Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal Decompression Therapy is non-surgical, non-invasive, drug-free treatment technique that treats patients suffering from chronic back and neck pain. The device used for this treatment provides calculated, computerized adjustments to create space between spinal vertebrae. Spinal Decompression Therapy helps reduce the pressure from the spine that is causing pain and discomfort.

IDD Spinal Decompression Therapy is performed on an FDA cleared, clinically tested spinal decompression table that applies computerized decompression to the spine. The computerized decompression relieves pressure in the spinal column and helps restore spinal discs back to normal function. Sustained pain relief is achieved by creating a negative intradiscal pressure (vacuume effect) which allows fluids and nutrients to return back into to the spinal dics.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed to treat people who are suffering from back and leg pain through nonsurgical methods that help reduce pressure from the spinal cord and the surrounding nerves and muscles.

  • Neck Pain (Cervical Pain)
  • Lower Back Pain (Lumbago)
  • Sciatica (Leg and Foot Pain and Numbness)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated or Bulging Vertebral Discs
  • Slipped Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Posterior Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

Yes. Through gradual degrees of calculated increases of distractive force and calculated angles to the specific vertebral disc, Spinal Decompression Therapy slowly creates space between the discs to pull in the necessary nutrients and oxygen. Basically, the decompression device will slowly pull the vertebral discs apart to create the vacuum effect and allow the disc to rehydrate with the aforementioned fluids, which leads to pain relief and healing.

No. Most patients experience a reduction in pain after Spinal Decompression Therapy. With our Spinal Decompression Therapy table, each patient has the option to stop the treatment at any time by simply pushing a button.

Under normal circumstances, each session will take approximately 30 minutes. Basically, the length of time you spend on our device will be determined by the severity of your condition. We will gladly cover this information during your initial consultation.

Typically, patients experience improvement with just a few appointments or after the first week, but everybody is different. Some patients with severe chronic back pain have found quick relief after the first or second treatments. It is important to remember that results from Spinal Decompression Therapy therapy may vary depending on the severity of your condition.

The frequency of Spinal Decompression Therapy is based on your condition. After a full examination of your condition, we will be able to determine the number of times and for how long you should receive treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend Spinal Decompression Therapy anywhere from 4-8 sessions before major improvement is noticeable.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is safe and effective for the majority of patients. Our doctors will perform in extensive medical examination and go over your medical history to identify the need for Spinal Decompression Therapy. If there are no conditions present that would cause other problems from this treatment, then the doctors will recommend this treatment. Typically, patients who have been experiencing chronic back pain for six months or longer may be possible candidates. However, for patients with severe back problems or for those that have had spinal fusion or implants, Spinal Decompression Therapy may not be effective.

No. Spinal Decompression Therapy is the evolution of Traction. In other words, it is the next step. The biggest difference between the two is the Vacuum Effect that occurs from Spinal Decompression Therapy. This does not happen with Traction Therapy. In fact, traction therapy stretches the muscles surrounding the injured disc in a way that causes the muscles to respond and contract. This response will increase the amount of pressure to the vertebral disc that is affected and, ultimately, create more pain. The Vacuum Effect is so important because it is of the negative pressure created without muscular contraction. Spinal Decompression Therapy allows water, nutrients and oxygen to move back into the disc helping it to heal.

We are more than willing to consult with your insurance company to understand the amount they will cover under your policy. During your consultation, we will go over this information with you. Call (786) 933-8070 to schedule your initial consultation today.

Insurance coverage depends on two things: 1. your diagnosis and 2. the treatment recommended to heal your disc. There are literally hundreds of different insurance policies, each with different coverage. If you are concerned about your coverage, bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We will do a complimentary verification of your coverage, and if something the doctor prescribes is covered, we will let you know.

Having your own, up-to-date x-ray and MRI images is very helpful and may speed up the process. However, it is not necessary, as we are more than capable of taking digital x-rays in our office. We also work with other offices to take MRI images if necessary.

Yes. However, you will not be able to jump right back into your normal routine. Absolutely no dead lifts. Actually, adopting a wellness plan and lifestyle that includes light, routine workouts combined with maintenance adjustments can help you get the most from your treatment.

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