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Spinal Traction

Using the Posture Pump® traction unit you are in control of the amount of pressure exerted upon your spine. A balloon fills up creating a stretch, this expansion and contraction provides nutrients and lubrication to the discs, aiding in the repair and healing process.

This device is also a great tool to aid in restoring the normal curvatures of the neck and lower back. When the spine has lost its normal curves, the disc becomes compressed and nutrition / fluid is restricted. This causes the starving disc to dehydrate and age prematurely, becoming stiff and rough. When the spinal curves are restored, the naturally nutritious fluid is "sucked" back into the disc, significantly improving the joints ability to function and repair itself.

Diagnostic Imaging

When working with the spinal column (which includes not only the vertebrae but the brain stem, spinal cord, spinal nerves and supportive soft tissues), it is imperative that our doctors see the quality / condition of your spine prior to your first adjustment. To assure that we see exactly how your spine is aligned, digital x-rays can either may be taken in our office or in some cases at a local hospital or diagnostic center.


Below are some of the benefits of digital x-ray:

  • SAFETY: digital x-ray systems expose patient to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays.

  • QUALITY: manipulation of the image  results by enhancing cortical outlines, highlighting structures, changing the brightness, and magnifying the image.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: by eliminating the use of water and chemicals necessary for film processing, digital x-ray systems are significantly more environmentally friendly as compared to traditional x-ray.

  • PORTABLE: digital x-ray results can be shared among health care professionals to better serve the patient and easily burned onto a CD for you to keep.

Vertebral Distraction Pump (VDP)

  • How does the V.D.P work?

    • This instrument uses motion, flexion - distraction, which helps the disc bulge / herniation to retract, taking pressure off of the surrounding spinal soft tissues / nerves, reducing the pain level.

  • How is the procedure performed?

    • The doctor uses information obtained from your examination / x-rays / MRI to determine which disc is causing the most trouble. Ice will be placed over the disc level to be worked on for 15 minutes. After that, the actual procedure is relatively quick, usually within 5 minutes!

  • When will I notice a difference?

    • Most patients start to feel an improvement (usually a significant improvement) after the first or second session.

  • What type of condition is the V.D.P. used for?

    • Disc bulge or disc herniation, often called a ruptured disc / disc extrusion or the old term "slipped disc".

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