Informed Consent and Disclaimer
The nature of the spinal decompression: You will be harnessed in with 2 separate harnesses and your spine will be gently lengthened in order to decompress herniated or bulging discs or re-hydrate degenerated discs.
The material risks inherent with spinal decompression: As with any healthcare procedure, there are certain complications that may arise during spinal decompression. This may include: strains, muscle spasms, disc injuries and worsening of your pain. This list is not all inclusive.
The probability of those risks: The complications listed are considered rare. The most common risk is a dull, achy soreness similar to having just worked out for the first time in a long time. This is usually due to stretching of tight muscles that havenâ€™t been stretched in this way. This will typically go away within the first week or two of treatments. We will warm the tissues up before treatment and will decompress your spine more conservative at first to prevent as much soreness as we can. It is recommended that you ice for 20 minutes up to 3 times daily for the first week to decrease pain and soreness.
Ancillary treatments recommended: Ice, Moist Heat Packs, Cold Laser Therapy Stretching/Strengthening Exercises, Massage Therapy, Electrical muscle stimulation.
Risks involved with the recommended ancillary treatments: Ice, Heat and Electrical Muscle Stimulations (EMS) can cause burning. The EMS can cause skin irritation underneath the active pads. Stretching/Strengthening Exercises and Decompression Spinal Traction can cause temporary post-treatment soreness or reflex muscle spasms. This list is not all inclusive.
Other treatment options for your condition can include: Medical care with prescription drugs, self management with over-the-counter medication, rest, and/or surgery. There are material risks inherent in each of these options including but not limited to: addiction to medication, side effects of medication, improper self dosages and surgical risks including complications from either the procedure or the anesthesia.
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Our Chiropractor treats lower & upper back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative or bulging discs, or spinal stenosis with the DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System and traditional methods.
Spinal decompression is a safe, comfortable, and affordable surgery alternative for back and neck pain treatment offered by Mountain Side Chiropractic in Henderson, Nevada
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A thorough examination will be performed in which the doctor will check your reflexes, blood pressure, balance, gait, skin sensory changes muscle strength and more to determine the cause of your back or neck pain. x-rays or an MRI may be recommended if he feels like further imaging will be necessary. After gathering this information the doctor will determine if you will make a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy or other treatments.
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