Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

We have the honor of Dr. Tawfik collaborating with Dr. Denny by establishing a 3D decompression practice in our facility. The 3D decompression table is one of the few three dimensional non-surgical decompression in the world.  Dr. Denny is an established expert along with Dr. David Bass having co-developed the premier 3D decompression system called the Antalgic-Trak. This new 3D design utilizes a state-of-the-art digital computer for specific disc targeting, reducing the inside pressure separating them through decompression programming which brings fluid, nutrients and oxygen into the spinal discs. 

3D decompression differs from the older style linear decompression devices, which pulls the neck or lower back in one direction with a cable and winch style set-up. 3D decompression allows for specific patient placement based on the needs of the patient. The patient is placed a various positions in order to find the most advantageous position to alleviate symptoms, and then the decompression is applied. The patient is attached to the table using an actuator motor which completely eliminates the cable and winch used on older systems. In other words the machine is custom fitted to the patient as opposed to the “one size fits all,” linear decompression like DRS, Vax-D, Accuspina, DRX, KDT, etc. Dr. Denny looks forward to working with Dr. Tawfik in providing the best 3D spinal decompression protocols to the patients who will use this service.

Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly­-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.

Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum­-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.

Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.

If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.


Spinal Decompression Research

“Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all.” Eyerman, Edward MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.

In another study 82% of selected patients reported improvement after only two weeks of 3D decompression treatments with exercises than the exercise only group, Decompression group displayed greater improvements in disability (mean adjusted ODI difference of 7.2 points) and fear-avoidance (mean adjusted FABQ difference 2.6 points) at 2 weeks. Fritz JM et al. Is there a subgroup of patients with low back pain likely to benefit from mechanical traction? Results of a randomized clinical trial and subgrouping analysis. Spine 2007; 32(26): E793-E800

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