Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential
Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.
Like lifting a heavy rock off your toe, our patients often report a pleasant sense of release directly following their adjustments.
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard.
Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient.
Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression therapy is a new non-surgical technology utilizing an advanced computer controlled traction system. This system has been clinically proven to be extremely effective in relieving neck, back, arm and leg pain provoked by spinal disc disease and arthritis.
What types of conditions will spinal decompression help?
FDA cleared indications for Spinal Decompression Therapy for pain related to:
- Protruding, Bulging and herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet Joint disorder
- Spinal nerve root impingement
- Degenerative joint disease
- Compression fracture
How does it work?
Spinal Decompression creates negative pressure within the intervertebral disc. This promotes increased nutritional support to the disc which enhances the bodies ability to heal itself and in many cases can reduce the size of disc bulges and herniated discs.
Decompression therapy is also extremely effective in relieving joint pressure associated with arthritis.
Does it hurt?
Spinal decompression therapy is one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. Patients will feel a mild stretch during treatment. Patients typically will be lying on their back on the comfortable table and are fitted with a support system that allows for specific traction at selected spinal levels.
How long are the treatments?
Patients usually undergo 10 to 20 treatment sessions, depending on their condition or injury. Each therapy session lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. Every patient is different and each case will be evaluated by the doctor during the consultation and examination. Decompression therapy is often utilized in addition to Chiropractic spinal adjustments and exercises to improve biomechanical function, strength and stability.
Can Spinal Decompression help my pain?
Each patient is different and no doctor can guarantee success, but clinical outcomes with this type of traction therapy have been shown to be effective in 86% of patients treated.
Is Spinal Decompression new?
Although traction therapy has been around for thousands of years, the Chattanooga Triton DTS computerized spinal traction therapy is new. Advances in equipment and procedures have dramatically improved effectiveness. Continued improvements in the delivery system and regular updates in protocol keep this system in the forefront of non-surgical disc therapy.
How do I know if the treatment will work for me?
Contact our office and set up a complimentary consultation with one of the doctors to determine if spinal decompression therapy is a treatment option for you. We are happy to assist you in any way we can to help regain your optimal health.
Will my pain go away for good?
Although it is impossible to predict the future, our experience indicates that most patients do find long term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the prescribed program of treatments. Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our clinic for follow up care will help to maintain your spinal health and reduce the probability of re-occurrence. As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program, your commitment to continue with home exercise and discretion in some daily activities is the key to long term relief.
Why is Spinal Decompression Therapy more successful than other treatment options?
Spinal decompression therapy is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “care” stabilization exercises. We also utilize chiropractic adjustments and other adjunctive treatments that have proven effectiveness in back care. This multi-faceted approach makes the overall treatment so effective. Spinal discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating them as directly as possible makes sense. The combination of focused traction to the injury site, rehabilitation to the supportive structures with chiropractic adjustments and overall strengthening of core musculature makes the treatment unique. Spinal decompression affects the discs as directly as possible without surgery.
Are there conditions where spinal decompression therapy is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or ‘cages’) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery can be performed
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a registered massage therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic muscle pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
|Anxiety and depression||Asthma and Emphysema|
|Back, leg, and neck pain||Cancer|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)||Chronic Fatigue syndrome|
|Fractures and edema||Gastrointestinal disorders|
|Headaches||Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis|
|Insomnia||Kyphosis and Scoliosis|
|Multiple sclerosis||Parkinson’s disease|
|Muscle tension and spasm||Palliative care|
|Post-surgical rehabilitation||Pregnancy and labour support|
|Sports injuries||Strains and sprains|
|Stress and stress related conditions||Stroke|
Massage Therapy as Part of your Health Maintenance Plan
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system function
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
Massage Therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention!