Non-surgical spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spine and nerves and promote healing. The goal is to get you back to your active lifestyle.
Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression
What is spinal decompression used for?
Spinal decompression is used primarily as a way to remove axial pressure from the disc by producing a gentle pulling to either
the lumbar or cervical spine.
The machine that Dr. Deese uses with his patients has a precise computerized measurable amount of pulling power that is also timed which allows for the decompression
of the spine to be accurate and repeatable from session to session.
It also allows what is called imbibing of the disc, which occurs as the computer gently stretches and relaxes the disc. This is important as the disc can be nutrient deficient and this process will aide in keeping the disc healthy.
What conditions does Spinal Decompression treat?
Usually spinal decompression is used for patients who are experiencing lower back pain, sciatica or pain from disc herniations or disc bulges. If physical therapy and lower back injections have failed, then utilization of chiropractic adjustments combined with spinal decompression can be the solution prior to surgery. A large number of our patients who received decompression therapy and were candidates for surgery found enough relief with our treatment that they were able to avoid surgery altogether.
How many sessions do I have to do decompression?
Decompression comes with a specific protocol that can change based on the chiropractic physician’s analysis of what the patient
requires for results. Typically, the protocol is for 3 times per week. If the patient has had improvement then a
re-evaluation take place. Once peak outcomes have been achieved, maintenance is often implemented to maintain proper disc health.
Is spinal decompression covered by my insurance?
Spinal decompression, though covered by some insurances, is not typically covered as the norm. Contact our office to learn more about the cost and patient payment options available.