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- What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is a technique used by health professionals to treat serious back and neck pain conditions. It is utilized primarily for treating disc herniations or disc bulge, sciatica, degenerative joint disease (DJD), and facet joint syndrome. It also shows promise in treating certain forms of spinal stenosis. If you have been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions please contact Dr. Kollias at Sheldon Road Chiropractic in Tampa and arrange a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.
- How does spinal decompression work?
All of the conditions mentioned above have one thing in common; they all result in a decrease in the spaces that exist between the bones on the spine. This is important because these spaces, which are called “intervertebral foramen”, are the “holes” that our spinal nerves go through to communicate with almost every single part of our bodies. If these holes become “smaller” due to disc herniation, disc bulge, degenerative joint disease, spinal stenosis or facet joint syndrome then the nerves that control our arms, legs or organs can become “pinched” resulting in tremendous pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. Spinal decompression works by stretching these pinched spinal joints and relieving the pressure on spinal nerves. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic we have been accomplishing this by using the DRX9000 spinal decompression device.
- What is the DRX9000?
The DRX9000 spinal decompression device is a state of the art machine that gently and efficiently stretches pinched or compressed spinal joints, decreasing pressure on the spinal discs and relieving pressure on spinal nerves that have been pinched and are causing pain. In addition, this stretching allows for the increased flow of oxygen, fluid and nutrients to spinal discs with the intent of increasing the overall function and flexibility and of the joint.
- Have patients had a good response to this treatment?
Follow this link to hear what past and present patients say about their spinal decompression experiences at Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy: Our Success Stories
- Does insurance cover this therapy?
Well, the answer to that question is yes and no.
Some insurers do cover spinal decompression with pre-approval. These include auto injury insurance (also known as personal injury protection or PIP), workers compensation, and certain health insurance group plans. Also, although many insurance carriers do not cover spinal decompression therapy itself they do cover the other components of the treatment including, x-rays , exams, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, manual therapy techniques, etc…
The easiest way to determine what your insurance covers is to simply call
our office at
813-884-1457 and ask to speak with our insurance department, OR fill out our Insurance Verification Form on-line. We will do the legwork for you and contact your insurance carrier to determine what your benefits are, then we will explain in detail what your insurance covers and what your out of pocket expenses will be.
- How do I get started?
Easy, just call us at 813-884-1457 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kollias . Be sure to bring any x-rays, MRIs or other pertinent medical records to the consultation. After obtaining your history and reviewing films and medical records Dr. Kollias will be able to determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy.