What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable distraction treatment via mechanical traction. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a theorhetical vacuum effect within it. In effect, removing the "compression" on the disc.
What machine is used to accomplish these results?
There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Dr. Miller has chosen to use the Autotrax2 machine manufactured by Elite Electromedical, Inc., a reputable dealer of quality tables without astronomical price tags.
Are there conditions where Autotrax Spinal Decompression is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. It is not recommended for patients over 70. However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated. Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.
How often do I take treatment sessions? How long does each session last?
Each session includes decompression therapy and spinal stabilization exercises and takes about 1 hour. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-5 times a week for 15-20 sessions. A case by case determination will be made to exact treatment frequencies and duration. Dr. Miller individualizes the treatment plan to each patient.
What are the results of the care at CNS Rehab and Decompressive Traction Treatments?
Over 82% of our patients surveyed have good pain relief and regain a significant amount (if not all) of their function, which is our ultimate focus. Of those who do not respond to our care, appropriate referrals are made.
I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain. Can I try Autotrax Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy can help people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.
How much does this treatment cost?
Mechanical traction is covered by most insurances and deemed an effective modality for treatment. We will look into your policy provisions and determine coverage. We should be able to tell you what those provisions are before you leave that day.
How can I be scheduled for Autotrax Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Simply email us or call our office at 402.420.2677 and let the receptionist know that you are interested in learning more about decompression therapy. An initial free consultation can usually be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours.