If I undertake Spinal Decompression treatment, how much time does this take to see effects?

The majority of patients see a reduction in pain after the first handful of sessions. Normally, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How much time does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?

Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, everyday for the first 2 weeks, 3 times a week for the next two weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last two weeks.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?

Ever since I started using Spinal Decompression device, I’ have been inundated with questions from both doctors and patients concerning which cases it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is essential to favorable results, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the appropriate decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is greater than four weeks old
  • Reoccurring pain from a failed back surgery that is at least 6 months old.
  • Consistent pain from degenerated disk not responding to 4 weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for four weeks of therapy.
  • Patient at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances such as pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
  • Pars defect.
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
  • Disc space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Is there any side effects to the therapy?

The majority of patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a short time period.

How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow for decompression at a certain level?

Decompression is obtained by using a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the soft pull that is generated by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are created on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Avoiding this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.

Is there any risk to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?

NO. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and absolutely safe for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) cancel the therapy instantly thereby preventing any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differ from ordinary spinal traction?

Traction is helpful at treating some of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t address the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disk. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also triggers the circulation of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disk. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically shown to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction activates the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that aggravate the pain in affected area.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for individuals that have had spinal surgery?

In most cases Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

Who is not a potential candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment?

Anyone who has recent spinal fractures, surgical fusion or metallic hardware, surgically repaired aneurysms, infection of the spine, and/or moderate to extreme osteoporosis.

Who is a potential candidate for Spinal Decompression?

Anyone who has been advised they need surgery but hopes to avoid it, anyone who has been told there is nothing more offered to help, anybody who failed to significantly respond to conservative options (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the kind of care they want.


Hoang Chiropractic Center
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Wes Sandoz
Wes Sandoz
16:53 21 Sep 21
Left worse then when I entered. First visit in extreme pain, unable to stand or sit normally. Was adjusted and pain... increased to the point I required an ice treatment just so I could leave. MRI ordered same day, the MRI facility instructed me to return when pain free. After two weeks of medication and bed rest, scheduled 2nd visit for adjustment. Adjstment was refused. Why? Because of my level of pain. Charged full visit. They adjusted me when in debiliating pain without MRI (1st visit) but would not without MRI with constant ache level pain(2nd visit). Looking for another chiropractor Pain reduced to a constant ache and I regained full mobility. I was told they would not adjust me until MRI completed.read more
Robyn R Griffin
Robyn R Griffin
19:11 03 Aug 21
For almost a year, I've gone to this Chiropractic Center for neck and back pain. During my last and final service, my... unmasked provider coughed near me in the small, enclosed room. I immediately opened my eyes and pulled away from the provider and blurted out, "Did you just cough on me?" Then I heard, "if you are uncomfortable, you can leave." This was repeated to me several times. I asked the provider for a moment. I felt so bad, because of how upset I thought the provider was, that I apologized and continued the service. Now it's a week later and I have a sore throat and a cough.read more
Glen Gulick
Glen Gulick
17:51 13 Apr 21
All the way from the front desk to the staff and the doctors. Just a great attitude and atmosphere. Very personable and... understanding. Looking forward to my next visit.read more
Jeanne Lowe
Jeanne Lowe
19:59 11 Mar 21
Dr. Hoang and the entire staff are wonderful! Dr. Kim really goes the extra mile to get to the root cause of issues,... and even works with other doctors to get a complete picture of the patient as a whole. They have made a significant difference in my pain level and understanding of what causes it. I highly recommend Hoang Chiropractic!read more
Debra Babin
Debra Babin
19:03 10 Mar 21
The staff is always professional and courteous. I am pain free and continue to go for maintenance and massages. I... highly recommend.read more
Icy wolf
Icy wolf
18:26 12 Feb 21
Great, friendly staff. Welcoming and made me feel like family
Diamond Amari
Diamond Amari
05:51 28 Jan 21
Really nice staff, they also listen to what you have to say and answer all of your questions.
tymyrael roussell
tymyrael roussell
21:08 23 Jan 21
Been with them since 2015, and all I can say is YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE JUST AS MUCH AS I DO ! .
christine sellers
christine sellers
16:12 23 Jan 21
I, absolutely love getting my treatment at Hoang Chiropractic Center. The staff is so amazing, the different types of... treatment are amazing as well. They work around your personal schedule. Listen to your needs, and help you with open arms to get back to feeling better plus become healthy.read more
David Watts
David Watts
15:52 22 Jan 21
I really enjoy myself her at Hoang chiropractic. The atmosphere here is peaceful and the people are very friendly and... caring to ya needs Ms.Veronica,Ms.Hang,and the receptionist will take absolutely the Best Care of youread more
19:36 21 Jan 21
I have had the best experience here the staff are pleasant and Ms Veronica makes sure everything much more of a easy... experience Thanksread more
Tanya Camese
Tanya Camese
18:16 07 Jan 21
The best place to go. Great staff all around. Once my finances get better I will return to my treatment.
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