Thursday, November 11, 2010

New York Spinal Decompression

For several years, Living Well Medical in NYC has been helping patients with back and neck pain using spinal decompression therapy.

As a non-surgical treatment for patients with nerve compression in the spine resulting from injuries like herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and facet syndrome.

For spinal issues in the lower back like these, we chose the DRX 9000, an extremely effective decompression system that focuses on ailments of the lumbar spine. Because of the increasingly sedentary lifestyle in the modern world, lower back problems are becoming more common. The DRX 9000 was created to treat the lower back without the need for surgery.

That being said, spinal decompression is not the be-all and end-all for back pain treatment. It can take more than 20 treatments for some people to start seeing relief, and truly effective treatment should also involve postural training and strength exercises to provide greater overall stability. This can help prevent re-injury.

A single decompression session can take up to an hour, including time to be put into the harness and hook a patient up to the machine. The actual treatment often takes only a half hour. In the supine position, patients can relax and many doze off during a session.

One of major distinguishing features of Living Well Medical in NYC is that we have integrated other therapies into a complete spinal re-education program. Techniques like Active Release Technique, gentle chiropractic, cold laser therapy and physical therapy can help improve outcomes and regularly become a part of a custom treatment program.

The results are perhaps the thing we are most proud of about our spinal decompression protocols. Many patients who have found no relief with other methods and have come to us as a last resort only to find that spinal decompression was just what they were looking for all along. Everyone is different, but it offers a ray of hope for those who have not responded to other methods.

Want to know if you are a candidate for spinal decompression at Living Well Medical in NYC? Give us a call today at (212) 645-8151 and schedule your consultation today. We are waiting to help you.

- Dr. Shoshany, NYC Chiropractor