Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression

You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nervesciatica, or a variety of symptoms related to a damaged, herniated or degenerative disc, spinal traction/decompression therapy may be for you.

This gentle, non-surgical therapy utilizing a Flexion- Distraction table can provide lower back pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art therapy for bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease.

The gentle distractive forces of the FD therapy create a decompression of the spine, hydrate the disc and improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. This will not only provide the nerve pain relief but heal the disc as well. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 2 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

A complete program targeting the relief for the disc and nerve pain and function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of FD Therapy. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal and hydrate the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back.

Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrance. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the FD Spinal Therapy.

  1. #1 by Sandy M/ on May 16, 2011 - 7:51 am

    I have been going to see Dr. Weaver for several years now .. not on a regular basis, but for ‘maintenance’ and when I am having a problem. I am usually back to normal after 1 visit. I wouldn’t think of switching doctors at this point. He has been a lifesaver!! On a scale for 1-10, he is a 12 !!


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