Spinal Decompression Therapy Gold Coast
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a newly developed procedure for back and neck pain sufferers. It is a comfortable, effective, affordable treatment for many patients and a safer alternative to invasive surgery.
Using the state-of-the-art Triton Spinal Decompression Table, designed by a team of top physicians and medical design engineers to create the unique spinal treatment table. Spinal Decompression Therapy (or Spinal Decompression Surgery) was developed specifically to treat neck/lumbar back pain and sciatica resulting from degenerated and herniated discs.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a relatively new non-surgical technology that can successfully treat lumbar, leg, arm and neck pain emanating from spinal degeneration, spinal plate herniation and relevant joint disorders.
Spinal Decompression Therapy works by gently stretching, lengthening, decompressing and re-positioning the spine. This reversal of pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that helps to reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc materials back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves. This technique relieves pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones of the spine, by creating a negative pressure in the disc space. By doing so, herniated or bulging discs may retract, therefore relieving pressure off nerve and other structures in the spine. Spinal experts maintain that oxygen, nutrients and fluids are also drawn into the disc to create a revitalised environment conducive to healing.
GP referral to active AGAIN is not needed for non-surgical treatment. We do urge and recommend that you share results with your GP or specialist.
Each treatment session of Spinal Decompression Surgery lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. Chronic pain sufferers can have 3-5 sessions per week for multiple weeks while pain reduction continues. The process is very comfortable, it is not uncommon to find patients asleep during treatment. There may be some minor discomfort standing up following treatment, similar to when first getting out of from bed in the morning. Some patients bring their own iPod, or listen to and enjoy the choice of music at the clinic.
The Triton Spinal Decompression Table is FDA and TGA approved technology for the treatment of chronic and acute pain.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration, USA.
TGA - Therapeutic Goods Association, Australia
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy Used For?
Spinal decompression therapy is an innovative therapy used to treat a wide range of conditions related to your spinal discs. It can often be used as an alternative to invasive surgery. Conditions that can commonly be treated with spinal decompression therapy include herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. Spinal decompression surgery is also an effective treatment for chronic neck or back pain. A thorough assessment is performed to determine whether spinal decompression therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you. X-Rays are not normally required unless prior surgery has been undertaken. This natural therapy can be used to target conditions caused by injuries and accidents, or to treat age-related degenerative conditions.
Treatment For Pains & Aches
Herniated or bulging discs are a common cause of neck and back pain. This pain can be chronic and debilitating. Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps to alleviate these symptoms by gently stretching and relaxing your spine in a controlled manner using motorised traction.
Back Pain Treatment
Herniated discs can lead to compressed nerves in the back, which creates ongoing sensations of pain. By stretching the spine and creating additional space between the vertebrae, decompression surgery reduces the pressure on discs that causes back pain. This helps the discs to return to a healthy position, ultimately leading to a reduction in back pain over time.
Neck Pain Treatment
Spinal decompression therapy works in the same way to alleviate chronic neck pain. Herniated discs can also have an effect on your neck, leading to ongoing painful symptoms. Neck pain and back pain are both compressed nerve conditions, and as the damaged discs are healed through spinal decompression surgery the pressure on your nerves decreases. Decompression therapy is tailored to address your specific condition and target the right parts of the body. Different approaches are used for neck pain compared to back pain.
Sciatica From Herniated Discs
If you’re suffering from sciatica that’s caused by a herniated disc, decompression therapy can be a beneficial treatment. Pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause pain in many regions of the body from the lower back to the legs, and in some cases, the feet. Sciatica can have a variety of different causes, but if your condition is caused by a herniated disc, spinal decompression surgery can help to relieve the pressure the disc is putting on your sciatic nerve, leading to an improvement in symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does spinal decompression do to your body?
Spinal decompression releases pressure on the spinal discs, relaxing muscles, gently lengthening the spine and increasing blood flow, as well as reducing pressure on the spinal nerves.
What is the recovery time for spinal decompression surgery?
After spinal decompression surgery, provided everything went well, your basic, functional mobility should be restored within 4-6 weeks. For people who are highly active, and/or play sports, it can take several months following surgery to regain their former fitness.
What can I expect during a spinal decompression treatment?
Patients lie on a plinth, with their armpits, neck and chest supported. A harness is fitted to their lower body. Depending on the nature of the treatment, patients may be either face-up or face down. The clinician will make sure the patient is comfortable before commencing treatment. Tension will be applied to the harness electronically. The level of tension and the most beneficial treatment duration is decided by the clinician. During treatment, patients will feel a gentle pulling/stretching sensation on their spinal column. Patients remain clothed throughout the treatment and are given a handheld switch that will stop the tension if it becomes painful.
Can your spine affect your bowels?
Yes! Spinal degeneration and/or a spinal injury can affect the nerves that control the colon. The nerves that affect bowel function are located in the lumbar (lower) spine - a common site of spinal injury. The nerve damage sustained can cause issues with constipation or problems in controlling the bowel. Successful treatment of the spinal problem can frequently make a positive difference to bowel problems, particularly if they're caused by pressure on the lumbar nerves.
Rely On Us To Relieve Your Pain
At Active Again, we specialise in providing spinal decompression therapy, helping you to live a pain-free life once again. We’ll assess you and understand the root cause of your painful symptoms, and will make a decision about whether spinal decompression treatment could be an appropriate option for you. We’re committed to helping you heal your pain and improve your quality of life. Contact us now to find out more or enquire about making an appointment. Our clinic is conveniently located in Broadbeach, with wheelchair access available.