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SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

Healthmedica Wellness Centre provides the only Neuro-oxygen Spinal Decompression Therapy in Brampton. A non-surgical, drug-free treatment for low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, slipped disc (herniated disc) and associated neurological symptoms. Many of our patients who have suffered with years of low back pain and neck pain have found relief from their pain symptoms with our non-surgical Neuro-oxygen Spinal Decompression Therapy. After successful treatment, our patients have either reduced or completely eliminated the use of pain medications and are able to resume their daily routine that had been previously interrupted by back pain. We also have had patients who put off their low back surgeries after going thru the program.

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The Spinal Decompression Therapy at Healthmedica Wellness Centre is the most comprehensive program available with its 3 Phase approach that involves Spinal Decompression, Oxygen Enhancement and a unique Multimodal Neuro-spinal Stabilization Program that no other Chiropractic Wellness Clinic provides. There are many Spinal Decompression machines in Canada, but the 3 Phase system is unique to Healthmedica Wellness Centre.

 

Phases of Neuro-oxygen Spinal Decompression Therapy

Our unique Spinal Decompression Therapy treatment is divided into three major stages. All three stages are an integral part of this system to ensure that your recovery is quick and successful. The end result is elimination of pain, and an increased quality of life.

 

Phase 1: Spinal Decompression System

Spinal Decompression involves the use of a specially designed table attached to an advanced bio-feedback computer module. During a consultation with our Doctor of Chiropractic, specific parameters for each patient such as history of condition, weight, and age are factored into prescribing a customized treatment plan, consisting of the number of sessions required and their frequency. The computerized technology allows the table to pull and decompress the spine by making mechanical changes comfortably.

The overall Spinal Decompression System procedure is calming – In fact, most patients find the Spinal Decompression treatment relaxing and read magazines or listen to music during treatment. It is imperative that the patient follows the treatment and exercise schedule as prescribed by the consulting specialist. The end result is a natural and long term elimination of chronic pain using a method that is safe, comfortable, and effective.

 

Phase 2: Oxygen Enhancement (Certain Patients Only)

This second phase of the system offers patients the unique combination of inhaling pure oxygen (up to 92%) while undergoing the Spinal Decompression procedure. Oxygen provides relief from muscle stiffness caused by the build-up of lactic acid. (Note that this is not oxygen therapy. According to Health Canada, oxygen therapy must be prescribed by a physician and only specific conditions can warrant it).

Benefits to oxygen treatment include:

  • boosting the immune system, improving memory, enhancing the lymphatic system, and reducing toxins and acidity to help prevent headaches and other ailments. It is beneficial for the entire body. The combination of Spinal Decompression and increased oxygen provides the patient with a sense of calming, relief and relaxation.
  • Brain activity – Dr. Andrew Scholey, Division of Psychology, University of Northumbria:
    “Extra oxygen has been shown to enhance mental performance and memory recall in healthy active adults in several clinical studies”. Ref. Pmid: 10604851 (pubmed – indexed for medline)

 

Phase 3: Neuro-stabilization

After any injury or damage to the spinal area, there are alterations to the movement patterns of the body which can lead to weakness and even wasting of the muscles. The posture of the body is affected deeply and the body starts compensating by using other parts to help unload the damaged area. As a result, it is not uncommon to find patients (for example) with low back pain complain of other pain areas like hip pain, knee pain and even neck pain. At Healthmedica Wellness Centre, we use a system of analysis unique to our clinics of identifying which patterns are not working properly and addressing them with the right neuro-stabilization approach. This can include a combination of the right proprioceptive exercises, movement pattern changes, spinal or limb adjustments, laser therapy and proper nutrition to strengthen tendons and ligaments while improving blood circulation.

 

How does Spinal Decompression Work?

The process begins by placing the patient over a computer controlled spinal table, known as Spinal Decompression machine. Depending on the findings verified by MRI results, X-rays and assessment with the Doctor of Chiropractic, treatment of each patient is uniquely designed with different modes of disc therapies available in the Spinal Decompression machine. The machine tucks the patient in place and applies force to the affected area; this is where decompression occurs. The negative pressure exerted by the machine can help retract the expanded disc back to its original size. It also reinforces oxygen and helps regulate proper blood flow to the discs to relieve the pain and facilitate healing.

 

This therapy may also be accompanied by cold or hot compresses to provide immediate pain relief. Likewise, patients are advised to increase oral fluid intake, especially those with facet joint syndrome. Since this condition can be brought about by arthritic issues, diet modification is highly recommended.

 

How many sessions are required for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may be required to undergo a series of therapies or a combination of treatments to achieve your overall optimal health goal. Each session of Spinal Decompression therapy lasts only for thirty to forty minutes.

 

What conditions are treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Slipped Disc or Herniated Disc

Among all the conditions that call for disc decompression therapy, herniated disc is the most common. This health condition happens when the spinal disc is compressed, thereby exerting pressure on the spinal nerves, which then result in an excruciating pain. The Spinal Decompression Therapy relieves the pressure from the damaged or expanded disc, so that it goes back to its original size.

 

Degenerative Disc Disease

Another common condition that requires this treatment is degenerative disc disease. Spinal constriction can cause a loss of disc height that causes the vertebral bodies to be more compressed. When there is too much compression, the surrounding nerves will be constricted and this leads to the onset of back pain. Spinal Decompression therapy can help reduce the pressure on the degenerated disc, which then alleviates the painful symptoms.

 

Sciatica or Sciatic Nerve Pain

If your sciatic pain symptoms are determined to be caused by a slipped disc or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome or spinal arthritis, then you may be a candidate for non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy. It’s a highly effective, non-invasive, medication-free treatment that treats damaged spinal discs directly. It takes pressure off of damaged spinal discs, enabling slipped discs or herniation and bulges to retract. Inflammation and pressure on compromised nerves goes away. Non-surgical Spinal Decompression delivers real pain-relief and true healing in a way that no other treatment can.

 

Other conditions treatable with Spinal Decompression Therapy:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Spinal Subluxations or Misalignments
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
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