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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Man playing accordian

Gently drawing apart each joint like an accordion allows the spine to reset, and the pumping action enhances soft tissue nutrition and rehabilitation.

Each of us is constantly in a battle—with gravity! A frequent casualty of those gravitational forces is the soft disc material that separates each spinal bone. Pressure from our weight, trauma from an accident or other causes can increase the pressure on a weakened disc. In extreme cases, the soft pulpy center of the disc can escape (think toothpaste being squeezed from the tube), resulting in a bulge or herniation that contacts the spinal cord or compresses spinal nerves which can be quite painful.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a safe and effective non-surgical medical technology that specifically treats the pain and symptoms associated with bulged, herniated and degenerated discs. Developed by medical scientists and biomechanical engineers, spinal decompression therapy has helped thousands of individuals suffering from the following:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Leg pain and weakness
  • Numbness and tingling of the legs and feet, 
  • Failed Back Surgery       

How It Works

A computer algorithm controls tension that is directed and applied to a specific area of the spine while the patient is lying on a specially designed therapy table. Once the problem disc is targeted a gentle, painless pulling begins to decompress the spinal disc that is causing the pain. This action creates a negative pressure inside the disc that acts like a vacuum and draws fluid and nutrients into the disc itself, while pulling bulged material off sensitive nerve tissue resulting in the reduction or elimination of pain. Recent studies have shown that people who experienced chronic pain longer than three months had an 89% long term success rate after only 8 weeks of treatment.  No drugs, epidural injections or pain killing opioids are used.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for the FDA cleared  SpineMED decompression protocol, give us a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation and exam. We’ll review or order an MRI, examine you thoroughly (orthopedic, neurological and computerized spinal scan) and report our findings back to you. It’s as simple as that. You’re either a candidate for this procedure or you’re not and we won’t waste one second of your time or ours. To find out what some of our patients have to say, log onto www.paloaltospinemed.com and take the next step to a pain free life.

 

 

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