If I go through Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does it take to see benefits?
Many patients report a decrease in pain after the first few sessions. Usually, considerable improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
How long does it take to finish Spinal Decompression treatment?
Patients stay on the system for 30-45 minutes, daily for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the next two weeks, and followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.
Do I qualify for Decompression therapy?
Since I started using Spinal Decompression unit, I’ have been inundated 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 let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the right decision since not everyone qualifies for Spinal Decompression therapy.
- Pain because of herniated and bulging lumbar disks that is more than 4 weeks old
- Recurring pain from a failed back surgery that is more than 6 months old.
- Persistent pain from degenerated disc not reacting to four weeks of therapy.
- Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
- 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
- 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.
Are there any negative side effects to the therapy?
Almost all patients do not experience any side effects. However, there have been some minor cases of muscle spasm for a brief amount of time.
Specifically How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and permit decompression at a certain level?
Decompression is accomplished using a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and strength 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 prevented. Eliminating this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.
Is there any risk to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?
Absolutely Not. Spinal Decompression is totally safe and comfortable 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 therapy instantly thereby preventing any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression therapy differ from ordinary spinal traction?
Traction is effective at treating some of the conditions arising from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t deal with the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression produces a negative pressure inside the disk. This effect causes the disk 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 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 generating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.
Can Spinal Decompression be used for people that have had spinal surgery?
In most cases Spinal Decompression therapy is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. Lots of patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.