Spinal Decompression

Calgary Chiropractic Care

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639 – 5th Ave SW – Suite 130
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9

(403) 263-2225

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday — Closed
Sunday — Closed

Spinal Decompression

Triton® Spinal decompression is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

Action Sports Clinic - Spinal Decompression

During spinal decompression, a negative pressure is created within the disc. Because of that negative pressure, disc material that has protruded or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, and permit healing to occur.

We chose the Triton® Spinal Decompression system after a significant amount of research. With its unparalleled design and proven history, the Triton system is the “Gold Standard” in spinal decompression.

We also selected the Triton® Spinal Decompression systems due to their ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.

At Action Sports Clinic, spinal decompression treatments are combined with specific exercises to restore stability to the core. The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

Spinal Decompression Studies

“Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all.”

Eyerman, Edward MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.

“Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved.” “Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.”

C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA.
Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997

“Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.”

Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).

“All but two of the patients in the study improved at least 30% or more in the first three weeks.””Utilizing the outcome measures, this form of decompression reduces symptoms and improves activities of daily living.”

Bruce Gundersen, DC, FACO; Michael Henrie, MS II, Josh Christensen, DC. A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Using Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered by a Computerized Traction Device. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Quarterly Journal of ACO, June 2004

Our Philosophy

Action Sports Clinic has a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy professionals serving the active community of downtown Calgary.  As a team, we strive for excellence in evidence-based and personalized care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  Combining the unique strengths of each professional discipline, this integral approach to care enables each patient to draw from the expertise of team members.  This eliminates the traditional barriers of communication between busy practitioners, thereby ensuring collaboration and effectiveness of treatment programs.

We are athletes ourselves…and we understand the needs of sports minded clients. We believe that participation in physical activity is an important part of health and vitality. The pursuit of dreams, setting goals, and the drive for personal achievement are all values we believe in and aspire.

We Are One of the Top Teams of Physical Therapists in Calgary.

"I attend Action Sports Clinic to see my physiotherapist - Darra. Darra is very knowledgeable, attentive, and truly knows his sports medicine. I would highly recommend Darra to anyone who has a sports injury or is in need of physiotherapy.The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful, and are able to answer all of my questions."

Morgan Tarves – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Initial Assessment went well. Office was busy but staff were attentive and on the ball. Dr. Rennick was gentle and adjusted my back well. I will be back for another appointment."

Jen Scheershmidt – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Knowledgeable, friendly and intuitive staff. Allison is the best physio I've worked with and Dr Sean is a natural healer."

Chad Ford – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Frequently Asked Questions

What Brands does Action Sports Clinic Carry?

We carry brands from the worlds top manufacturers including Donjoy, Össur, CTi, Bauerfeind, Thuasne and more.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes! We take pride in personal service and being very accomodating. Please click any of our Appointment Buttons and submit your information, we will be in touch to confirm your date and time.

What are the office hours?

We are open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.

What services do you offer?

We specialize in the practice of Sports Medicine and provide services related to Sports Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage, as well as off the shelf and custom Bracing & Orthotics. To learn more please visit our “Services” section of the website.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

No, a referral is not required to schedule an appointment.

Do you provide custom brace solutions?

Yes, Dr. Rennick is qualified by the world’s top orthoepedic brands to develop custom bracing solutions for many conditions.

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Open Hours

Sunday          Closed
Monday         7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday         7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday   7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday       7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday            7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday       Closed

 

639 5 Avenue Southwest Suite 130
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9

Action Sports Clinic