If I go through Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does it take to see benefits?

Many patients report a decrease in pain after the first few sessions. Usually, considerable improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How long does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?

Patients stay on the system for 30-45 minutes, daily for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the next two weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.

Do I qualify for Decompression therapy?

Since I started using Spinal Decompression unit, I’ have been inundated with questions from both doctors and patients as to which instances it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is vital to favorable outcomes, so let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the right decision since not everyone qualifies for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is more than 4 weeks old
  • Recurring pain from a failed back surgery that is more than 6 months old.
  • Persistent pain from degenerated disc not reacting to four weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
  • Patient at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances like pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (unstable).
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1 (recent).
  • Pars defect.
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
  • Disc space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Are there any negative side effects to the therapy?

Almost all patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a brief amount of time.

Specifically How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and permit decompression at a certain level?

Decompression is accomplished using a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The key to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is produced by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Eliminating this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.

Is there any risk to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?

Absolutely Not. Spinal Decompression is totally safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the therapy instantly thereby preventing any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differ from ordinary spinal traction?

Traction is effective at treating some of the conditions arising from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t deal with the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression produces a negative pressure inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also triggers the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction triggers the body’s normal response to stretching by generating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for people that have had spinal surgery?

In most cases Spinal Decompression therapy is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. Lots of patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

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Rachel Swyers
18:57 27 Oct 21
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Lawrence Williams
20:27 20 Oct 21
The staff is knowledgeable and caring. The Spina therapy relieved me of my sciatica pain. I am NOT experiencing any of... the former pain in my lower back and legs. I am doing core strengthing exercises to keep the improvements I achieved by way of the treatments at Disc Centers. THANK YOU!!read more
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Chris Wayne
00:15 13 Oct 21
Really great experience at the Kennesaw location. Very professional, friendly and attentive.I had a herniated disc and... a bulged disc. Life was miserable.I am now completely pain free and back to normal. I would highly recommend them to anyone with back issues.read more
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22:52 09 Jun 21
Disc center has been an absolute blessing for me. I’ve been dealing with Sciatica nerve pain and lower back pain for... over 10 years now. No doctor has been able to relieve me of any pain. In just just 9 sessions of treatment, I am gaining better mobility and participation in more activities like cooking, bathing, walking and shopping. I feel like I am regaining my life again after so many years of pain. I was very depressed and felt like I had no more solutions and only options was surgery. But Dr. Taylor has giving me hope and I am regaining my confidence and my life back. So I highly recommend Disc Center for anyone suffering in back pain and sciatica. We appreciate you very muchread more
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15:19 27 Apr 21
Dr Taylor and staff are incredible. Recently I injured my shoulder at the gym, Dr Taylor used a Cold Laser to help... speed up healing. After 6 sessions with the laser, I’m no longer in pain. I truly recommend using the laser treatment. Thank you Dr Taylor!!read more
Elizabeth Lalvani
Elizabeth Lalvani
12:06 05 Jan 21
I am so incredibly thankful that I found ProSpine. From being a dancer for over 20 years and having a handful of joint... and back problems, Dr. Taylor has helped me tremendously. He's helped me understand the importance of long term and preventative care. I have trusted him with my back injuries and I have never felt better. I have never understood my body better than I do today. His secretary Sherice is also extremely sweet. She makes sure that you have every alert possible for your appointment and has a great personality. Both her and Dr. Taylor make a great team and leave you wondering why you've never visited before. It's not worth being in pain every day. Schedule your appointment now!read more
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Roz Matthews
22:26 20 Nov 20
I've seen many chiropractors over the last 15yrs, and Dr. Taylor is one of the best. He is genuinely interested in your... health and always adjusts perfectly. I always feel like a new person after each visit. Very cool doc 🙂 Highly recommend.The staff is amazing! Shout out to Becky and Shanice (sorry if I got your name wrong) 🙂read more
Carole Paul
Carole Paul
20:25 23 Oct 20
I have been receiving excellent care from Dr. Raymond Taylor at this facility since he became the owner. Dr. Taylor is... very knowledgeable about the muscular and skeletal system and can pinpoint the exact location of my pain quickly during examination. I was suffering from sciatica and Dr. Taylor has resolved it to the point that it has not returned. I recommend Dr. Taylor and continue to get an adjustment once a month and it has made a world of difference. By the way, I am 74 1/2 years old and I feel like Dr. Taylor at ProSpine Wellness keeps me going!read more
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Stephanie Oxborrow
01:08 08 Oct 20
Wonderful experience! I have zero chiropractic experience but went to Dr. Taylor for help with some pain. He was very... thorough and explained everything clearly - over the course of multiple visits everything was very professional and helpful!read more
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Jasmin Valencia
17:00 02 Oct 20
Where to begin? Dr. Taylor has great chair side manner, he’s very knowledgeable and patient. He really hears out the... problem and then works his magic finding those trigger points. Every time I leave his office I feel renewed. He also gives me pointers on how to make myself comfortable in between sessions. Another thing I love is the privacy in between patients (especially during a pandemic) patients are not scheduled overlapping each other and when you’re there you have the doctors attention which like many of us have experienced that’s not the usual case. You’re not just a number- you’re an actual patient that is cared about at Prospine wellness.Keep it up! 🙂read more
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Nay Nayyy
22:00 10 Aug 20
Dr. Taylor is awesome! He is very attentive and listens to what you need. He then tailors your treatment to your own... specific needs. Most chiropractors I’ve been to have just given me a generalized treatment without addressing my individual issue. I come visit Dr. Taylor every week now and it is life-changing. Best chiropractic experience I’ve ever had.read more
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