If I undertake Spinal Decompression treatment, how much time does this take to see effects?

Many patients see a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Normally, substantial improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How much time does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?

Patients are on the system for 30-45 minutes, every day 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 started using Spinal Decompression machine, I’ have been flooded with questions from both doctors and patients as to which instances it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is vital to favorable outcomes, so allow me to explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may make the appropriate decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is more than four weeks old
  • Persistent pain from a failed back surgery that is in excess of six months old.
  • Constant pain from degenerated disc not responding to 4 weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for four weeks of therapy.
  • Patient at least eighteen years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances like pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than 6 months old
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Extreme osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
  • Pars defect.
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Abdominal or pelvic cancer.
  • Disc space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Are there any adverse 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 very short amount of time.

How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and permit decompression at a specific level?

Decompression is obtained by using a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and level of force. The trick to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is created 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 spot.

Are there any risks to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?

Definitely No. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and entirely safe for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) cancel the treatment immediately thereby preventing any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from ordinary spinal traction?

Traction is useful at treating a couple of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t take care of 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 increase in negative pressure also induces the flow 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 leads to the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that exacerbate 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. Actually many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.

Who is not a candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment?

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 potential candidate 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 available to help, anyone who failed to dramatically respond to conservative methods (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the kind of care they want.