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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Disc Rehabilitation

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, FDA approved medical technology that gently stretches and decompresses the discs. In 70% of cases this technique can successfully help treat bulging or herniated discs (sometimes referred to as “slipped discs”).

The spinal decompression sessions consist of cycles of decompression and partial relaxation of the spine, and continue over a series of visits. Each session usually takes between 20 and 45 minutes to complete. At Caring Touch Pain Relief our patients often experience dramatic results over a period of four to six weeks after treatment has begun.

How Does it Work?

Treatments begin by fitting a pelvic harness as well as a thoracic harness onto the patient and having them lie down (either face down or face up) on a computerized controlled table. The table is controlled by the doctor using a computerized console. Patients remain fully clothed during the procedure and most report no discomfort at all. Depending on the individual circumstances of the patient, many times they can feel a noticeable relief of pain within the first few sessions.

The technique of Spinal Decompression Therapy has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other. This separation creates a vacuum inside of the discs which is known as negative intradiscal pressure. Over time the negative pressure induces the bulging or herniated disc into the disc and also off of the thecal sac and/or nerve root. This treatment also promotes the diffusion of oxygen, nutrient-rich fluids and water inside of the discs. This activity gives the degenerated or torn disc fibers the ability to begin the healing process.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy has many benefits, however, not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. Drs. Kirk and Valerie McVay at Caring Touch Pain Relief examine and screen their patients before deciding if Spinal Decompression is the correct therapy to use. A small percentage of patients may not benefit from this therapy.

Some conditions that may make Spinal Decompression Therapy contraindicative are:

  • Tumors
  • Fractures
  • Metal Implants (Screws or Plates)
  • Advanced Osteoporosis
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism
  • Pregnancy
  • Any condition or disease that compromises the structural integrity of the spine.

Cost and Insurance

Spinal Decompression Therapy can be very affordable. Disc injuries have different levels of severity and, therefore, may require different levels of treatment. The Caring Touch Pain Relief doctors will be able to determine what your costs may be after examining you and assessing your situation.

Insurance plans all have different benefits. Our office will be happy to help you verify any benefits that may apply to Spinal Decompression Therapy. In addition, Caring Touch Pain Relief Center offers stress-free payment plans. Please consult with our office for more details.