What induces lower back pain?

Lower back pain can be caused by a several factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft disks with a ligamentous outer layer. These disks work as shock absorbers to guard the vertebra and the spinal cord. A number of the problems that cause back pain are the result of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Degeneration is a process whereby wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disk are protrusions from the disk that compress the surrounding nerves, inducing pain or numbness.

If I go through Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does this take to see effects?

Most patients see a reduction in pain after the first handful of sessions. Normally, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.

How much time does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?

Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day for the first two weeks, three times a week for the following 2 weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last two weeks.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?

Ever since I started using Spinal Decompression device, I’ have been inundated with questions from both doctors and patients regarding which situations it will best help. Undoubtedly proper patient selection is vital to favorable results, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may make the best decision since not everybody qualifies for Spinal Decompression treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is greater than 4 weeks old.
  • Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old.
  • Persistent pain from degenerated disk not reacting to 4 weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for 4 weeks of therapy.
  • Patient at least eighteen years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances like pedicle screws and rods.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old.
  • Metastatic cancer.
  • Severe osteoporosis.
  • Spondylolisthesis.
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1 (recent).
  • Pars defect.
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
  • Disk space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Are there any side effects to the therapy?

The majority patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a short time period.

Just How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and enable decompression at a certain level?

Decompression is accomplished using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and level of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the soft pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are generated on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted area.

Is there any risks to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?

NO. Spinal Decompression is entirely safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the therapy instantly thereby preventing any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from spinal traction?

Traction is effective at treating a few of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t take care of the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also induces the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction leads to the body’s normal response to stretching by producing painful muscle spasms that aggravate the pain in affected area.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for individuals that have had spinal surgery?

Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. Plenty of patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

Who is not a prospect for Spinal Decompression treatment?

Anyone who has recent spinal fractures, surgical fusion or metallic hardware, surgically repaired aneurysms, infection of the spine, and/or moderate to severe osteoporosis.

Who is a prospect for Spinal Decompression?

Anybody who has been told they need surgery but wants to avoid it, anybody who has been told there is nothing more available to help, anybody who failed to dramatically respond to conservative methods (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the sort of care they want.


Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson
02:12 27 Apr 23
My second time to see Dr. Giust over the years for my lower back. Both times he really helped my back feel much better. He and his staff are very friendly and make you feel at ease. He takes Medicare which was a plus for me. I highly recommend his services.
Victor Newell
Victor Newell
01:04 16 Mar 23
Dr. Giust and his staff are great. Went to him for lower back pain and leg pain. Happy to say that leg and back are better. Will definitely use him again.
Linda Primous
Linda Primous
17:48 24 Feb 22
Dr. Guist has shown a warm relationship with me and I am sure with other patients also.He listens to my problems and works on resolving or decreasing the pain. His staff is very friendly and there has been less than five minutes of waiting time. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone who needs to see a chiropractor.
18:00 22 Feb 22
I highly recommend Giust Chiropractic Center. They are extremely thorough and definitely put my mind to ease. Worth the drive from Mccomb!
Susie Sojourner
Susie Sojourner
17:16 09 Dec 21
This clinic a is so nice and Dr Guist is awesome in making a plan for treatment. The staff is very kind and professional! I am forever grateful for the help and care they gave me! I would highly recommend.
Micheal Morgan
Micheal Morgan
16:38 04 Nov 21
Very kind staff only my second visit but definitely five out of five from me.
16:09 09 Oct 21
I love the care I receive when I’m there. It is so comforting to be there. I look forward to the next appointment.
Deb Griffin
Deb Griffin
19:41 20 Sep 21
Always willing to help me untwist my back after I do something dumb.
anna mcgrew
anna mcgrew
11:12 05 Jul 21
Thanks to Dr. GIUST I can walk without pain again.
Johnny Cummins
Johnny Cummins
18:13 08 Jun 21
The staff are all very cordial and accommodate your request to schedule appointments as needed. Dr Guist is kind and listens to your concerns and issues. He makes every effort to resolve your problem. I recommend Guist Chiropractic.
Maggie Woolley
Maggie Woolley
16:26 04 Jun 21
Very professional! Explained everything in details including demonstrating how I need to properly complete daily tasks. Took the time to listen. Amazing how better I feel after 2 sessions!
Nancy Hanks-Myers
Nancy Hanks-Myers
21:14 13 May 21
Giust is just the best. All staff friendly and helpful. You never feel rushed
Aaron King
Aaron King
23:16 04 May 21
Excellent service. Could not ask for better care and always willing to work with my schedule.
17:00 27 Apr 21
I been going here for 2yrs now for my scoliosis and the staff is very kind and friendly. Dr. Guist take pride in his work, very compassionate, and always listen to his patients compliant. My pain when I 1st started in 2019 was unbearable and with the 3x a week adjustments it has decreased significantly
Michael Crane
Michael Crane
21:15 23 Apr 21
Totally courtesy, professional, and attentive. I felt very comfortable there.
Esther Perryman
Esther Perryman
16:45 16 Apr 21
My first visit with Dr. Giust was great on Thursday. He has a great office staff and he was great. He was patient and seemed to care about my situation. He made me better on my first visit. I will definitely make sure I make all of my appointments as scheduled.Thanks
Don Coleman
Don Coleman
12:09 17 Jul 20
I went to see Dr Giust for lower back pain and joint stiffness. After a few visits he had me feeling like my old self again. My alignment was all out of order. He got me aligned properly!! He took the time to explain everything and how it was going to be corrected. At first I was hesitant to go to a Chiropractor, now I wish I had gone to see Dr. Giust sooner. He and his staff are friendly and courteous! If you have problems with any kind of pain I would highly recommend that you go to see him!
Mary Kay Holt
Mary Kay Holt
14:57 01 Jun 20
Dr. Giust and his crew are the best around! I have been intermittently stopping in for adjustments for more than 7 years. So appreciative of a skilled practitioner who understands my neck issues and can coax my spine into behaving! Visiting this office feels like a visit to see friends. I am so thankful for Dr. Giust and this convenient, easy to schedule, reasonably priced, accommodating, skilled and professional practice that he and the team provide. My neck tells me I am due for another visit!!PS: I have gone to 6 different chiropractors in my lifetime. Dr. Giust is one of my favorites. He applies the right amount of pressure to get the job done, and no more. There have been a couple other chiropractors so rough that I almost felt assaulted by the adjustment. Not so here... Dr. Giust is gentle, skilled, and careful.
Shelley Harrigill
Shelley Harrigill
05:58 24 Nov 16
I am so thankful to have found a Dr. who takes care to be respectful of your time and gets you in and out seamlessly and attends to your needs especially when the need is physical pain that needs to be relieved to get back to doing your job well and to the best of your ability. My experience was a very positive one with the entire staff taking such great care of me as a patient that was new to the chiropractic experience and they got me feeling better than brand new after a few quick targeted sessions that relieved me of the physical pain that I was feeling in my neck and lower back. I have never had such a great experience at a Dr.'s office and am so appreciative of the way that I was treated and the quality of service that I received. I would not hesitate to go back should a future need arise for me. Dr. Guist is the best, and everyone on his staff at Guist Chiropractic Center treated me well in the process of treating me and being understanding about scheduling me to be able to come in at times that were flexible and worked best with my schedule.
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