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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression therapy is a safe, non- surgical and drug free treatment method for patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain caused by disc problems and other spinal related conditions. A decompression treatment gently lengthens and releases the spine through repetitive movements by the revolutionary DTS Spinal Decompression table. As the table pulls and releases, a negative pressure change is created within the intervertebral disc, surrounding soft tissue and spinal joints. The reduction of pressure inside the disc (decompression) allows the disc bulge or herniation and the nutrients to be pulled back into the disc. Rehydration of the disc and surrounding structures creates a physiological change which decreases pain levels and assists the body’s natural healing process.

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Why Spinal Decompression Therapy?

There are 10 major reasons to consider Spinal Decompression Therapy

  • Bulging or Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Arm/Leg Pain and Numbness
  • Chronic Neck or Back Pain that is not responding to traditional spinal treatment.

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How does Spinal Decompression work?

A Formula for Relief

When a bulging or herniated disc slips out of alignment, it may compress nearby nerves. The compression can block the nerves from sending and receiving messages from the central nervous system and brain, leading to chronic pain. As long as compression continues, damaged discs seldom heal and patients will suffer pain and other symptoms.

When Negative is Positive

Spinal Decompression Therapy creates space between the different vertebrae, providing room for the bulging or herniated disc to be drawn back into its central position in the spine. This relieves pressure on the nerves and the surrounding soft tissues. By reversing the effects of axial load or compression in the spine, increased circulation occurs which facilitates the flow of nutrients, oxygen and fluids back into the disc which helps stimulate the body’s healing mechanism.

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Your Spinal Decompression Therapy Program

At the LEAD REHABS, we promote a holistic approach by offering a comprehensive and tailor made Spinal Decompression Therapy program for all our patients to create lasting results. Before we commence your program, our Chief Physiotherapist, will perform a detailed spinal assessment to determine the extent of your disc or spinal injury.

The Spinal Decompression Therapy program incorporates the following 4 components:

1. Spinal Decompression Therapy

Nutrient blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary microruptures in tendon and bone.

2. Post-Spinal Decompression Therapy

Post-Decompression Therapy is necessary to ensure that your target regions are relaxed and pre-conditioned for electro-stimulation and cold laser. These forms of treatment further facilitate blood and nerve exchange into the decompressed region.

3. Osteopathic Care

Osteopathic adjustments complement your Spinal Decompression program by correcting your mechanical and structural misalignments. With your spine functioning properly, spinal decompression will then effectively target  areas to relieve pressure between the vertebral discs.

4. Posture Rehab & Core Strengthening

Besides the spine, the only thing holding the torso and the lower body together are muscles! You have to do core exercises to take away pressure and strengthen the muscles holding up the spine. Our doctors will prescribe specific exercises and  posture rehab  unique to each individual as part of your program. 

Benefits of the Spinal Decompression Therapy Program


Physiological benefits:

  • Increases blood flow, improving nutrient supply into the disc.
  • Decreases intradiscal pressure
  • Promotes the regression of disc herniation
  • Reduces nerve compression
  • Facilitates disc rehydration

Physical benefits:

  • Decreases pain levels
  • Improves spinal mobility
  • Reduces muscle guarding
  • Enhances postural integrity
  • Develops core strength
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Prevents new injuries
  • Promotes wellness

Is Spinal Decompression safe?

Spinal Decompression therapy is one of the most gentle and comfortable forms of spinal treatment available. The state of the art Spinal Decompression equipment and intuitive technology has a proven safety standard and a high level of efficacy. Spinal Decompression treatments have never reported to cause injury. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their backs, hips, necks and shoulders and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.

What does a Spinal Decompression Therapy session involve?

The patient stays fully clothed and lies down on the Spinal Decompression table in a relaxed position. At the beginning of each session, the patient is securely fastened into a neck or lower back harness. The computerized program controls the table, slowly moving, lengthening and releasing the spine at precise intervals. This process creates decompression which gently realigns the disc and takes pressure off the surrounding nerves and soft tissue.

Does Spinal Decompression Therapy hurt?

One of the most positive things about Spinal Decompression Therapy is how remarkably comfortable it is. Patients feel no pain and in most cases they find the treatment experience very relaxing. Only a small percentage of patients experience temporary soreness which is a sign that muscles have been stretched in a different way.

How long does it take before I feel better?

Some patients feel pain relief after just one or two sessions while for other patients it takes several sessions to feel symptomatic improvement. It really all depends on the severity of the patient’s disc or spinal condition, how long they have had the problem for, how much inflammation is present and how well the patient follows the set instructions of the Spinal Decompression Therapy program. Most patients, upon completion of their tailor made treatment program, have experienced dramatic pain relief, a significant decrease in other symptoms and considerable improvement in their overall spinal function.

How long is the Spinal Decompression Therapy Program?

It generally takes 10-12 Days for a disc to heal with Spinal Decompression Therapy. It takes a bit longer for more severe and complex cases. Each Spinal Decompression Therapy session runs for 35-40 minutes and is composed of Spinal Decompression table, massage therapy, spinal mobilisation and Osteopathy adjustments. At the end of the program a schedule of corrective exercises, posture rehabilitation and yoga is recommended to stabilise, stretch and strengthen the spinal and core muscles.

What success rate does Spinal Decompression Therapy have?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is an evolved and research driven treatment enhanced with the most advanced technology producing extraordinary patient outcomes. Spinal Decompression Therapy has a 91% success rate with people suffering from disc problems and other spinal related conditions.

How does Spinal Decompression Therapy compare to Spinal Surgery?

Unlike spinal surgery, there is usually no downtime or time lost from work. Although spinal surgery usually involves several months of recovery time, there is no recovery time needed for Spinal Decompression Therapy. You simply come in for your treatment as scheduled then go about your daily business. Most patients gradually feel better over a few weeks of care. There are no surgical risks such as infection, scarring, nerve damage and failed back surgery syndrome.

How do I know if I’m a suitable candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Call The LEAD REHABS in Chennai on (044) 4205 4040 to organise a FREE FIRST CONSULTATION with our Spinal Decompression Therapy specialist Dr Prasanna . You will be required to bring any X-rays, CT or MRI scans. After you have had a thorough Spinal Decompression assessment with Dr Prasanna and he has viewed your test results, he will let you know immediately if you are a suitable candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.