Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression with IDD Therapy® Greenville SCNote: Although low-level laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy is done using FDA cleared medical devices, these services are presently considered experimental / investigational and therefore is not covered by Medicare / Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, etc. Patients are responsible for the costs of this therapy. Auto accident and worker's compensation insurance generally do cover this service and HSA accounts may be used.
Greenville, South Carolina Nonsurgical Spinal Disc Decompression Patients Treated by Dr. Henry
Disclaimer: This page contains spinal decompression testimonials from actual patients treated by Dr. Henry. Every patient responds differently. No guarantee or assurance is made as to the results that may be obtained.
I'm 100% better than I was 6 weeks ago. I'm not waking up numb or feeling like I'm on fire and I'm actually sleeping again. The stretches have helped limber me up a lot. I would highly recommend you to anybody! Mindy Lamb
I avoided surgery. The key is to be persistent. Jason Shenton
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IDD Therapy® Treatment is Indicated for:
- Back Pain
- Disc Bulge
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Neck Pain
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression uses computer technology to repetitively distract the spine, reducing pressure on the discs and facets to relieve pain.
The established protocol is approximately 20 treatments over the course of 6-8 weeks for a chronic condition. Acute conditions may respond more quickly. An office visit including decompression and other therapies typically takes 45 to 60 minutes. Dr. Henry has treated hundreds of patients, with most patients pleased by the good long-term outcome, including reduced pain and the ability to enjoy more activities. The treatment is generally safe and gentle but may cause temporary soreness, particularly upon returning to gravity after the therapy.
Decompression Therapy at our office is performed using IDD Therapy®. Dr. Henry uses a device to target the specific area of your spine that causes the pain and reduces pressure on compressed discs and irritated nerves. You relax lying on your back with a harness around your pelvis and chest for the lumbar spine. For the neck (cervical spine) your head rests on a headpiece with supports at the back of your head and a strap across your forehead. Indications: facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, disc bulges, disc herniations, chronic lower back or neck pain. You will need to be evaluated to determine whether you are a good candidate. Dr. Henry may take x-rays or order MRI if necessary. Please bring any prior imaging records to your appointment. If you don't have them then we may be able to request records on your behalf.
Medicare and many health insurances consider this procedure "experimental and investigational" but it is sometimes covered by personal injury or worker's compensation and is a qualified medical expense for HSA accounts. You don't have to undergo any forceful manipulations to benefit from decompression. However, Dr. Henry often recommends decompression as part of a multimodal treatment plan that also includes spinal manipulation, cold laser, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, orthotics and / or therapeutic exercise. Treatment is customized to each patient.
This is not a quick fix. Generally, some symptomatic improvement is expected within 6 to 8 visits over a two to three week period.
Dr. Henry generally recommends decompression for patients with chronic or more serious conditions (for example, patients who have already tried chiropractic adjustments, medications, physical therapy, and injections without significant symptom improvement). When dealing with more serious neck and back problems it is common to have recurrences no matter what the treatment. 50% pain reduction is usually a realistic goal with decompression therapy. Long-term outcomes are good, and there is a high level of patient satisfaction. Dr. Henry has had patients experience relief as long as five to seven years. Most patients with serious neck or back problems will have periodic flare ups in the future no matter what treatment is done. To minimize future episodes of pain and disability, periodic care may be recommended after you complete your treatment plan.
In some cases, surgery may be the only option. Dr. Henry screens all patients for "red flags", such as those with progressive loss of nerve function, paralysis, or loss of bladder or bowel control (cauda equina syndrome is a surgical emergency). Patients who have surgical fusion with hardware or other pathology in the area to be treated may not be candidates for decompression. Dr. Henry will refer you to a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or pain management if he feels it is in your best interest.
To find out whether you are a good candidate for decompression call to schedule at (864) 288-7797.
Greenville, South Carolina Spinal Decompression Patients Treated by Dr. Henry
Dr Henry and his decompression machine really helped me. I came in here in a lot of pain. Now I'm pain free with 90% of the strength back in my right arm. Randall Arnold
Having suffered from extreme neck pain as a result of a herniated disc for several months, I am pleased to report that [decompression] has helped me recover from the pain significantly. I can now function normally as a result of this noninvasive treatment which is a much more desirable option than traditional neck surgery. I highly recommend [decompression] to all those maybe contemplating surgery. It really works! David C Freed, Master Sgt. US Army
I just know I am taller since I met Dr. Henry. My pain was unbearable and after having steroid injections for years I found Dr. Henry. He has been a blessing in my life. I am finally active as I should be! Mary Townsend
I just want to thank you for saving my life. I was scheduled for back surgery when I saw your ad on TV for spinal decompression and after six weeks of decompression therapy I feel great! Pat Pearson
Disclosure: This page contains spinal decompression testmonials from actual patients treated by Dr. Henry. Every patient responds differently. No guarantee or assurance is made as to the results that may be obtained.