If I undergo Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does this take to see results?

Many patients see a reduction in pain after the first couple of sessions. Usually, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How much time does it take to complete Spinal Decompression treatment?

Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, on a daily basis for the first 2 weeks, 3 times a week for the following two weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.

Do I qualify for Decompression therapy?

Since I began using Spinal Decompression device, I’ have been flooded with questions from both physicians and patients regarding which cases it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is vital to favorable outcomes, so let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may make the appropriate decision since not everybody qualifies for Spinal Decompression treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain as a result of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is greater than 4 weeks old
  • Reoccurring pain from a failed back surgery that is greater than 6 months old.
  • Consistent pain from degenerated disk not reacting to 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
  • Patient at least 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances including pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (unstable).
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1 (recent).
  • Pars defect.
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Abdominal or pelvic cancer.
  • Disk space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Is there any adverse effects to the treatment?

The majority of patients do not experience any side effects. Although, there have been some mild instances of muscle spasm for a very short amount of time.

Exactly How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow for decompression at a certain level?

Decompression is achieved by using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The key to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.

Is there any risk to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?

Definitely No. Spinal Decompression is entirely safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) cancel the treatment instantly thereby avoiding any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from regular spinal traction?

Traction is effective at treating some of the conditions arising from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t address the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression produces a negative pressure inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also induces the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disk allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disk. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically shown to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction activates the body’s normal response to stretching by generating painful muscle spasms that aggravate the pain in affected area.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for patients that have had spinal surgery?

For the most part Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. As a matter of fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

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Hal C
Hal C
18:02 28 Oct 22
Dr. A and his team are extremely professional and take patient care to a high standard. I benefitted greatly from the physical therapy I received.T
Tiffany Holder
Tiffany Holder
16:49 08 Aug 22
There’s no better place. Dr. A is an exceptional doctor.Thank you all
Florane Charles
Florane Charles
19:58 30 Mar 22
Humanitarian, caring, amicable, and professional. They’re very efficient! I would always recommend them while sleeping with both eyes shut!!!
J Tan
J Tan
21:17 23 Nov 21
Doctor is great and so is staff. After my car accident they helped me return back to normal and I continue to receive service.
Alayna Jarrett
Alayna Jarrett
21:13 23 Nov 21
Dr.A & his staff is amazing!!!! this is my second time seeing him . You definitely want to let them treat you
young blood
young blood
23:28 08 Nov 21
This is an amazing medical center and I’d recommend it for anyone because they take good care of there costumers which is absolutely wonderful they help out with the pain and every thing my back doesn’t even hurt anymore and I’m so thankful for them taking care of me ?
Joey Rafaeli
Joey Rafaeli
13:53 25 May 21
All around great center. As a personal injury lawyer, I always look for the best medical centers to recommend to my clients after a car accident. Priority Medical and Rehab Center has treated all of my clients like family!
Claude Tice
Claude Tice
19:32 14 Apr 21
Dr. A and his staff are completely amazing! They are very professional, positive, and knowledgeable about healthcare. I came in with a lot of pain and four herniated disc and did the five week program - I am now pain-free and walking normalI would encourage anyone who has a back problem, neck problem , to see Dr. A and his staff because they will get you well quickly.
Maxx
Maxx
22:46 27 Jan 21
One word .. Amazing, the staff is super friendly, great music and new equipment. I wish I could live there .. Val and Michelle 5 stars
Jennifer Bejerano
Jennifer Bejerano
17:36 19 Aug 20
Dr A. and his staff are great! Knowledgeable, professional and polite - helped immensely with pain I was suffering after a car accident. Would definitely recommend!
Louis Hayman
Louis Hayman
14:37 04 Jun 20
My wife and I were in a car accident and we both went to different doctors, as I told her about doctor A and his staff she could not believe the care and treatments I received. She provided feedback to her doctor and he did not have the technology or the staff that Priority Medical does. I am grateful to Doctor A and his staff for their great attitudes and medical treatment. Throughout the Pandemic Doctor A ensured safety was a top priority keeping social distance and hand sanitizer everywhere and constant sanitizing made me feel comfortable I was in good hands.
isai avellaneda
isai avellaneda
23:58 26 Dec 19
This business is extremely unprofessional. I was recommended to this doctor for treatment and was denied and turned away due to the fact that they felt uncomfortable because the person who recommended the Doctor was a previous employee. I was told this was a good rehab center but the fact that they turned me away really shows how they care about their patients.
Martianne Preston
Martianne Preston
22:04 09 Oct 19
Dr. A has the best staff and is treating me wonderful!! I had the best experience!! Valerie and Alesha is the best workers they are so sweet and welcoming. Carla is amazing she really knows how to stretch the body !! Best service ! I love priority medical center! ??
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UBA Underground Basketball Association
21:18 24 Jul 19
Had the best therapy experience at Priority! All the staff there have been great and so helpful! Priority makes everyone feel at home and they make your therapy experience a lot of fun at the same time. Valerie is the best assistant at priority, make sure to find her first. She will make anyone’s time here the best and most comfortable, all while displaying excellent service and unbelievable professionalism! Also Dr. A is very knowledgeable in his profession and no one will be disappointed, the best place to get treatment!
Vered Nir
Vered Nir
12:27 03 Apr 19
This office is highly recommended. The staff goes over and beyond to make us patience extremely comfortable and always keeping a smile on my face. Doctor A is nothing but amazing! he is honest, I feel so confident that I was in great hands to care of me all these months but most of all hes extremely caring. That office makes me feel like I have another family! Thank you priority medical and rehab!!
Sandra Odalis Marrou
Sandra Odalis Marrou
22:06 20 Mar 19
I’ve been coming here for all my therapies since 2014 and then again 2018, Doctor A is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and a great professional. Also, Miss Valerie there is the best you can have, she runs the entire office and knows about all treatments and how to customize it to the patients’ needs. This office is definitely filled with professionalism and care ....
Diana Candamo
Diana Candamo
22:09 11 Mar 19
This chiropractor office is amazing from the front desk to the back stafff. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Dr.A has been treating me for about 6 weeks now and feeling better already. Valerie and Jocelyn are so good at their job and make me feel so comfortable along with the ladies in the back who do the acupuncture and massage therapy. Excellent practice with excellent staff.
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