Spinal Decompression Cold Laser Therapy in Dallas
Cold Laser Therapy along with Spinal Decompression Therapy are an unbeatable combination in providing substantial long term relief from the pain caused by disc and nerve problems. Both therapies provide a synergistic effect to speed up the healing process.
Spinal Decompression has been clinically tested and has helped thousands with disc and nerve pain in the neck and low back become pain-free. Prior to the invention of decompression therapy there was never a step between physical therapy, chiropractic and surgery. Spinal Decompression therapy has changed that! It provides patients with an effective, safe, non-invasive treatment option that should be considered before surgery is ever even performed.
Most back and neck pain sufferers that are treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy at the Atlas Medical Center in Irving, TX have one of the following conditions: herniated or bulging discs, degenerated disc disease, sciatica, stenosis, pinched nerves, facet syndrome or failed back surgery.
In order to understand how spinal decompression therapy works you must have a general idea of what happens in most cases when there is a serious back or neck problem involving the disc and nerves.
What is important about your spine?
First, in a healthy spine the disc, which is the cushion or shock absorber sandwiched between each bone, gets its nutrients from the natural pumping motion provided by the movement of the bones above and below them. Overtime, without this natural pumping motion the discs become unhealthy, dry, and more brittle. A disc that is dehydrated gets easily damaged, torn, inflamed and more degenerated. Often times, the discs jelly like material bulges through the weakened outer sheath of the disc, and presses on the spinal nerve causing severe pain.
How does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
The advanced computerized spinal decompression system used at the Atlas Medical Center in Irving, TX allows the doctor or therapist to gently and precisely take the pressure off of the pain producing discs and nerves.
While the treatment is occurring negative pressure is created inside of the disc. This negative pressure actually draws the herniated material back into the disc. By drawing or shrinking the bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc this also takes the pressure off of the pain producing nerves. In addition, by replicating the natural pumping motion of the spine, the discs rehydrate and heal themselves by allowing nutrients to get back into the disc.
Most importantly, unlike cortisone, epidural injections and medications, the results of spinal decompression therapy aren’t short lived. A study published in Anesthesiology News in 2003 found that after a four year follow-up with patients who had undergone spinal decompression therapy 91% remained pain-free.
The process of using Spinal Decompression forces (negative pressure) relieves pain by:
- Enlarging the disc space (which gives fluid, oxygen, and nutrition)
- Re-hydrating the disc (discs are mostly 88% water)
- Reducing bulging, protruding, or herniated discs
- Decreasing intra-discal pressure by the application of negative pressure
(In plain English…..spinal decompression therapy relieves disc and nerve pain fast)
The following animation is an example of spinal decompression in the lower back. The neck is similar.
The Main Conditions Spinal Decompression Therapy Treats:
- Back pain, Neck Pain
- Herniated and Bulging discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Pinched Nerves
- Arthritis Pain
- Failed Back Surgery or Relapse
- Facet Syndromes
Is Spinal Decompression Safe? Is it comfortable?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is gentle, safe, and has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This treatment is very comfortable that many patients fall asleep during therapy. The therapy is usually performed lying face up, however it can be performed face down or lying on your side. While lying down the advanced computer system utilizes a logarithmic curve to avoid proprioceptor response (muscle spasms). The spinal decompression machine is designed with a split table mechanism to decrease friction and allows the separation of the vertebrae causing negative pressure, minimizing the effect of gravity.
Patients describe the treatment as a painless, gentle, intermittent pulling of your back (or neck). There is no down time or hospitalization with spinal decompression and best of all, once patients complete their program the effects are long lasting.
Clinical studies have proven spinal decompression therapy to be successful with 8 out of 10 people. Combining Spinal Decompression Therapy along with Cold Laser Therapy can increase your chances for getting the results you want.
- Patients under active Cancer Treatment.
- Patients with Spondylolesthesis Grade II, III, and above. (Grade I (stable) can be treated).
- Severe Osteoporosis (Must see bone density test).
- Certain surgical fixations (On a case by case basis).
*This therapy is completely safe and comfortable for almost everyone. Patients report that therapy is relaxing and painless!
**Not every Cold Laser Program includes Spinal Decompression Therapy. Dr. Hanson will consider your diagnosis, symptoms, medical history during your consultation/evaluation to determine if Spinal Decompression will be added to your Cold Laser Program.
If you are looking for a painless, non-surgical pain relief solution in Dallas-Fort Worth, call 214-596-1051 to find out if you’re a candidate for care. Ask to speak with one of our doctors to get your questions answered.
Irving spinal decompression therapy and cold laser therapy programs for back pain,neck pain relief at the Atlas Medical Center in Irving, TX w/ Dr.Hanson,DC