Spinal Decompression

Valley Spinal Care-Kierland

Chiropractor located in Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re seeking pain relief without surgery, consider spinal decompression at Valley Spinal Care Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. The FDA-cleared technique eases pressure on pinched nerves and helps to reposition bulging discs. Find out whether this treatment is right for you by calling today or booking a consultation online.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

 

 

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a technique to relieve serious low back pain and sciatica without surgery. The procedure works by slowly stretching and then releasing your spine in a controlled fashion to reduce pressure on your spinal discs. Spinal decompression directly addresses the underlying structural issue that’s causing your pain and dysfunction.

FDA-cleared treatment offers many benefits, including:

  • Alleviating pressure on pinched nerves
  • Helping to reposition bulging discs
  • Pulling spinal disc materials back into the proper position

 

Spinal professionals suggest the treatment creates a revitalized environment for healing in your spine, by drawing nutrients, oxygen, and fluids into your disc.

Decompression Therapy is a Non-Surgical Procedure to help reduce or eliminate low back and leg pain.

An effective Cervical treatment for neck pain, arm pain, and headaches is also available.

Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, radiating leg & arm pain, and headaches.

Decompression Therapy effectively relieves the pain associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, posterior facet, and other spinal related syndromes, by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through unloading created by distraction and positioning.

Decompression Therapy effectively enhances the healing process and often renders quick, effective and amazing pain relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle.

Research to develop this procedure was conducted by prominent physicians, engineers and technicians at major teaching hospitals.

Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from bulging, herniated, degenerative, or ruptured discs as well as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many failed back surgery cases.

This treatment helps patients avoid the risk of anesthesia, surgical complications, and the potential of failed back surgery.

Decompression Therapy begins with a series of sessions typically 3-4 times per week. Each session is approximately 8-12 minutes. During each session, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or therapeutic laser may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues.

After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can help create long term benefits.

Decompression Therapy is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face up on the table.

Clinical studies suggest Decompression Therapy provides a majority of qualified candidates with initial relief within just a few sessions.

Decompression Therapy is an approved procedure that is covered by many insurance companies.

This proven, non-surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need.

For more information on how you can benefit from Decompression Therapy contact your local chiropractor today!


   

Certified in the KDT Decompression Technique™

The certification course is taught by the leading experts in spinal decompression, KDT has trained doctors worldwide and treated thousands of patients using a variety of decompression systems. The topics cover an array of subjects including proper patient selection, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, and ancillary procedures. The course entails over 40 hours including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges.

After completing this comprehensive course, we are pleased that we can now better serve our patients and others in the community with advanced Spinal Decompression therapy.

This advanced technique is a non-surgical option that can finally bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain.

 


MTD 4000 - FDA 510(k) Clearance

 The MTD 4000 traction device provides traction and mobilization of skeletal structures and skeletal muscles.

The MTD 4000 may be used to relieve peripheral radiation/sciatica and pain associated with:

  • Protruding discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Compressions fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Discogenic pain

CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM CERVICAL AND LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION

  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Failed Surgery
  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Headaches

Why would I need spinal decompression?

Your provider at Valley Spinal Care Kierland typically recommends spinal decompression to alleviate:

  • Low back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet syndrome

Spinal decompression also helps minimize neck pain caused by a herniated disc, bulging disc, or degenerated disc.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for spinal decompression?

Your provider at Valley Spinal Care Kierland consults with you to understand your medical history and past treatments. They conduct a thorough examination. 

Spinal decompression may be appropriate for you if you’ve noticed little change in your symptoms after treatments like physical therapy, epidurals, or previous back surgeries. 

HOW DOES SPINAL DECOMPRESSION TREATMENT WORK?

Decompression Therapy relieves pain, reduces inflammation of the spine, and restores spinal motion all while treating the underlying cause.

Spinal Decompression Therapy creates negative pressures inside the herniated, bulging disc letting it retract naturally, thus relieving disc pressure on spinal nerves which usually relieves the pain. Reducing pressure in the disc also restores the natural transfer of surrounding fluids, nutrients, and oxygen into the disc, a process essential for disc health. Tears in the disc’s wall can now repair themselves while nutrients introduced back into the disc’s nucleus can reverse the disc’s degeneration and its collapse, and restore disc height which relieves pressure on inflamed spinal joints.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

The majority of our patients find treatments to be a comfortable and relaxing experience, many actually even fall asleep during treatments.

Research and clinical experience have shown the best results to occur with 20-30 decompression therapy treatments.  These treatments are completed at a typical frequency of 3 times per week.  Several factors will determine the treatment protocol that will be specifically designed for you.  No two spines are the same.

Several other treatment modalities may be employed in order to reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, decrease pain, accelerate healing potential, improve balance, and strengthen supporting structures such as Deep Tissue Laser, Muscle Therapy, Strength and Restoration Therapy, Moist Heat, Stretching and Stability Exercises in addition to Chiropractic Specific Adjustments.

Does spinal decompression hurt?

Your provider at Valley Spinal Care Kierland makes sure you're comfortable throughout your treatment session. You're fitted into a harness and comfortably recline on a motorized table. 

You feel your spine slowly lengthen and stretch, as your discs are gradually decompressed. The motions are gradual and controlled. 

You usually feel relief from pressure, but the spinal decompression process shouldn't hurt. Most treatments take only 30-45 minutes. 

How many spinal decompression treatments do I need?

Your provider at Valley Spinal Care Kierland tailors your spinal decompression treatment to your specific condition. A typical treatment plan includes about 10-30 sessions staggered over 4-6 weeks. However, some conditions require fewer visits, while others require more. 

If 'you've been suffering from back pain or leg pain, but want to avoid taking medications or undergoing surgery, call the office or schedule an appointment online to find out whether you're an appropriate candidate for spinal decompression.


SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY IS CLINICALLY PROVEN

There have been several studies performed that demonstrate the effectiveness of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.  As referenced by Gionis et al., “Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.”  Spinal Decompression Therapy has saved many people from spinal surgery and allowed them to return to their regular active lifestyle.

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