Decompression Therapy Guelph
Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving various pains.
Spinal Decompression is non-surgical, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of lower back pain, sciatica or neck pain caused by a herniated disc, bulging disc, or degenerated disc. This form of treatment has no known side effects and has been proven to be successful even with patients who have had limited success with other conventional therapies.
Spinal Decompression creates a unique and highly specific force that gently stretches the spine, causing negative pressure to develop in the damaged disc. This causes the disc bulge (or herniation) to move off of the injured nerve and retract back into the disc. At the same time, the negative pressure creates an opportunity for water, oxygen and nutrients to be drawn back into the disc.
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Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression?
Any individual that has lower back pain, sciatic pain, or neck pain that has not been relieved by conventional therapies like Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, or Physiotherapy.
What happens during a session and how many are typically needed?
During each treatment session, the patient lies on a padded comfortable motorized table, the lower half of which can move. They are then secured into position by a harness around the hips or pelvic area and is attached to the lower table near the feet. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position while the lower part, to which the patient is harnessed, slides back and forth to provide the traction and relaxation.
Typically, each session is divided into cycles where spinal decompression forces alternate between a maximum and minimum therapeutic level. The cycling of forces in this manner creates a pumping action that simulates the natural processes responsible for re-nourishing and healing your damaged disc.
Most patients experience a gentle stretch in the lumbar spine (or neck). Patients find this therapy quite comfortable and even relaxing. Most patients report a mild sense of stretching on their back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions. Few patients may experience mild muscular soreness during treatment, similar to what one might feel when starting a new exercise regimen. On occasion, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy or acupuncture are prescribed to support the benefits of Spinal Decompression therapy.
Patients typically undergo 15 to 20 decompression/traction treatment sessions and the treatment session may include additional physical therapy. Treatment time will vary upon a patient’s condition and is determined by a thorough pre-treatment physical therapy evaluation. It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few physical therapy treatments.
Dr. Jason Wilson | Your Local Family Chiropractor in Guelph ON
Jason Wilson earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan University in 2000. Not long after, he opened Wilson Health Services in Guelph, and he’s been working with patients in the area ever since. He’s always wanted to make sure that his practice was one of the most comprehensive clinics in the local area, and that dream has most certainly come true. He’s now known throughout the local area for providing great quality chiropractic treatment with fun, energy, and a friendly touch.
He’s grown a clinic with a family atmosphere, full of compassion and energy, with providers that work as a team to treat their patients. He’s earned a reputation for having a great sense of humor and for making health care fun for his patients and his colleagues. This has created a great environment for everyone involved, making the practice a memorable and fun place to visit.
Dr Jay also co-founded a gym in Cambridge in 2013, Fuzion Fitness on Hespeler Road. One can often find him at the gym, helping individuals learn how to use the equipment or offering friendly advice. Dr. Jay lives an active life and helps his patients learn to do the same.
He’s an entrepreneur, a healer, has a great sense of humor, and is also a husband and father to three children. He clearly shows his values through our office, demonstrating how important family and health are to him. We certainly hope you opt to become a part of our family, so that we can include you in our standard of care.