The truth about Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very unique form of traction that if performed properly can help treat spinal conditions including disc protrusions, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.
Some people confuse traditional traction and inversion tables as decompression therapy. There is a big difference between these therapies and a big difference on who and how decompression is done. I will try and explain the difference here.
Decompression therapy results vary depending on who is performing the therapy and what table is used. We at CCWC take pride in using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment (digital x-ray and/or MRI) to determine the specific disc that needs treated. Then, we have highly trained staff using the most up-to-date decompression table putting the patient on the table correctly and using the specific angle needed, specific pelvic or cervical tilt, and the proper amount of time and force for optimal results.
When performed properly, a negative force is achieved and the disc can be pulled back into the disc space. It is also important that the patient is coached on nutrients, hydration, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments for the best long-lasting results.
Because all the above is needed for great results, we only offer patients 21 and 30 session packages. Anything less than 20 sessions given will not give long-lasting results. In fact, the patient would be better not to start if they aren’t going to commit to the full program. Our package prices include Digital Imaging before, during, and after treatment, decompression, chiropractic treatments, specific exercises, specific nutrients, hydration bottle, and ice packs.
Why not a inversion table? Inversion puts a patient in an inverted position causing every joint in the body to be slightly pulled; all the way from the ankle up to the head. This doesn’t allow for a specific pull on an individual disc. Therefore, it doesn’t cause negative pressure inside the disc, and is not decompression. It can cause harm to arthritic knees, hips, and the spine. It also can cause problems for people with high blood pressure, and causes the muscles to guard and spasm due to being elongated.
Decompression on the other hand is done with the patient lying on their back relaxed. With the patient relaxed and the proper decompression technique used, great results will be achieved.
Why choose us rather than the offices doing decompression cheaper. I feel they are taking short cuts by not having properly trained staff, proper diagnostic equipment, and not giving nutrients, ice, specific exercises, chiropractic care. Cheaper isn’t always better!
That being said, we are happy to announce that we have lowered our overhead by having one of our two digital imaging machines paid for and a decompression table paid for. We are passing these monthly saving on to our patients and are excited for our new October decompression prices.
If you are suffering with spinal problems, call today to see if you qualify for this awesome treatment.
Your wellness is our goal!’
Dr Waggoner and the rest of our Doctors and treating team.