Questions about spinal decompression therapy?

questions about spinal decompression therapy
How Long Will It Take To See Results?

Nearly 70% of our patients report a significant reduction of their symptoms by the third or fourth week of treatment. Most indicate their pain has been reduced by 50% or greater during that time. Improvement continues over the duration of the program, with the objective being a complete resolution of symptoms.

How Long Will It Take To Complete Treatment?

The SpineMED protocol is based on a series 24 treatments (3 times weekly) over an 8 week period of time. Each individual session on the SpineMED Therapy table takes 30 minutes. Prior to placement on the table you will be treated with the LiteCure Deep Tissue Laser for approximately 4-6 minutes. Total time spent in the office on each visit is no longer than 45 minutes.

Are There Any Side Effects To Treatment?

Most people experience no side effects. On very rare occasions there is mild muscle soreness following the first one or two treatments.

Am I A Candidate For Decompression Therapy?

Careful patient selection is essential to the process. I'll review your history and conduct a thorough orthopedic, neurologic and physical examination, including computerized electromyography. I'll review or order a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to pinpoint the source of your pain and determine whether or not we can expect a good outcome. If I don't think I can help, I'll let you know. It's that simple. You're either a good candidate for this treatment or you're not.

Exclusion Criteria
  • Surgically Implanted Screws, Rods or Plates
  • Pregnancy
  • Lumbar Fusion Less Than Six Months Old
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Severe Osteoporosis
  • Unstable Spondylolisthesis
  • Recent Compression Fracture of the Lumbar Spine
  • Pelvic or Abdominal Cancer
  • Bone Infection
Can You Help If I've Had Previously Unsuccessful Surgery?

In many cases, SpineMED Decompression Therapy is not contraindicated for previously unsuccessful surgeries and is oftentimes very effective. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

Can Spinal Decompression be used for patients that have had spinal surgery?

In most cases Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.