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   Dr. Gary Robertson DC
"I have been helping patients with Back Pain for more than 20 years - I know that we can help you."

 How does Spinal Decompression work?
 When will I start feeling better?
 Are there any side effects?
 Are there drugs used in the treatment?
 How long does it take?
 How do I get Started?


 A breakthrough medical technology offers new hope for serious back pain sufferers. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating serious and debilitating back pain, including cases with multiple herniated discs and sciatica. 

Find out if Spinal Decompression Therapy is the answer you've been looking for."

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Common causes of lower back pain?

 * Herniated or Bulging Discs.  A herniated disc is a common cause of severe back pain and sciatica. A disc becomes herniated when the nucleus (center) of the disc protrudes outward. Classic low back pain may occur and in some instances pressure on spinal nerves produces arm or leg pain (sciatica).

 * Degenerative Disc Disease. This is a major cause of chronic low back pain. Degeneration can cause spinal structures to pinch (impinge) nerve roots, thereby causing back or neck pain. .

 * Facet Syndrome. Abnormal pressure on the posterior joints of the spine, called facet joints, can cause back pain.

 * Sciatica refers to a pain felt along the length of the sciatic nerve. The pain is usually felt in the buttock where it radiates down the back of the leg.

 * Acute Back Pain. Acute low back pain generally refers to back pain of less than three months.

 * Chronic Back Pain. Back pain that persists beyond three months is considered to be chronic.

Chronic Back Pain?

Can You Avoid Back Surgery?

Spinal Decompression Therapy
A New Treatment for Herniated Discs and Sciatica

If you have chronic low back back pain, neck pain, herniated discs or sciatica, non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy  may be effective in providing you relief from your pain.   

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Choose one of the Miami Back Institute Spinal Decompression Doctors at a location near you. 


How can I relieve my lower back pain?
There are a number of options available to relieve lower back pain, some involving surgery, painful injections, and drug therapy. The complications from back surgery can be severe and may result in permanent debilitating conditions. Additionally, surgery can be extremely expensive and can require a long recovery period lasting several months. Pain medications can make it difficult to carry-on with normal day-to-day activities.to the cost of surgery.

Spinal Decompression Therapy provides an alternative, conservative, approach to relieve lower back and neck pain. In general, conservative, non-invasive remedies should be exhausted before anyone is referred for surgery. Be sure to ask your doctor about non-invasive treatments for back pain.

For patients with a history of back pain and who are currently experiencing symptoms that are interfering with activities, the first step is proper diagnostic testing to determine the cause of the symptoms and the severity of the problem. This process involves the treating physician completing a comprehensive medical history, physical examination, orthopedic and neurologic examination, and any appropriate diagnostic testing.  Diagnostic testing may include, X-ray, MRI, CT, and Neuro Diagnostic testing such as EMG and NCV tests.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that involves the gentle distraction or separation of the spinal joints of the neck or low back using a computerized traction device. 

There are a numner of different decompression tables on the market, e.g., VAX-D, DRX-9000, Spine-Med, Accu-SPINA, Spinal-Aid, KDT, Chatanooga. The underlying principle of all the decompression devices is to provide intermittent traction to the spine in an attempt to treat various back and neck problems. 

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive traction therapy, and typically does not involve the use of pain medications. The treatment is safe and typically comfortable. A course of therapy includes approximately 20 treatment sessions over 4-6 weeks. The procedure is under the direction of a physician specializing in back pain care. Decompression treatment sessions are brief, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

During the treatment, Spinal Decompression traction may distract the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc several millimeters with the goal of relieving the patient's low back or neck pain.

Spinal Decompression Therapy:
 *  Reduces pressure on the vertebral joints
 *  Promotes retraction of herniated discs
 *  Promotes self healing and rehabilitation of damaged discs
 *  Relieves low back and neck pain.

Call the Miami Back Institute to schedule a Free Consultation to see if Spinal Decompression can help your chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs or sciatica.

Why should you consider Spinal Decompression Therapy?
1.    Spinal Decompression Therapy has been clinically validated and thousands of patients have been successfully treated.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is non-surgical and non-invasive. Complications from spinal surgery can be severe and may result in debilitating conditions. Spinal Decompression Therapy is painless and involves no recovery time.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is convenient. Treatment sessions last only 25 to 30 minutes and because the procedure is non-invasive, most Spinal Decompression Therapy patients can continue their normal daily activities. Additionally, patients can expect only minimal absence from work.
4.    Spinal Decompression Therapy is cost-effective. The cost of treatment is minimal compared to the cost of surgery.

Call the Miami Back Institute to schedule a Free Consultation to see if Spinal Decompression can help your chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs or sciatica.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spinal Decompression

Q: How does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy work?
Spinal Decompression Therapy provides a computer directed method of applying and achieving physical therapy treatment objectives without requiring the patient to participate in any exhaustive or painful exercise regimen. Specifically, Spinal Decompression Therapy is computerized, intermittent traction and is performed under the direction of a physician.  The Spinal Decompression Therapy device gently tractions the spinal joints, while helping stretch the underlying musculature. The result is improved spinal joint health and redustion of pain. 

Q: If I use Spinal Decompression Therapy, when will I start feeling better?
Many patients start feeling improvement by the second week of the treatment.

Q: Are there any side effects to the treatments?
Most patients do not experience any adverse side effects from undergoing Spinal Decompression Therapy. Occasionally, patients may experience muscle pain or spasm for a limited time.

Q: Are there any drugs used in the treatment?
: Although drug therapy is not a mainstay of Spinal Decompression Therapy, some clinicians advocate the use of anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants.  In patients experiencing a severe episode of back pain, pain management utilizing epidural injections may be utilized concurrently or prior to initiating decompression therapy.

Q: How long does it take to complete the treatment?
Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes and is repeated approximately 20 times over the course of 35 days. The length of each session and the number of sessions varies depending on the physician's diagnosis and recommendations.

Q: How can I get more information or get started?
Simply call our office at (305) 461-4848 and make an appointment.  Your initial consultation is free and we will determine if you qualify for treatment.

Call today for a free consultation. (305) 461-4848

The Miami Back Institute is conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County, with decompression therapy available in Coral Gables, South Miami and North Miami Beach.  

                Some of the Spinal Decompression Tables in use today.

SpineMed Spinal Decompression Table
DRX 9000C Spinal Decompression Table
Chattanooga Spinal Decompression Table
Vax-D Spinal Decompression Table
Lordex Spinal Decompression Table
3D Active-Trac Spinal Decompression Table