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Spinal Decompression

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If this is the very first time you have heard of spinal decompression, you might have plenty of questions about what it is, how it works, and most importantly how it may assist to relieve your pain.

The idea behind the spinal decompression employed at Hill Family Chiropractic is to relieve the stress bearing down on the discs inside of your spinal column, hence permitting the discs to rehydrate, regain their ideal volume, and even begin to heal.

Basic traction, specifically where the lower body is pulled away from the upper body to take stress off the discs inside of the spine, has been utilized for some time to assist with lessening the pain of spinal issues.

However, although there are some advantages to traction, it has its limitations in that the muscle groups of the back often spasm and keep enough of the decompression effect to produce any long-term impact for the patient.

In the case of a herniated disc, the idea is that this negative pressure can actually pull herniated materials back inside and permit the disc to heal. By naturally pulling the herniated materials back again into the disc, pinching of the nerves is allayed and so is the pain. It removes the genuine cause of your pain and symptoms rather than hiding it with drugs or taking the drastic approach of slicing the herniation out with surgery.

The process that the HILL DT system uses has been proven to relieve pain with individuals struggling with bulging discs, disc herniation, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease (disc compression), which each generally lead to local pain and sciatica (pain & various other signs or symptoms traveling into the extremities).

The Hill DT table employs sophisticated load sensor technology which constantly measures and monitors the treatment force and patient-resistance of every treatment. At a rate of over 10,000 pulses per millimeter, the Hill DT actually senses the patient’s approaching threshold and reduces the pull. This means that the Hill DT provides low-force, smooth decompression in a completely different class from cable-based systems. It also means dramatically better outcomes because the patient experiences far less muscle-guarding—a common problem with other designs. In most cases using the Hill DT, the patient is able to painlessly leave the table within seconds and with very little soreness to follow.

The combinations of the pelvic tilt system and the eight treatment protocols on the Hill DT are also unequaled. Calculable and repeatable, we now have a unique opportunity to direct the force to the exact disc needed to target with absolute certainty.

Our unique cervical device that comfortably cradles the head with complete encapsulation of the occiput. Fully adjustable, cushioned and contoured, patients experience a customized support system that grants them total peace of mind. The ability to tilt the cervical cushion of the table to target the lower discs. The tilt also functions to take pressure of the posterior disc region, especially in patients with a lot of posterior bone spurring that is encroaching the intervertbral foreamen (IVF).

Treatment Programs

The Hill DT comes with eight treatment programs that are designed with efficiency and variety. Each program has their own characteristics and can treat any decompression candidate.

We currently offer Spinal Decompression at Hill Family Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, Florida.