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Spinal decompression is a non-surgical decompression therapy and an alternative to surgical treatments such as microdiscectomy and laminectonomy. Devices used in this therapy borrow from the principle of spinal traction that has been used by chiropractors and other health professionals for ages. They use this to relieve pain and prompt an optimal healing environment for herniated, degenerating, or bulging discs.
The therapy has two main benefits:
During disc compression therapy, patients remain clothed and are asked to lie on a motorized vehicle such as the KDT Advanced Decompression table. The lower half of the table can move about but the upper part remains in a fixed position.
A harness is then placed around the patient’s hips and attached to the lower end of the table near the feet. With the upper part of the table in a fixed position, the lower part slides back and forth to provide traction and relaxation. The spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner, creating negative pressure within the disc. There is no pain whatsoever during the decompression therapy, though you should feel the spine stretching.
Typically, you’ll be asked to undergo 15-30 treatments, each lasting 30-45 minutes over a 4-6 week period. All sessions are conducted in the practitioner’s office under the watchful eye of your therapist.
At Signature Health and Wellness Center, we now use the latest and most effective approach - the Kennedy Decompression Technique (KDT) to help patients recover faster and more comfortably.
The KDT technology is the first decompression technology that helps in treatment of disc problems (such as disc bulges and herniations), nerve and foraminal encroachment syndrome, as well as spinal stenosis. With the KDT technology, you don’t need surgical intervention for any of these problems.
The technology is also the only one allowing for both prone (belly down) and supine (belly up) positions. Additionally, it is the only technology that allows the patient’s lower torso to be dropped into deep flexion while maintaining an axial pull vector. This allows for effortless transition to the pain relieving position.
These are just a few of the benefits due to KDT technology. There are many other reasons that make it the standout approach in spinal decompression.
If you’re struggling with back pain, contact us today for a FREE spine decompression examination. We will help you get over the problem once and for all.