Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is precise computer controlled tension that gently distracts the specific disc segment to reduce pain caused by:

  • Herniated/Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Discs
  • Chronic Neck/Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Arthritis or Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Pre/Post Surgical Patients

From daily life to injuries, spinal discs are often impacted and are the source of various types of pain. Dr. Dennis Bushman at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN, offers spinal decompression and other effective methods to help you live free from pain.

Spinal Decompression in Chiropractic Care

Every single day, your spine is under constant pressure. No matter if you are standing, walking, sitting, working, or carrying your baby around, the weight of your activities can compress the spine and the discs that cushion your bones.

Compressed discs alone can cause some discomfort as they do not provide the support you need. However, compression often leads to herniated discs. Put simply, the pressure on the discs causes a tear through which the disc’s filling can spill out. And when this occurs, the nerves and other components can also become compressed or “pinched,” causing even more pain.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive way to undo the compression and address the related symptoms. Dr. Bushman and the team at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN, explain how below.

It Creates Space

Compression means that everything is tightly packed together, which is what happens to the spine throughout the day and with injuries. Spinal decompression provides a gentle yet thorough stretch, effectively “unpacking” the spinal components and creating space for each to function properly.

It Pulls In Discs

Decompression therapy creates a negative pressure, which acts as a sort of vacuum. As space is created and the vacuum effect takes place, the discs and filling are pulled back into their proper place. This also relieves the pressure from your nerves and other spinal components.

It Also Pulls In Nutrients

That same vacuum effect pulls in more than discs. It also pulls in fluids and nutrients, which provide two excellent benefits. The first is that they help to rehydrate or “plump up” the discs so that they provide the necessary cushioning your bones need.

The second benefit is that the nutrients help the tear in the disc heal. This is a completely natural process, as it utilizes only motion and the body’s own natural resources.

It’s Combined With Other Methods

Decompression therapy is beneficial on its own, but it’s even more effective when combined with other techniques. Chiropractors typically use it in conjunction with adjustments, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercise, and more to enhance results and achieve lasting healing.

Find out more about spinal decompression and the role it can play in your health by visiting Dr. Bushman at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN. You can schedule your appointment by calling (865) 588-5321 today.

About Decompression Therapy

img The Spinal Disc Decompression Table is designed to alleviate the underlying problems that cause the pain, and facilitate in the natural healing of discs. With precise and painless computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside the disc.

The SpineMED™ Spinal Decompression Table comfortably and accurately increases intersegmental disc space, providing non-surgical decompression of discs. Tears in the disc annulus can be repaired, and sufficient fluids and nutrients can be introduced into the nucleus to reverse the disc degeneration, bulging discs, and collapse resulting from injury. Rehydration of the disc nucleus can restore disc height which relieves the pressure on inflamed facet joints.

It is a medical fact that damaged discs seldom heal on their own, as the discs are constantly under pressure. The Decompression Table uses clinically proven principles to reduce the pressure inside the discs. Decompression promotes the transfer of fluids, nutrients, and oxygen back inside the discs and results in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, providing relief of nerve pressure and pain.

Through recent clinical trials, utilizing MRI, pre and post treatment on a similar table, disc herniations were reduced 10% to 90%, according to the number of treatment sessions. Patching and healing of the annulus was also evident.

A typical daily treatment consists of 30 minutes on the decompression table. All treatments are administered with the patient fully clothed. The patient is positioned on the table, and comfortably secured to a fixed part of the table. The table section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted with precise and painless computer controlled tension. The specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside of the disc. The treatment is comfortable, and some patients fall asleep. Most patients will find relief of their symptoms between 5 and 10 sessions, while the average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions. Ideally, the treatments are performed daily with a rest on the weekend.

At the conclusion of the treatment series when the disc injury has been corrected, patients are given strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury. After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown amazing results in relieving the debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many failed back surgery cases. Most patients are able to return to normal levels of activity or recreation in just a few weeks time.

Facts of Life

  • Surgery success rate is 50% & Spinal Decompression success rate is 93%
  • Surgery is Painful, Risky & Spinal Decompression is Safe and Painless
  • Spinal Decompression allows most people to work during the treatment
  • Spinal Surgery causes lost time at work

SpineMed Spinal Decompression Therapy

  • Is a Non-Surgical treatment which is Safe & Painless
  • Studies have determined that 93% of patients report relief of symptoms
  • Designed to correct the problem, not just treat the symptoms
  • Pre-determined treatment period

If you or someone you know is suffering from one of the conditions that we have specified above, please call 865- 588-5321 to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Bushman. We will answer any questions you may have and determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

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