Spinal Decompression Program

If you are not committed to follow the isometric exercise program, do not have decompression therapy!

Decompression therapy is a very powerful tool, highly recommended and, when appropriately used, can help disc patients who have experienced failure in all other systems, including traditional chiropractic.

However; Spinal Decompression just like other treatments, including Spinal Surgery, Pain Medications and injections, is a treatment that does not address the cause of the problem. The reality is that decompression without proper muscle strengthening and rehabilitation is actually just a very expensive Band-Aid.

Many patients who have spent a lot of money for decompression therapy have had their symptoms return within three to six months. However, it is the rehab that creates the stability and correction to enhance and stabilize the benefits of spinal decompression.

When it comes to rehabilitating the spine, certain specific factors must be considered. First of all, traditional, conventional rehab, which involves performing resistance exercises through a range of motion (i.e., weights, machines, therabands) along with electrotherapeutic machines (i.e., electric muscle stimulation) do not address this problem. The reason is that they are working the fast-twitch muscle fibers. Fast twitch muscles will make you strong, but will not change the structure of the spine or remove the underlying cause of the disc injury. They will help you to carry your groceries, while the spinal structure continues to degenerate.

The muscles that support spinal structure and determine spinal stability, the shape of your spinal curves and the future of the health of your spine; are postural, slow-twitch muscles. Slow-twitch muscles that support spinal structure require isometric exercises and are very different from conventional therapy.

With our decompression protocol, you will be given a biofeedback sphygmomanometer and we will train you in its use in order to have you perform your isometric exercises properly. Consistency is the key. We will also evaluate and treat you using our ATM® spinal rehabilitaion exercise apparatus. You will get started on these exercises as soon as you are out of pain and you must continue performing your exercises after your treatment is completed (you perform these exercises lying down, they are simple and don't take much time at all). Chiropractic adjustments will also help in this process.

References. Fred DiDomenico, DC, Dynamic Chiropractic, August 2006, Vol. 24, Issue 17

Our spinal decompression program consist of a lot more that just spinal decompression. Included with the program is a number of other therapies and treatments that help to make the treatment more effective and increase the chances of a more successful outcome.

20 Treatment Protocol
• Problem focused spinal examination
• X-Rays of the affected area
• 20 Decompression Treatments
• 20 Office Visits
• 20 Acupuncture treatments or until pain is under control
• 20 Hydrocollator Applications
• 1 Gel/Ice Pack & 1 Biofeedback Stabilizer device for home use
• 30 Day supply of intensive anti-inflammatory nutrients
• 30 Day supply of disc healing nutrients
• 1 Gym ball with supervised exercise educational visits

Scientific studies

* For those who meet the necessary criteria, we also include a customized lumbar ambulatory traction support cast to help retain the effects of the decompression treatments during the initial phases of treatment.

If improvement is not observed in 10 visits the treatment will be charged only for services rendered to date.

Clinical studies have proven that in order for patients with disc problems to obtain the most significant disc healing and lasting results it requires 20 treatments and specific exercises to maintain their improvement.
We offer an 10 treatment trial to help our patients determine if this program will be successful for them. If after 10 treatments you are not noticing signs of improvement, then continued decompression treatments may not be recommended.

10 Treatment Trial
• 20 point Exam
• X-Rays
• 10 Decompression Treatments
• 10 Office Visits
• 10 Acupuncture treatments
• 10 Hydrocollator Applications
• 1 Gel Ice Pack & 1 Biofeedback Stabilizer device for home use
• 5 Day supply of intensive anti-inflammatory nutrients
• 30 Day supply of disc healing nutrients

We will do what is best for you.

There are times when surgery is the only and best option. A ruptured disk is one of these conditions. We will evaluate your condition and tell you if you are a good candidate. The true test of whether decompression is working for you is the reduction of pain. If after 10 decompression treatments you do not show noticeable improvement we will further evaluate your condition and order any necessary tests such as MRI scans, and arrange for a surgical consultation. We work with the best surgeons in the area and have Imaging Clinics that work with us to give you cash discounts and get you scheduled quickly.

Your options: Spinal Surgery ............................................. $40,000

Spinal Decompression ................................... $3,995

We have finance options avaliable to make this therapy very affordable.