What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
When damaged intervertebral discs are constantly under pressure, it makes it hard for them to heal. Decompression, or the reduction of pressure inside the discs, facilitates the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc which promotes the healing of bulging or herniated discs.
All procedures are administered with the patient fully clothed. For lumbar (low back) procedures, the patient is comfortably positioned on the table, and the pelvic restraints are adjusted to secure the patient’s pelvis. The upper torso is also captured by a comfortable securing system. The Patented Pelvic Tilt section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted. With precise and pain-free computer controlled tension, the disc segments are gently distracted.
For cervical (neck) procedures, the cervical unit is electronically tilted to the angle required to target specific segments of the cervical spine. The Cervical Restraints are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for controlled distraction.
THE BENEFITS OF SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
The process is a non surgical procedure, and is pain-free and safe! The SpineMed System has shown to not cause side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out.
Spinal decompression therapy is designed for:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Pre/post surgical patients
WHAT DOES SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY FEEL LIKE?
Many people describe spinal decompression therapy as a very subtle stretch in the low back or neck, and it should not cause symptoms to worsen. It is actually very common for people to fall asleep during the procedure!
Who is NOT a candidate for SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY?
Patients with conditions that compromise the integrity of the spinal column, such as:
- Gross osteoporosis
- Spondylolisthesis grade 2 and above
- Congenital pars defects