Spinal Decompression Therapy Downtown Toronto
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option for patients struggling with lower back and/or neck pain.
Spinal Decompression applies a precisely measured external pressure to stretch and pull the muscles surrounding the spine in order to trigger the body’s natural regenerative properties. Using a sensitive biofeedback computer program, Spinal Decompression detects the patient’s most subtle muscular responses and constantly adjusts the stretch and pull to ensure maximum benefits while avoiding excessive strain caused by the body’s muscle guarding reflex.
At Ace Physio, our Physiotherapists are trained on the Evolution DT, the most advanced spinal decompression table with its superior computerized programming and the Intelligent Actuator Technology that precisely monitors a patient’s response and progress to the treatment.
How Do I Know Spinal Decompression Is Right For Me?
The more common conditions effectively treated by Spinal Decompression is neck or lower back pain caused by herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.
What Are The Benefits Of Spinal Decompression?
For people suffering from neck and back pain, Spinal Decompression is often an alternative to surgery and pain medications. There are no incisions or injections with Spinal Decompression. Many patients feel an immediate relief from constant pain after spinal decompression treatment. Simply by varying the strength of the pressure exerted on the spine, Spinal Decompression helps prevent a relapse of the condition or the development of complications. Finally, spinal decompression is convenient and cost effective because it takes less than one hour to achieve prolonged pain relief and create a healing environment for your neck or back.
What Is A Spinal Decompression Treatment Like?
At your initial assessment, your Physiotherapist will determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression. Once assessed our treatment often begins with the neck or back area being heated for 10 minutes. You will then be asked to lie down fully clothed on the Evolution DT table to which the computer panel is attached. Your Physiotherapist will position you on the table and adjust the flexi-strap harness to fit your body size and structure. As the program adjusts the table to your body’s response, you will feel the tilt feature of the Evolution DT which is targeting specific levels of the neck or lower back. It is the precision of the Evolution DT that results in enhanced benefits in the shorter period of time on the table.
Depending on the disorder being treated, your session may last anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes. The number of treatments necessary is also dependent on the condition and the severity of the condition being treated and should be discussed with your physiotherapist.
After the spinal decompression session is concluded, your physiotherapist may ice and vibrate the area to ease the muscles. The absence of soreness after spinal decompression means you may return to your normal day-to-day activities throughout the course of your treatment.