The Most Efficient, Non-Surgical Pain Solution.
WHAT IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy produces the forces and positions required to cause decompression of the intervertebral 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. Bartel 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. Bartel, 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
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. 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. Bartel 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.
Bartel 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. Bartel 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. Bartel 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. Bartel, 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. Bartel speculates the problem is even more common in
Anne was told she was a perfect candidate for the
new treatment after reviewing 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.
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