Non Surgical Decompression Therapy
NON SURGICAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY:
HOW IT WORKS
The non-surgical spinal decompression protocol that Dr. Russo uses is one of the most scientifically advanced back and neck treatment systems available today for disc herniations or bulges. Designed to non-surgically relieve disc pressure, this medical device employs force delivery techniques which mimic physical therapy approaches to spinal dysfunction to relieve pain from those suffering with the pain associated with disc herniations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*Why is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Russo Chiropractic Clinic better for me than most other treatment options? At Russo Chiropractic Clinic, we use technologically advanced, non-surgical procedures to treat spinal conditions with no blood loss, no scarring, no scar tissue, no prescribed pain injections and we do not use anything to cause any potential problems such as hardware.
*What are the risks of your Non-surgical Decompression procedures? There are no risks for neck or back procedures. Our procedures are non-surgical and require no small incisions, there is no general anesthesia used which can be high risk in some patients and there is no risk of infection associated with non-surgical spinal decompression.
*I have spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis, can I be helped? Yes, our procedures work well for these conditions. Dr. Russo’s back decompression protocol can remove impingements to the spinal or forminal canal and remove pressure from the nerve, thereby relieving the pain and symptoms.
*How many treatments will I require to solve my back or neck pain? Back and neck pain is very individualized as to how many procedures will be needed. During the initial evaluation, it will be determined how many levels of damage you have that are causing symptoms. In most cases, problems are found at multiple levels, but only one or two of them may be causing symptoms.
Those patients who have multiple pathologies occurring at once may require a combination of techniques that include, for example, spinal decompression, progressive rehabilitation and chiropractic. These procedures can be done concurrently by Dr. Russo so that your ability to save time and costs are kept to a minimum.
*Can you help me if I have had failed open back surgery? Yes, we typically can—in fact, a large percentage of our patients have had failed back or neck surgery in the past or have a new spine condition due to fusions. Dr. Russo can help most spinal conditions. Scar tissue development from a previous open back surgery can also cause new and painful spine conditions and can be worked around at Russo Chiropractic Clinic.
*What do I have to do to find out if I am a candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression? After you have completed the first step of your initial consult and exam, Dr. Russo will review your MRI or CAT Scan and correlate them with your consult and exam findings to determine if you are a candidate for the non-surgical decompression procedure.
*What are my limitations after Treatments and how long will I be out of work? Dr. Russo recommends that a patient returns to normal activities gradually to allow maximum healing. Patients that have desk jobs can normally return to work without restrictions. Patients who with physically strenuous jobs, should wait two weeks depending on the job. You may return to work with restrictions for those first two weeks and then return to normal activity thereafter.
*Why don’t more chiropractors use this type of procedure? This is a sophisticated procedure and it takes many hours of learning and training. Dr. Russo is on the cutting edge of chiropractic procedures and non- surgical spinal decompression technology and Russo Chiropractic Clinic is at the forefront of this movement. Dr. Russo sees this changing in the future as this will become the standard of practice for non-surgical intervention of spinal conditions throughout the world. Until then, Russo Chiropractic Clinic is here to relieve the pain and suffering of people with spine conditions with the most effective, efficient and gentlest methods possible.
*Is my bulging disc or herniation going to be removed? No. In most cases we are able to open or widen the disc spaces to alleviate the pressure on the nerves without removing the disc.
*What are the costs of non-surgical spinal decompression procedures?
Upon acceptance of your case, we will verify your level of coverage for your individual benefit to clarify what your maximum responsibility will be.