What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back.

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc can greatly benefit from this kind of therapy.

Additional conditionals include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.

 

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Tucson, Arizona

You've probably seen the newspaper ads that "hype" Spinal Decompression Therapy asking you to call some unknown doctor's office in order to receive a free report in the mail. We do not believe anyone should have to do that!

Our website will give you the complete facts about Spinal Decompression Therapy including clinic trials that support its effectiveness.

If you need any additional information, please call our office at (520) 742-7785 and ask to talk to the doctor. That's right, I'll talk to you personally in order to help you make the right decision.

What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective?

Doctor skill combined with the table and computerized traction head are the keys.
Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

How many spinal decompression sessions will be needed and are they painful?

The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

What type of decompression system is used and is the doctor certified in Spinal Decompression Therapy?

After a significant amount of research, our office chose what we believe to be the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression system in the world.

We also selected this decompression system due to its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.

In regard to clinical skills, Dr. Eric A. Lane completed the Kennedy Decompression Technique course work and passed the qualifying examination to achieve the status of "Certified Practitioner" in Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Are the sessions painful, how many will be needed and what is the cost?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination. Based on current research, the best results have been achieved utilizing 20 sessions over a 6-week period.

Based on that most common protocol, the total cost of the spinal decompression sessions would only be a small fraction of the $5,000+ amounts that some other doctors are charging. We are committed to offering the highest level of service to our patients with the most afforable out of pocket costs in Tucson.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.

How does this negative pressure affect an injured disc?

During Spinal Decompression Therapy, a negative pressure is created within the disc. Because of that negative pressure, disc material that has protruded or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, and permit healing to occur.

How do I get started?

We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression. Just call our office at (520) 742-7785 to arrange a Free consultation with Dr. Eric A. Lane. Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.