Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) has been the most important medical advance in the non-surgical, noninvasive treatment of back pain in the past 10 years. The patented and exclusive FDA cleared Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression technology is presently being utilized by neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic physicians, and pain specialists across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Low back pain can be caused by a number of factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft discs with a ligamentous outer layer. These discs function as shock absorbers to protect the vertebra and the spinal cord. Many of the problems that cause back pain are the result of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Degeneration is a process where wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disc are protrusions from the disc that press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.
A condition wherein the spinal canal (the spaces through which the spinal cord runs) narrows and compresses the spinal cord, cauda equina, and/or sciatic nerve roots.
A symptom including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot.
A medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out. In most cases pressure is applied to nerve(s) causing chronic back pain.
A medical condition affecting the spine, in which a slight out-pouching of the disc is apparent without any significant herniation. The bulge in some cases can apply pressure to a nerve(s) causing back pain.
Any condition where the spinal discs are degenerating or degrading, often causing severe back pain.
Spinal Decompression Illustrated
Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniation and the type of soft tissue involved. In many cases severe and unrelenting pain will radiate into the region served by an affected nerve root that is irritated or impinged by the herniated material. Fig 1
Spinal decompression gently pulls the vertebral joints apart.
It is believed this precise process produces a negative pressure inside the disc causing herniated material to slowly recede away from the effected nerve root and back into the disc. Fig 2
It is also believed throughout the spinal decompression process the negative pressure created actually rehydrates the disc.
This disc rehydration contributes to the success of this restorative process. Fig 3
Healthier disc. Fig 4
Although results can vary most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
Non-surgical spinal decompression has been proven effective in relieving the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, stenosis, and even relapse or failed back surgery.
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Patients are fitted with a support system then positioned on a comfortable spinal decompression table. The purpose of the support system is to stabilize the patients body.
An advanced computer system elongates the spine in a slow, gentle manner in order to relieve pressure on compressed discs.
The procedure is virtually painless and many patients experience such a relaxing sensation they have actually been known to fall asleep on the table.
Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is very effective at treating pinched nerves, bulging discs, herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, leg pain and facet syndromes.
Images below display a herniated disc before and after Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression treatment.