What leads to low back pain?

Lower back pain can be caused by a number of factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is shielded by the vertebrae, which are made from bone. Between each vertebra are soft disks with a ligamentous outer layer. These disks operate as shock absorbers to guard the vertebra and the spinal cord. A number of the problems that cause back pain are the result of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Degeneration is a process in which wear and tear causes degeneration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disc are protuberances from the disc that press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.

If I have Spinal Decompression treatment, how much time does this take to see results?

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

How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression therapy?

Patients stay on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the following two weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last two weeks.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?

Since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression machine, I’ have been inundated with questions from both doctors and patients regarding which instances it will best help. Undoubtedly proper patient selection is vital to favorable outcomes, so let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the right decision since not everyone qualifies for Spinal Decompression treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is at least 4 weeks old
  • Reoccurring pain from a failed back surgery that is in excess of six months old.
  • Consistent pain from degenerated disk not reacting to 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Patients available for four weeks of therapy.
  • Patient at least 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

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

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

Decompression is accomplished using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and intensity of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the soft pull that is generated by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are created on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. Eliminating this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted area.

Is there any risks to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?

NO. Spinal Decompression is completely safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) cancel the therapy right away thereby avoiding any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differ from ordinary spinal traction?

Traction is effective at treating a couple 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 disk. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also triggers the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disk allowing the body’s natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc. Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to reduce the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction sets off the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that aggravate the pain in affected area.

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

Most of the times 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 prospect 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.