If I undertake Spinal Decompression therapy, how much time does it take to see effects?
The majority of patients show a reduction in pain after the first handful of sessions. Usually, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression therapy?
Patients are on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day for the first 2 weeks, 3 times a week for the next two weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last 2 weeks.
Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?
Since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression unit, I’ have been flooded with questions from both medical professionals and patients concerning which instances it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is essential to favorable results, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may make the best decision since not everyone is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.
- Pain as a result of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is more than 4 weeks old
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is in excess of six months old.
- Persisting pain from degenerated disc not reacting to 4 weeks of therapy.
- Patients available for 4 weeks of treatment.
- Patient at least 18 years old.
- Appliances which includes pedicle screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
- Metastatic cancer
- Severe osteoporosis
- Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
- Pars defect.
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
- Disk space infections.
- Severe peripheral neuropathy.
- Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
The majority patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some mild instances of muscle spasm for a brief period of time.
Exactly How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow for decompression at a particular level?
Decompression is achieved by utilizing a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The key to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted area.
Are there any risk to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?
NO. Spinal Decompression is totally safe and comfortable for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) end the therapy instantly thereby avoiding any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression therapy differ from ordinary spinal traction?
Traction is helpful at treating a few of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t deal with the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression generates a negative pressure inside the disc. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also triggers the circulation of blood and nutrients back into the disc enabling the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disk. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction activates the body’s normal response to stretching by producing painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.
Can Spinal Decompression be utilized for individuals that have had spinal surgery?
For the most part Spinal Decompression therapy is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. As a matter of fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.
Who is not a potential candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment?
Anyone who has recent spinal fractures, surgical fusion or metallic hardware, surgically repaired aneurysms, infection of the spine, and/or moderate to severe osteoporosis.
Who is a candidate for Spinal Decompression?
Anyone who has been advised they need surgery but hopes to avoid it, anyone who has been advised there is nothing more available to help, anybody who failed to dramatically respond to conservative options (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the kind of care they want.