What is Colorado Springs Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is the act of "decompressing" (or removing pressure from) the vertebra of the spine, so that injuries such as herniated (bulging discs, slipped discs, etc.) can resolve. Spinal decompression increases the space between the vertebra and relieves pressure on discs, by using a computerized pulley system to gently stretch the back. The increased space creates "negative pressure" which allows the bulging disc to move back into place.
Once the disc moves back into is rightful place between the vertebra, then it no longer puts pressure on the nerves of the spine.
Discs were meant to act as cushions between the vertebra. When a disc "bulges" it puts pressure on the nerves and this can create pain (as in Sciatica), burning sensations, numbness in the legs or toes, and even paralysis.
"As a chiropractor, I was frustrated that I could help manage patients' herniated discs, but I rarely completely resolved them," said Dr. Molly Kallenbach, DC. "Chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, surgery, injections, prescription drugs - typically none of these therapies work to eliminate pain, paralysis and numbness associated with disc injuries. If they do work, it is temporary. Spinal decompression is the only thing I've seen resolve a disc injury. Plus it is non-invasive and cost effective."
Our Colorado Springs spinal decompression clinic can treat both cervical and lumbar disc injuries (neck and low back injuries). And as you can see from the photo to the right, we can treat patients in many different position for maximum comfort.
"I just had a patient come in who was hurting so bad that she was crying, and she could only be treated on her side," said Dr. Kallenbach.
We've seen patients who can no longer feel their hands regain feeling, and patients who crawl into our office with pain levels of 10 on a 1-10 scale leave at a 2. To read more about our success stories and others who have successfully dealt with your exact problem, click here.