Disc Herniation or Disc Bulge? What Is Spinal Decompression?

A non-surgical therapy that causes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves (neural impingement) of the spinal column.

Spinal decompression therapy uses a medical technology that applies a distraction force to the targeted compressed disc. This gently pulls the spine apart, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae, which pulls the disc back into shape. This vacuum also allows water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids to enter into the disc to allow the spine to heal and relieve the pain. The medical term for this vacuum-like effect is known as negative intra-discal pressure.

Patients are fitted with a harness that fits around their hip area as well as a harness that fits around the upper back. Once fitted with the harnesses, the patient lies down on a computerized table, programmed for their specific treatment plan. Each treatment takes about 10 to 20 minutes. The procedure is painless and extremely comfortable.

The typical treatment plan ranges from 10 to 20 sessions over six to eight weeks, with most patients experiencing vast relief in as little as six sessions. Disc Herniations or Bulges can alter lives and may ever require surgery. The pain drives people to chronic use of pain medication and ultimately surgery. The long term success rate of surgeries are not promising. We have implemented Spinal Decompression in our office and have seen fantastic results.

Patients who were scheduled for surgery and do to the success of spinal decompression are now living a life free of pain. I am thrilled with the results we have seen and the hope it gives to chronic low back/leg pain and even neck and arm pain suffers. Schedule a consultation to see if you may be a candidate for Spinal Decompression.

Dr. Eric A. Lane

Chris/Heidi Powell from ABC's Extreme Weight Loss highly recommend Dr. Eric A. Lane (view endorsement). He has been serving Tucson, Arizona as a chiropractor/physician for over 25 years. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lane by calling our office at 520.742.7785 or contact us.

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