Spinal Decompression in Missouri Valley

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At the Valley Chiropractor, we continually strive to provide the best care for our patients. Recently Dr. Hoyt updated his equipment to include the Kennedy Decompression System. This unique system enables him to provide the most advanced, conservative treatment for many back and neck conditions.

What is Spinal Decompression?

KDT2 Graphic in Seaford DESpinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment, which stretches the spine and works differently than traditional traction methods which have been historically used. This computerized decompression table works in a gentle-programmed manner to increase the spacing between the vertebra with minimal or no pain from muscle spasms, reducing pressure on sensitive nerve and joint tissue to promote tissue healing.

The long-term benefits that can be achieved with non-surgical decompression methods make it a more viable option than medication alone, and are safer and more cost effective than surgical options. Spinal decompression is also approved by the FDA for treating pain associated with herniated discs.

Why Have Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Column Display in Seaford DEThis gentle, non-surgical therapy can provide lower back pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art therapy for neck pain relief, bulging or degenerative disc disease, and lumbar pain.

The gentle distractive forces of this decompression therapy unloads pressure from the main weight-bearing joints, the disc and facet joints to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience cycles of stretch and relaxation with an emphasis on positioning the patient to allow for the safest and most comfortable treatment.

Therapy sessions typically last less than 12-15 minutes, 3-5 times a week for 4-8 weeks (patients with more significant problems may require more frequent treatment and a longer overall time to recuperate), transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments.

How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Done?

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A history and physical is performed to determine if a patient qualifies for this treatment approach. Medical imaging may also be necessary in some cases. You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis. You either lie face down or face up (depending on your position of comfort) on a computer-controlled table. Dr. Hoyt sets the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs.

Are Other Types of Therapy Utilized with Decompression Therapy?

Chiropractic Seaford DE James Hummel job title K LaserThis type of therapeutic approach is always utilized in conjunction with a chiropractic adjustment. Improving motion in the spine is always important with any spinal condition. Chiropractic adjustments of various types, whether by hand or with an instrument are performed to fit the needs of the patient.

In addition, to greatly enhance the decompression experience and speed recovery with many cases, Dr. Hoyt will utilize K-Laser therapy with spinal decompression. This highly-effective infrared laser therapy treatment helps increase microcirculation (blood flow in the capillaries), reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance tissue healing—both in hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, or even bones. The same boost in blood flow that enhances healing also permits more efficient drainage of the substances that trigger inflammation in tissues, as well as other pain-producing waste materials such as lactic acid. As a result, this is an effective treatment for acute conditions as well as the inflammation, stiffness and other discomfort associated with chronic pain conditions and degenerative ailments.

Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing KDT Spinal Decompression Therapy. Most patients are released from active treatment after 8 weeks.

Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office are often advised to help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. Back and neck problems are easier to treat and prevent with conservative chiropractic care.


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Nanticoke Chiropractic Center
1340 Middleford Road #402
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 628-8706