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Spinal Decompression

by in Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Rehab April 2, 2013

Apple Health and Wellness has been performing non-surgical spinal decompression for over twenty years. Our decompression system has an 82% success rate for a single level slipped disc. In the past, surgery was the only option for slipped or herniated discs. Now with the advances in technology and decompression systems like the Triton DTS, we are able to repair spinal compression without surgery. If you suffer with persistent, low grade to severe back or neck pain, we encourage you to give our system a try.

Spinal compression can be defined simply as any excess pressure applied to the spinal cord. This occurs when there is damage to the disc space between the spinal vertebrae. Disc problems often occur because the joint loses normal movement and deteriorates. Each bone in your spine (vertebra) is separated from the one above and below by a disc. The vertebra can become displaced (subluxated) resulting in pressure and disc bulging or herniation. Very often the offending disc places direct pressure on the nerve that radiates into the leg (causing sciatica) or into the arm (causing pain or numbness into the arm and hand). Patients can have a variety of symptoms when a disc fails. The most common symptoms are: neck pain, lower back pain, tingling and numbness in the arms or legs, muscle spasms, and decreased range of motion.

Although disc problems usually occur slowly and silently, occasionally they are the product of an accident or injury. Automobile accidents, falls, heavy lifting or even a sudden cough or sneeze can cause a disc problem. Even repetitive motions with poor posture, such as prolonged computer work, can contribute to disc disease. Luckily, there are many options for recovery. Our office fully believes in the Triton DTS Disc Decompression system.

This system allows us to reduce internal disc pressure and promote retraction of the herniation spinal disc back to a neutral spine position. It also promotes the intake of fluids, oxygen, and other substances necessary for healing the spinal disc and surrounding tissues. This decompression stimulates the repair of tissues and inhibits leakage of the internal material of the spinal disc.

Again, if surgery has been recommended and you would like to try a more conservative approach first, please call our office today. We will be happy to discuss whether you are a candidate for the Triton DTS Disc Decompression system.
-Written by Dr. Andy Hosenfeld, DC