Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, neck pain, back pain, numbness and tingling in the arms hands or legs? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, Pain Management, or Physical Therapy?
Research indicates the disc is responsible for a significant number of back, neck, arm and leg pain syndromes. External compressive forces increase the pressure within the disc causing the outer rings to weaken, bulge and even tear. If a disc bulge or herniation occurs, the fragments or bulging material can compress and irritate surrounding spinal nerves leading to numbness, tingling and pain.
How Does Decompression Therapy Work?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction based treatment that uses a computerized guided pulley system to cycle through distraction and relaxation phases to gently separate the bones of the spine. A specific spinal segment can be isolated and placed under a negative pressure gradient, causing a vacuum effect within the disc. The disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc, thus taking pressure off the surrounding pain sensitive nerves. In addition to relieving nerve irritation, decompression therapy increases circulation to the disc which stimulates healing within the injured tissues.
In fact, our system offers additional options that many of the other systems do not.In addition to lumbar traction, our system is also capable of cervical and extremity (carpal tunnel) decompression traction.
How Long Does It Take?
It depends on the complexity and extent of the rehabilitation needed, however, we typically treat 3 times a week for 4-6 weeks. During this time, we transition from passive to active treatments as you respond.
Each session usually lasts 12-20 minutes. Most patients report simply feeling a subtle and gentle stretching. Since DTS Therapy is a comfort based procedure, patients usually report a sense of relief and relaxation during the session. Many patients even fall asleep.
How Much Does It Cost?
Our office accepts most insurance plans with little out of pocket expense. Our staff will review all costs, payment options and insurance coverage up front.
How do I Know if Decompression Therapy is for Right for me?
At Park Family Healthcare Center, we want to make it easy. Call our office today and schedule your consultation with one of our doctors. During this consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions about treatment protocols, procedures and candidate selection. Together, we will help you decide if you are ready to become a patient and start enjoying the benefits of spinal decompression therapy.
At Park Family Healthcare, our providers work along with Dr. Park to treat the whole person rather than merely temporarily eradicating the symptoms.Read More