Spinal Decompression Specialist

Heath Hancock, DC -  - Chiropractor

Smoky Hill Chiropractic

Heath Hancock, DC

Chiropractor located in Salina, KS

If you suffer back back from a bulging or herniated disc, chiropractor Heath Hancock, DC, has an effective solution that doesn’t involve surgery or medications. Dr. Hancock offers nonsurgical spinal decompression with the most advanced equipment available at his practice, Smoky Hill Chiropractic in Salina, Kansas. To find out if spinal decompression therapy is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Spinal Decompression

What is nonsurgical spinal decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression uses traction, or controlled, gentle stretching, to treat pain in your low back (lumbar spine). Dr. Hancock uses a high-quality, comfortable decompression chair called BackonTrac at Smoky Hill Chiropractic. 

How does spinal decompression work?

The goal of spinal decompression is to relieve pain and create an optimal environment for healing in your spine. Increasing age, injury, and other common problems can cause the discs between your back bones to bulge out or herniate. When this happens, the bulging disc material can irritate a nearby nerve and cause pain. 

Dr. Hancock programs the computerized BackonTrac chair to gently pull on specific parts of your spine in a safe, controlled manner. This creates negative pressure (a vacuum-like effect) in your discs, which causes the displaced material to return to its normal position. When the disc stops irritating the nerve, pain and symptoms disappear. 

BackonTrac Spinal Decompression offers a non-invasive treatment delivered through gentle stretching of the spine, joints, and a wide range of important muscles, including those in the back, hips, and thighs.

With 26 different protocols that include isolated lateral flexion combined with traction it is the most dynamic and effective form of decompression available for bulging and herniated discs.    

It has proven effective in the treatment of low back pain, sciatica, herniated and bulging disc, and stenosis and it does this without all those cumbersome restraints and belts used on other decompression tables. It doesn't just work - it feels great with the benefits of vibration and heat which puts you in a relaxed state of mind and body!

What does spinal decompression treat?

Dr.Hancock uses spinal decompression therapy to treat a wide range of conditions that cause pain, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Disc degeneration
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)

This treatment is called nonsurgical spinal decompression to differentiate it from spinal decompression surgery, such as a microdiscectomy or laminectomy. 

What should I expect from spinal decompression therapy?

First, Dr. Hancock reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure spinal decompression therapy is right for you. He may also take a digital X-ray to check for signs of nerve compression orr disc herniation in your spine. 

Then, Dr. Hancock develops a customized spinal decompression plan for you. During spinal decompression therapy, you relax comfortably in the BackonTrac chair. Dr. Hancock programs the chair to target specific parts of your spine with traction and lateral flexion. 

The BackonTrac chair doesn’t involve any awkward harnesses or straps. Added heat and vibration therapies enhance the relaxing effect and stimulate blood circulation in the treatment area. The results is pain relief as well as improved flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. 

To find out if spinal decompression therapy with the BackonTrack chair is right for you, call Dr. Hancock at Smoky Hill Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.