Spinal Decompression/spinal decompression

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Is it possible during the spinal decompression treatment to have muscles, ligaments or even bones (coccyx) damaged? What would prevent this from happening? Even if the height and weight may be the same (as input for the level of pulling tension) everyone’s body is different and some may be more adequate for this treatment than others. What is required before undergoing a spinal decompression treatment – x-ray, MRI etc.? And what are the cases this type of treatment is not recommended?
Thanks,
Mike

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Hi Mike. Thank you for your question. I have never heard of anyone receiving damage to their muscles or ligaments from spinal decompression. I have not heard of anyone ever acquiring coccyx damage as well. Patients who undergo spinal decompression should have a consultation and an examination to see if they qualify for care. There are different imaging techniques which may assist in determining the suitability for this procedure. These may include x-rays, mri's, c-t scans. Often patients will provide the health professional with reports from these tests. Some of the contra-indications include have decompression on a part of the spine which has had a spinal fusion, ankylosing spondolytitis, a bilateral laminectomy.  My best advice for you is to sit down and have a conversation with the doctor who you are considering to have this care with to further  discuss your questions.
Best of luck,
Dr. Ron Nusbaum D.C.

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Spinal Decompression Toronto. I have treated patients many thousands of times which enables me to answer questions about which conditions are most successfully treated by Spinal Decompression. I can answer any questions regarding the science and methodology of how Spinal Decompression works. I can speak about who is and who is not a good candidate for Spinal Decompression, and I can speak about alternative treatments for severe, chronic back pain and neck pain. I can also speak about the various conditions which respond to spinal decompression care as well as which conditions should not receive this care I cannot make specific diagnoses or specific treatment recommendations for a patient without first conducting a consultation and examination with them. There are general protocol guidelines that I can share. I cannot recommend any individual to make changes to their medications or current medical care (prescribed by another doctor). I cannot make specific comments about another doctor.

Experience

Spinal Decompression Therapy Toronto. Patient care has inspired me to advance my knowledge and expertise. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic, treating back pain and neck pain since 1989. I am the founder and CEO of Back Clinics of Canada www.backclinicsofcanada.ca. I've been performing Spinal Decompression for several years, and have performed Spinal Decompression several thousand times. I have worked with a team of medical doctors and have been involved in treating the total patient to help each person achieve a pain-free life and a renewed active lifestyle. Back Clinics of Canada has a numbe of Spinal Decompression Tables. My clinic was the first clinic, world wide, to receive the Newly Redeveloped DRX9000, and time of writing this is the only clinic in Canada offering care with it.

Organizations
Ontario Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Association York Region Chiropractic Society Masters Circle Chiropractic Leadership Alliance

Publications
I can be regularily heard on Newstalk 1010 AM radio Canadian Living Magazine CJN The Better Back Program The Liberal The Era Banner Canadian Chiropractor

Education/Credentials
Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College: 1989, completed Doctor of Chiropractic University of Toronto: 1982, Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology

Awards and Honors
October 2007: Dell Small Business Technology Award, recognizing innovative use of technology. We have integrated advanced technology into every aspect of our practice, from diagnosis to patient care to business processes and automation.

Past/Present Clients
While we primarily serve the Southern Ontario Region, we do see patients from across Canada and the United States, and even from overseas. Our clients include everyone from office workers to professional athletes, from those on the factory floor to those occupying the corner office. In general an extremly wide cross section of the population.

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