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Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab
Treatment for Back, Neck, Arm, and Leg Pain

Serving South Pennsyvania

Dr. Duane Henriksen, D.C.
201 Green Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 393-4950


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Avoid Surgery with Safe and Effective
Spinal Decompression Therapy

Our offices provide treatment to anyone suffering from back pain, sciatica, leg pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, tingling, numbness, arm pain, neck pain, leg pain, and some patients with spinal stenosis and failed low back syndrome.   To alleviate these ailments, the doctors use FDA-cleared, drug-free Spinal Decompression.

Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical procedure that brings almost immediate relief to patients. Play the video below to learn how spinal decompression works:  



   

Below, you will learn more about the treatments that have helped so many of our patients and be able to read actual data from clinic trials that support their effectiveness.

Click here to view the results of those clinical trials.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
             

 

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy and what are its advantages?


 
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back.

Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.

     

What type of decompression systems are used, and is the doctor certified in spinal decompression therapy?



After lengthy research, the doctors chose the Kennedy Decompression Neural-Flex System which we believe is the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression system in the world.

In regard to clinical skills, the doctorscompleted the Kennedy Decompression Technique course work and passed the qualifying examination to achieve the status of "Certified Practitioner" in spinal decompression therapy.



What makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so effective?


The doctor's skill, combined with a state-of-art spinal decompression table and the computerized traction head are the key factors in determining the effectiveness of the therapy.

Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

Spinal decompression therapy gently stretches the spine, easing the pressure being put on discs and vertebrae in the process and has been proven to relieve pain long-term. One of the most common ailments treated with spinal decompression is herniated discs.  Stretching the spine allows the discs to return to their normal position, taking the pressure off the nerve endings, thereby relieving the pain.

 

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?


  Anyone who has chronic or acute low back pain or neck pain caused by herniated or bulged discs, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, posterior facet syndrome, arm or leg pain, "sciatica," lateral canal spinal stenosis, and even failed surgery, can benefit from spinal decompression therapy.

If you have back or neck pain and are not sure what is causing it and want to know if spinal decompression therapy could help, or if you just wish to set up an appointment for a free consultation, please call one of our offices at
to set up an appointment for a free consultation with the doctor.

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?


Yes!  One MRI study documented up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of herniated disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.

Click here if you would like to review the studies yourself.

The magazine, "To Your Health," featured an article about spinal decompression therapy in which the safety and effectiveness of this non-surgical treatment for spinal disc herniations is discussed.  Click here to read the article.

 




Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not appropriate?


Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.

Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated.  However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery can be performed.

 

How many spinal decompression sessions will be needed and are they painful?


The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. During the treatment you usually feel relief; some patients even fall asleep. Following the treatment there may be some increased tenderness that lets you know that the treatment has been effective.  Once you experience the treatment you will wonder why you didn't come in sooner.

 
 
 

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?


It all depends on your specific needs.  Combining the decompression treatment with other therapies can create a synergistic effect and help the treatment to be much more successful and effective.  Ice, heat, massage, trigger point therapy, stretch and relax therapy, muscle stimulation, chiropractic adjustments and active rehabilitation are used to reduce inflammation, assist the healing process and strengthen musculature to protect against future injury.  



How do I get started?


We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call one of our offices to arrange a free consultation with the doctor.

Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.

 



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