Why Spinal Decompression?
Our goal is to help relieve chronic back & neck pain & associated leg and arm pain.
It’s gentle, painless, drug free, non invasive and requires no down time.
- Adults who have suffered with pain for years or months and who have tried other solutions without relief
- As an alternative to surgery
- Those who have lost mobility due to pain
- To reduce the need for prescription medication
May provide symptomatic relief from:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis & nerve impingement
- Degenerative disc related pain or sensation changes
- Sciatic type symptoms – Shooting, tingling and throbbing pain down leg(s)
Why OUR Spinal Decompression
We are the only service in Victoria with this type of fully computerised, state of the art decompression table. The features are:
- No straps, cables or pulleys – no slack or grab in the force delivered
- Inbuilt progressive logarithmic applications which monitor in millisecond intervals for exact reproduction
- Computerised to deliver repeatable hold-release-hold protocols
- Movable table segments allowing precise targeting of specific disc(s)
- 8 different programs for disc, muscle and rehab applications
- Patient is supine (face up)
- No need to remove shoes or clothing
What is non surgical Spinal Decompression
Over time, or as a result of an injury, spinal discs can become compressed which may result in conditions such as herniated or bulging discs resulting in back and neck pain. Non Surgical Spinal Decompression can reduce the intradiscal pressure, potentially allowing the disc to re-hydrate with a reduction of symptoms associated.
These conditions are not only associated with back and neck pain but also tingling, burning or numbness in the legs and arms.
Conditions which respond well to non surgical Spinal Decompression
Back and neck pain can be caused my many different conditions. One such condition is Spinal Stenosis – a narrowing of the spaces around the spinal cord. Other conditions causing back and neck pain can be related to the Spinal Discs. Conditions such as Disc Bulges, Herniated Discs, Disc Protrusions and Degenerative Disc Disease. These disc conditions in the neck may also cause pain to be felt in the shoulders, arms and hands whilst in the back the pain may radiate down the sciatic nerve through the hip and buttock and into the leg and foot This pain is known as Sciatica. All these existing conditions can respond well to Non Surgical Spinal Decompression.
Decompression Treatment can also be a good preventative therapy for people in repetitive or sedentary professions where extra strain is regularly placed on the spine, especially when in conjunction with chiropractic treatments.
The decompression table
The Spinal Decompression table employs sophisticated load sensor technology, with over 10,000 pulses per millimetre, which constantly measure and monitor the treatment force and patient-resistance of every treatment. This provides a uniquely accurate, low-force and smooth Spinal Decompression. No cables, pullies or manual intervention is required as the computer is programed to the patient’s unique setting.
The treatment is so smooth and comfortable that most patients sleep during the session, which reduces issues associated with muscle guarding, encouraging healing with greatly improved outcomes.
Patients remain fully dressed during their Spinal Decompression treatments as there is no requirement to remove clothing or footwear.
How is Spinal Decompression different from traction or Inversion Therapy?
Pain relief associated with Spinal Decompression is well documented over many years in the forms of traction and inversion, which remove the weight load. These therapies are not able to be specifically directed, resulting in the force applied being spread over the whole spine.
The spinal decompression table is designed to target a particular disc resulting in a specific force being able to change the intradiscal pressure, which may provide symptomatic relief of disc bulges or herniations.
Many people have sought out this form of treatment with the aim of relieving back and neck pain, to increase mobility limitations associated with pain, relieve sciatic pain and referral, to reduce dependence on pain killers or to be able to return to their sport of choice or leisure activity of preference. Some people consider spinal decompression as a form of treatment because it is natural and non-invasive, requires no down time from usual activities and may be a real alternative to surgery when considering the costs and risks.
Is the treatment painful?
Rarely patients feel some slight pulling on their muscles but this goes away once they relax into the therapy.
How long is a treatment and how many treatments do I need?
A session is 30 minutes with the decompression program being 20 minutes. Some patients experience a symptomatic relief after only a few treatments, however to reverse serious and long-standing conditions a course of treatment is usually required. As a preventative measure, occasional treatments are sufficient.
Can I go back to work immediately after a treatment?
Yes you can however we do ask that you walk for a short while prior to returning to the seated position in your car.
How do I know if I am suitable for this treatment?
All patients must have an initial assessment with our professional who will assess their particular condition before writing up a unique program of treatments. We encourage you to call to have an initial discussion with one of our consultants before you make a booking. If all consultants are busy at the time please leave your details and someone will call you back at their first opportunity.
Where can I have Spinal Decompression treatment?
Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatments are provided at Mobility Health, Level 2, 51-55 City Road, Southbank, 3006 by Non Surgical Spinal Care Pty. Ltd.
If you have questions which have not been covered by this site please call us on 1300 614 280 to discuss further.