What leads to lower back pain?
Low back pain might be brought on by a several factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are made from bone. Between each vertebra are soft discs with a ligamentous outer layer. These disks work as shock absorbers to shield 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 disk are protuberances from the disc that press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.
If I undertake Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does this take to see benefits?
The majority of patients show a decrease in pain after the first handful of sessions. Generally, substantial improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.
How long does it take to finish Spinal Decompression therapy?
Patients are on the system for 30-45 mins, every day for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the following 2 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 machine, I’ have been inundated with questions from both medical professionals and patients concerning which situations it will best help. Obviously 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 right decision since not everyone is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.
Pain as a result of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is in excess of four weeks old
Reoccurring pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old.
Constant pain from degenerated disc not reacting to four weeks of treatment.
Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
Patient at least 18 years of age.
Appliances which includes pedicle screws and rods
Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
Disc space infections.
Severe peripheral neuropathy.
Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.
Are there any negative side effects to the therapy?
The majority patients do not experience any side effects. Though, there have been some mild instances of muscle spasm for a brief amount of time.
Specifically How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and permit decompression at a specific level?
Decompression is accomplished by utilizing a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is produced by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted area.
Are there any risks to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?
NO. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and totally safe for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) end the treatment instantly thereby preventing any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from spinal traction?
Traction is useful at treating a couple of the conditions arising from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t address the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression generates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disk. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also causes 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 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 activates the body’s normal response to stretching by producing painful muscle spasms that exacerbate the pain in affected area.
Can Spinal Decompression be utilized for patients that have had spinal surgery?
Spinal Decompression treatment 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 prospect for Spinal Decompression?
Anybody who has been told they need surgery but prefers to avoid it, anybody who has been informed there is nothing more offered to help, anyone who failed to significantly 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.