REDENIUS CHIROPRACTIC DECOMPRESSION THERAPY

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The first step is to call 712-464-3301 and speak with our helpful staff and make an appointment. In order to provide spinal decompression when needed Redenius Chiropractic must do a thorough orthopedic and neurological exam to find if you are a candidate for spinal decompression. Every patient is different, one patient might need lumbar (back) decompression or cervical (neck) decompression while another may need a spinal adjustments and no decompression.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Redenius Chiropractic has a different protocol for every patient. However, for most cases of a patient presenting with a disc bulge or disc herniation symptoms we start with a three week protocol of fifteen sessions. After this three week period, we re-exam the patient and take the needed steps from there. The next steps may be: prescribing the patient additional sessions; releasing the patient from the decompression therapy because three weeks of treatment resolved the issue; or in a small amount of cases, referring to an orthopedic doctor if necessary.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN MRI BEFORE I START?

No- You do not need an MRI before starting this procedure. Patients who are referred from a medical doctor may already have an MRI which is always helpful to us to review, but not necessary. After our comprehensive examination including X-Ray, we can usually pinpoint what is causing the patient's signs and symptoms.

HOW DOES DECOMPRESSION THERAPY WORK?

Spinal decompression, be it on the neck or low back, treats the vertebrae in the spine and the discs between the spinal bones like an accordion. This back and forth pumping mechanism allows for water and nutrients to be transported in and out to initial healing and reduced symptoms. While this description is simplistic in nature, it gives an easy-to-understand description of the technique.

    WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS ARE COMMONLY HELPED WITH SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY.

  • Herniation's
  • Slipped Discs
  • Ruptured Discs
  • Disc Tears
  • Bulging Discs
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatia (due to spinal cord irration)

IS THERE ANY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?

Yes there is. However, to post the research would be pages of information. If you are interested in research of spinal decompression please stop by my office and ask for additional material. At the bottom of the page is a small list of some scientific research articles that support spinal decompression.


DOES SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY HURT?

No it does not. To most people, it feels relaxing and more times than not, the patient falls asleep during the session. Patients can bring book to read or listen to music.


I HAVE HEARD THAT YOU ONLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR DECOMPRESSION. IS THIS JUST A COME-ON?

In the clinic now I only have one decompression table. With this being said, patients must schedule ahead of time to allow for everyone to be treated when it works in their schedule.


WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY HAD BACK SURGERY(S)?

Even if you have already had back surgery, you can benefit from spinal decompression. Many people still have symptoms after a spinal surgery and may benefit from spinal decompression.


WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?

Every insurance is different; some insurances do pay for it others to not. We look into this during your initial appointment.


ASSUMING MY DECOMPRESSION PROTOCOL WORKS; IF I PERIODICALLY FEEL I NEED A DECOMPRESSION "TUNEUP", DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROTOCOL AGAIN?

No. For people who have been through the initial protocol, we offer significantly decompression in different amounts. For example, we may set you up for one time per month. You do not have to go through the entire protocol because I have done an exam and I know what the initial cause of symptoms was.


Research Information

Numerous research articles published by a variety of healthcare professionals including medical doctors supporting the use of spinal decompression for a reduction in radiating, numbness, and tingling due to spinal canal stenosis or a disc herniation.

Komari H, et. al.: The Natural History of Herniated Nucleas with Radiculopathy. Spine. 21: 225-229, 1996.

Constatoyannis, C. et. al. Intermittent Cervical Traction for Radiculopathy Due to Large-Volume Herniations. JMPT. 25(3) 2002.

Chung, TS; Lee, YJ, et. al. Reducibility of Cervicial Herniation: Evaluation at MRI during Cervical Traction with a Nonmagnetic Traction Device. Radiology. Dec, 225(3):895-900, 2002.

Borman P, Keskin D, Bodur H. The efficacy of lumbar traction in the management of patients with low back pain. Rheumatol Int2003;23:82-6.

Sherry E, Kitchener P, Smart R. A prospective randomized controlled study of VAX-D and TENS for the treatment of chronic low back pain. Neurol Res 2001;23:780-4

Marcario A, Pergolizzi JV. Systematic literature review of spinal decompression via motorized traction for chronic discogenic low back pain. Pain Practice 2006;6:172.

Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).