What induces lower back pain?
Lower back pain can be caused by a several factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft disks with a ligamentous outer layer. These disks work 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 whereby wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disk are protrusions from the disk that compress the surrounding nerves, inducing pain or numbness.
If I go through Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does this take to see effects?
Most patients see a reduction in pain after the first handful of sessions. Normally, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.
How much time does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?
Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day for the first two weeks, three times a week for the following 2 weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last two weeks.
Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?
Ever since I started using Spinal Decompression device, I’ have been inundated with questions from both doctors and patients regarding which situations it will best help. Undoubtedly proper patient selection is vital 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 everybody qualifies for Spinal Decompression treatment.
- Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is greater than 4 weeks old.
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old.
- Persistent pain from degenerated disk not reacting to 4 weeks of therapy.
- Patients available for 4 weeks of therapy.
- Patient at least eighteen years of age.
- Appliances like pedicle screws and rods.
- Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old.
- Metastatic cancer.
- Severe osteoporosis.
- 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 side effects to the therapy?
The majority patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a short time period.
Just How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and enable decompression at a certain level?
Decompression is accomplished using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and level of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the soft pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are generated on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Preventing 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 entirely safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the therapy instantly thereby preventing any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from spinal traction?
Traction is effective 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 increase 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 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 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 aggravate 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. Plenty of 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.
Who is a prospect for Spinal Decompression?
Anybody who has been told they need surgery but wants to avoid it, anybody who has been told there is nothing more available to help, anybody 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 sort of care they want.