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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Patients with chronic neck, back, arm and leg pain from lumbar or cervical disc and facet joint pathology (disease) have non-invasive therapy.
What is non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
Chronic back pain can be managed with the latest non-surgical procedure named non-surgical spinal decompression, this helps induce negative pressure in the vertebral joints, creates space and release the pressure from the nerves. Anesthesia, Needles or joint manipulation is not used for this therapy. This therapy is extensively used in Europe and recently approved in North America and Singapore. This non-surgical spinal decompression is considered safe.
What conditions can be used for non-surgical spinal Decompression?
Not only Chronic back, management of Sciatica, facet joint syndrome, herniated discs, degenerated discs from arthritis, and pain resulting from failed back surgery can be done by non-surgical spinal decompression.
Who can take on non-surgical spinal Decompression?
Unlike surgery, individuals with chronic pain can be helped with this first line therapy. It is ideal for individuals who have:
- Herniated discs, bulging discs, osteoarthritis or trauma cause lower back pain and leg pain.
- Continuation of back pain after having a surgery.
- Persistent pain after 4-6 weeks of other supportive care methods.
Who are not suitable Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
Yes, for this therapy there are individuals who are not suitable.
- Breastfeeding and pregnant individuals are not appropriate.
- It is advisable for individuals who have recent trauma with a resultant spinal fracture to wait at least 6 to 9 months before undergoing this therapy.
- Therapy sessions can lead to further loosening of metal hardware to the individuals with failed back surgery and retained surgical rods and nails.
- Someone recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and has a good bone density may b a candidate but generally individuals with who have osteoporosis are not suitable candidates for this therapy.
- Cancer of spine, or metastases from other cancers to the spine individuals are not suitable for this therapy.
- Infection of spine or vertebrae individuals is not eligible.
- Individuals with conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, cauda equine syndrome, severe scoliosis, lordoisis or kyphosis.
How does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression work?
For non-surgical therapy your physician will decide the number of sessions necessarily based on your condition and examine how you fare with each session. Lasting about 30-60 minutes, sessions are comfortable and free from undue pain. This therapy is an outpatient that will require 15-23 sessions for finest result.
Any studies required prior to this therapy?
Yes, to determine the results of MRI or CT scan where the pathology is and the severity of it, prior to therapy, our physician will review it. An X-ray, MRI or a CT scan is required for this therapy.
What exactly Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression does?
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression generates negative pressure between the discs and decompresses the joint. It is not a traction. This vacuum effect essentially relieves pressure on the nerves and comforts the pain.
What are benefits of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Results show positive signs of this therapy. Studies tell that most individuals who have take on this therapy benefitted from enhanced posture and flexibility. It is also believed it can help realign back muscles and restore anatomy of the joints
How should I dress?
During sessions it is advisable for the individuals to wear comfortable and loose fitting clothes because you will be expecting to lie down on an adjustable table.
When Results of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression one should see?
Non-Surgical Decompression may or may generate the result immediately. Healing of tissues take time and is time dependent. Most of the people begin to experience the pain ease after 2 to 8 sessions. Maximum relief is attained with 15 to 20 sessions and last up to 4 years.
Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression painful?
No, it is not painful. Patients of this therapy can comfortably lie flat on their back, special bed is there for them, without feeling the slightest bit of pain. Perhaps the only discomfort is the pulling forces along the spine
What actually happens with Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
There is a technician who will be present to operate the equipment and monitor you throughout the therapy sessions. You will require lying down on specially designed bed before being comfortably fitted with a harness that goes around your pelvis.
What are the side effects or Complications of this therapy?
No, not many side effects or complications are in this therapy. Only the most common complaint by individuals are muscle spasms which are transient in nature.
Does Non-Surgical Spinal decompression work in everyone?
It is difficult to predict who will or who will not respond to this therapy, we recommend that all individuals take on 6 to 9 sessions before going to any results. Those who do not respond well after the 9th session are likely not to respond at all.
Any articles published on the effectiveness of this therapy?
Yes, there are numerous scientific and technical articles on this therapy that attest to its effectiveness.