Is your back or neck pain causing you to lose work, limit your leisure activities or even consider surgery? Have you tried different treatments and nothing has worked yet? Have you been told to learn to live with the pain or been forced to rely on drugs for relief? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time you asked about Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a drug-free, non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment that helps reduce or eliminate painful herniated, degenerated and bulging discs in the lower back and neck. Spinal decompression is an amazing healthcare breakthrough that provides an 86% success rate. Casper Sport Chiropractic & Spine was among the first clinics in the DFW Metroplex to offer this revolutionary treatment. We have helped countless people get back to a normal, pain-free way of life.
Spinal Decompression Therapy can effectively treat:
- Bulging Discs
- Herniated Discs
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle Tension Headaches
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Posterior Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Decompression in Detail
Spinal Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The back and neck pain relief is achieved by drawing the areas of bulging or herniated discs back into place. Spinal decompression also helps draw fluids, nutrients and blood supply back into the disc, thereby "feeding" it and reversing the disc degeneration process.
Spinal Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, essentially forming a vacuum that sucks the bulging and herniated disc material back into the disc space and relieves pressure. As the ligaments and soft tissue that hold disc material in place become stretched or torn due to bulging and herniation, decompression strengthens the ligament bands that hold the disc material in place to heal and prevent future recurrence.
At Casper Sport Chiropractic & Spine in Arlington, TX, we have undergone expert training in the delivery of spinal decompression therapy, and are dedicated to relieving severe, chronic back pain and neck pain. Dr Casper has been doing this treatment longer than anyone in the Metroplex. Patients come to us to return to a normal, pain-free life.
Spinal Decompression Research Studies
Clinical studies have shown Spinal Decompression Therapy to be extremely effective in treating back pain and neck pain. In one recent study published in Orthopedic Technology Review, Decompression Therapy was shown to be 86% effective in treating herniated and degenerative discs. A follow-up study published in Anesthesiology News showed that after 4 years, over 91% of patients remained pain free.
Journal of Neurological Research VOL 20, NO 4, April 1998
Researchers stated: "We consider decompression therapy to be a primary treatment modality for low back pain associated with lumbar disc herniation at single or multiple levels, degenerative disc disease, facet arthropathy, and decreased spine mobility. Physiology (pain and mobility) and pathology correlate imprecisely. We believe that post-surgical patients with persistent pain or 'Failed Back Syndrome' should not be considered candidates for further surgery until a reasonable trial of decompression has been tried."
Journal of Neurological Research VOL 23, NO 7, October 2001
Researchers stated: "For any given patient with low back and referred leg pain, we cannot predict with certainty which cause has assumed primacy. Therefore surgery, directed at root decompression at the site of the herniation alone, may not be effective if secondary causes of pain have become predominant. Decompression therapy, however, addresses both primary and secondary causes of low back and referred leg pain. We thus submit that Decompression therapy should be considered first, before the patient undergoes a surgical procedure which permanently alters the anatomy and function of the affected lumbar spine segment."
Journal of Neurological Research VOL 23, NO 7, October 2001
In that same volume, the Senior Lecturer in Orthopedics at Sydney University stated: "Successful reduction of intradiscal pressures with decompression therapy represents a technological advance in lumbar spinal treatment and is likely to affect both the biomechanical and biochemical causes of discogenic pain."
Spinal Decompression FAQ's
Question: What kind of conditions does Spinal Decompression Therapy treat?
Answer: Disc problems such as bulging, herniated, or protruding discs of the cervical and lumbar spine, degenerated discs, joint facet syndrome, sciatica mild spondylolisthesis and stenosis.
Question: What are my chances for success?
Answer: Very high. At Casper Sport Chiropractic & Spine we only accept patients we truly feel we can help. Spinal Decompression therapy aids patients suffering from herniated or bulging intervertebral discs, sciatica, stenosis, deterioration and arthrosis.
Question: Does insurance cover the cost?
Answer: Different types of insurance cover different costs associated with the Spinal Decompression therapy. We are happy to verify your benefits when you come into our office and explain all costs prior to any services being performed. If for any reason your insurance will not cover all or part of the treatment, Casper Sport Chiropractic & Spine offers flexible financing programs. If we do not think that you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression, the doctor will tell you and there will be no charge. We want you to live a life free of pain and discomfort and will do anything we can to help make this possible.
Question: If I don't have insurance, are payment plans available?
Answer: Yes, we can provide several flexible payment plans to accommodate most peoples' needs.
Question: How long does Spinal Decompression take?
Answer: Each session requires 45 minutes on average.
Question: Does spinal decompression therapy offer permanent relief?
Answer: In many cases, yes. Our approach is to bring you long lasting back pain relief so you do not have to return. We may recommend periodic follow up maintenance for some severe cases.
Question: Can I continue to work while I'm undergoing spinal decompression therapy?
Answer: Most patients are able to maintain a work schedule. If you undergo any physically stressful activities, we may prescribe a brace or limit your work activities in the beginning of your care program.
Question: What kinds of conditions are not treatable or contraindicated by spinal decompression?
Answer: Osteomalacia (severe osteporosis), myelitis, fractures and unstable spondylolisthesis with pars defects, cancer or tumors.
Question: I have had surgery on my lower back, can I still be treated?
Answer: Yes, in most cases.
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