At Tamp Disc & Spine Center, We Specialize in Spines
Which means our healthcare staff is specially trained to diagnose and treat the source of your back pain. All of our treatment options are all-natural, so you can benefit from your treatment without the risks and recovery time associated with more invasive procedures, such as back surgery.
Danny avoided surgery with our non-surgical decompression therapy. Listen to his story!
Herniated or bulging discs can put pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in pain down the back and legs. At Tampa Disc & Spine Center, we offer nonsurgical decompression to relieve this pressure and alleviate associated pain. Unlike more invasive options, spinal decompression requires little to no recovery time or powerful pain medications—so you can enjoy the results and continue to perform your daily activities.
Q: Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy an effective treatment?
A: Spinal Decompression has been shown to be effective in the treatment of disc herniation’s, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Spinal Stenosis. In fact one research study shows almost a 90% (89.6) success rate in the resolution of symptoms associated with these conditions.
By gently and carefully moving and stretching the spine, a doctor can positively affect your spine in a spinal rehabilitation treatment called Non- Surgical Spinal Decompression. The purpose of this decompression treatment is to take pressure off the specific structures (in many cases the discs) of the spine that are causing problems. This can be due to long term abnormal positioning (poor function) of your spine. During Spinal Decompression treatments, we create a negative internal pressure inside the disc that causes a vacuum effect, which actually causes the disc to absorb fluid from the surrounding tissue and heal itself over time. This pressure is called negative intradiscal pressure and is used to create space in your discs so that your body can nourish your discs as well as hydrate them so they can heal properly.
This internal pressure or intradiscal pressure can cause retraction of the disc herniation or bulge which affects the nerves. This happens on a microscopic scale but over time, the small additions of retraction add up and can heal your body effectively.
The patients are treated in our office on controlled spinal decompression tables. These tables are equipped with a special harness used to target your thorax and pelvis so we can properly and specifically apply these gentle forces to your spine. Most of our treatments average around 30 minutes and the patients report back that the sessions are generally pain free and are quite comforting as the patient receives more and more treatments. Many patients report relief in just a few sessions of Spinal Decompression Treatment.
Q: I have a slipped disc. Will this treatment help?
A: A slipped disc can be successfully treated with spinal decompression treatment. These are also called herniated or bulging discs and can come from trauma such as a car accident, sports related injury, or an accident involving a blunt force to your spine, or even from chronic wear and tear.
Q: Who is an ideal patient for Spinal Decompression treatment?
A: Many of our patients report lower back and neck pain with or without radiation into the arms or legs (sciatica) and tell us that the spinal decompression treatments are very effective in lowering and in many cases, resolving their pain. There are many causes of lower back and neck pain and they are:
Sciatica, Herniated (“slipped”) Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis- A narrowing of the spine space around the spinal cord can put pressure on nerves, Scoliosis, Bulging Discs. Less commonly, low back pain can be a sign of a serious medical condition, so a thorough evaluation is necessary.
Many of our patients have tried many other types of treatments, including medication, injections, surgery, physical therapy, and chiropractic with many types of doctors but have come to us because the other treatments were unsuccessful. We constantly hear that our patients wish they would have heard about this type of treatment before they suffered through all the other treatments. The differences in our treatments are:
- The injured disc is targeted with direct force to heal the problem area. In other words, WE TREAT THE CAUSE of the problem not just the symptoms
- We address the functional issues that have, in many cases, caused the problem
- All patients are prequalified to make sure that our Spinal Decompression Program will work for them
- Most of our patients can go back to everyday life pain free after treatments
Q: Who is not an ideal patient for Spinal Decompression treatment?
A: The most important thing to do is set up a consultation with one of our doctors. They will determine if you are a good candidate or not. Although decompression is conservative in nature there are specific circumstances that will not allow us to treat some individuals with this technology.
Q: When will I know if I qualify for treatment?
A: After you have a consultation with one of our doctors, they will discuss your symptoms and a possible treatment plan shortly after. You will be notified a few days following your tests that include a general orthopedic evaluation, spinal evaluation, muscle and nerve test, as well as a review of any radiology report required. All of these tests and procedures are meant to fully understand your problem and they are all pain free.
Q: If I have already had back or neck surgery, can I still get Spinal Decompression treatment?
A: Many patients still experience pain following surgery and this is very unfortunate and common. In many cases spinal decompression is administered to post-surgical patients. Some cases are not, so the best way to find out if we can help would be to set up a consultation with one of our doctors to determine if non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is for you.
Q: Tell me more about why your treatment is effective?
A: We are targeting the very specific areas where the pain occurs and are applying direct pressure for healing in those areas. When we apply these forces, they essentially create space inside the damaged discs which create a negative pressure inside your disc. Since your discs were malnourished due to a lack of nutrients and water, we are allowing them to heal by creating space for these essential things to heal your body properly and to allow your discs to perform optimally again. As the rehydration process takes place over time, the nerve pressure is greatly reduced along with the pain.
Q: How are your Spinal Decompression treatments any different than normal spinal traction treatments?
A: Traditional spinal traction treatments are very different because they don’t target a specific area. They actually just stretch your spine and body with a general force that cannot be targeted at all. During these treatments, one might experience painful muscle spasms in the body due to your natural reaction to withstand the force being pulled. Spinal traction is different from decompression in that it is static. Meaning it pulls and leaves you there. Spinal decompression is dynamic. Meaning it pulls and relaxes many times throughout the process. This creates a pumping effect in order to rehydrate and heal discs.
Q: Is Spinal Decompression a painful procedure?
A: Actually, our spinal decompression treatment is more relaxing. The machines and methods we use are calming and quiet. Many patients fall asleep during decompression.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: Since we are not just putting a band aid over the problem or just masking the symptoms, but actually fixing the problems in your spine, our treatments are meant to be permanent.
How come this treatment isn’t more main stream amongst other doctors?
Many doctors do know about this treatment but their training is in an allopathic or traditional medicine model that teaches them to utilize two tools: Drugs and surgery. Therefore they do not have an understanding of treatments that focus on restoration of function and restoring and repairing tissue.
Q: What type of referral do I need to come in for a consultation?
You do not need a referral from any other doctor. If you have had any MRI scans or x-rays, please bring those into your consultation.
Q: How long is the Spinal Decompression treatment program going to last?
A: This all depends on the severity of your problem but most patients feel relief in just a few sessions. Many of our patients say that they feel greatly relieved after the second week of treatment.
A typical treatment program will last about 18-30 visits which are scheduled over a 6-10 week period.
Q: Side effects to Spinal Decompression?
A: There are not any side effects known to date for this type of treatment.
Q: What are the risks involved?
A: The treatment plan is pain free and risk free and is 100% safe for your body.
Q: Will I have to take of time from work?
A: It is very common for our patients to continue everyday life including work related activities. If you need to perform heavy lifting or strenuous activities that require lifting with your back, we ask that you consult with our Spinal Decompression doctors about what activities you are allowed to perform.
Surgery should always be a last resort when it comes to treating back pain.
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