Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Picard Chiropractic in Huntington, NY is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the lower back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This is different than just "traction". This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.

The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.

The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.



Spinal Decompression Therapy for the Lower Back and Neck


spinal decompression tableFor the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest.

For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Proper patient screening is imperative and only the qualified candidates are accepted for care. This allows patients a 70% chance of resuming a normal lifestyle Please fill out the Consultation Form to determine whether you are a candidate for this safe and effective treatment option.

cervical spine decompressionWhy Spinal Decompression Therapy


This site is designed to inform patients who suffer with debilitating pain on a daily basis. Patients can now be informed and updated with current working knowledge of these conditions and the latest Non-Surgical breakthrough technology called Spinal Decompression Therapy.

If you or your family members have been struggling with these debilitating conditions with little or no relief, then ask yourself the following questions.

  • Are you currently dependent on medications on a daily basis?
  • Are you limited in daily activities?
  • Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
  • Are you considering surgery and are uncomfortable with that choice?
  • Have all the options been presented to you?
  • Have you already tried chiropractic or physical therapy?
  • Have you been out or work due to pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is certainly a viable treatment option and could very well be what you’re looking for.

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