Non Surgical Therapy Options

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment for chronic back and neck pain. It has become a standard of care for chronic spinal pain, and a leading alternative to surgery.

The treatment is an effective, safe and cost-effective technique without the risks associated with drugs, surgery, injections, or anesthesia. Decompression therapy treatment is backed by years of clinical research studies, and is the only back and neck treatment that uses the patented smooth logarithmic curve method to distract the spine.

Spinal Decompression Program Options

Our non-surgical spine decompression program therapy offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional invasive techniques. With this non-surgical treatment option, precisely controlled distractive forces relieve pressure on the structures causing your back pain.

At Spine Institute Northwest, we use 2 models of medical devices for this therapy:

  • VAX-D is an established modality which uses prone positioning
  • SpineMED ® is applied in a supine position.

Both devices achieve pain remission through decompression of intervertebral discs and facet joints.

Who benefits from this type of therapy?

Individuals suffering from unilateral or bilateral low back pain with or without leg pain are ideal candidates for this therapy. Therapeutic indications include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerated discs
  • Internal disc derangement
  • Neurological deficits
  • Post-surgical back syndrome

The following patients will not benefit from this type of therapy:

When does therapy begin?

All candidates for this program must have an initial consultation with a doctor at the Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Medicine and Surgery. If the doctor determines that you are a good candidate, you will receive 20-30 consecutive treatments administered 6 days per week.

If the doctor determines that you are not a good candidate for this therapy, other treatment options will be recommended to you.

How much does this therapy cost?

This therapy is cost effective. Insurance may reimburse you for a percentage of our treatment fee. Flexible payment plans are also available and will be presented to you.

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