Non Surgical Spinal Decompression
This treatment involves applying forces to elongate the spine without causing the muscles that guard the spine to contract. The technology required to apply spinal decompressive forces is very advanced.
We utilize Integrity Spinal Care System by Integrity Life Sciences, made in Florida, USA. The theory behind spinal decompression is a process whereby forces are applied to the spine in a manner that maximizes spinal elongation. Spinal elongation is maximized when paraspinal muscles that guard the spine, are relaxed. Where the spinal elongation occurs, pressure drops within the disc which facilitates movement of fluids, carrying nutrients and oxygen inside the disc. Additionally, the reduction in pressure can help draw in the herniated disc fluids, reducing the size of the herniation.
Spinal Decompression involves application of forces logarithmically to elongate the spine without causing the muscles to contract. The system utilizes high-speed treatment computers to calculate the logarithmic spinal decompression curve for each patient. The treatment computers constantly monitor and calculate corrections and ensure the therapy is true to each patient’s
You may be a candidate for Non Surgical Spinal Decompression if:
You have a chronic or severe back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica and/or facet syndrome.
You have failed back surgery syndrome.
You have been advised to consider surgery.
You may NOT be a candidate for Non Surgical Spinal Decompression if:
You have any retained surgical hardware (titanium rods or fusion cages)
You have been diagnosed with a clinically unstable back (spondylolisthesis)
You have a rare conditions such as spinal infections, or cancer.
You have sustained a recent vertebral fracture.
You suffer from severe osteoporosis.
You have ankylosing spondylitis
You have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
You are pregnant.
When can you expect results?
Many patients report a reduction in pain after the first few treatment sessions and may feel they have had all the treatments they need. This is wonderful sign, but the scientific reality is that the healing process is NOT finished. Quitting the treatment regimen early usually results in a relapse of symptoms, as well as wasted time and money.
As with all wounds, tears in the disc wall need time to heal. The absence of pain does not mean the tears have had time to seal up, which is crucial in preventing the newly retracted nucleus pulposus from escaping and putting pressure back on the nerves.
It is important for long term results to complete the patient specific treatment plan. Patients can contribute to their successful recovery by adopting lifestyle changes that promote spine health.