If I undergo Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does it take to see effects?
Many patients report a decrease 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 stay on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day for the first 2 weeks, 3 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 started using Spinal Decompression system, I’ have been flooded with questions from both medical professionals and patients regarding which instances it will best help. Undoubtedly proper patient selection is essential to favorable outcomes, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the right decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment.
- Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is greater than 4 weeks old
- Persistent pain from a failed back surgery that is at least 6 months old.
- Consistent pain from degenerated disc not responding to 4 weeks of therapy.
- Patients available for 4 weeks of therapy protocol.
- Patient at least 18 years of age.
- Appliances including pedicle screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
- Metastatic cancer
- Severe 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 treatment?
The majority patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a short period of time.
How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and enable decompression at a particular level?
Decompression is obtained by utilizing a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the soft pull that is generated by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is prevented. Eliminating this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.
Is there any risk to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?
Definitely 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) cancel the treatment immediately thereby avoiding any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from regular spinal traction?
Traction is useful at treating some 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 disc to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also triggers 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 disk. 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 generating painful muscle spasms that aggravate the pain in affected area.
Can Spinal Decompression be utilized for individuals that have had spinal surgery?
For the most part Spinal Decompression therapy 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 treatment?
Anyone 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?
Anyone who has been advised they need surgery but prefers to avoid it, anyone who has been told there is nothing more offered to help, anybody 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 sort of care they want.