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Disc Herniation and Stenosis Therapy



What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal Decompression non-invasively treats patients who suffer from neck and back problems. A customized treatment table slowly and gently lengthens or releases pressure in the spine through repetitive movements. The table creates a pressure change within the invertebral disc, the surrounding soft tissue, and joints. This pressure changes pulls nutrients back into the disc around the disc bulges or herniations. Re-hydration of the disc and surrounding tissues gently assists the body’s natural healing process.

How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?

Through the stretch and release settings of the decompression table, pressure is relieved in the disc over time.

This vacuum effect draws any herniated disc material back into the disc. By reversing the effects of compression in the spine, increased circulation occurs which aids in the healing process.

What conditions can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

  • Disc Herniations
  • Stenosis
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Sciatica
  • Failed lower back surgery
  • Nerve compression
  • Facet syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial syndrome


Is There Any Scientific Evidence For Spinal Decompression?

Ample scientific evidence supports the benefits for spinal decompression. Here are 6 of many studies listed below.

Chiropractic Economics (Vol.61, No. 4, March 13, 2015)

Measured Success, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy

CONCLUSION: Of 815 patients receiving spinal decompression therapy a random selection revealed a 91% success rate” Davenport University 2015.

Disc Distraction Shows Evidence of Regenerative Potential in Degenerated Intervertebral Discs, SPINE 2006

Disc repair fundamentally depends on the stage of disc degeneration

CONCLUSION: This study with respect to previous reports, confirms that disc distraction enhances hydration in the degenerated disc and may improve disc nutrition via the vertebral endplates. Thorsten Guehring, MD, et al; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany. SPINE (Vol. 31, Number 15, 2006)

Journal of Neurologic Research (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)

Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Chronic Low Back Pain

CONCLUSION: This 144 patient study showed 76% achieved remission of pain. Except in emergent conditions, Vertebral Axial Decompression should be used on all conditions before surgery is undertaken.

Orthopedic Technology Review (2003; 6 (5))

Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression

CONCLUSION: 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. It was shown to be effective for herniated and degenerative discs.

American Journal of Pain Management (Vol. 7, No.2, April 1997)

Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost Effective Treatment

CONCLUSION: Eighty six percent of herniated intervertebral disc patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved. Facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.

Anesthesiology News, (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)

Vertebral Axial Decompression Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain-4 Year Study

CONCLUSION: Four year follow-up after Decompression method shows a sustained 86% reduction in pain and that 91% of patients had resumed their normal activities and has remained pain free.



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