Dr. Adam Zuckerman's Newsletter June 2013

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical, non-chiropractic therapy to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain can often be attributed to your spine asserting pressure on your discs. Poor posture, bad body mechanics, repetitive stress and acute injury can cause your vertebrae to compress your discs or to slip out of alignment which then applies pressure to your discs.

Compressed discs lead to two major problems: a bulge or herniation pressing on a nerve; and brittleness of the disc. The problem is often perpetuated because the compressed disc restricts the flow of nutrients to itself which is needed to heal.


Traditional corrective treatments include surgery or chiropractic adjustment. Spinal Decompression Therapy is an alternative FDA approved treatment option that has shown very good results. Spinal Decompression Treatment is non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a decompression table. You are strapped to the table so that as it moves it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the distraction force which is applied in between periods of relaxation. This gently pulls the spine apart elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which pulls the disc back into shape.


Much like a repetitive stress injury the decompression works in very minute increments. But over time that adds up and lets the disc reshape itself, heal and get the proper flow of nutrients going to fight off brittleness and future injuries.  

Low Thyroid Diet Recipes: Guacamole

2 avocados
1 tomato
Half an onion
1 clove garlic, grated
Lemon/lime juice, fresh
Cilantro (coriander)

This is a quick and easy 10-minute recipe that will impress house guests. The avocado is great for your thyroid too. Just chop and mash up all the ingredients in a bowl, then throw a couple of sprigs of cilantro on top for presentation

Please, send me your gluten free recipes and I'll put them in my blog and share with everyone.



Success Stories:

Shelly was suffering from Neuropathy and was afraid to drive because he couldn't feel the peddles. 
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Hope you enjoyed my newsletter.

Dr. Adam Zuckerman:
Zuckerman Family Wellness Center
8280 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33472


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