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Watch this video to learn more about Spinal Decompression
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. I do not believe anyone should have to do that!
My website will give you the complete facts about spinal decompression therapy including published studies and actual case studies from my office that support its effectiveness.
If you have any additional information, please call my office at 609-296-0440.
THANKS FOR VISITING!
Robert E. Lee, D.C.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.
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, the Tuckerton Chiropractic Center chose the Kennedy DTS system.
In regard to clinical skills, Dr. Lee has completed the Kennedy Decompression Technique course work and passed the qualifying examination to achieve the status of "Certified Practitioner" in spinal decompression therapy.
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.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.
These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.
Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of herniated disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.
Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, sever obesity or severe nerve damage.
Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
Will insurance cover the cost of my Spinal Decompression Program?
Some insurance plans provide coverage for the cost of our spinal decompression program. While reimbursment can vary, your out-of-pocket expense for all needed services could be as little as your co-payment.
If you do not have health insurance, we offer CareCredit that will allow you to make 6 monthly payments with no interest. To apply for financing online and get instant approval in advance, just go to CareCredit.com.
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 do I get started?
I want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call my office at 609-296-0440 to arrange a consultation.
To schedule an appointment, call
Tuckerton Chiropractic Center
1 Leifried Lane, Suite A
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
(across from the Tip Seaman Park)
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