Advanced Spinal Care
We combine innovative technology and traditional chiropractic methods to provide the Mackay Community with premier pain relief solutions. Our state-of-the-art Flexion/Distraction & Decompression Table is the first of its kind for the Region and we are the 4th practice in Australia to have this specialised table and technology.
What is it?
Flexion Distraction & Decompression Therapy is a specialised technique. It combines the experience of our Chiropractors with a Flexion/Distraction/Decompression table to gently stretch out the spine and muscles. A series of slow pulls, holds and releases help decompress the joints – it is very gentle with many people finding it relaxing. Over a period of time this technique creates a vacuum effect and in many cases, may help decrease intradiscal pressure and help promote the bulging disc material to be ‘drawn back into place’. The fibres in the outer ring of the disc are also helped to heal and reduce inflammation due to the increase blood flow and improving the nutrition to the disc.
Who can use it?
This specialised therapy is best suited for those who have the following conditions:
- Disc Herniation/Protrusion/Prolapse
- Degenerative Disc
- Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Scoliosis [primarily in younger individuals]
It is a cost-effective alternative to surgery or an option to provide relief for those requiring surgery. Our chiropractors will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this form of therapy after a full neurological examination. Any x-rays or CT/MRI scans will also need to be assessed so we can determine your exact program/treatment on our specialised table.