The HillDT Spinal Decompression Table is designed to help reduce the following conditions:
Bulging/ Herniated Disc
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Syndrome
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Stubborn Muscle Tension
How does Spinal Decompression work ?
Negative pressure is created within the discs by providing a series of slow pulls, holds and releases. Over time, this vacuum effect may in many cases help the bulging disc material to be ‘drawn back into place’. The fibres in the outer ring of the disc are also helped to heal by the increased nutrients which circulate in the area due to the gentle pumping movement created around the disc and facet joints.
How is Spinal Decompression different to traction?
Traction does not provide the special logarithmic movement, systematically increasing and decreasing the decompression the way that the Hill DT table does. This cycle of movement is a critical part of the success of this therapy, as it brings the essential oxygen and nutrients to the area to help it heal.
Is it necessary to see a Chiropractor first?
Yes, a full neurological examination will need to be performed, and your X-rays and CT/ MRI scans need to be studied so our chiropractors can determine your exact program and care plan on our Hill DT spinal decompression table. You will be advised of your suitability to care, recommended program, home care program and predicted outcome before you commence your care.
Decompression therapy is an intense program, with the research showing a minimum of 24 visits over an 8-12 week period is needed to get a physical change in the disc. Therefore, this is not a program suitable to everyone. There are certain conditions and situations that also mean that some people will not be suitable for decompression therapy. Our chiropractors will thoroughly assess your situation and discuss your options with you.