Accessibility View Close toolbar

80 Fortenberry Road

Merritt Island, FL 32952 US

321-453-1345

Spinal Decompression

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is FDA classified and has been clinically tested for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs...even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.


What is the benefit of this vacuum effect?


style="text-align:center;"The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by

the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.


Which system are you using for Spinal Decompression?

After a significant amount of research, First Merritt Chiropractic/Acupuncture., P.A. chose the Triton DTS system manufactured by the Chattanooga Group, the premier manufacturer of physical medicine equipment. With its unparalleled design, proven history and the Chattanooga Group behind it, the

Triton DTS system is the gold standard in decompressive traction therapy. We also selected this system due to its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.

How does Spinal Decompression differ from conventional traction?


The Triton DTS computer is the key. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The

pre-programmed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration. This, combined with adjusting the angle of the pull allows for more specific targeting of the desired spinal level.

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal

Decompression?

Most certainly! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases! Another study reported that 86% of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" (50-89%

improvement) to "excellent" (90-100% improvement) results after spinal decompression therapy! In fact, the research to date is so exciting that we have included the studies on our website. Just CLICK HERE if you would like to review all of the available studies that we have for yourself.


Which conditions can be treated by Spinal Decompression?

Arm Pain, Back Pain, Bulging Disc, Degenerative Disc Diseases, Facet Syndrome, Herniated Disc, LegPain, Neck Pain, Prolapsed Disc, Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis.

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression is contraindicated?

Spinal decompression therapy is usually 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.


Are sessions painful, how many will be needed, and what is the cost?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session. The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination. However, based on CURRENT RESEARCH, the best results have been achieved utilizing 20 sessions over a 4 to 6 week period.


Receive 15% OFF First Acupuncture Visit.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "After my stroke I was very confused and sad. I also had a lot of shoulder pain. Now I feel much better. I am much more optimistic and I can see the improvements. The pain has improved 100%! Now my only frustration is dealing with the limited mobility."
    Nicole H., 2010

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Summer Sports

    Summer Sports In the summertime, everyone's thoughts turn to the outdoors. We want to get out in the sun and have some fun. Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.1 For others, summer's warmer temperatures make activity outside ...

    Read More
  • Wellness Gardens

    Wellness Gardens When time is spent in an office or indoors day in and day out, some can lose that connection to the outside world. And that loss of connection can lead to higher stress levels and more health ailments without even realizing it. But when that the gap between office life and outdoor life ...

    Read More
  • Dynamic Warm-ups

    In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or you bend over to lift a bag of groceries out of your automobile trunk. These are all daily events. But on ...

    Read More
  • Smart Shoulders

    Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (a bony projection off the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint and the acromioclavicular joint is a gliding joint. ...

    Read More
  • A Book and Its Cover

    A book cover may not necessarily tell the whole story and may not accurately portray the nature of the contents within. Publishing companies pay high salaries to their marketing staff to create cover copy that will entice prospective buyers to make a purchase. But many times the book itself does not ...

    Read More
  • When Your Spine Is In Line

    Good spinal alignment means good biomechanical health. Essentially, your spine is the biomechanical center of your body. Your legs are connected to your spine via two large and strong pelvic bones. Your arms are connected to your spine via your shoulder blades, ribs, and numerous strong muscles and ligaments. ...

    Read More
  • An Apple a Day . . .

    What is so good about an apple? Is it the color, ranging from ruby red to pale pink? Is it the crunch? The sweetness? Or is it, instead, a combination of all of these qualities, plus the natural goodness derived from the apple's secret ingredients — phytonutrients? If this were a multiple choice quiz, the answer would be "all of the above". Importantly, in addition to possessing numerous appealing physical qualities, apples contain an abundance of health-promoting biochemicals known as phytonutrients.1,2 These specific organic molecules are derived not only from apples but many other fresh fruits and vegetables, and help power the immune system, protect against cancer, maintain healthy eyes, and assist cells in clearing out metabolic waste products such as free radicals. ...

    Read More
  • Standing Tall

    Young peoples' bones stop growing by approximately age 20, somewhat earlier in women and somewhat later in men. Long bone growth, that is, in the arm, forearm, thigh, and leg, ceases later and smaller bone growth, that is, in the hands, feet, and spine, ceases earlier. In essence, you're as tall as you're ...

    Read More
  • Spring Forth!

    Spring is arriving. The days are getting longer, the air is fresher, and the sunlight is brighter. Flowers and bushes are beginning to bloom. Tree sap is running and there are new baby animals in the world. In short, the world is being renewed and, if we choose to, we too can actively participate in ...

    Read More
  • Chiropractic Care for the Young and the Young at Heart

    Children and adults are the same but different. Most kids want to play all the time, but they also are required to go to school. Most adults would prefer to play all the time – relax, go to the gym, read a book, watch TV, or get together with friends – but most adults need to go to work at least ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for more articles