What triggers low back pain?
Lower back pain can be brought on by a number of factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is shielded by the vertebrae, which are composed of bone. Between each vertebra are soft disks with a ligamentous outer layer. These discs 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 disk. Degeneration is a process whereby wear and tear causes deterioration of the disk. Herniations, or bulging of the disc are protuberances from the disc that compress the surrounding nerves, triggering pain or numbness.
If I go through Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does it take to see effects?
Many patients report a reduction in pain after the first couple of sessions. Usually, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.
How much time does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?
Patients stay on the system for 30-45 mins, every day for the first two weeks, three times a week for the following 2 weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last two weeks.
Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?
Ever since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression device, I’ have been flooded with questions from both physicians 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 appropriate decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.
- Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is more than 4 weeks old
- Reoccurring pain from a failed back surgery that is in excess of 6 months old.
- Constant pain from degenerated disk not reacting to four weeks of treatment.
- Patients available for four weeks of treatment.
- Patient at least 18 years of age.
- Appliances such as pedicle screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
- Metastatic cancer
- Extreme osteoporosis
- 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.
Are there any side effects to the therapy?
Most patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a quick time period.
Exactly How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and enable decompression at a particular level?
Decompression is obtained by 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 produced by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are created on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted location.
Is there any risk to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?
Absolutely Not. Spinal Decompression is absolutely safe and comfortable for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the therapy right away thereby avoiding any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from spinal traction?
Traction is effective at treating some of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can not 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 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 sets off the body’s normal response to stretching by generating 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. A lot of patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.
Who is not a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy?
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 told they need surgery but wants to avoid it, anybody who has been advised there is nothing more available to help, anyone who failed to substantially 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.