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Back Pain Fact
Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints during primary care office visits.


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Services We Offer at Spinal Decompression Clinics of Minnesota

Our clinics are fully equipped to address your health needs. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to educating patients and to promoting health and well-being through spinal decompression and other non-invasive services, without the use of drugs or surgery. Our doctors conduct a comprehensive physical and if necessary, x-ray examination to assess your condition. A recent MRI (within 16 months) is required to determine if you are a candidate for our DRX9000™ Spinal Decompression program.

Some of the services that may benefit you include:

DRX9000™ Spinal Decompression for Low Back Pain

The DRX9000 Spinal Decompression program uses the latest technology designed to treat patients with lumbar disc bulges or herniation, degenerative disc disease and/or sciatica. Our equipment is FDA cleared and our clinics are one of the first to offer this therapy in Minnesota. Learn more about the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression program for low back pain.

DRX9000C™ Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain

The DRX9000C is the only FDA cleared cervical (neck) decompression system available. The DRX9000C is for the treatment of neck and shoulder/arm pain. Learn more about the DRX9000C Spinal Decompression program for neck pain.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) may be used before and/or after a treatment to reduce the swelling in joints and tissues, to reduce pain, to reduce muscle spasm and to increase circulation to the injured joints and tissues. Increasing circulation delivers more nutrients to the injured areas to help promote healing of the tissues. You are usually on this therapy for about 15 minutes.

Spinal Manipulation

Improperly positioned vertebrae can cause irritation to the spinal nerves that exit between two vertebrae. Irritation or pinching of these nerves results in pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and/or abnormal organ function. Our doctors correct this improper spinal position using a treatment called spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation involves a gentle, hands-on thrust applied in a specific direction to restore normal motion and position of the vertebrae. Often a popping sound, called cavitation occurs. This is nothing more than gas escaping from the joint, similar to opening a soft drink and releasing the pressure from carbonation. Adjustments are usually painless and patients often feel instant relief.

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental traction is used to circulate fluids around the joints and to restore necessary motion to the spine. This is achieved by having the patient lie face up on a roller table.  These rollers travel the length of the spine causing a gentle, relaxing stretch of the spinal joints.

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy channels sound waves through muscle, nerve, bone and connective tissue and has been documented to aid in reducing pain, muscle spasms and joint fixations. You may feel a gentle warming sensation where the therapy is applied.

Massage – Trigger Point Therapy

We utilize a specific type of soft tissue massage known as Trigger Point Therapy.  A trigger point is an area of tight muscle which causes tenderness and impaired muscle function. The tight muscle bands or nodules are compressed with sustained pressure which relaxes them. Trigger point therapy reduces muscle spasm which helps restore normal range of motion and promote faster healing.

Orthopedic Supports

We provide a variety of orthopedic supports and braces in order to help protect and stabilize injured areas.

Nutritional Counseling

We offer access to high quality professional grade vitamins and minerals that will best promote healing and improve overall health.  We also provide information regarding dietary habits and lifestyle choices.

Insurance and Financing

Most of these services are covered by insurance. Our office manager can assist you with any insurance questions. We also accept Visa and MasterCard and will work out payment plans for costs not covered by insurance.

Similar to LASIK procedures that have helped thousands of people to see without glasses, DRX9000 Spinal Decompression is not yet covered in Minnesota by Medicare, Medicaid, MinnesotaCare or the HMOs (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica, HealthPartners, PreferredOne).

We provide several financing options for you. If you have a flexible spending or HSA account, you may use it to pay for this program. You may pay with your Visa or MasterCard, or we can provide you with CareCredit interest-free or extended payment plans so you may start your DRX9000 treatments today for less than $100 per month. 

Contact Dr. Andrews to find out more!

 

If you are experiencing neck and/or low back pain, please contact us today!

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