Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Dr. Michael Corey, D.C., B.C.I.M.
2552 Walnut Avenue, Suite 145, Tustin, CA 92780
714-730-5833 Phone 714-730-5083 Fax
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Spinal Decompression is Safe and Effective, Non-Surgical Relief
Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy using our Triton® DTS system manufactured by the Chattanooga Group, is a safe and alternative treatment designed to help relieve your nagging back, neck, or referral pain such as sciatica. Clinical studies of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy are reporting that a high percentage of patients show significant reduction of pain. A percentage reports the elimination of pain. Thousands of people across the country are enjoying the benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are eager to help you learn if you are a candidate for this treatment method.
Spinal Decompression Therapy using our Triton DTS table is a safe and effective treatment for pain without the risks associated with surgery, anesthesia, infection, injections, or prescription medication. As you imagine, decompression therapy is rapidly gaining popularity due to its exceptional results treating chronic back pain without surgery.
Simply described, this method of treatment uses a therapeutic table that is connected to a computer, to electronically stretch and decompress your spinal structures. You rest on the table while a padded harness focuses the gentle force along your spinal column. This decompresses your spine - specifically the intervertebral discs and joints and stretched your spinal muscles - the three structures that produce most of your pain.
Prior to beginning treatments, we evaluate you to determine if you are a candidate. Your medical history, x-rays, CT/ MRI scans are carefully reviewed. If you are a candidate for therapy, an individual treatment plan is created for your specific needs. A typical plan may be between 10 to 30 treatments over the course of 5-7 weeks. It is important to complete your treatment plan - and thus the full healing process- even if you start to feel improvement early on. It is not uncommon to experience a significant reduction in pain early in your treatments.
At the beginning of each session, you are fitted with a comfortable harness designed to offer optimal decompression. You are fully clothed, and our specially trained technicians will make sure that you are properly positioned for comfort, safety and effectiveness. The computer is programmed in accordance with your specific treatment plan, and your session commences. Additionally, you are in complete control and can shut down the treatment session at any time if discomfort should occur.
During each session, you experience multiple cycles of treatment, which may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Each cycle takes between 3 to 5 minutes. The equipment is designed to apply precisely-controlled tension along the axis of your spinal column, creating decompression of the intervertebral discs. The process is fully automated and administered by a computer.
During the treatment cycles, you may feel some relief of the pressure in the area where your pain exists. During this time, your body is responding by flooding the area with valuable oxygen, blood, nutrients which help promote your body's natural healing process.
Your treatments sessions are typically both comfortable and relaxing. At the end of your session, you're ready to head home. Most patients benefit and enjoy their treatments.
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Spinal Decompression FAQ's
Is it safe?
Yes. The decompression is produced by a FDA approved; computer-controlled device using forces that are usually about 50%-65% of the patient's body weight, and therefore well within safe limits.
Is it painful?
No. Decompression force is always set within the patient's pain tolerance. In fact, most patient's comment that it "feels good." There are cases where patients are sore after the treatment. This is usually temporary, and is a result of the necessary healing process. In the rare case that a patient is sore after treatment, this discomfort typically reduces with continued treatment and tissue healing.
Will it work?
Individual results vary based on the severity of each patient's condition; however, decompression is effective in about 84% of patients. Drinking at least a half-gallon of water per day will enhance the re-hydration process within the discs.Dr. Corey will also recommend some nutritional supplements that will aid in the healing process.
How many times will I have to come?
Usually about 20 sessions are required to produce the desired results. Accomplishing the decompression in a relatively short period of time is important to appropriately heal the injured disc. This may mean that sessions are done 3-4 days a week for 4-6 weeks. This may seem frequent, but is sometimes necessary to produce the optimal results.
How much does it cost?
Your cost will depend on your response to care. Please call our office for exact figures, but for your reference the typical cost for this therapy ranges between $1200 - $2500. Remember, payment plans are always available.
Do I need an MRI or X-Rays?
Maybe. It varies case by case, but having an MRI or X-Rays is preferred. If you've already had them done recently, bring copies with you to your first appointment. If you've never had an MRI or X-Rays , we'll discuss your clinical need with you after your examination. (MRI's and X-Rays are not available at our facility, but are referred to local radiology centers.)