Frequently Asked Questions

 

If I undergo Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does it take to see results?
Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions.

 

How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression treatments?
Typical treatment sessions lasts between 30-50 minutes depending on the condition being treated, and the pre and post decompression requirements.

 

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Spinal Decompression treatments?
Our qualified chirporactors and physiotherapists will assess your spine to determine if spinal decompression will be a safe and effective treatment for your specific spinal condition. Patients should bring all their spinal imagery reports such as X-rays, MRI, or CT Scans.

 

How does Spinal Decompression treatment differ from ordinary spinal traction?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disc. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also causes the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to reduce the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction triggers the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area, where as Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression bypasses muscle guarding making for a relatively painless treatment for most patients.

 

Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Most patients do not experience any side effects. In some instances, there have been some mild cases of muscle spasm or mild soreness for a short period of time following treatment.

Who is not eligible for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Disc Decompression with the Evolution DT® Table has shown to be safe and without side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out. Patients with conditions that compromise the integrity of the spinal column, such as gross osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis grade 2 and above, fractures, tumors, or congenital pars defects are not candidates for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.

Previous spinal surgery is not contraindicated unless hardware (screws, rods, cages, pins, etc.) has been implanted in the spine. Minimum age for Evolution DT® procedures is 16 years. Maximum age to be determined by your healthcare practitioner, based on your health and physical condition.

 

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