Spinal Decompression FAQs

If I undergo Spinal Decompression Treatment, How long does it take to see results?

Most patients report a decrease in pain after the first handful of sessions. Normally, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression?

Patients remain on the system for 30-45 minutes, each patient is different, but be prepared to dedicate 2-4 months for treatment depending on severity of the issue.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression Treatment?

Since I started using Spinal Decompression unit, I’ have been flooded with questions from both physicians and patients regarding which situations it will best help. Obviously proper patient selection is essential to favorable results, so let me explain to you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you can make the best decision since not everyone qualifies for Spinal Decompression therapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

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Are there any side effects to the treatment?

The majority patients do not experience any side effects. There have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a quick period of time.

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

Decompression is accomplished by utilizing a specific mix 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 generated on a logarithmic curve the typical proprioceptor response is avoided. 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 completely 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 therapy right away thereby preventing any injuries.

How does Spinal Decompression therapy differentiate from ordinary spinal traction?

Traction is useful 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 or a vacuum inside the disc. This effect causes the disk to pull in the herniation and the rise in negative pressure also induces 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 disk. 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 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 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.

Who is not a potential candidate 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 severe osteoporosis.

Who is a potential candidate for Spinal Decompression?

Anyone who has been told they need surgery but wants to avoid it, anybody who has been informed there is nothing more provided to help, anyone who failed to significantly respond to conservative methods (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture), or anyone who still has pain but wishes to obtain the type of care they want.

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