Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Consider spinal decompression before undergoing surgery for a herniated disc, pinched nerve, or other painful condition. While it can’t cure every issue, this noninvasive therapy has helped many patients at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, gain significant relief from back and neck pain without surgery. If you live in Frisco, Little Elm, or the neighboring communities, call for your appointment today or book your visit online to learn more about spinal decompression.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

Have you been told you need neck or back surgery?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is an effective FDA-cleared nonsurgical treatment alternative for many disc-related problems. It is also a much more affordable treatment option than a spinal fusion or other spine surgery.

If you are suffering from a disc problem, our doctors at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, would love to have a consultation with you today to determine if you would be a good candidate for treatment. We offer decompression therapy near Frisco and have helped thousands of patients get out of pain and back to their lives.

To see a few of our many success stories, visit our Testimonials page. Please see below for more information and helpful answers about this effective and affordable treatment.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for conditions that affect your spinal column, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative discs
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy/radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis

Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, or any other type of spinal problem? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, pain management, or physical therapy? Have you tried chiropractic and just could not get enough relief?

Research indicates disc issues are responsible for numerous lumbar/leg pain and neck/arm pain syndromes. Compression increases intradiscal pressure leading to annular compromise and possible extrusion of nuclear (disc) material. Please see the following video for more information about how spinal decompression therapy helps damaged discs heal.

Since the disc is a relatively avascular structure after age 14, it doesn’t receive fresh blood and oxygen with every heartbeat. It requires “diffusion” created by motion and ‘decompression’ to restore nutrients and enhance healing.

The Triton DTS represents the finest decompression traction system available today. Cervical and lumbar decompression traction can be delivered utilizing the Triton DTS in a controlled and proven method.

Decompression therapy is more affordable than a spinal fusion or other spine surgery. Spinal Traction is highly recommended by Neurological Research. It was found that out of 778 cases of patients receiving spinal decompression, 92% said that they showed improvement (Neurological Research; Volume 20, Number 3, April 1998).

What is spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical, comfortable traction therapy to relieve back and leg pain or neck and arm pain resulting from pressure on your spinal cord and spinal nerves. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it to relieve pressure on your spinal cord and surrounding nerves.

What can this vacuum effect do?

The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created to reduce pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves.

Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates the growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

What machine is used for this purpose?

There are numerous spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Regenesys Physical Medicine has chosen to use the Triton DTS machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical medicine equipment.

Who can benefit from spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated discs, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

We offer spinal decompression near Frisco, so you can access nonsurgical solutions to achieve long-lasting pain relief.

Are there conditions where spinal decompression is not indicated?

Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients with disc fragmentation, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity, or severe nerve damage. It is not recommended for patients over 70.

However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.

How often is spinal decompression performed? How long does each session last?

Spinal decompression is usually performed three times a week for 18-30 sessions. Each treatment session takes approximately one hour.

What are the results of spinal decompression therapy?

Over 85% of patients have good pain relief. Please visit our Testimonials page to see what our patients say about their results.

Can I try spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy can help almost anyone with neck or lower back pain, even those who have already experienced a failed spinal surgery. Our doctors offer comprehensive spine care near Frisco and will perform a consultation, health history, and examination to determine if you are a good candidate.

Don’t live in pain any longer! Call our office today at (972) 712-5556 to find out how spinal decompression can help you get out of pain.

I have been dealing with a herniated discs in my lower back for over 2 years. I tried injections and traditional physical therapy that somewhat relieved the pain and stiffness, but my Dr said my only other option was surgery. No way was I wanting to have back surgery, so I found Regenesys as another option to explore. After a 10 week treatment plan prescribed by Dr Wilson; which included adjustments, targeted physical therapy, spinal decompression and massage I am happy to say my pain/discomfort level has dropped from a 10 to a 2!! I know that my issues will never go away, but gaining the knowledge on how I can better manage and continue to strengthen/improve to live a better, pain free life has been invaluable! Thanks to all the great folks at Regenesys for helping me feel better!!!

Carissa De Santis

6 months ago

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