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Neck & Back Spinal Decompression

Frequently Asked Questions

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, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).  

How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?

The Accu-Spina controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration.

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression is not indicated?

Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, 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 do I take treatment sessions?  How long does each session last?

Each session includes decompression therapy takes about 30 minutes. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-4 times a week for 20 sessions.

What are the results of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Over 85% of patients have reported good pain relief.

I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain.  Can I try this procedure?

Spinal decompression therapy can help people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures maybe treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.

How can I get started on Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Simply call the office at 954-718-0390 and tell the receptionist that you are interested in decompression therapy.  An initial consultation can usually be scheduled within 48 hours.

How much does Spinal Decompression Therapy Cost?

Prices vary depending on the severity and region of your problem. Please note that many insurance companies consider this treatment as investigational and therefore do not cover this treatment as part of their policy. You will need to check with your insurance company to see if they offer coverage for this treatment.

We have helpful payment methods available. We will be happy to provide you with information on it.

Alliance Health & Injury Center
7809 W. Commercial Blvd.
Tamarac, FL 33351

(954) 718-0390

www.drbobrooks.com
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