No Cost Spinal Decompression
How We Treat Herniated Discs without Surgery
By Dr. Angela J. Christopher, DC,ART, MUAC
Suffering With a herniated disc and/or sciatica? Meds not helping, Physical Therapy not helping or even worse yet chiropractic adjustments/therapy not providing relief and more importantly correction of the underlying cause?
You might be a candidate for spinal decompression therapy.
Q: What is spinal decompression therapy?
A: It’s a nonsurgical, traction-based treatment specifically designed to relieve herniated or bulging discs in the neck and low back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain caused by a degenerated or damaged disc more than likely can be helped by spinal decompression therapy. We employ the Triton distraction system.
Q: What Conditions can be helped by Spinal Decompression?
A: Specific conditions that may be helped by this therapeutic procedure include herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, spondylosis or even failed spinal surgery.
Q: How does the Triton System of Spinal Decompression Work?
A: Because the disc tissue is similar to a ski rope or nylon rope, (the harder one pulls on a ski rope or nylon rope the more tight the structure of the rope becomes) Spinal Decompression employs a sort of traction and release technique of pulling or tractioning the disc fibers and then releasing the traction which causes a change of pressure on the disc fibers and therefore causes a change in the pressure of the disc nucleus and allows the herniations to be pulled back into the center of the disc.
Q: How does this traction and release technique work?
A: There is a computerized traction head on the decompression table is the key to the therapy’s effectiveness. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial (along the axis of your spine) distraction eliminate muscle guarding and permit decompression to occur at the specific disc level that is herniated. This creates a negative pressure within the disc, allowing the protruded or herniated portion to be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, which permits healing to occur.
Q: How do you know what specific disc is herniated
A: We utilize MRI of the specific site in your neck or back combined with clinical testing to determine which disc is the culprit.
Q: How long does it take and how much will it cost me?
A: Your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination. Based on research and my clinical experience, the best results are achieved with 20 sessions over a six-week period. To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures sometimes are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (when indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.
There are many spinal decompression systems in use today, most of which work equally well. The cost for 20 sessions can range from $1,000 to $5,000 or more. While this may seem like a lot, it is very reasonable, considering the cost and potential adverse outcomes associated with spine surgery.
Q: Why should I come to you for my Spinal Decompression?
A: We are accepting insurance and more times than not there will be little or no cost to you?
Please note-Spinal decompression therapy has saved many people from spinal surgery. If you are suffering from a degenerated or herniated disc, I encourage you to explore safe and effective spinal decompression therapy before risking surgery. The rationale for treating a herniated disc without resorting to surgery has research support on its side: According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, surgery is no more effective than non-invasive treatments, including chiropractic care, for patients with lumbar disc herniation causing sciatica.
At Ahwatukee Spine And Disc, serving greater Phoenix, Ahwatukee and Tempe, approximately 65% of our patients receive lumbar decompression or lower back decompression and 35% receive Cervical or neck Decompression. The results have been impressive and the procedure is actually very comfortable and is considered pleasant by most of our decompression patients.
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