The latest innovation in clinical treatment for spinal bulging and herniated disks without invasive injections or spinal surgery, we are introducing Kennedy Spinal Decompression Technique. Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, radiating leg (sciatica). Our table provides both cervical and lumbar decompression, and is adjustable to accommodate painful postures that make conventional lumbar decompression challenging or unbearable to perform.
Anatomy of a Spinal Disk
Spine has 23 intervertebral discs in the human spine: 6 in the neck (cervical region), 12 in the mid back (thoracic region), and 5 in the lower back (lumbar region). These discs are there for spinal shock absorbers, for they absorb the load of the body. They also allow for mobility of spinal joints and movements such as flexion, extension, and rotation through out the spine.
At birth, 80% of the disc is composed of water, as we grow it can get to 90%. In order for the disc to function properly, it must be well hydrated. The discs do not have blood vessels that carry fluid and nutrients through out the body. In order for discs to stay hydrated and healthy they depend on imbibition process. (see the video on the right) From the top and bottom of each vertebra there are pours that allows for the disc to hydrate as the spine freely moving in every direction.
Over time, spinal discs dehydrate and become stiffer, causing the discs to be less able to adjust to compression. Lack of spinal hygiene, being overweight/obese, and poor work related ergonomics leads to spinal discs compression. As the discs loose imbibition between each vertebra it starts to weaken and as we apply any unwanted force to our spine the disc starts to tear and develop bulging or herniated disk.
Spinal Decompression vs Spinal Injections/Surgery
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a unique treatment for neck and back pain that adjusts to fit a wide variety of patients. It is non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment that studies have shown 90% success rate. Along with spinal decompression table we utilize oxygen therapy and high power laser therapy. In order to heal any part of the body we need oxygen, providing oxygen therapy during spinal decompression speeds up the healing process. Advanced high power laser during decompression therapy forces oxygenated blood into the area of injury, which allows faster healing process.
Spinal Surgery carries many different risks. Following open spine surgery, whether it is a fusion, discectomy or laminectomy patients can experience chronic pain in the back/neck and the arms or legs. These syndromes are often due to identifiable causes but termed by surgeons and the medical community to be failed back surgery syndrome. Nearly all open back surgeries include one form of fusion. Most published articles describe a 50% good/excellent result rate for single level fusions, while three levels, this drops to approximately 15%. The most common causes of FBSS do not involve technical errors on the part of the surgeon, but are due to the inherent risks of the body’s reaction to an invasive procedure. Some of the most common causes include:
- Epidural fibrosis, or scarring of the nerve roots, is a common cause of FBSS and it involves no technical errors on the part of the surgeon. It is simply an unfortunate response of the body to the trauma of surgery.
- Other identifiable causes of the FBSS include inadequate decompression, which results in untreated lateral recess and foraminal stenosis.
- Residual foraminal stenosis.
- Residual spinal stenosis.
- Painful disc disease due to residual pain emanating from the discs, which still retain motion.
- Spinal instability due to removal of too much of the central disc or supporting ligaments.
Receive FREE one-on-one consultation with the doctor. If you have bulged, herniated or degenerative discs in your low back or neck; you qualify! Before you spend another dime on surgery or other invasive temporary relief treatment, come see us.
We can help restore that balance. Following a scientific analysis of your MRI and spinal evaluation, a treatment plan is developed, based on your deficits, to restore proper disc hydration, relieve pain, and improve function.
Your treatment plan may include a variety of tested and proven Advanced Spinal Decompression therapy, including:
During consultation doctor goes over patient’s health issues and goals, uncover the layers of past damage done and to help determine what may be the cause and how advanced spinal decompression care can help. If MRI has not been done, doctor will send patient out for MRI. Once MRI has been done, doctor will look at the images with the patient and will show and explain the severity of spinal disc condition. After proper diagnosis of spinal condition was made, doctor will recommend non-surgical spinal decompression care based on severity of disc condition.
Wall Traction is used for loading and unloading to reestablish necessary motion in both the cervical and lumbar spine, hydrates discs, and prepares for restoration of cervical curves.
Specially-designed seat that provides 360° of rotation, 40° of side to side flexion and 35° of front to back flexion on a universal type joint to facilitate all possible combinations of exercise motion needed for lumbar disc mobility, re-hydration, nutrition delivery, and waste elimination.
Ice or Hot pack therapy used to help with pain reduction; ice for acute inflammation injury and hot for chronic conditions.
The objective of chiropractic adjustment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.
Flexion distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts, or stretches, the spine, and able to isolate the area of pain while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm.
Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free approach to healing low back pain and neck pain caused by injured or damaged spinal discs. This innovative technology at the core of this treatment allows the doctor to target the specific disc requiring care, and program patient-specific decompression forces to act upon the disc. Gentle pressure creates an environment within the body so the disc can begin to heal.
Class IV Diowave Laser is the most powerful and deep-penetrating laser available today. It is a medical breakthrough in therapeutic laser technology, and delivers robust accelerated healing of injured and damaged soft tissue anywhere in the body.
Treatment that provides you with extra oxygen, which is needed to speed up the healing process of the injured or damaged spinal disc.
ATM2 consist of active neuromuscular movements superimposed upon a specific passive holding. ATM2 aim to immediately alter symptoms, by affecting the Central Nervous System control.
Omega Joint Xtra combines concentrated omega-3 fish oil with glucosamine sulfate and collagen to synergistically promote disc/joint health, comfort, and mobility. These targeted nutrients deliver high-intensity support for disc/joint health and function in one convenient formula.
To maintain the disc hydration that was achieved at our center, the patient must maintain it by doing home therapy during and after spinal decompression care was completed.