What causes low back pain?
Lower back pain can be brought on by a many 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 disks with a ligamentous outer layer. These disks operate as shock absorbers to protect the vertebra and the spinal cord. A number of the problems that cause back pain are a result of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral disk. Degeneration is a process where by wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disk are protrusions from the disk that compress the surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.
If I undertake Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does this take to see effects?
The majority of patients see a decrease in pain after the first handful of sessions. Generally, considerable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.
How long does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?
Patients stay on the system for 30-45 mins, on a daily basis for the first 2 weeks, 3 times a week for the following 2 weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.
Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression therapy?
Ever since I started using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression equipment, I’ have been flooded with questions from both doctors and patients regarding which cases 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 everyone is a candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment.
- Pain due to herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is greater than 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 four weeks of treatment.
- Patients available for four weeks of therapy.
- Patient at least 18 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.
- Pars defect.
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
- Disk space infections.
- Severe peripheral neuropathy.
- Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.
Are there any negative side effects to the treatment?
The majority patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some mild instances of muscle spasm for a quick time period.
Just How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow decompression at a specific level?
Decompression is attained by utilizing a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and intensity 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. Eliminating this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted location.
Are there any risks to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?
NO. Spinal Decompression is absolutely safe and comfortable 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 differ from regular spinal traction?
Traction is helpful at treating a couple of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can not deal with the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression creates 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 decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction triggers 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. A lot 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 extreme osteoporosis.
Who is a prospect for Spinal Decompression?
Anybody who has been informed they need surgery but wishes to avoid it, anybody who has been told there is nothing more provided to help, anybody 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 sort of care they want.