Call us at: 616-457-1168

Call us at: 616-457-1168

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

    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.Advantages: Extremely Safe, Likely Effective, FDA Cleared, Non-Surgical, Affordable Cost.

  • How many spinal decompression sessions will be needed and are they painful?

    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.

  • What type of decompression system is used?

    After a significant amount of research, our office chose what we believe to be the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art decompression system in the world.We also selected this decompression system due to its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.

  • What makes spinal decompression therapy so effective?

    Doctor skills combined with the table and computerized traction head are the keys. Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing necessary nutrients to enliven and accelerate disc healing.

  • Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

    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. Effective for: Ruptured Discs, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Facet Syndrome, Failed Surgery.

  • Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

    Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy. Click here if you would like to review the studies yourself or click here to read an article about spinal decompression that appeared in "To Your Health" Magazine.

  • Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?

    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.

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

    Our customary fee for each spinal decompression session is only $40 which means the total cost will be a small fraction of the $5,000+ amounts that some other doctors are charging. If your insurance company covers spinal decompression therapy, reimbursement varies but your out-of-pocket expense for all needed services could be as little as your co-payment.If not covered by insurance, we offer CareCredit that will allow you to make 6 monthly payments with no interest. To apply for financing online and get instant approval in advance, just go to carecredit.com

  • Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

    To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies such as ice, heat, electrical muscle stimulation, chiropractic adjustments (as indicated)  and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.

  • How do I get started?

    We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Just call our office at 457-1168 to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors. Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.

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    • 302 Baldwin St Jenison, MI 49428
      We are conveniently located a half mile northwest of the 196/Chicago Dr. exit or just west of the new 196/Baldwin exit on the northeast corner of Cottonwood and Baldwin.

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    • ADDRESS

    • 302 Baldwin St Jenison, MI 49428
      We are conveniently located a half mile northwest of the 196/Chicago Dr. exit or just west of the new 196/Baldwin exit on the northeast corner of Cottonwood and Baldwin.

    • WORKING HOURS

    • Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:00pmFriday 9:00am-5:00pm
      Office is open every other Saturday 9:00am-Noon Check dates here.