Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive, traction-based therapy performed in order to help treat for conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and facet syndrome. Decompression is performed in the comfort of the office and may be combined with other treatments such as injections, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments and/or acupuncture.
For the typical patient, decompression is completely painless and quite comfortable. Your physician will determine the number of sessions needed and a treatment plan uniquely tailored to your needs. Research shows the majority of patients will respond positively in 10 visits. Each treatment is patient specific and usually lasts only a few weeks.
This method of decompression is only performed by a licensed and credited professional. The KDT is specific to the patient’s individual needs. KDT contains a specific decompression evaluation and classification for your pain. It is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. One of the major differences is that KDT contains a specific rehabilitation program designed to the patient’s back weaknesses and dysfunction along with the latest decompression program.
Decompression therapy is most effective when performed in the office with proper controlled mechanical traction that is preprogrammed in order to meet the patient’s needs. Through proper treatment, the injured discs are gently stretched apart. This creates suction inside the disc. Through this vacuum-like effect, oxygen, nutrients and other healing substances are drawn back in creating a healthier disc and allowing healing to begin. This disc treatment is combined with Active Therapeutic Movement, or ATM, which rehabilitates and “wakes up” the core, stabilizing muscle of your spine.
our four-step method of diagnosis and treatment
At The Spine & Pain Institute we believe that the best patient outcomes occur when a patient is well informed. We have developed a simple, thorough, four-step method of diagnosis and treatment. We are your partners against pain, and providers of peace of mind!
A detailed discussion between you and a physician about your medical history.
A comprehensive physical examination and, if necessary, selected diagnostic tests.
A specific treatment plan developed for you.
The implementation of treatment.