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Spinal Decompression Therapy Singapore

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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy, also known as non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, is a practice that utilises spinal decompression tables to relieve pain by creating a scenario in which bulging or herniated disc tissue is able to move back into place and heal, alleviating the pain this condition causes.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

The HillDT Spinal Decompression Table uses computerised technology to create negative intradiscal pressure in the spine. It has two parts which move independently of one another. During setup, a spinal decompression technician selects a program suited to the patient's needs based on their diagnosis and treatment response.

As the decompression table stretches the spine, negative pressure forms within the spinal discs, which can result in the retraction or repositioning of the disc material, leading to pain relief. This process may also stimulate the influx of healing nutrients to the discs, promoting further relief even outside of treatment. 

One of the hurdles to effective decompression with manual techniques is the fact that the body naturally resists the stretch, known as muscle guarding. The HILLDT table has a the sensor that can detect muscle guarding and releasing tension to ensure maximum decompression.

Are All Decompression Tables the Same?

As Decompression tables have been gaining traction for its undeniable and research driven results the market has been flooded with various types of traction tables. In saying that not all Decompression tables work the same, China based tables are readily available with sub par results with older foreign brands not redesigning or innovating on decade old Decompression tables. Currently the most trusted and leading brand in the Decompression space will be the HillDT, they are Manufactured in America, licensed and FDA approved.

Who Needs Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy may be beneficial for individuals experiencing:

  • Chronic Back pain
  • Chronic Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated or Bulging discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis (also known as Pinched Nerves)
  • Numbness or Tingling Sensation down the Arms/Legs

If you experiencing from any of these conditions, spinal decompression therapy offers a potential solution. During your initial visit, it's important to determine if you're a suitable candidate for decompression therapy. This assessment will involve reviewing of your medical history, including any available imaging such as X-rays or MRI results. If you're deemed suitable, our chiropractor can develop a personalised decompression protocol tailored to your specific diagnosis and needs.

HillDT Spinal Decompression Therapy
Older Version of Decompression Table

What Sets the HillDT Decompression Apart from the rest?

The HillDT Spinal Decompression Table employs sophisticated load sensor technology which constantly measures and monitors the treatment force and patient-resistance of every treatment. At a rate of over 10,000 pulses per millimeter, the table senses the patient’s approaching threshold and reduces the pull, allowing the table to provide low-force, smooth decompression in a completely different class from cable-based systems.

The HillDT table's technology means dramatically better outcomes because the patient experiences far less muscle-guarding than with other designs. In most cases, the patient is able to painlessly leave the table within seconds and with very little soreness to follow.

The combinations of the tilt system and the eight treatment protocols on the Hill DT are also unequaled. Calculable and repeatable, force can be directed to the exact disc level herniation (i.e L4/L5) with absolute certainty.

HillDT Spinal Decompression

How Chiropractors are Qualified to Offer Spinal Decompression?

One of the greatest advantages that chiropractors have is their extensive expertise about the musculoskeletal system, and especially the spine. We understand the spine’s importance to a person’s health, and the benefits of treating pain at its source. Devices like HillDT Spinal Decompression Table offer treatments that are completely customizable to each condition and each individual patient. It also provides a consistent, measurable, and repeatable stretch on the spine, ensuring their wellness as well as that of their patient. Non-surgical spinal decompression complements with Chiropractic adjustment. It is a low risk therapy that, done correctly, does not cause the patient any discomfort during or after the treatment. It often achieves fantastic results as well. 

Contact our team at Live Well Chiropractic if you have questions about Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Patient case study

Wahidah has recently given birth and suffers from numbness down the right leg and lower back pain. We identified that the issue was due to nerve compression at L5/S1 and implemented Decompression Therapy apart of her treatment. Decompression Therapy will help to alleviate Wahidah's nerve tension by creating a vacuum pressure to the disc affected.

Benefits and Risks of Undergoing Decompression Therapy

Anyone suffering from back pain related to bulging or herniated discs may be a candidate for decompression therapy, but only a doctor of chiropractic or other healthcare practitioner specializing in the musculoskeletal system and trained as a decompression technician can make this determination upon assessing a patient. While many patients come to spinal decompression therapy after they have failed to find relief from other treatments, including surgery, this is not a prerequisite.

There are some contraindications for this type of therapy, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Metastasized cancer
  • Spinal fusion
  • Broken vertebrae
  • Patients with artificial discs or other spinal implant
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal tumor

It is critical that patients are fully examined and a medical and health history taken prior to beginning treatment with a decompression table.

Alternative Treatments for Spinal Decompression Therapy

As with any healthcare issue, spinal decompression therapy with a decompression table is not the only option for herniated discs, facet syndrome, or other back pain issues. Indeed, many patients who benefit from spinal decompression therapy do so only after other options have failed to give them relief.

Following are some alternatives to spinal decompression therapy using a decompression table:

  • Invasive Surgery
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Pharmaceutical intervention
  • Steroid injections

Depending on the patient and their condition, it is possible that these alternatives may not be effective. Only by knowing the patient's complete health history and doing a thorough evaluation of their current condition is it possible to recommend on a treatment approach.

Some healthcare providers who practice spinal decompression therapy will also prescribe other concurrent therapies, such as heat or cold therapy, exercise, stretching, nutritional plans, and more, which may help the patient achieve better outcomes.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Decompression Therapy

A Spinal Decompression therapy would cost roughly between $100 - $180 in Singapore. Decompression therapy charges at Live Well Chiropractic is $110 ala carte, however we do have care plans catered to individual needs averaging around $70 per session dependent on recommendations.

Each spinal decompression therapy session is approximately 20 minutes in duration. Decompression therapy will move to gently stretch and relax the spine based on computerised algorithms designed to maximise the stretch and minimise the body’s resistance to that stretch. 

No, this therapy is typically painless. You may experience some pressure on your spine during the session, but it shouldn't be painful. Most patients who receive spinal decompression therapy at our clinic in Singapore find it relaxing and pleasant.

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