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.

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. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

After a significant amount of research, McArthur Chiropractic chose the Kennedy® Neural-Flex system manufactured by Mir-Com Products, LLC, the premier manufacturer of physical medicine equipment.

Kennedy Neural Flex Decompression System Table

More importantly, the Kennedy® Neural-Flex spinal decompression system is the most advanced unit in the world. No doctor or clinic – and I do mean no one – has a newer, more modern, or more technologically advanced spinal decompression system. In addition, the Kennedy® Neural-Flex system has the ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back that other decompression systems cannot treat.

Dr. McArthur has achieved the status of “Certified Practitioner” in both the Kennedy® Decompression Technique and the Cox® Flexion-Distraction Decompression Technique. Dr. McArthur achieved these certifications through completing the course work and passing the qualifying examinations.

Doctor skill combined with the table and computerized traction head are the keys. Proper assessment by Dr. McArthur, correct positioning of the patient and the equipment, and the use of individually developed distraction and relaxation patterns for each patient may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or even failed surgery.

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.

We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 873-3200 to arrange a consultation with Dr. McArthur. Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options..