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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

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WHAT IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?

Non-Surgical decompression therapy is an effective treatment that can helps patients reduce the amount of pain associated with spinal injuries or disease. This is a treatment that restores quality of life.

Patients with neck, spinal injuries, or weakness in upper and/or lower limbs will question whether spinal decompression therapy can help relieve the pain, numbness, weakness and tingling that can affect daily activities and interferes with sleep.  These debilitating symptoms can diminish significantly and even completely disappear with decompression therapy.  

Spinal Decompression therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical and very well tolerated treatment. It is comfortable and each session takes approximately 30 minutes.  

Spinal decompression therapy is a great treatment option for the patient with disc herniation, sciatica or spinal stenosis.  Herniated discs occur when the central disc material (Nucleus Pulposus) breaks through the outer disc rings (Annular Fibers). The disc moves into a space that is occupied by nerves that travel from the neck or back to the arms or legs. When this occurs, the pain caused by this type of compression can be severe, with weakness and numbness occurring in the arms, hands legs and feet.  Symptoms can be very debilitating for the patient, restricting them from their normal daily activities. Spinal decompression therapy can relieve the pain and symptoms associated with the condition.



Be very wary of attempting advertised spinal decompression "home" treatments with various belts and devices. These types of treatments are not  even remotely comparable to clinic supervised, state of the art, decompression treatment.  Spinal decompression treatment requires approximately 20 visits to become pain free however most patients will experience pain reduction afterthe first few visits. 


Many patients turn to Spinal Decompression Therapy after having already tried other types of conventional therapy like adjustments, manipulations, injections and prescription medications.  The search for effective treatment and pain relief can be depressing and frightening.  Some patients even look to surgery as a reluctant last option, hesitant due to uncertainty of success and extensive post-surgical healing.

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can work when other types of treatments have failed with non of the drawbacks, discomfort or delayed healing time associated with surgery.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Therapy 

Spinal decompression therapy involves the use of a computer assisted therapeutic table.   The computer calibrates and directs he application of tpressure and force to specific areas of the spine causing decompression of the stressed area, allowing proper blood flow and nutrients to decompress and restore function to the spine.  Spinal decompression therapy can produce permanent results.

Who Can Benefit from this Therapy?

Patients with back problems, herniated discs, degerative disc disease, sciatica and pinched nerves may all be candidates for this type of therapy. Pain due to a car accident or slip and fall injury, old age, bad body mechanics or posture should also consider this therapy option.

The patient who has tried already tried prescription medications, steroid injections, exercise and eating right with limited pain relief should also be assessed to see if this therapy can help alleviate symptoms.

While Spinal decompression therapy is a successful form of treatment for the vast majority of patients, you must first be carefully screened by a trained clinician to rule out myelitis, fractures.  Patients who have had surgery that involved placement of metal rods and screws are also not suitable candidates for this type of therapy.

Many Extended Health Benefit Plans and Disability Insurance Benefits offer partial or full payment for this type of treatment.  Enquire with your benefits administrator for more details.

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  • 1840 Eglinton Ave. West 2nd Flr. (Dufferin & Eglinton)
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