Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy (NSSD)

The year 2007 saw a breakthrough treatment announced at the Academy of Pain Management’s annual conference. There, a study showed that two weeks on the Hill DT machine (commonly used for non-surgical spinal decompression therapy) could provide up to a 50% reduction in pain.

Since 2007, NSSD therapy has grown to become one of the marquee services that we provide, as it can be used to treat a wide range of issues in both the neck and back. Successful treatment is achieved by stretching the spine, thus providing healthy mobility into affected areas. At Corrective Chiropractic, you can feel confident you are getting the best treatment, as we use the most modern Hill DT units available.

Thanks to our top-of-the-line technology and non-surgical therapies, Corrective Chiropractic is able to treat a range of conditions.

We are committed to delivering not only high-quality care but also high-quality results, using FDA approved equipment designed specifically for treating spinal compression pain and other related issues.

Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy uses both traction and decompression therapy in a procedure aimed at relieving back pain and optimizing the body’s ability to heal herniated, bulging, or degenerating discs.

When patients undergo NSSD Therapy, they can expect to see benefits like:

  • An increase in negative intradiscal pressure, which helps to either retract or reposition herniated and bulging discs.
  • A decrease in the pressure on the disc, leading to increased nutrients and other beneficial substances reaching the affected area.

What is the Spinal Decompression procedure like?

Spinal Decompression sessions begin with the patient lying down on a motorized table. A harness is then placed around the hips attached to the table near the feet. At that point, the lower part of the table will begin to slide back and forth, providing the traction and relaxation needed for the therapy.

During the procedure, patients can expect to experience zero discomfort, although they should notice a stretching of the spine. Even after the therapy is complete, there is no pain or recovery time.

Get started today!

The wait for a real pain relief solution is over. Call today at (260) 353-1400 to schedule an appointment with our doctor. After a check of your medical history and an examination of your current condition, our staff can help you to set up a personalized plan suited to your unique needs.

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Is Spinal Decompression Therapy right for me?

If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, then Spinal Decompression may be the right treatment for you. NSSD is recommended for a variety of lower back conditions and can be your solution for alleviating pain. If chronic back pain is your problem, then Spinal Decompression at Corrective Chiropractic is your answer.

Call Corrective Chiropractic at (260) 353-1400 and schedule your consultation now! Or come by and see just how the Hill DT works and how you can live pain-free today.

Is this a real pain relief solution?

A study presented the Academy of Pain Management showed that patients who continued therapy for 6 weeks saw an 88.9% reduction in their pain scores, thanks to cutting-edge equipment which works to relieve nerve compression and the associated pains.

The “How” of Decompression

Program 1: intermittent distraction set to hold for a period of 30 seconds at both high and low forces. The low force weight is 50% of the high force.

Primary use of this program is to treat non-acute herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, failed back surgery, paraesthesia and facet syndrome.

Program 2: has progressive steps at 20% of the high force. After the high force is reached it is maintained for 30 seconds. The rest phase is 50% of the pull weight and the final cycle is stepped back down to zero at 20% intervals.

This program is designed specifically for sub-acute conditions. It is a less aggressive form of program one. It can be used as a beginning program and is good for geriatric and osteopenia patients. This program is also a great maintenance program.

Program 3: reaches the high force by increasing distraction in graduated steps. Each step is 20% of the high force amount selected. The high force is maintained for the remainder of the treatment session. When the program ends it decreases in graduated steps.

This is a true traction only program and is used to treat antalgic posture, acute muscle spasms or as part of a dual protocol for non- responsive decompression patients.

Program 4: has a 90 second treatment interval and is preset to run 18 cycles over 27.5 minutes. The pull force is applied gradually over 60 seconds until 100% of the pull weight is reached and then releases to 50% of the pull weight for 30 seconds. This is the most conservative of all 8 programs and is engineered to overcome muscle guarding.

Primary use for this program is acute herniated disc patients. This is considered the original algorithmic decompression program.

Program 5: similar to program one with intermittent distractive forces. The difference between this and program one is with this program low force is decreased down to 25% of the high force weight.

Primary uses are the same as with program one with a greater focus on posterior conditions or muscular rehabilitation.

Program 6: similar to program two with the difference being the low force is decreased to 25% versus 50% of the high force.

Primary uses are the same as with program two with a greater focus on posterior conditions.

Program 7: increases to the high force and holds this tension for five seconds then decreases to a level of 50% of the high force. This program alternates between these two forces actively treating the para-spinal muscles and facets.

This program is considered a rehab program used for strengthening and stretching of the spinal soft tissue. This program is designed for cervical or lumbosacral strain/sprains, sub-acute traumatic soft tissue injuries and facet syndromes.

Program 8: identical to program seven except the decreased force is lowered to 25 % of the maximum pull force.

Recommendations for the use of this program is the same as program seven if the condition is less acute or if a focus on more facet movement is desired.

Dual Protocols: When running dual treatment protocols always pair similar programs: 1 with 5 2 with 6 7 with 8

Begin with the least aggressive program moving into the more aggressive program in a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio. Dual programs are effective when treating chronic conditions or when patients are not responding as expected.