Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is spinal decompression for everyone?

Kessinger Health and Wellness Diagnostic Centre announces the addition of a Decompression Therapy Table to their arsenal of treatments for back pain sufferers.

Decompression therapy does effectively reduce pain in many kinds of back injuries, but remember, no treatment works for every type of pain. Your condition must be evaluated carefully by a doctor to determine if decompression therapy is right for you.

The decompression table that we use in our clinic moves vertebrae gently apart and then releases them repeatedly, to increase blood flow to the spine and discs. This increased amount of blood and oxygen is what allows the healing process to begin. Many of our patients have stated that they noticed a reduction in their pain level immediately, and it lasts several days to a week. Each situation is different and must be monitored carefully in order to ensure that the proper weight and duration is applied during each treatment.

The difference between decompression therapy and traction is the movement of the spine to pump blood to the painful areas. Traction only pulls apart the vertebrae whereas decompression repeatedly flexes the disc.

For more information please feel free to call our clinic. Patients will need to be evaluated prior to beginning treatments, to determine if decompression therapy is the best course of action for them.

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