"I was skeptical of SpineMED at first, but what the heck—why not give it a try? It just might work. So I did...and I am happy to say that SpineMED is the real deal. In less than three weeks, this treatment spared me of any further thoughts of surgery and let me get back to my life, free of frequently clutching my arm due to compressed nerve. I am grateful to Boston Spine and Disc Center—and in particular to the great spinal decompression technician—for all the benefits that SpineMED have provided me." - Frank Libby
"I came to Boston Spine and Disc Center with two disc problems in my lower back that were causing pain and tightness in my legs for over three years. I had already been through cortisone shots and two rounds of physical therapy. I have been undergoing decompression therapy along with chiropractic adjustments for approximately six weeks. I no longer have persistent tingling in my feet and I have experienced an improvement in my leg pain as I continue on the therapy. The decompression therapy does take time and commitment, but the environment provided by Boston Spine and Disc Center is superb. You are treated as a friend by everyone in the office, and there is a mix of expertise. You receive great chiropractic care from a cast of joyful professionals, and for decompression the technician was great." - Graig Fantuzzi
"Back pain, sciatica, and neuropathy in both legs and feet. I did not want to have another cortisone epidural, because it would only relieve my symptoms and not the underlying problem of several damaged and/or/protruding discs in L5-S1. A friend had told me about the SpineMED machine. Although costly, this has been a total success. I can walk up stairs pain free, drive move, and of course, play golf. I have changed from skeptic to true believer about chiropractic. Experience here is warm and friendly, and goals for treatment are specific with demonstrable results. I feel younger and walk taller." - Sharon Smith
"I was unable to bend over enough to dress myself.... My back is completely restored" - Robert H.
"If it wasn't for the doctor and spinal decompression I would not have been able to continue my job as a meat cutter" - Leandro M.
The NEW Treatment for Your Low Back Pain... Spinal Decompression Therapy
Boston Spine and Disc Center offers residents of Boston, Massachusetts the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to:
Sciatica (leg pain)
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems was usually given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren't progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative chiropractic care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option... until now.
Today, you don't have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression Therapy was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or degenerated discs. Spinal Decompression Therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
How Does It Work?
Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica. Like a shock absorber for a car, the disc is the shock absorber for the spine. When too much pressure is placed on the disc, it bulges or herniates. Think of it like a jelly doughnut ... squeeze it too hard and the jelly comes out. This is called a Herniated Disc. (Slipped Disc, Bulging Disc) Also as we age or when we are injured discs can begin to dry out and degenerate causing nerves to be pinched and bone spurs to form. This is called Degenerative Disc Disease.
While lying comfortably on the spinal decompression table, gentle specialized traction forces are logrhythmically applied until decompression is achieved. This process creates up to 100 mm of negative intra-discal pressure, retracting (sucking in) the disc herniation and allowing the damaged disc to heal. Spinal Decompression also helps to repair, re-hydrate and regenerate degenerating discs by drawing in nutrients, minerals and water and by improving circulation to the discs. (Journal of Neurosurgery 81: 350-353, 1994. Effects Of Spinal Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure. Ramos G. MD and Martin W. MD)
How Do I Get Started?
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To schedule an initial consultation with the Doctor nearest you to determine if you are a candidate for care with Spinal Decompression. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, your Doctor will sit down and determine if you qualify for Spinal Decompression Therapy treatment. If you do qualify for care, your Doctor will explain their recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care.