What induces low back pain?

Low back pain may be triggered by a several factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is shielded by the vertebrae, which are made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft discs with a ligamentous outer layer. These discs work as shock absorbers to guard the vertebra and the spinal cord. Many of the problems that cause back pain are the result of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral disk. Degeneration is a process in which wear and tear causes degeneration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disk are protrusions from the disk that compress the surrounding nerves, triggering pain or numbness.

If I undertake Spinal Decompression therapy, how much time does it take to see benefits?

The majority of patients show a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Normally, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.

How long does it take to finish Spinal Decompression therapy?

Patients stay on the system for 30-45 minutes, on a daily basis for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the next 2 weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last 2 weeks.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression treatment?

Since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression equipment, I’ have been flooded with questions from both doctors and patients regarding which cases 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 right decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

Pain caused by herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is greater than 4 weeks old
Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than 6 months old.
Consistent pain from degenerated disc not reacting to four weeks of therapy.
Patients available for four weeks of therapy.
Patient at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

Appliances including pedicle screws and rods
Pregnancy
Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
Metastatic cancer
Severe osteoporosis
Spondylolisthesis (unstable).
Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1 (recent).
Pars defect.
Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
Disk space infections.
Severe peripheral neuropathy.
Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Are there any negative side effects to the treatment?

Most patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a brief time period.

Specifically How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and permit decompression at a certain level?

Decompression is achieved using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and level of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are generated on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Avoiding this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted location.

Are there any risks to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?

NO. Spinal Decompression is completely safe and comfortable for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the treatment immediately thereby avoiding any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from spinal traction?

Traction is helpful at treating a few of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t take care of the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also induces the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing 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 leads to the body’s normal response to stretching by producing painful muscle spasms that exacerbate the pain in affected area.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for individuals that have had spinal surgery?

Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. Many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

Who is not a prospect for Spinal Decompression treatment?

Anybody who has recent spinal fractures, surgical fusion or metallic hardware, surgically repaired aneurysms, infection of the spine, and/or moderate to extreme osteoporosis.

Who is a prospect for Spinal Decompression?

Anybody who has been informed they need surgery but wishes to avoid it, anyone who has been told there is nothing more provided to help, anyone who failed to dramatically respond to conservative methods (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the type of care they want.