Spinal Decompression Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT)?
So, what is it? Simply put, Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) is a computerized stretching of the spine that creates space between the vertebrae and relieves pressure on the bones, nerves, and joints. Age, repetitive movements, and injuries can cause the spine to shorten and compact onto itself. This leads to back pain, bulging discs, neck pain, headaches, and other painful conditions. Spinal decompression is a painless and non-surgical treatment to gently stretch the spine back to its proper position and relieve the pressure. It is an excellent treatment option for patients who haven't found relief from other therapies like massages, general chiropractic care, or physical therapy.
What Conditions Can It Help With?
Spinal Decompression is also known to help with radiculopathy, numbness and tingling, and failed back surgery. Cornerstone Chiropractic would be happy to talk with you about your condition and whether Spinal Decompression is a good treatment option for you. Call their team today!
What Can I Expect?
1) To begin, you lay fully dressed on a very comfortable, padded table. It is a special spinal decompression table that has a high-tech computer built into it, that is used to precisely guide the movements of the table for your customized treatment.
2) Next, the Chiropractic Doctors attach a specialized brace snuggly around you to protect your spine's stability and make sure that you are settled comfortably on the table
3) Once everything is in place, the computer will begin to slowly and gently move the table to reposition your spine, which creates negative pressure around your vertebrae. As a result, bulging or herniated disks begin to recede, taking the pressure off nerves and other structures within your spine. This helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal. The treatment session will last anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
Does it Hurt?
No, it is actually very comfortable! Some patients even fall asleep during their treatment sessions. SDT is one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. Lying on a comfortable table and feeling a release of the built-up pressure and tension is a very soothing and relaxing sensation. Occasionally you may feel a slight stretching sensation, but there should be no pain or discomfort. As you progress through your treatment sessions, you will begin to experience more flexibility, a wider range of motion, and less daily back or neck pain.
Does it Work?
Absolutely! This modern therapy has very good effective rates. In a recent study, 86% of the 219 patients who completed decompression therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms. Even more exciting is that 84% remained pain-free 90 days after treatment completion. Physical exams showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients and remained in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment (Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5). We believe that it is always better to try and restore the body to its optimal, natural state instead of surgically intervening whenever possible. Sometimes surgery cannot be avoided, but if it can, that is a preferable course of action. If you are wondering if your back or neck pain can be treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT), please reach out to the team at Cornerstone Chiropractic! You could begin feeling better today!
What if I Have Already Had Back Surgery?
Spinal Decompression Therapy may still be an excellent option for you. We have had patients see great results by going through spinal decompression therapy post-surgery. Bulging or herniated discs can still be an issue after back surgery. The results achieved from a back surgery process may address other issues, but not all of them. So adding Spinal Decompression Therapy to your treatment plan can increase your chances of finally getting relief for your back or neck pain. If you have had back surgery and are still experiencing pain, contact us today to discuss how we may help you.
How Much Does it Cost?
It depends on how severe your back damage is. The average number of therapy sessions that a patient requires is 15-20, and each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. When the Chiropractic Doctors examine you and formulate your custom treatment plan, they will discuss how many sessions you will need. Therapy packages begin at $1,500.00, but it is based on the number of visits that your case requires. The good news is that we offer convenient payment options that will fit within any budget! Also, it is still a drastically lower cost than back surgery, which can easily be more than $100,000! Even with insurance coverage, you could still be faced with co-pays and deductibles in the tens of thousands. If cost is a concern that is holding you back from pain-free wellness, please contact the team at Cornerstone Chiropractic! They are happy to discuss all of your payment options and take that fear away!
Will My Insurance Cover it?
It depends on your personal coverage, because not all insurance plans are the same. Cornerstone Chiropractic is happy to work with all insurance companies and file any necessary claims in an attempt to have them cover some of the costs. However, if your insurance policy does not cover the treatment, Cornerstone Chiropractic has the solution! They offer many convenient payment options that will fit in your budget and allow you to get the relief that you need.
How Soon Can I Get Started?
Call Cornerstone Chiropractic today! They offer a very flexible and convenient schedule to make receiving your treatment easy! Monday- Friday, they offer evening appointments as late as 6:30. Saturdays are also an option, by appointment only. So there is a time that should work with your busy schedule. You could be feeling relief in just a matter of a few days, so call us today.
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