LATEST treatment for neck pain and back pain
Spinal Decompression Therapy is painless, non-surgical solution to relief neck and back pain by gently reduce pressure on the spinal disc, joints, nerves and muscles.
This new technology is FDA approved and helps to promote oxygen and nutrients to the spine structures for effective healing.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Works?
During decompression, the computerized system creates an anti-gravity, negative pressure to the spine that helps herniated material return toward its normal position thus reducing pressure and pain.
Treatment Duration/Frequency Required:
Decompression will create a relatively quick response, patients feel a sense of relief within 6-8sessions.
Typical frequency is 3-5 times per week.
Based on proven studies, a full relief will usually be in 20-40sessions.
(Occasionally a ‘stubborn’ pain syndrome may continue to improve slowly over >15sessions)
|COMPARISON||Surgery||Spinal Decompression Therapy|
|Benefits||In some cases surgery is necessary, more often it is not necessary.Another 6-8 weeks of physiotherapy, at 3 to 5 times per week.||Relief of acute or chronic (long term) neck/low back pain and /or associated leg pain or numbness/weakness, generally within 4 weeks.|
|Success Rate||Lower rate of success, dependent||Proven success in 75% to 85%|
|Risks||– Pain- Increased danger from anesthetic
– Increased danger from possible infections
– Possible post operation complications
(eg pneumonia, DVT, delayed union/ nonunion, spinal cord injury)
– Noticeable scars
|– Non-invasive- Extremely Safe
– No knives
– No drugs
– No injections
– No infection
– No hospitalization
|Return to work||Prolonged recovery time, generally 6 to 8 weeks||Early return to work, within 4 weeks|
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY RESEARCH
“Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all.” Eyerman, Edward MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.
“Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved.” “Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.” C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA. Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997
“Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.” Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).
“All but two of the patients in the study improved at least 30% or more in the first 3 weeks.” “Utilizing the outcome measures, this form of decompression reduces symptoms and improves activities of daily living.” Bruce Gundersen, DC, FACO; Michael Henrie, MS II, Josh Christensen, DC. A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Using Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered by a Computerized Traction Device. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Quarterly Journal of ACO, June 2004