've treated many cases, some of these patients had both neck and low back pain. Typically dramatic improvements:
- Sciatica (pain radiating down one or both legs)
- Radiating neck pain (typically down one or both arms, into the chest, and/or into the upper and middle back)
Typically very good improvements:
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic low back pain
Typically tough cases with 20-50% improvement:
- Spinal stenosis caused by significant bone spurring
How long does it take? Since not all back and neck injuries are the same, each case will require considerations based on type of injury, severity and how long it has been present.In some cases muscle strains and spasms or chronic conditions may respond within 1-3 treatment sessions, whereas egregious disc injuries that arise from motor vehicle crashes or contact sports may require a more intense treatment protocol that could last a few weeks to a couple of months.Healing is contingent on an individual basis, healthier and fit patients will likely have quicker results than individuals that are deconditioned. You will likely need to set aside 30-45 minutes for each spinal decompression session, treatments typically consist of a daily doctor consultation to monitor prognosis, therapeutic healing modalities and the spinal decompression protocol.
Is spinal decompression covered by insurance? All insurance plans and their covereage are different. We do accept all major medical insurances, automobile insurance and worker's compensation. Your insurance may cover certain sevices that we provide and we will be more than happy to look into the details of your plan.
For any other questions regarding non-surgical spinal decompression contact Total Health of Naples at 239-260-1426 and schedule your appointment with our chiropractor to see if this is appropriate for you.