Spinal Decompression Therapy

Various forms of traction have been around for years. However, pain relief has been inconstant and short-lived. In fact, several clinical studies have shown traction to be an ineffective form of back and neck pain relief. The reason is unexpected, but pretty simple. Our bodies react to the static unloading of the spine by contracting or squeezing the muscles surrounding the spine. Rather than achieving the desired effect of unloading the spine, the pressure on the spine actually increased, thus increasing the intradiscal pressure. This does NOT allow the discs to rehydrate and heal, which is what ultimately yields pain relief.

Spinal Decompression, on the other hand, is a modified, updated form of traction. Computer technology is used to control the variations in the unloading of the spine, effectively avoiding the body’s muscle contraction response.

This FDA-cleared technology relieves pain through a form of traction, with spinal decompression the desired result.

DTS provides TDC – Intervertebral Traction Decompression – Therapy that targets specific segments of pathology and thus can isolate treatment to the specific area. The goal of both the technology and the physician is to work with the body’s natural healing powers toward enlarging the space between the discs. Decompression releases pressure that builds on disc and nerves, eventually allowing the herniation and bulging disc to return to its normal position.

Benefits

Decompression is the treatment that is truly most effective for severe cases of Herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on the nerve root. Of course, there are no guarantees for decompression but there are no guarantees for surgery or any invasive procedure. Dr. Timothy Kremchek, one of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons, recommends Disc Force prior to surgery or injections. With decompression, the cost is significantly less than surgery, and the chance of hospital infection is absent.

How It Works

Our chiropractic physicians induce a computer controlled decompressing force to the damaged or degenerated area creating a negative pressure within the disc itself. This negative pressure or vacuum causes a pressure gradient favorable for fluid transfer from the external disc to the internal disc resulting in an increase height of the disc and return to a more normal shape of the disc. This increased height and shaping can lessen the pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves in the affected area, resulting in better nerve function, less pain and greater mobility.

This treatment is followed by ultrasound therapy as well as several other modalities. Depending on the tissue damage, severity of the condition and the size of the damaged area, people usually need a series of treatments to improve. There is usually no down time, and people can go back to their usual activities or work immediately. The treatment can help most musculoskeletal problems such as chronic neck and chronic back problems, whiplash, sciatica and degeneration caused by injury or simply aging.

We specialize in the realignment of the human spine and disc reconditioning. We are one of the most modern facilities in Southern California, not only in equipment, but modern in patient care.

Urgent Chiropractic Care

Painful flare-ups never come at the right time. It always appears in the wrong time and the wrong place. Either on vacation or just trying to enjoy the weekend. Pain does not really care. However, we do. We understand you are not always prepared for pain when it hits you. Waking up with an extreme stiff neck and you are unable to turn your head, we understand. Bending over and developing severe lower back pain and you are unable to stand up or go to the restroom, we understand. Therefore, we are here to service your urgent care needs. Acute or semi acute pain conditions and flare-ups services are available. After hours and weekend appointments are available upon request. In extreme cases home or concierge service is also available upon request.

Price List for after Hours & weekend services:

  • Urgent Care in office $175
  • Home service: $400

We do not accept any type of insurance with the above services. However, we can print out an invoice so you can send the bill to your insurance company or your HRA/HSA account.

Cash or Credit Card only.

Price is non-negotiable.

The above fee includes the following services:

  • Complete History
  • Focused Examination
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Physiotherapies
  • Stretching
  • Advice on home care

Please contact Dr. Jay Thompson to make the necessary arrangements at 805 377-5289.

Weight Loss

Premier Chiropractic has implemented weight loss and life style coaching program to help patients lose weight. Dr. Thompson himself has lost 25 pound on this product and has kept it off.

The first question you have to ask yourself is “are you healthy”?

A healthy body starts with a healthy weight. When you go on a weight loss program, you’re positively setting your life in motion! With each pound you lose, your confidence grows. Now is the time to set your life in motion to achieve Optimal Health!

Medifast Weight Loss Program

Phase One: 5 & 1 Plan for Weight Loss

The Take Shape For Life 5 & 1 Plan for Weight Loss is as simple as eating 5 Medifast Meals and 1 Lean & Green Meal every day. No counting calories and no cooking complicated meals… it’s easy!

5 Medifast Meals

Choose from over 70 nutritionally balanced Medifast Meals – shakes, bars, drinks, oatmeals, chili, soups, pudding, scrambled eggs and more. Any combination of 5 Medifast Meals¹ may be used on your 5 & 1 Plan.

¹Limit to one Maintenance Bar, in the green packaging, per day, as they are higher in calories and carbohydrates than other Medifast Meals.

1 Lean & Green Meal

Lean: 5-7 ounces of cooked lean meat (e.g., chicken, turkey, fish, beef, pork, lamb, shellfish). Always choose meats that are grilled, baked, broiled or poached (not fried). The serving size will vary depending on the type of meat you choose – visit our weight loss website to see our helpful tables. Salt, pepper, herbs and spices may be added if desired. You may also use 1-2 teaspoons of condiments such as ketchup, mustard or barbecue sauce.

Green: Any 3 servings from our Vegetable List, such as broccoli, spinach, eggplant, or tomatoes – visit our weight loss website for our helpful meal option charts and information.

Take Shape for Life

This plan and Take Shape for Life Coaching will change your life. To learn more visit our weight loss website or call the office at 805-494-3388 for a free weight loss consultation.

Massage Therapy

Premier Family Chiropractic Massage TherapyMassage Therapy is often misunderstood and thought of strictly as a method of relaxation. Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic effects. Massage Therapy uses a range of techniques that help prevent and reduce stress, tension, injury discomfort, auto accident injuries, and chronic conditions.

Our massage program is called Premier Rub Club.

  • Rub Club has a one time initiation fee of $25
  • 2 half hour massages for $50 a month
  • 4 half hour massages for $100 a month
  • 2 hour massages for $100 a month
  • 4 hour massages for $190 a month
  • 2 hour and a half for $150 a month
  • 4 hour and a half for $290 a month

We have a great team of well-qualified massage therapist, with specialized skills for pregnancy massage, fibromyalgia, sports massage, and post injury lymphatic drainage massage.

Massage Therapy is recommended and effective in the treatment of:

  • Chronic stress
  • Pain relief
  • Improves circulation and lymph drainage
  • Muscle rehabilitation and improves joint mobility
  • Increased sensory awareness
  • General relaxation
  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Integration of body, mind and spirit
  • Headaches, migraines and whiplash
  • Back and neck pain
  • Strains, sprains and muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Depression
  • Arthritis