Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy produces the forces and positions required to cause decompression of the invertebral discs. During therapy, the machine isolates the patient's spine, either in the neck or lower back, and gently stretches the vertebrae surrounding the injured tissue. The repeated stretching lowers the pressure in the disc, creating a vacuum. The process causes herniated or bulged portions of a disc to retract, and the vacuum allows the disc to receive water, blood and nutrients causing it to heal naturally.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?
Conditions that may be treated with non-surgical spinal decompression at Advanced Spinal Care of Lakeland include the following:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Posterior Facet Syndrome
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?
Not everyone is a candidate for the treatment. To find out if this treatment is right for you, we require all potential candidates to start with a complimentary consultation with Dr. Majette to discuss your condition and treatment options.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?
There are many variables involved in the spinal decompression program at Advanced Spinal Care of Lakeland. Depending on the condition, the treatment typically lasts 3 to 6 weeks and includes massage therapy, physical therapy and spinal manipulations in addition to the decompression. Most insurance plans cover a potion of the treatment as well. Once you come in for a consultation and speak with Dr. Majette, our insurance department will be able to give you an accurate quote.
ONE OF OUR MANY SUCCESS STORIES:
After trying standard medical treatment,
medication, injections, and anything else she could find, Ann Scimone decided
that back pain was simply going to be part of her life.Until several weeks ago that is, when the Lakeland woman tried yet
another fix.Unlike others, this one has
worked, she said.
During the past several weeks, Scimone has
visited a local Chiropractic clinic to have her spine stretched in strategic
spots, relieving the swollen spinal disc that has pained her for the past
several years.Advanced Spinal Care of
Lakeland, located in the Oakridge Publix shopping plaza next to Target, began
offering decompression therapy administered with a combination of four other therapies
about four months ago -- becoming the first heath-care provider in Lakeland to
do so, said Dr. Michael Majette.The
technique helps treat back and neck pain, disc bulges, herniated disc,
degenerative disc disease and other spinal problems.
"It's pretty much the only form of relief
I've had," Ann said.I pretty much
tried everything short of surgery."
decompression protocol is helping local residents return to their normal lives",
Dr. Majette said.People with disc
injuries are in so much pain they often avoid their usual activities like
fishing, golf, and playing with grandchildren.
"They're really thanking us for getting
their life back," he said.
"The therapy is non surgical, noninvasive
and involves minimal medication."Dr.
Majette said.Instead, decompression
therapy has become a first line of defense against back pain, offering a new
avenue for those hoping to avoid painkillers or surgery.Though some patients must still undergo
surgery, Dr. Majette said the treatment has prevented others from going under
the knife.The treatment has also helped
patients, like Ann, who have tried traditional physical therapy, and treatments
to no avail.
"Decompression therapy boasts an 80 percent
success rate nationwide in ridding disc bulges," Dr. Majette said.Advanced Spinal Care has probably seen
greater success, he estimates.More
traditional treatments for back pain include painkillers, hot packs,
chiropractic adjustments, steroid injections and if all else fails,
surgery.Decompression therapy debuted
about six years ago, becoming more wide spread in the past two or three.
During therapy, the machine isolates the
patient's spine, either in the neck or lower back, and gently stretches the
vertebrae surrounding the injured tissue.The repeated stretching lowers the pressure in the disc, creating a
vacuum.The process causes herniated of
bulged portions of a disc to retract, and the vacuum allows the disc to receive
water, blood, and nutrients.According
to Dr. Majette, most patients require 15 to 20 of the treatments, which usually
take about 15 minutes each.
Back pain is the number one cause of
disability in people under age 45 in the United States, and people ages 26 to
40 have the most disc injuries .In
addition, back pain is second only to the common cold as the leading cause of
missed workdays nationwide.Dr. Majette
speculates the problem is even more common in Lakeland because of the amount of labor
intensive and computer jobs in the area.
Lakeland's work force has
some of the hardest workers around suffering from neck pain caused by sitting
at computers all day."But to be honest,
back pain can target anyone," Dr. Majette said.
It was not uncommon for the intense pain to
keep Ann home and not able to take part in her usual activities of walking her
dogs, gardening and traveling.Not
wanting surgery, except as a last resort, Ann researched decompression
therapy offered by Dr. Majette, whose office is near her
neighborhood. He told her she was a perfect candidate for the
new treatment after he reviewed her MRI's. After discussing this
alternative with her primary care physician, Ann decided to pursue this
treatment. She has had great relief from the therapy, and
especially likes that it is noninvasive.
"Therapy is not painful, and most patients
find it relaxing and comfortable and often feel better when they leave. Some
patients do wake up the next morning with soreness because the machine
stretches back muscles that may have never been stretched.The protocol is a six week program that
combines a number of specific therapies that will ensure optimum results," Dr.
Health insurance covers a large amount of the
cost, and the out of pocket cost is minimal compared to even deductibles for
surgery. For more information regarding
spinal decompression therapy visit www.lakelandasc.com.To schedule an appointment or to discuss how
spinal decompression or other therapies offered by Advanced Spinal Care may
benefit you call 813.701.2225 or stop by to schedule an appointment at 3628 Harden Boulevard,
right next to PublixOakbridgeShoppingPlaza
Advanced Spinal Care
offers a refreshing approach to traditional chiropractic care and pain
management. Dr. Mike Majette is
committed to promoting optimal health and the well being of patients through a
"whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for
underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be
causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle
adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this
unique approach, Dr. Majette and his staff are able to help patients accelerate
and/or maintain their journey to good health time and time again.Dr. Majette has
been practicing in Lakeland for seven years and is
the current president of the PolkCounty Chiropractic Association.He is dedicated to raising his profession to
a new gold standard by creating a legacy practice focused on achieving optimal
health for his patients and the surrounding communities.
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