Dr. Kendall Gearhart is one of the first chiropractors in the country to be trained in free-floating spinal decompression (FFSD). What makes this treatment worth noting is that it depends on gravity to separate your lumbar spine from the lower part of your body instead of the traditional use of a prone machine to do the work.
The patient is strapped into a machine that restrains your upper body while the the chair you are sitting in is lowered and eventually removed. This stretches the back while gravity decompresses your spinal cord. This procedure is safe to use on people who were unable to have a traditional decompression performed – those with back fusions.
FFSD has no side effects and is said to relieve pain in seven out of ten patients. Most insurances won’t cover this treatment, so if you are going to consider it an option, be prepared to pay upwards of a thousand dollars per series of treatments.