If I go through Spinal Decompression treatment, how much time does this take to see effects?
Many patients see a decrease in pain after the first couple of sessions. Normally, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
How much time does it take to complete Spinal Decompression treatment?
Patients remain on the system for 30-45 mins, daily for the first two weeks, 3 times a week for the following two weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.
Do I qualify for Decompression treatment?
Since I began using Spinal Decompression system, I’ have been inundated with questions from both medical professionals and patients regarding which instances it will best help. Undoubtedly proper patient selection is vital to favorable outcomes, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the best decision since not everybody qualifies for Spinal Decompression therapy.
- Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is at least 4 weeks old
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than 6 months old.
- Persisting pain from degenerated disc not responding to 4 weeks of treatment.
- Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
Patient at least eighteen years old.
- Appliances like pedicle screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
- Metastatic cancer
- Extreme osteoporosis
- Spondylolisthesis (unstable).
- Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1 (recent).
- Pars defect.
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
- Disc space infections.
- Severe peripheral neuropathy.
- Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.
Is there any side effects to the therapy?
The majority of patients do not experience any side effects. Although, there have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a very short time period.
Just How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow decompression at a particular level?
Decompression is attained using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and level of force. The key 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 avoided. Avoiding this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted location.
Are there any risks to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?
Absolutely Not. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and completely safe for all subjects. 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 preventing any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from spinal traction?
Traction is helpful at treating a few of the conditions arising from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t address the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression produces a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also triggers the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disk 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 shown to reduce the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction activates the body’s normal response to stretching by generating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.
Can Spinal Decompression be utilized for people 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 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 candidate for Spinal Decompression?
Anyone who has been advised they need surgery but wishes to avoid it, anybody who has been informed there is nothing more provided to help, anyone who failed to significantly 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.