Non-Surgical Lumbar Spine Decompression Treatment

Our NEW Treatment, Back On Trac, is a non-surgical lumbar and cervical spine decompression therapy. This could be the answer you’ve been seeking for your chronic back pain.

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*Please Note: New Patients must schedule an inital consultation. Existing patients can call to schedule the new treatment or speak with Dr. Gray at your next session. You must be under active care with Dr. Gray to be considered for this treatment.

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List of Benefits from Back on Trac:

The Back on Trac is a spinal decompression treatment that slowly and gently stretches out the spine. This treatment is applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated disc to heal. The therapy creates a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc. It also creates a lower pressure, which can speed up the healing process. Back on Trac also uses heat and vibration therapy while it works to decompress the spine.

How Does Spinal
Decompression work?

Spinal Compression

When a bulging or herniated disc slips out of alignment, it may compress nearby nerves. The compression can block the nerves from sending and receiving messages from the central nervous system and brain, leading to chronic pain. As long as compression continues, damaged discs seldom heal and patients will suffer pain and other symptoms.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression creates space between the different vertebrae, providing room for the bulging or herniated disc to be drawn back into its central position in the spine. This relieves pressure on the nerves and the surrounding soft tissues. By reversing the effects of axial load or compression in the spine, increased circulation occurs which facilitates the flow of nutrients, oxygen and fluids back into the disc stimulating the body’s healing mechanism. If you’ve been living with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs, you don’t have to take medication or resort to surgery to find lasting relief.
Spinal decompression therapy, a groundbreaking treatment that involves the meticulous  mechanical stretching of your spine, is a gentle, nonsurgical way to instantly relieve disc-related pressure, stimulate blood flow through your spine, and promote long-term healing.
We offer spinal decompression to help many men and women overcome chronic disc-related pressure and pain, even when traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, physical therapy, and other common treatment options have failed to provide full relief.
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Here’s How Spinal Decompression Works and What You Can Expect During Treatment

Spinal Decompression Basics

Spinal decompression is performed on a specialized traction table with the aid of advanced computer technology. It operates under the same basic principles chiropractors have been using for decades to stretch the spine and provide effective pain relief.
Spinal decompression also promotes increased blood flow to your spinal discs that encourages nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to flow inside, where they promote cell renewal, tissue repair, and long-term healing.
The main goal of spinal decompression therapy is to provide immediate pain relief and promote an optimal healing environment for several spinal disc conditions, such as:

Bulging Discs

Spinal discs that have been pushed outside of their usual space in the spinal canal can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing localized pain or pain in other areas of your body. Left untreated, a bulging disc is likely to eventually rupture.

Degenerative Discs

Discs that are affected by age-related degeneration may have low fluid or tears in their tough outer shell. They may also lead to the development of painful bone spurs that impinge on your spinal nerves.

Herniated Discs

Spinal discs that crack and leak some of their soft interior gel have ruptured, or herniated. The gel from a herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves, and may even cause a burning sensation that radiates from your lower back into your legs.

An Effortless & Gradual Process

Spinal decompression therapy is done on a motorized table. The upper half of the table remains fixed, while the lower half moves when it’s activated by a highly specialized computer. Your personal treatment protocol is based on a variety of factors, ranging from your body weight and spinal condition to the duration of your symptoms and your level of sensitivity.
To treat a disc problem that’s affecting your lower back, we fit a harness comfortably around your hips and attach the other end to the table, near your feet. After activating the table, the lower portion gently slides back and forth, slowly lengthening your spine and alleviating pressure.
During this slow, gentle treatment, you’ll feel your spine being alternately stretched and relaxed. Because the computer system continuously monitors your spinal resistance as well as any involuntary “guarding” response your body may have, it’s able to adjust the force as needed to keep you relaxed and help prevent muscle spasms.
Although spinal decompression is generally considered gentle and relaxing, patients with extensive disc trauma may experience mild discomfort during their first few treatment sessions. If you ever feel uncomfortable during the procedure, a patient safety switch allows you to stop the treatment at any point.

Advanced Chiropractic Care You Can Trust

Although you may experience significant pain relief after your first couple of sessions, most people can expect to obtain long-lasting pain relief once they complete their prescribed treatment cycle.

Spinal Disc Restoration Therapy

The cornerstone of the treatment is guided by the physiological fact that spinal discs have built-in mechanisms for self-repair and recovery. Spinal discs are living tissue with the primary purpose of providing a “cushion” for your vertebrae during the daily functions and movements of your body. Research, that included Neurosurgeons, Chiropractors, and Orthopedists, determined, in the simplest explanation, that in the cases of degenerative, herniated, and bulging discs, increasing the oxygen, circulation, hydration, and blood flow to the disc at the same time as gently separating the vertebrae can start the natural mechanism of self-repair into motion.
Think of your spinal disc as a sponge. When the sponge, is dry and void of its’ inherent need (water) it is smaller and more rigid than when it is filled with hydration. The water-less condition of the sponge basically renders the sponge worthless and unable to perform any designed tasks. Your spinal disc is similar, when it has lost its’ hydration, circulation, etc., it becomes unhealthy and unable to perform its function. The tell-tale signs of the loss of disc health are herniations, bulges, ruptures, etc. – these conditions are indications that the disc is actually “dying.”
The complete and specific protocol was designed to reverse those tell-tale signs and restore the disc back to its’ health. We use computer-guided technology to non-invasively re-create the disc’s natural “pump mechanism” within the disc, which works continuously to keep the disc hydrated and nourished.
When the spinal disc becomes properly nourished and healthy, the pressure on the spinal nerves is removed and the symptoms of pain, numbness, or weakness associated with the dysfunction are alleviated. Additionally, when the irritation to the nearby structures and tissues is removed it can also decrease and even eliminate those pains as well. This results in your own internal healing mechanism(s) going to work to heal the tissue that was also damaged from the malfunctioning spinal disc.
Patients with sciatica, herniated, degenerative or bulging discs have tried many things to help their symptoms. Some of the more common attempted therapies are chiropractic manipulations, medications, physical therapy, injections, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, and even surgeries.
Bulging, Herniated and degenerative discs are often the root cause of many people’s neck or back pain. If you’ve been told you have one of these disc problems that’s causing your pain, you may also be looking for an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a gentle and effective treatment for spinal disc problems. It may help you avoid injections, pain medications, and even surgery.
According to the Shealy-Borgmeyer study, non-surgical disc decompression was 92% effective in relieving pain due to a problem disc. The Odell Study revealed that 80% of people showed 50% or more pain relief 4 years after treatment with 92% resuming normal activities. More research studies are available on our website. The takeaway from these studies is that decompression is safe, effective, and a long term solution for disc related problems.
Your doctor uses your MRI, X-Ray, and examination findings to determine the disc that is the root cause of your pain. A harness system is used to specifically pull apart or “decompress” the problem disc. There is a programmed pull phase and rest phase that the computer will cycle through specific to your body type and disc problem. This allows fluid to re-enter the disc and reduce pressure on the nerve. Our tables are comfortable and fully automated to make your session as pain-free as possible. A trained technician is available throughout the session to ensure comfort and safety. Many patients find the treatment so relaxing, they fall asleep during the session.
Your sessions are custom tailored to your condition. Treatment time will be 15 minutes. Research indicates best long term satisfaction and pain reduction is achieved with initial of 12 and then a re-evaluation to determine if additional sessions may be needed or if the patient can move to a maintenance mode. Most patients notice an improvement within 3-6 treatments while some notice a change after only 1 session.

Dr. Shealy stated that, with a true spinal decompression machine, the force is controlled and directed by utilizing specific algorithms and angles. The rate of application of pressure, the maximum and minimum levels of force, and the length of pressure application are all programmed into the machine. The cycling of the pressure produced by a specific algorithm helps create a pumping action that improves circulation and helps rehydrate the disc. It is particularly important with disc conditions since discs do not have a direct blood supply. We talked about the Boxell-Martinstudy5, which states that discs are active and have the ability to heal. In addition to being effective, spinal decompression is safe and pain-free.

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