Spinal Decompression Therapy - Relief for neck & back pain

By: Dr. Albert M. Scales, DC, Feb 28, 2017
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Learn all about Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Low Back/Neck Pain
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet Syndromes
  • Sciatica
  • Failed Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis

If you or your family members have been struggling with these debilitating conditions with little or no relief, then ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you currently dependant on medications on a daily basis?
  • Are you limited in daily activities?
  • Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
  • Are you considering surgery and are uncomfortable with that choice?
  • Have all the options been presented to you?
  • Have you already tried chiropractic or Physiotherapy?
  • Have you been out of work due to pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is certainly a viable treatment option and could very well be what you’re looking for.

FAQ's About Spinal Decompression Therapy:

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy? Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical, traction based treatment used to help improve herniated, or bulging, discs in the neck and lower back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may receive relief from Spinal Decompression Therapy.

How many spinal decompression sessions will be needed and are they painful? The number of sessions needed, along with your specific treatment plan, will be determined by the doctor after your examination. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

What type of decompression system is used? After a significant amount of research, our office chose, what we believe to be the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression system in the world. We also selected this decompression system due to its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.

What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective? The key to Spinal Decompression efficacy is the doctor’s high qualifications and skill combined with the specifically chosen decompression unit. With the proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of pre programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation disc pressure may be reduced thus allowing essential nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy? Anyone who has back pain or neck pain due to a damaged disc may see results from spinal decompression therapy. Examples of these conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica or even failed spine surgery.

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy? Yes! One study documented, using MRI results, up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases. Additional studies have reported that the majority patients seeking treatment for a ruptured disc achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression therapy. 

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated? Spinal Decompression Therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, Spinal Decompression Therapy can be utilized after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy? To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures (the spine, muscles and tendons) are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.

How do I get started? We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office to arrange a consultation or use the email links and we will contact you directly to arrange a time that best fits your schedule.

Note: Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.

Give us a call today to review your options. 905-935-3355

Dr. Albert Scales has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 35 years. Dr. Scales has successfully helped hundreds of auto accident sufferers return to a pain free and active lifestyle.

He has been an independent insurance assessor for over 25 years and has seen many types of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.  He is registered with FSCO and is licensed to treat your injuries and bill your insurance provider directly allowing you to avoid the hassles of paperwork.

Our staff and professionals at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group do not take your pain and injuries lightly. We utilize the latest advances in natural pain relief and attempt to help you restore your health, mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.

Visit our website at: http://www.lakeshorechiropractic.ca

Or Call us at: 905-935-3355