How do I know if I am a candidate for Spinal Decompression Treatment?
All patients will require an initial assessment from our professional where you will be assessed for suitability. From bulging and herniated discs to sore and stiff muscles, all patients must have a professional assessment prior to starting Spinal Decompression treatments.
Can I drive home after treatment?
Yes, although patients are advised not to drive for long distances immediately afterwards, as this could be counterproductive to the therapeutic effects of the treatment, it is quite OK to drive yourself home.
How many treatments will I need?
For long standing chronic disc issues patients usually have multiple treatments per week spread over a number of weeks. All conditions are different and some patients may feel a symptomatic improvement after a few sessions however for most, the long-lasting therapeutic changes are progressive and take a number of weeks to achieve.
For more recent conditions or conditions associated with the neck, fewer treatments may be required. Disc conditions in the neck will still require a course of treatments however muscle conditions can respond quite quickly, especially when combined with manual therapies.
How long is a treatment?
Treatment sessions are 30 minutes apart with the actual time on the table being 20 minutes.
Will I be comfortable during treatment?
Yes. You will be fully dressed and the treatment is very gentle and pleasant. Patients should take the opportunity to get full benefit of their 20 minute treatments by either listening to music, meditating or sleeping.
Will I feel any pain?
Typically not. Some patients may experience a temporary soreness/stiffness after treatment which is a sign that muscles have been worked in a new way. This feeling is usually relieved by walking for a short distance.
Are there any Side Effects?
No. The treatment is non invasive - so there is no risk of infection; there is no recovery time - so there is no down time from daily activities; and it is all natural - as there are no drugs involved. In fact this treatment has assisted many patients to reduce or eliminate their dependency on painkillers (under their usual doctor’s monitoring and advice).
Can I still have the treatment if I have had surgery?
Yes. Depending on the type of surgery, provided the procedure was not within the previous six months (to allow for complete healing) and there are no surgical implants. Individual cases will be thoroughly assessed by our professional for suitability.
What does it feel like?
Apart from an initial pulling sensation, which you quickly get used to, it is very relaxing - in fact many people fall asleep.
Why have I not heard of this treatment before?
Although this treatment is quite common in the US, UK and parts of Europe it is new to Australia. There are only 8 of these particular sophisticated & computerised Decompression Tables in Australia. The only ones in Victoria are at NSSC in Melbourne - one in Hawthorn and one in Southbank. Also advertising of a health service in Australia is a complicated and regulated business. NSSC has been operating since 2015 and has performed many thousands of successful treatments.