Monroe, NY 10950
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Lower back or neck pain due to disc tear(s) or herniated/bulging/slipped/ruptured disc(s) can be debilitating, and in the past, spine surgery was the the only answer. Today, we have highly successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery! We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.
Non-Surgical pain-free and relaxing Spinal Decompression!
At Core Health Chiropractic, we use a specific Spinal Decompression System to help patients relieve their neck or lower back symptoms while avoiding unnecessary drugs (medications), needles (cortisone injections) and even spine surgery!
Spinal Decompression Success Stories:
April 2019 I've been having low back pain for years and years, often with sharp and stabbing pain. I had spinal decompression treatments along with chiropractic adjustments with a stretching routine. I have had excellent improvement and following Dr. Beach's protocol has helped me more than recommendations from any other doctors.
March 2019 Dr. Beach is an excellent chiropractor! I walked into his office two months ago in excruciating pain because of a disc bulge and pinched nerve. After he developed a treatment plan for me, I am now pain free and feeling fabulous! He is knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate! His office staff is wonderful, as well! I highly recommend this practice!
January 2019 I was in a lot of pain in my lower back & hip. Doctor ordered an MRI and found a compressed disc in the lower lumbar spine. He recommended using their decompression table, which I was at first skeptical about. However, after discussing with friends and family, I decided to give it a try. After 20 visits, I have NO pain and I feel very happy.
December 2018 My initial major problem was low back pain from herniated/bulging discs that was on and off for 6 years, but getting worse and more frequent. This spinal decompression process seemed to fit with exactly what was wrong with me. I feel so much better and stronger. I can resume many activities!
December 2018 My symptoms are almost entirely gone. The right foot tingling has completely stopped. Lower right back pain is minor, and there is no longer constant pain.
Ana A, Monroe, NY
December 2018 Following the Doctor's assessment and recommendations, I went through the spinal decompression treatments with noticeable improvements from the beginning, when I had severe neck and arm pain. I truly recommend it!
Interested in relieving your spinal or extremity pain?
If you are living with acute or chronic pain, we can help! We will work with you to organize a treatment plan that corresponds with your body. If you are currently under care for disc issues or you are in search of a alternative solution, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.
How Spinal Decompression works
Effects of spinal decompression are directly related to intra-discal pressure. Spinal Decompression is designed to target damaged spinal discs in the low back or neck and gently decompress the spine's intervertebral discs. As your spine degenerates over time it loses its ability to absorb fluids which over time can create degenerative disc disease with fragile spinal discs. The goal of reducing disc pressure in your spine and on pinched nerves is to enhance the fluids and nutrients into the disc, furthering the discs ability to heal over consecutive treatments. While using Spinal Decompression a gentle vacuum-like effect pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve—alleviating the pain and reducing the symptoms in your arm or leg.
Is our Spinal Decompression FDA Cleared and Patent Protected?
You will also feel very confident with Spinal Decompression. The FDA has cleared this system for both Lumbar and Cervical Decompression (510(k) k051013). The system design and key components are patent protected under US Patent #7201729 and the software systems have been copyrighted.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What causes herniated/bulging/slipped/ruptured disc(s)?
As the disc degenerates, the gel-like (nucleus) portion of the intervertebral disc loses its hydration, reducing disc height and creating the possibility of facet syndrome and central/lateral foramina narrowing (stenosis). This can be caused from excess weight, repetitive motion, sedentary lifestyle or weak core muscles. Furthermore, disc degeneration causes the outer coating of the spinal disc (annulus) to become brittle and susceptible to cracks and tears that can ultimately lead to disc herniations.
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest. It is widely accepted that the ideal environment to improve disc pathology is to decompress, or reduce the intra-discal pressures of the damaged disc.
Am I eligible for Decompression Therapy?
Typically we do not know for sure if a patient is eligible for Spinal Decompression therapy without examining them. After the examination and viewing either x-rays or MRI's, Dr. Beach will then determine if the patient is a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. The most common types of conditions that are successfully treated with spinal decompression therapy are (but not limited to): Disc bulges (herniations, slipped, or bulging), sciatica (leg pain), disc disease, stenosis, arm pain, neck and back pain.
What are the protocol procedures for Cervical (Neck) and Lumbar (lower back)?
For cervical procedures, the cervical unit is first electronically tilted to the angle required to target specific segments of the cervical spine through flexion. The patient is then placed on the table with their head positioned in the cervical cradle unit. The Cervical Restraints are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for direct and controlled distraction.
For lumbar procedures, the upper torso is captured through the lower margin of the ribcage by a comfortable securing system incorporated into the fixed section of the table. The Pelvic Restraints gently rest over the patient’s iliac crest to apply the distraction forces directly to the skeletal structure. The Pelvic Tilt section will be electronically tilted to rotate the pelvis, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted. With precise computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted.
How long is each treatment visit and how long is the treatment plan?
Spinal Decompression protocol consists of 20-25 sessions that are 20-30 minutes each in duration. These sessions are typically administered 3-5 times per week over a 4-6 week period. The procedure is performed with the patient fully clothed and has been described as safe and pain-free. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure. Each session has a cumulative effect, designed to significantly reduce pain and improve function as the patient progresses through the Spinal Decompression program.
How long will it take before I get out of pain?
Every patient's condition is different and no two spinal conditions are the same. With that, patients respond differently to therapy being administered to their body. When using the Spinal Decompression protocol one will typically notice their pain and symptoms start to improve after their first visit. The protocol consists of a small gradient of tension applied to the area being treated and after each visit the gradient increases. As the tension of the Spinal Decompression therapy increases, the symptoms that a patient feels should reduce dramatically.
Is there a guarantee? Will my pain come back?
Unfortunately in life there is never a guarantee. That being said, when it comes to our individual spine we need an alternative that does not consist of drugs, needles or unnecessary aggressive spinal surgery. The majority of patients that recover through the Spinal Decompression procedure generally remain in remission. Some individuals whose lifestyle or work environment exposes them to higher risk factors have found that a maintenance program consisting of monthly or bi-monthly sessions may benefit them long term. Dr. Beach will determine if this is suitable, and the schedule of these sessions will be decided upon at that time. Generally these sessions are performed at monthly or quarterly intervals. The purpose of the maintenance sessions is to serve as a measure of protection against disabling exacerbation of low back pain syndrome. Patients in this category develop their own rhythm of maintenance visits that keeps them free from problems as they continue to live their pain-free daily activities.