We are very excited to offer Kennedy Certified Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatments.
Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for certain types of back-related pain. Decompression uses computer-assisted biofeedback loop technology that allows the spine to be slowly & gently decompressed, taking pressure off nerves. By applying specific mechanical traction and controlling the force and angle of disc distraction, a computer reduces the body's natural tendency to resist external forces. This provides significant advantage over traditional traction tables by avoiding the natural reaction of resistance and muscle spasms allowing water, oxygen and nutrients to flow back into the problem area which enhances the body's natural healing response. Through the action of spinal decompression, the underlying nerve irritation is reduced providing symptomatic relief - all without having risky surgery.
The theory behind spinal decompression is that applying gentle but firm traction to stretch the spine will lessen the pressure on the disc, which will allow the disc to return to its normal position while also encouraging blood flow. Not only is space created for the disc to move back towards its original position, circulation is also improved to encourage the body’s own healing processes.
To facilitate the stretching of the spine in a controlled manner, a device is used to give the doctor full control over the speed and range of the movement. The patient is attached to a table with computerized controls. Straps ensure that the patient is secure, while the doctor is able to adjust the stretching to ensure that the necessary space is created in the spine – while still keeping the patient safe and comfortable.
What kinds of conditions are treatable with Spinal Decompression?
This procedure may be right for you if you suffer from:
- chronic back or neck pain
- disc bulges and herniations
- spinal stenosis
- radiculopathy patterns (pain traveling down the leg or arm)
- stiffness and pain of degenerative disc(s)
Kennedy Decompression Technique Certification
Both our doctors are fully certified in Kennedy Decompression technique. This unique certification course is taught by the leading expert in spinal decompression, Jay Kennedy, D.C., who has trained doctors worldwide and treated thousands of patients using a variety of decompression systems. The topics cover an array of subjects including proper patient selection, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, and ancillary procedures.
The course entails over 40 hours including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges. After completing this comprehensive course, Dr. Chris Rizzo and Dr. Steve Maniscalco are pleased that we can now better serve our patients and others in the community with advanced spinal decompression therapy. This advanced technique is a non-surgical option that can finally bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain.
Does Spinal Decompression hurt?
While the idea of having your spine stretched by a machine may seem a little strange at first, you will discover that spinal decompression is gentle and very comfortable. Many patients get some relief after the first session. Repeated sessions can improve healing and lead to positive outcomes for a variety of back and neck conditions.
Some even report improvement in symptoms they didn't realize were related to their spine. As your Leland chiropractor, we work together with you to administer as many sessions of spinal decompression treatment as necessary to help you heal.
Is Spinal Decompression covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, at this time, non-surgical spinal decompression is not covered by insurance.
How many Spinal Decompression treatments will I need and how much does it cost?
We realize that there are several doctors in the area that charge upwards of $200 per session and have you commit to 20-30 visit plans before you start. This does not fit within our office’s philosophy and mission. We charge a simple and affordable $55 per session. There is no pressure to commit to long term. We believe with our certified training and clinical experience as well as the latest cutting-edge Spinal Decompression table, this is a very reasonable fee.