Spinal Decompression

Frequently Asked Questions


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 makes spinal Decompression therapy so effective?


Doctor skill combined with the table and computerized traction head are the keys. Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of pre-programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

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


Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniation in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of reputed disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after Spinal Decompression therapy

Are there condition where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?


Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or sever nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates) is also contraindicting. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed

Are the sessions painful, how many will be needed and what is the cost?


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

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/ ultrasound/low level laser), Nutritional advice, chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen to spinal musculature.

How do I get started?


We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a canidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 229-883-0042 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Wren.