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Can Disc Decompression Therapy Help Me?

There is no way to tell without a consultation and examination by a doctor, but recent studies show an impressive 86% success rate in helping to resolve patient's symptoms.

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Neck & Back Center
at Riverlakes
4550 Coffee Rd. Suite H
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: 661-587-0700
Fax: 661-587-0799

Monday - 9:00a-6:00p
Tuesday - 9:00a-6:00p
Wednesday - 9:00a-6:00p
Thursday - 9:00a-6:00p
Friday - 9:00a-6:00p
Saturday - 9:00a-11:00a
Sunday - 9:00a-9:30a

Herniated and degenerated discs are among the most common causes of lower back pain. The Disc-Decompression Table is specifically designed to treat these types of conditions.

It is a medical fact that damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal, as the discs are constantly under pressure. The Disc Decompression Table uses clinically proven principles to help relieve pressure on vital structures of the lumbar spine, cervical spine and spinal nerves, reducing the pressure inside the discs.

  During normal activities, the pressure inside the lumbar discs typically ranges between 100 mm/HG to 300 mm/HG.   Spinal Disc Decompression can reduce the pressure inside the discs to approximately -150 mm/HG, shrinking disc herniations, and drawing in necessary fluids and nutrients.


The Treatment

A typical daily treatment session consists of approximately 15 minutes of decompression and electro therapy on the DTS® Table. The process is comfortable and safe, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during treatment.

Many patients will find relief of their symptoms between 8 and 12 sessions, while the average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions. Ideally, the sessions are performed daily for 10 days. We then reduce the frequency to 3 times per week until the protocol is completed.

At the conclusion of the treatment series, patients are given mobilization and strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury.

After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown outstanding results in the resolution of symptoms caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many failed back surgery cases. Many patients are able to return to normal levels of activity at work or recreation in just a few weeks time.

This process takes time and repetition. It is gradual and requires active participation by the patient following the protocol.

Am I a Candidate for Spinal Disc Decompression?

Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy has proven to be safe and without substantial side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out.

Patients with conditions that compromise the integrity of the spinal column, such as gross osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis grade 2 and above, fractures, tumors, or congenital pars defects are not candidates for Spinal Disc Decompression. However, patients with these disorders do very well with passive decompression. This techological breakthrough uses the force of inertia to decompress the spine. Therefore almost all people are good candidates for spinal decompression therapy.


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Facts About Spinal Decompression Therapy

  • It is a Non-Surgical treatment which most patients find comfortable and relaxing.
  • Studies have demonstrated that 86% of patients report good to excellent relief of their symptoms.
  • Designed to correct the underlying problem, not just relieve the symptoms.
  • Treatment is covered by many health insurance plans.


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