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Spinal Decompression

At Focus Physiotherapy our physiotherapy patients have access to the spinal decompression table as part of their prescribed treatment at all of our clinics.

Focus Physiotherapy has been providing spinal decompression since it's onset, and while other clinics market themselves as "spinal decompression clinics" don't be fooled; spinal decompression is best when in conjunction with an overall physical therapy regimen.

The practice is promoted as safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. Spinal decompression works through a series of 15 one minute alternating decompression (using a logarithmic decompression curve) and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of 30 minutes. During the decompression phase the pressure in the disc is reduced and a vacuum type of effect is produced on the nucleus pulposis. At the same time nutrition is diffused into the disc allowing the annulus fibrosis to heal. Very rarely is the nerve root compressed from the herniated disc and usually the back and leg pain associated with these conditions is a result of irritation to the nerve root sleeve by the inflammatory chemicals that are released as a result of inflammation in the disc.

For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.

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Focus Physiotherapy will develop a personalized program that is typically covered by insurance benefits.