KDT Spinal Decompression Therapy for
Neck and Back Pain in Athens, PA

Decompression Therapy is a Non-Surgical Procedure to help reduce or eliminate low back and leg pain. An effective Cervical treatment for neck pain, arm pain, and headaches is also available.

Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, radiating leg & arm pain, and headaches. Decompression Therapy effectively relieves the pain associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, posterior facet, and other spinal related syndromes, by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through unloading created by distraction and positioning. Decompression Therapy effectively enhances the healing process and often renders quick, effective and amazing pain relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle.

Research to develop this procedure was conducted by prominent physicians, engineers and technicians at major teaching hospitals. Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from bulging, herniated, degenerative, or ruptured discs as well as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many failed back surgery cases. This treatment helps patients avoid the risk of anesthesia, surgical complications, and the potential of failed back surgery.

Decompression Therapy begins with a series of sessions typically 3-4 times per week. Each session is approximately 12-20 minutes. During each session, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or therapeutic laser may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues.

After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can help create long term benefits.

Decompression Therapy is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face-up on the table. Clinical studies suggest Decompression Therapy provides a majority of qualified candidates with initial relief within just a few sessions. Decompression Therapy is usually an un-covered treatment by many insurance companies. This proven, non-surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need.

For more information on how you can benefit from Decompression Therapy contact your Athens chiropractor today!


CERTIFIED IN THE KDT DECOMPRESSION TECHNIQUE™

KDT CertifiedThe certification course is taught by the leading experts in spinal decompression, KDT has trained doctors worldwide and treated thousands of patients using a variety of decompression systems. The topics cover an array of subjects including proper patient selection, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, and ancillary procedures. The course entails over 40 hours including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges.

After completing this comprehensive course, we are pleased that we can now better serve our patients and others in the community with advanced Spinal Decompression therapy.

This advanced technique is a non-surgical option that can finally bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain.


MDT 4000 - FDA 510(K) CLEARANCE

The MTD 4000 traction device provides traction and mobilization of skeletal structures and skeletal muscles.

The MTD 4000 may be used to relieve peripheral radiation/sciatica and pain associated with:

  • Protruding discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Compressions fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Discogenic pain

CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM CERVICAL AND LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION

  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Failed Surgery
  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Headaches

HOW DOES SPINAL DECOMPRESSION TREATMENT WORK?

Decompression Therapy relieves pain, reduces inflammation of the spine, and restores spinal motion all while treating the underlying cause.

Spinal Decompression Therapy creates negative pressures inside the herniated, bulging disc letting it retract naturally, thus relieving disc pressure on spinal nerves which usually relieves the pain. Reducing pressure in the disc also restores the natural transfer of surrounding fluids, nutrients, and oxygen into the disc, a process essential for disc health. Tears in the disc’s wall can now repair themselves while nutrients introduced back into the disc’s nucleus can reverse the disc’s degeneration and its collapse, and restore disc height which relieves pressure on inflamed spinal joints.


HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

The majority of our patients find treatments to be a comfortable and relaxing experience, many actually even fall asleep during treatments.

Research and clinical experience has shown the best results to occur with 20-30 decompression therapy treatments.  These treatments are completed at a typical frequency of 3 times per week.  Several factors will determine the treatment protocol that will be specifically designed for you.  No two spines are the same.

Several other treatment modalities may be employed in order to reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, decrease pain, accelerate healing potential, improve balance, and strengthen supporting structures such as Deep Tissue Laser, Muscle Therapy, Strength and Restoration Therapy, Moist Heat, Stretching and Stability Exercises in addition to Chiropractic Specific Adjustments.


BENEFITS OF DECOMPRESSION THERAPY WITH HIGH DOSAGE LASER THERAPY (SYNERGY RESPONSE DECOMPRESSION)

KDT Spinal Decompression TableOur office optimizes the use of High Dosage Laser Therapy during each decompression treatment when recommended to help speed up patient recovery time and boost tissue healing. The soothing deep heating effect of our powerful Diowave 60 Watt Laser enhances the Spinal Decompression effect, provides pain relief, inflammation control as a chemical mediator and increases recovery time. Spinal Discs are the most a-vascular tissue in the human body which means they are the slowest healers. Our office provides this unique and state of the art dual treatment option to give our patients the highest quality non-invasive care available.


SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY IS CLINICALLY PROVEN

There have been several studies performed that demonstrate the effectiveness of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.  As referenced by Gionis et al., “Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.”  Spinal Decompression Therapy has saved many people from spinal surgery and allowed them to return to their regular active lifestyle.


WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NEXT?

Contact Horn Family Chiropractic at 570-882-9009.  You can also Request an appointment online to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

Please bring any recent imaging you have had including x-rays or MRIs (and reports) to your appointment

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009