Dr. Lincoln Kamell, CCSP
(Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician)
decompression is an FDA-cleared, nonsurgical, drug-free therapy for the
relief of back, neck, arm, leg and shoulder pain due to herniated
Our website provides the complete facts to
Seattle back and neck pain sufferers about Spinal Decompression Therapy,
that support the effectiveness of spinal decompression in treating back and neck pain.
will also tell you the approximate treatment cost so you will be better
able to make an informed decision about what you should do for your
condition and because our fees are a fraction of what some other clinics
If you need any additional information, please
call our Seattle office at (206) 324-8600 and ask to speak to Dr. Lincoln Kamell at Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center
. Dr. Kamell will talk with you personally in order to help you make the right
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
decompression therapy is FDA cleared, nonsurgical, drug-free, and has a high success rate for back pain
associated with herniated or bulging discs...even after failed surgery. It
is a traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg
pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction
and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a herniated spinal disc can be isolated
and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
How does this negative pressure affect an injured disc?
decompression therapy, a negative pressure is created within the disc.
Because of that negative pressure, herniated disc material that has protruded
or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the herniated disc, and
permit healing to occur.
system is used for this purpose?
After a significant amount of research, our office chose the Triton® DTS system manufactured by the Chattanooga Group, the premier manufacturer of physical medicine equipment. We also selected the Triton® DTS systems due to their ability to treat herniated discs in both the neck and the low back.
is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular
The award winning
spinal decompression table computer is the key. The computer controls
the variations in the traction pul,l allowing for spinal decompression and
eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices.
The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial
distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc
can benefit from Spinal Decompression
has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may
be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated,
protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched
there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression
documented by MRI up to 90% reduction
of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the
majority of herniated disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results
after spinal decompression therapy.
here if you would like to review the studies
there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?
decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who
have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.
with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also
contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion
or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
the sessions painful, how many will be needed and what is the
almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact,
some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.
Our customary fee for each spinal decompression session is only $50 which means the total cost will be a small fraction of the $5,000+ amounts that some other doctors are charging. If
your insurance company covers spinal decompression therapy,
reimbursement varies but your out-of-pocket expense for all needed
services could be as little as your co-payment.
most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to
Spinal Decompression Therapy?
inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated
with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments
(as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the
do I get started?
We want to
make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal
decompression therapy. Just print out any part of this webpage and
bring it with you on your first visit. Dr. Kamell will discuss your
options with you personally and take the time to answer all the
questions you may have about your back or neck. There is NO CHARGE for