Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical option that can bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain, sciatica, degenerative or damaged discs, and lumbar pain. It is similar to mild traction in which the neck or spine is stretched to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. In decompression, however, there are several-minute cycles of gentle stretching and then relaxation rather than the continuous stretching of traction. It improves blood flow to the injured area which aids in healing. Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and are recommended for up to 3 times a week for 1 month. 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.
Dr. Alvey is certified in spinal decompression through the Kennedy coursework, which is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges. The subjects include proper patient selection, positioning, treatment time, and amount of force.