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What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy So Effective?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Spinal Decompression Therapy involves a specially designed table attached to an advanced computer module. The distractive forces performed by the table create decompression of the spine improving blood flow and delivering focused treatment to the injured area. The traction head is programmed to deliver gentle stretching creating a total relaxation of the spine and muscles, allowing the injured discs to receive treatment more easily and directly.

What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so effective?

Dr. Strebul’s skill and expertise combined with the computerized traction head are the keys. His proper and proven clinical assessment and the use of pre-programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation pull back disc material within their normal confines in order to allow healing to occur.

Decompression Therapy treats the disc as directly as possible without surgery. The end result is that pain is eliminated naturally and more effectively than most other treatments available today. It is the most effective way of giving long term relief.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc can be helped by Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Why is Decompression Therapy more successful than other treatment options?

Decompression Therapy is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “core” stabilization exercises. In addition, Dr. Strebul uses other adjunctive treatments that have proven effectiveness in back care. It is his multi-faceted approach that makes the overall treatment so effective.

Discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating it as directly a possible makes sense. Dr. Strebul’s blending of focused traction to the site, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening of global musculature makes his treatment unique and optimally effective. Decompression Therapy affects the disc as directly as possible without surgery.

What does Spinal Decompression Therapy feel like?

Decompression Therapy treatments are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. Most patients report a mild stretch on their back or hips. The overall result is a very relaxing treatment. Many patients read magazines and listen to music while they are receiving the decompression, and often fall asleep during sessions.

How many spinal decompression sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by Dr. Strebul after your examination. Typical patients are treated for 2-4 times a week for 4-8 weeks, transitioning from passive to active treatments as they respond. Dr. Strebul will conduct a thorough consultation and patient history session, including the review of any MRI reports, before best advising you about your various treatment options.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons) are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat), chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Techniques and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.