Chiropractor In Kingston PA, Offers Decompression Therapy, Back Pain Relief

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy produces the forces and positions required to cause decompression of the intervertebral discs.  Decompression is the unloading due to distraction and positioning of the spine.  This therapy produces negative pressure within the disc to allow the particular injury to heal naturally.  Conditions that may be treated include:  back pain, neck pain, herniated disc, protruding disc, degenerative disc disease/arthritis, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica.

Patients are treated fully clothed and are fitted with a pelvic harness that fits around their pelvis as well as a thoracic harness as they lie face down, or face up on a computer controlled table.  The doctor operates the table from a computerize console, where the customized treatment protocol is entered into the computer.  Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes.  The average treatment protocol is approximately 20-28 treatments within a five to seven week period, depending on the individual’s case.

The therapy may also include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cold laser therapy, heat/ice before, during and/or after the treatment.  Your doctor will use these therapies when appropriate.  All of the above aid to accelerate the healing process.

Although there is no procedure that is 100% successful, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy has a high success rate with full compliance from the patient.  Your doctor will recommend that you refrain from certain activities and that you engage in a certain rehabilitation program either during or after your therapy.  If you adhere to your prescribed therapy, you will enhance your chance for success.  Drinking at least a half gallon of water per day will enhance the re-hydration process within the discs.  There are also nutritional supplements that may be recommended to you as well to help in the recovery and repair process.


Decompression therapy is extreamly effective in treating and managing the pain and discomfort assocaited with disc herniations

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