If I have Spinal Decompression therapy, how much time does it take to see benefits?

The majority of patients report a reduction in pain after the first handful of sessions. Typically, notable improvement is obtained by the second week of therapy.

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

Patients stay on the system for 30-45 mins, every day for the first 2 weeks, 3 times a week for the next 2 weeks, and followed up by 2 times a week for the last 2 weeks.

Do I qualify for Decompression therapy?

Since I began using Spinal Decompression spinal disc decompression equipment, I’ have been flooded with questions from both doctors and patients concerning which situations 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 right decision since not everybody is a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain caused by herniated and bulging lumbar disks 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 reacting to 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Patients available for 4 weeks of treatment.
  • Patient at least eighteen years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

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

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

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

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

Decompression is obtained by using 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 generated by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are generated on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. Preventing this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spot.

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

Definitely No. Spinal Decompression is comfortable and absolutely safe for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for both the operator and the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the therapy right away thereby avoiding any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from spinal traction?

Traction is helpful at treating a couple of the conditions resulting 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 rise in negative pressure also triggers 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 shown to decrease the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction activates 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 people that have had spinal surgery?

In most cases 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.