About Mena Spine & Rehab
Dr. Putman, a Palmer School of Chiropractic graduate, has been practicing for over ten years. During this time he has strived to bring the best service to the people of this area. In 2011 he was able to build a new facility to better accommodate his practice as well as his patients. Mena Spine & Rehab now offers more than ever to its patients.
Mena Spine & Rehab offers a wide array of therapeutic modalities for spinal conditions including chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression, interferential muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, on site state of the art digital radiology, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Putman is dedicated to providing quality care. He has worked hard on developing clinical skills. People get better not because of a machine but because of the skill and expertise of the doctor. Dr. Putman continuously goes above and beyond recommended training to achieve these skills.
The staff at Mena Spine & Rehab are very friendly and ready to help. From reception and billing to rehab and the doctor. Everyone will get a smile.
- MENA DOCTOR ACHIEVES CERTIFICATION IN SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY -
Certification Course Taught by the Foremost Expert in Decompression
Kervin Putman, D.C. recently received notification that he had passed the certifying examination of the “Kennedy Decompression Technique” course and earned the designation “Certified Practitioner” in spinal decompression therapy.
The certification course work was taught by the foremost expert in spinal decompression, Jay Kennedy, D.C., who has unparalleled experience and expertise in the field having treated many thousands of patients over the last 14 years while using a variety of decompression systems.
The topics in the comprehensive syllabus covered a wide variety of subjects including proper patient selection, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, degrees of angle and included a two-day “hands-on” training session followed by the certification examination.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and low back. During the 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. The vacuum effect allows the disc component – that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc – to be pulled back within the disc.
Dr. Putman said, “Mena Spine & Rehab” is absolutely dedicated to providing quality care and the Kennedy certification course certainly honed my skills. While we have been very pleased with our high success rates on difficult disc cases, the knowledge I gained in the process of becoming certified practitioners will definitely be of benefit to our patients.”
Dr. Putman added, “Far too many doctors place too much emphasis on the type of decompression system they use and too little emphasis on developing their clinical skills. The Kennedy certification course taught us that high success rates don’t occur by pushing a button on a machine, they occur because of the skill and expertise of the doctor.”
Please contact us for more information regarding this safe, effective, non-surgical treatment for neck and low back disc herniations, spinal stenosis, sciatica and failed surgery.