We recognize that a single health or medical profession may not have all the answers to your questions surrounding your situation or condition. We feel that our patients can benefit from a variety of cooperative interactions with different healthcare and wellness practitioners and therefore will offer referrals as needed.
Our approach to your health condition will fall within all of our board recognized guidelines with a holistic outlook and approach.
The Chiropractors at WCA use an array of techniques and modalities in treating their patients. This includes: spine and joint manipulation, Activator, Thompson Terminal Drop Piece, torque release, soft tissue therapy, ultra sound, low volt and thumper, rehabilitative exercise, and orthotic consultation and production.
Spinal Decompression is a therapy designed for sufferers of chronic lower back pain or neck pain resulting from a herniated disc, bulging disc, degenerative disc and some other lower back problems such as sciatica or a pinched nerve.
This treatment is very safe and your doctor will utilize FDA-approved traction equipment to apply distraction forces in a specific and graduated manner. These distraction forces are offset by cycles of partial relaxation which allow the vertebrae to gently separate from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs being targeted. The ‘vacuum effect’ created is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc and away from the nerves involved. The effect after each session is microscopic but cumulatively grows over the course of treatment.
In addition to ‘sucking’ the disc back into place, the cycle of decompression and partial relaxation promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients promote healing within the torn and degenerated disc fibers.
Proper patient screening is crucial to optimal treatment results. Please contact our clinic today to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is an intensive six-week program of about 20-25 treatment sessions. The treatments are a gentle and painless non-invasive option that has been highly successful in the past, allowing patients to return to a more normal lifestyle.
89 % of patients who have been properly selected and comply with the Spinal Disc Decompression protocol will have good to excellent outcomes…
Dr. Aaron Hoy was born in Vancouver and is a third-generation Vancouverite. He has lived in Vancouver all his life except for the four years he spent in Toronto attending Chiropractic College. There he met Natalie, his wife, whom he married in 1986. They have three adult children, Carly, Connor and Ryder.
Marnie has been working as an RMT since 2002. She treats muscular and skeletal injuries and issues. Marnie believes in identifying the underlying cause of the ailment and seeks to treat both the ailment and the cause. She treats each client and his or her condition as unique, selecting and tailoring each treatment from a broad range of modalities.
We are located in the South Granville area of Vancouver,
close to Kitsliano at 1430 West 7th Avenue.
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