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Kunkle Chiropractic Inc.

1215 Plumas St., Building 101

Yuba City, CA 95991

(530) 821-5865


Spinal Decompression
 


Herniated Disc?



Avoid Surgery with the Lordex
Spinal Decompression System




What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?


Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.




How many spinal decompression sessions will be needed and are they painful?


The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.




What type of decompression system is used?


After a significant amount of research, our office chose the Lordex® spinal decompression system manufactured by the Lordex Spine Institute. Setting the standard of care for both acute and chronic low back pain has been the Lordex goal for more than 15 years. Lordex was developed by Dr. John Boren, based on the principles researched at major universities and in clinical settings.



What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective?


Lordex relieves patients of their back pain by re-establishing functional capacity and decompressing the sensitive nerve fibers non-operatively. That is, without surgery.

By "reeducating" the nerve fibers through subtle movement, patients are able to restore health to the sensory nerves; transmitting healthy signals rather than terrifying, debilitating pain. Patients suffering with herniated disks, degenerative joint disease, sciatica and facet syndromes now have this option.





Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?


Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.



Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?


Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.

Click here if you would like to review the studies yourself or click here to read an article about spinal decompression that appeared in "To Your Health" Magazine.




Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?


Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.

Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.


Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?


To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.





How do I get started?


We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at (530) 821-5865 to arrange a free consultation with the doctor.

Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.