SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY

If you’re going somewhere other than JointFit, chiropractor Manhattan KS, for spinal decompression therapy, you’re probably paying too much!

mri knee chiropractor manhattan ksOther “advanced” clinics may make you commit to 24 sessions and charge nearly $5000. Our average treatment plan is 10-12 visits and cost about 70 percent less!

Spinal Decompression Therapy can be a safe, effective, inexpensive (at JointFit!) way of relieving spine related pain due to many common conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc herniations
  • Disc bulges
  • Facet syndromes
  • Numbness/tingling in arms or legs
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arm/leg pain related to disc disease

Treatment consists of approximately 15-20 minutes on a computerized traction table. At this time, it’s quite relaxing. Treatments typically go through periods where the spine is progressively stretched and then gently relaxed.

During this time, intra-discal pressure is decreased to a negative value. This promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area – all crucial to re-hydrating the degenerated disc. The specific disc that is causing your symptoms is targeted by adjusting the table and angle of decompression.

Repeat treatments may actually decrease the size of the herniated or bulging disc. By retracting the bulging or herniated disc material back within the confines of the disc, nerve pressure is reduced, proper healing may occur, and your symptoms are reduced. Symptoms are typically significantly reduced in 3-4 sessions, but effective and complete rehabilitation usually lasts 4-6 weeks.

At JointFit, chiropractor Manhattan KS, we combine this therapy with stabilization exercises to help maintain the changes. Additionally, we perform joint and soft tissue treatment to improve motion in other areas in your body that may have led to repetitive disc stress, further protecting you from re-injury. We also provide patients with the educational tools to help them with dietary modifications that can help reduce inflammation and pain.

This helps us to help our patients get functionally re-activated as soon as possible, which is crucial to long-term outcomes.