If I undertake Spinal Decompression therapy, how long does this take to see effects?

Many patients see a decrease in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.

How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression therapy?

Patients stay on the system for 30-45 mins, every day for the first 2 weeks, three times a week for the following two weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last two weeks.

Do I qualify for Decompression treatment?

Ever since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression system, I’ have been flooded with questions from both physicians and patients as to which instances it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is essential to favorable outcomes, so let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may make the appropriate decision since not everyone is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain as a result of herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is in excess of four weeks old
  • Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than 6 months old.
  • Persistent pain from degenerated disc not responding to four weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for four weeks of therapy protocol.
  • Patient at least eighteen years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances like pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • 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.
  • Abdominal or pelvic cancer.
  • Disk space infections.
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy.
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.

Is there any negative side effects to the therapy?

Almost all patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some minor instances of muscle spasm for a short period of time.

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

Decompression is accomplished using a specific mix of spinal positioning and varying the degree and intensity of force. The key to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is generated by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are produced on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. Avoiding this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.

Is there any risks to the patient during therapy on Spinal Decompression?

Absolutely Not. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and absolutely safe for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the treatment instantly thereby avoiding any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression treatment differentiate from regular spinal traction?

Traction is effective at treating some of the conditions resulting from herniated or degeneration. Traction can’t deal with the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression generates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disk. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also triggers the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disk 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 reduce 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 people that have had spinal surgery?

Most of the times 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 potential 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 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 noticeably respond to conservative options (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the type of care they want.