What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a revolutionary computer-aided technology that helps treat the symptoms of low back and neck pain from herniated, bulging, degenerated and slipped discs.
How does spinal decompression works?
Decompression is achieved by using a specific combination of force of pull, angle in a degree of pull and varying time in order to create a negative pressure inside the discs of the spinal cord. This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum inside the disc that helps to draw in bulging discs and extruded disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched or irritated nerves.
What conditions qualify for spinal decompression?
Candidates for spinal decompression therapy include the following:
- Diagnosis of a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc
- Back pain that is persisting for more than three weeks
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old
- Persistent pain from arthritis
- Patient at least 18 years of age
Who doesn’t qualify for spinal decompression?
Candidates that may not qualify for spinal decompression therapy include the following:
- Hardware in the spine such as screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
- Metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to the bones)
- Grade 3 and 4 spondylolisthesis (Grade 1 or Grade 2 spondylolisthesis are treatable)
- Recent compression fracture of the lumbar spine
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer
- Disc space infections
If you have a back problem, find out from your doctor if you would qualify for spinal decompression therapy. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-decompression-surgery/why-its-done/