Decompression Therapy


Decompression Therapy allows us to confidently and quickly relieve the most common causes of back and neck pain. With this specific technology, the physical therapist or chiropractor is able to accurately ‘decompress’ one specific Disc at a time. Before choosing to have risky spine surgery or spending large amounts of money on treatments that don’t work, consider giving Decompression Therapy a try!

How does the decompression work?

This instrument uses motion, flexion – distraction, which helps the disc bulge / herniation to retract, taking pressure off of the surrounding spinal soft tissues / nerves, reducing the pain level.

How is the procedure performed?

The doctor uses information obtained from your examination / x-rays / MRI to determine which disc is causing the most trouble. Ice will be placed over the disc level to be worked on for 15 minutes. After that, the actual procedure is relatively quick, typically within 5 minutes!

When will I notice a difference?

Most patients start to feel an improvement (usually a significant improvement) after the first or second session.

What type of condition is the V.D.P. used for?

Disc bulge or disc herniation, often called a ruptured disc/disc extrusion or the old term “slipped disc”.

Zanesville Medical Center
1400 Brandywine Boulevard
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740-212-6457
Fax: (740) 450-2494
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