We are fortunate at Madrid Health to offer Spinal Decompression treatment for a range of spinal disc problems and sciatica. Let us help you cost effectively without spending on non-specific therapies.
Spinal decompression is one of the most successful treatments that can target the spinal disc herniation, sciatica or back pain in a safe and effective way without surgery. The spinal decompression therapy table uses an amount of your body weight to pull on the spine. Through our computerised system we can perform a rhythmic cycle of traction determined by your individual condition with specific angles increasing through monitored progress. This allows for the internal reduction of pressure on the spine, letting hydration and vital nutrients back into the disc space, which is crucial to allow healing to take place. Therefore, with this specific therapy we can begin healing the cellular damage from previous injuries. The resulting easing of spinal pressure creates the right environment for continued healing, even after the treatment time has ended.
Our spinal decompression therapy tables are highly innovative and with the specific settings each individual patient’s needs can be targeted effectively. Years of back problems can be reversed with our specific treatment plans.
As disc problems are commonly found within the lower back (lumbar) or neck (cervical) regions, our spinal decompression table allows for the machine to be used on either area.
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems was usually given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren't progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option.
Spinal Decompression Therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
Spinal decompression applies a comfortable traction on your spine, which creates a negative pressure. The negative pressure makes a vacuum within the disc space, causing fluid, minerals and nutrients to re-enter the disc space. This creates the ideal healing environment for the discs, which are then able to repair and rehydrate over time.
A Spinal examination will help us determine if Spinal Decompression therapy is the most specific and effective treatment option for you. If you suffer from Sciatica or a Spinal Disc Herniation the Spinal Decompression treatment may be the best therapy for you. At Madrid Health we have a range of treatment options available and can create a specific plan to help you in the shortest time possible.
Most studies are based on 20 to 24 spinal decompression treatments. But, a typical course of spinal decompression at Madrid Health involves 10-20 treatments around four to six weeks. If a plan is purchased we include all accessories with the treatment, e.g. spinal cushions, exercise videos etc.. Pain relief may happen at any stage during that time, with some feeling instant relief after just the first session, while for others it can take around six to feel the benefit. Depending on what we find during the initial examination, spinal decompression may be even more effective when combined with our other therapies. To improve your condition in the long term and begin correcting the spine, we may also recommend laser therapy. With decompression therapy quite it’s also normal benefits are felt after the course of treatment with the recovery of the disc from the specific traction used.
While traction, physiotherapy and manipulation may reduce disc pressures to as low as 40 mm Hg, only spinal decompression has been shown to achieve negative pressures within the spine. It has been clinically proven that spinal decompression creates negative pressures as low as -110 mm Hg3 within the injured disc during the back treatment session. Normally, pulls exerted on the spine trigger sensory receptors in the back to tighten the muscles surrounding the vertebrae and discs in an effort to protect them from injury. Spinal Decompression bypasses this response by slowly pulling on the spine and relaxing the back over an extended period of time, allowing the discs to be re-positioned without tension and without causing spasm and muscle guarding. This therefore has a tremendous effect of back pain and nerve related pain like sciatica and disc herniations.
Yes! More than 12 research articles have shown success rates for spinal decompression therapy to be between 80% and 90% for individual patients that are suitable for treatment. In fact John Leslie M.D. and the Mayo Clinic reported at the 18th Annual Meeting American Academy of Pain Management in Florida, America the following amazing statistics: