Spinal Decompression with SpineMED®
Spinal Decompression with SpineMED®’s patented design represents the latest evolution in non-surgical decompression technology.
SpineMED provides a Non-surgical, Drug-free procedure for:
- bulging and herniated discs
- radiating leg pain
- numbness in the arms
- spinal stenosis
- disc degeneration
Based on years of clinical experience, and feedback from healthcare professionals in the field, the SpineMED® system was designed to overcome the limitations and untoward side-effects found with previous devices.
Cumbersome nylon harnesses, an outdated tower design, and antiquated traction components have been eliminated and replaced with a patented restraint system, exclusive pelvic tilt mechanism and advanced computer controls.
The result is the most technologically advanced non-surgical decompression system for the conservative treatment of lumbar and cervical disc pathologies.
Is SpineMED Decompression for me?
SpineMED® is a non-surgical, drug-free procedure for patients suffering discogenic pain caused by:
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior Facet syndrome
- Post-surgical patients
- Spinal Stenosis
- Non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain
SpineMED® is designed to help patients whose pain is caused by a damaged lumbar or cervical spinal disc.
You ARE NOT a candidate for SpineMED® if you have:
- Instabilities of the spine, such as recent fractures
- Bilateral pars defects
- Gross osteoporosis
- Cancers or tumors of the spine
- Surgical hardware fixation (pins, screws, rods, etc…) in the region of the spine being targeted.
- Patients under the age of 15
Disc fragmentation, calcification, severe arthritis and any surgical spinal appliances are all relative contraindications.
Post surgical patients are NOT contraindicated unless they have surgical hardware fixation in the region of the spine being targeted. In fact, failed back patients may respond well to SpineMED®.
How Does SpineMED Work?
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest. SpineMED® Decompression is designed to reduce pressure inside the discs by gently separating or distracting the injured spinal segments.
Under distraction, pressure on the disc is relieved; allowing fluids, nutrients and oxygen to flow back into disc. This nutrient exchange helps the body’s natural rebuilding process and can accelerate the repair and eventually heal damaged spinal discs.
In addition, a reduction of intradiscal pressures may help draw the nucleus of a bulging or herniated disc back into the center, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve root—alleviating the problem and the pain or numbness.
What is a SpineMED Session Like?
For Low Back Pain, the patient is comfortably positioned lying down face upward, knees bent and resting on the bolster. The Patented Pelvic Restraints are adjusted to comfortably secure the patient’s pelvis. The upper torso is secured to the fixed section of the table using velcroed upper restraint. The doctor then keys in session parameters. The Patented Pelvic Tilt section electronically tilts the pelvis to target the specific injured spinal segments. Then with precise computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted.
For cervical procedures, the cervical unit is first electronically tilted to the angle required to target specific segments of the cervical spine. The patient is then placed on the table with their head positioned in the cervical cradle unit. The patented Cervical Restraints are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for controlled distraction.
The SpineMED® protocol consists of 20-25 sessions that are 30 minutes each in duration. SpineMED® sessions are typically administered 3-5 times per week over a 4-6 week period. The procedure is performed with the patient fully clothed and has been described as safe, painless and extremely effective. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure. Each session has a cumulative effect, designed to significantly reduce pain and improve function as patients progress through the SpineMED® program.