Spinal Decompression Therapy in Fort Worth and Irving, TX
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Individuals with low back pain, neck pain, ruptured discs, and many additional issues affecting the spine may benefit from spinal decompression therapy. We provide healing therapeutic services to patients of all ages who suffer from back and neck pain. Decompression is a painless, gentle approach to correcting a variety of spinal ailments.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression has been clinically tested and has helped thousands with disc and nerve pain in the neck and low back become pain-free. Prior to the invention of decompression therapy there was never a step between physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments and surgery. Spinal Decompression therapy has changed that! It provides patients with an effective, safe, non-surgical treatment option.
Most back and neck pain sufferers that are treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy have one of the following conditions: herniated or bulging discs, degenerated disc disease, sciatica, stenosis, pinched nerves, facet syndrome or failed back surgery.
How Compressed Discs Cause Pain
First, in a healthy spine, the disc which is the cushion or shock absorber sandwiched between each bone, gets its nutrients from the natural pumping motion provided by the movement of the bones above and below them. Overtime, without this natural pumping motion the discs become unhealthy, dry, and more brittle. A disc that is dehydrated gets easily damaged, torn, inflamed and more degenerated. Often times, the discs’ jelly like material bulges through the weakened outer sheath of the disc, and presses on the spinal nerve causing severe pain.
- Enlarging the disc space (which gives fluid, oxygen, and nutrition)
- Re-hydrating the disc (discs are mostly 88% water)
- Reducing bulging, protruding, or herniated discs
- Decreasing intra-discal pressure by the application of negative pressure
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
For patients with bulging or herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating pain, headaches, and neck issues, Atlas Medical Center offers a variety of care procedures, including spinal decompression therapy.
After receiving thorough examinations, diagnoses, and treatment plans, patients receiving spinal decompressions are instructed to lay on the decompression table in a prone position. The upper and lower body is gently secured in place and a traction machine administers several levels of therapeutic decompression maneuvers.
Decompression therapy works to gently relieve spinal compression and ease the spine into proper alignment. This painless release of pressure enables nutrient-rich fluid to penetrate the spinal discs and begin healing the injuries sustained.
As treatment sessions progress, the patient’s back and neck pain will recede, and the spine will start feeling the way it’s meant to (free from stiffness, pain, inflammation, weakness, etc.).
The advanced computerized spinal decompression system used at the Atlas Medical Center allows us to gently and precisely take the pressure off of the pain producing discs and nerves.
While the treatment is occurring, negative pressure is created inside of the disc. It has been shown that this negative pressure actually draws the herniated material back into the disc. By drawing or shrinking the bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc this also takes the pressure off of the pain producing nerves. In addition, by replicating the natural pumping motion of the spine, it has been shown that the discs rehydrate and heal themselves by allowing nutrients to get back into the disc.
Most importantly, unlike cortisone, epidural injections and medications, the results of spinal decompression therapy are often more sustainable. A study published in Anesthesiology News in 2003 found that after a four-year follow-up with patients who had undergone spinal decompression therapy 91% remained pain-free.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Depending on the nature and severity of a patient’s back or neck condition, decompression therapy durations will vary. Treatments could take as little as a month or as much as three months to produce sustainable results.
Additionally, treatment schedules may impact the number of sessions needed. Some patients may receive three decompression sessions per week, while others receive therapy sessions once per week.
Every patient’s case is unique, and as such, treatment plans and schedules are carefully catered to the individual and their needs.
If you suffer from back and neck pain, don’t hesitate to contact Atlas Medical Center in the Fort Worth area at (817) 831-3388. Our caring medical team will help you determine whether our DRX 9000 spinal decompression protocols are applicable when it comes to treating your spinal condition.
Does Spinal Decompression Work for All Spine and Neck Problems?
Spinal decompression therapy is not intended to be a cure for every spinal condition, but it has shown great promise in the treatment of many spine-related health issues. Patients who suffer from the following injuries or illnesses may have positive experiences with spinal decompression:
- Herniated Discs
- Chronic Back Pain
- Facet Syndrome
- Neck Pain
What Makes Atlas Medical Centers’ Spinal Decompression Program Different?
We always combine Cold Laser Therapy along with Spinal Decompression Therapy. Both therapies can provide a synergistic effect to speed up the healing process.
In addition, our Medical providers, if needed will recommend using Platelet Rich therapy with Cold Laser-Spinal Decompression Therapy. This trifecta of therapies (Cold laser, Spinal Decompression, and PRP) has the potential to provide relief from pain caused by more severe disc conditions.
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