What is a herniated disc?(Also Called 'Ruptured Disk', 'Slipped Disk')

Causes of herniated disc? 

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

Prevention of Herniated disc

Treatments of herniated

Spinal Decompression Therapy for Herniated Disc


 

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Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a modern, non-surgical traction procedure that effectively treats low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain. This type of traction is very successful in relieving pain associated with spinal disc herniation, degenerative spinal discs, facet joint syndromes and more. Spinal decompression therapy decompresses spinal discs and facet joints by utilizing traction, distraction, and body positioning.
Research to develop this procedure was conducted by prominent physicians, engineers and technicians at major teaching hospitals. Our Decompression Traction System is FDA approved and has been clinically proven to provide pain relief and decrease symptoms associated with herniated and/or bulging discs.
Studies have shown that the spinal disc injury is responsible for a significant number of lumbar/leg pain and neck/arm pain syndromes. Excessive compression forces from daily activities increases internal spinal disc pressure which can lead to spinal disc protrusion, herniation, and bulging of disc material.
After lying on the Spinal Decompression table, you will be fitted in a support system. The support system helps to stabilize your body. The advanced computer-controlled system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of pull (distraction), allowing us to target the specific spinal discs that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a computer controlled logarithmic curve to avoid reflex responses which would create muscle spasm. The split table design decreases friction and allows decompression of the spinal disc.


While lying down on the table, the computer simulates an anti-gravity effect on your spine that helps herniated spinal disc material to move toward its normal position, thus, reducing spinal disc pressure and pain. The disc reposition takes in additional oxygen and blood flow that has been lacking. As the discs stretch out, muscle spasms are alleviated and overall discomfort begins to melt away. Consequently, the discs slowly begin to heal.
Patients typically describe the treatment as a gentle, painless, intermittent pulling sensation.


Treatment Program Duration
This depends on the complexity and extent of therapy needed, however, we typically treat patients 3-4 times a week for approximately 1 month, and then the patient is transitioned from passive to active treatments. The treatment is administered over a reasonable time frame and the patient's response to treatment is continually evaluated. Chiropractic and/or Physical therapy treatment may be increased or reduced in frequency depending on the response to treatment.
The therapy phase may include additional spinal decompression treatments using the spinal decompression table coupled with therapeutic exercise, stretching, and spinal manipulation to enhance the response to treatment. Most patients discontinue spinal decompression / traction treatments after 4 to 6 weeks

Conditions will be beneficiary with Spinal Decompression Therapy
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

 

 


 
 
 
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