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Ireland’s First Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Clinic
Over 15 years ago Dr Lawrence Woods DC started the first non-surgical spinal decompression clinic in Ireland. This revolutionary treatment has helped thousands of people to find relief from chronic back pain.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that uses gentle traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs and nerves. The aim of the treatment is to provide relief from pain, improve mobility and function, and prevent further degeneration of the spine.
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If you suffer from back pain, it’s important to find the right treatment. Our team of spine decompression experts is here for your needs and will work together so that we can provide comprehensive care available in Dublin! That’s why all of us on this team will work together seamlessly as one unit – taking time into consideration each patient’s need–to give you the care you deserve.
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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Ireland
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from back or neck pain, you may be looking for an effective treatment option. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment that can help relieve pain and improve function. In this article, we will explain how non-surgical spinal decompression therapy works and what conditions it can treat.
If you’ve been putting up with disc herniation, spinal disc degeneration, or failed back surgery syndrome, we can help. At Decompression Ireland, we’re offering spinal decompression in Dublin that can help to ease your chronic pain and improve your quality of life. spinal decompression is a treatment that can help to relieve pressure on your spine, spinal discs, and nerves, providing much-needed relief from back pain.
What is Spinal Decompression Treatment?
The non-surgical spinal decompression traction table gently and gradually stretches the spine. The negative pressure created within the discs helps to retract or pull the herniated or bulging disc back into place. The nerve root and spinal cord are relieved of pressure as the disc returns to its normal position, and inflammation is reduced. The pain subsides, and the healing process begins.
Our spinal decompression treatments utilize both mechanical traction (spinal traction decompression machines) and manual spinal mobilization techniques, depending on the patient’s needs.
What To Expect with Spinal Decompression
In order to achieve optimum decompression, you will be strapped to the machine with a harness before the procedure begins. Once the discs of the spinal column are relieved of excess pressure, you should feel a gradual lengthening of your spine. The first few sessions can be uncomfortable, but it eventually subsides once the patient gets used to the treatment. However, if the discomfort is too great for any reason during the session, you can push the safety switch.
In-office sessions last approximately 30 minutes, with no downtime or medication required. The typical number of sessions needed is 20 to 25 spanning 4 to 6 weeks; however, the frequency of prescribed therapy varies according to your individual condition. Patients with mild symptoms may require less medication, while patients with severe problems may need more.
Spinal decompression is commonly used to treat the following conditions:
Non-surgical treatment is offered for severe lower back pain and sciatica using the latest cutting-edge technology. Considering our commitment to offering the best care possible, we have added FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology to treat:
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
- Pinched Nerve
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Relapse or failed back surgery
- Auto Accident Injuries
- Back Pain
- Disc Pain
- Neck Pain
- Workplace Injuries
- Worn spinal joints
- Peripheral Neuropathy
If you are affected by one of the problems mentioned above, spinal decompression therapy may be able to help. We can help you determine if spinal decompression is a good choice for you if you’re experiencing back pain. Contact our Dublin office today to schedule a consultation.
The Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Despite the fact that traction, chiropractic care, and traditional manipulation can reduce disc pressure, they are unable to achieve negative pressure-which may be necessary to correct the condition of your spine. In the process of stretching and repositioning your spine, your muscles will not become stiff, so your back will not become stiff in response.
A body’s natural response to protect itself when pressure is applied to your spine is to tighten its muscles. This is a drawback when the spinal canal is injured or misaligned because this natural response will cause resistance to the corrective treatment. Bypassing this protective reaction, spinal decompression therapy gently relieves your spine and discs from excess pressure, providing an optimal healing environment.
According to one study, spinal decompression treatment was successful in 86% of the patients.
How Spinal Decompression Works
In our office, we use a computerized system for spinal decompression. With its computerized sensors, the device measures and monitors your body’s response, allowing it to calibrate the force being applied to your spine. As soon as it detects tension in your muscles, the force is automatically reduced to induce muscle relaxation, ensuring more effective treatment.
By relieving pressure on the spine, spinal decompression can help to reduce pain and improve mobility. By using a spinal decompression machine to gently stretch the spine to relieve pressure and by allowing healing nutrients while your muscles relax. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment. In addition to treating herniated discs and degenerative disc disease, this type of therapy may also help to alleviate back pain. In addition to treating chronic back pain, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, and facet syndrome, spinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared. In this treatment, the spine and the spinal cord are gently decompressed, which relieves the pressure on the nerves and discs. As a result, the disc and spinal nerves can heal.
Non-Invasive Surgery Alternative
Spinal decompression is a painless, drug-free alternative to surgery with no needles, no drugs, and no recovery time. Usually, people notice results after just one or two treatments. Back pain sufferers may want to consider spinal decompression as a treatment option for pain relief.
Meet The Decompression Ireland Team
Dr Lawrence Woods
Spinal Decompression Practitioner
Kate Ryan Physiotherapist
Spinal Decompression Practitioner
Dr David Arteaga MD
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Performed?
As a general rule, Spinal Decompression Therapy uses computer-controlled pulling forces to decompress a specific part of the spine, reducing pressure off of the nerves and discs. Spinal Decompression also aids in stretching tight muscles and stiff ligaments.
How Quickly Does Spinal Decompression Work?
As a general rule, nearly 20% of patients report pain relief after the first week. Two to three weeks later, about 40% will have significant relief. For the remaining 20%, considerable relief will occur between four to six weeks later.
Is It Good to Decompress Your Back?
As a general rule, the benefits of Spinal Decompression can be gained by anyone with a herniated disc or a disc injury due to degenerative disease. Because it increases blood circulation to the spine, it helps dislocated spines return to their original position.
Can Spinal Decompression Be Done Without Surgery?
Yes! In most cases, spinal decompression can be done without surgery. This is good news for those who are seeking relief from back pain but do not want to go under the knife. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a conservative treatment option that can provide lasting relief without the risks associated with surgery.
How Often Should You Do Spinal Decompression?
As a general rule, most spinal decompression treatments require 12-20 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions may require fewer or more sessions. After completing their prescribed treatment program, most patients report significant pain relief after the first few treatment sessions.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
As a general rule, the most common cause of back pain is intervertebral disc degeneration and herniation. Nerves become irritated when disc protrusions irritate them, resulting in pain or numbness.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Spinal Decompression?
As a general rule, spinal decompression therapy can treat most people who suffer from various back problems. At first, Spinal Decompression was slowly accepted, but many people found that it was less invasive and more effective than they had anticipated before treatment. A recent study found that spinal decompression is effective for lumbar disc disease and deserves careful consideration!
Can Spinal Decompression Heal a Herniated Disc?
The short answer is: maybe. While there’s no guarantee that spinal decompression will heal your herniated disc, it may provide significant relief from the pain and other symptoms associated with the condition.
In spinal decompression, the spine is gently stretched to relieve pressure on the spinal discs. The stretching produces a small vacuum within the affected discs. Bulging or herniated discs may improve under negative pressure by reducing pain and increasing. In addition, nutrients can reach the disc faster, which speeds healing.
Who Is a Not a Good Candidate for Spinal Decompression?
As a general rule, people who are not good candidates for non-surgical Spinal Decompression are the following:
- Surgical devices, such as pedicle screws and rods
- During pregnancy
- Recent prior lumbar fusion
- Having metastatic disease
- A severe case of osteoporosis
- Spinal spondylolisthesis (unstable)
- An injury to the lumbar spine below L-1 has recently occurred.
- Defect in pars
- Aortic aneurysm.
- Abdominal or pelvic disease
- Infections of the discs
- Peripheral neuropathy severe
- Severe spinal stenosis
- A hemiplegic, paraplegic, or cognitively impaired person
To qualify for spinal decompression therapy, you must meet the following criteria:
- Herniated and bulging discs in the lumbar spine caused persistent pain for over four weeks
- Recurrent back pain resulted from an old back surgery over six months ago.
- A degenerated disc caused constant pain that failed to respond to therapy for four weeks.
- In the four-week treatment protocol, patients are available for treatment.
- At least 18 years of age is required.
Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Painful?
No, non-surgical spinal decompression is not painful. You may feel a sense of pressure while the machine is working, but this should not be uncomfortable. Some patients may feel a slight tugging sensation as the table stretches and pulls on the spine.
Do the Spinal Decompression Treatments Have Side Effects?
As a general rule, most patients do not experience side effects with Spinal Decompression. However, there have been instances of mild muscle spasms in the past.
Do Patients Risk Any Harm During a Spinal Decompression?
As a general rule, patients are entirely safe and comfortable during Spinal Decompression. An emergency stop switch is provided for both patients and operators. A switch (required by FDA) immediately stops the treatment, preventing injuries.
Can Decompression Therapy Make You Worse?
It is very unlikely that decompression therapy will make your pain worse. In fact, most patients report feeling better after just a few sessions. However, if you do experience any increase in pain, please let your doctor know so they can adjust the treatment accordingly.
What is the difference between Spinal Decompression and Ordinary Spinal Traction?
A herniated or degenerative disc may cause some of the symptoms treated by traction. Traction, however, does not treat the underlying cause. In Spinal Decompression, a negative pressure is created inside the disc. Due to this, the disc pulls in the herniation, allowing the body’s fibroblastic response to rehydrate the disc and heal the injury. With inversion and traction tables, it is possible to reduce intradiscal pressure between +95 and +35 mmHg at best. Decompression of the spine can reduce intradiscal pressure by 155 to 190 mmHg. In response to muscle stretching, the body causes painful muscle spasms that exacerbate the pain.
How to Decompress Your Spine While Sleeping
If you are looking for a way to decompress your spine while sleeping, there are a few things you can do. First, try lying on your back with a pillow under your knees. This will help take the pressure off your lower back. You can also try lying on your side with a pillow between your legs. This will help keep your spine in alignment. Finally, if you are a stomach sleeper (which we don’t recommend!), try placing a pillow under your pelvis. This will help keep your spine in a neutral position. If you are still having pain after trying these things, it is important to see a doctor or chiropractor find out what other options are available to you.
Can I Have Spinal Decompression if I Had Spinal Surgery?
As a general rule, Spinal Decompression therapy usually is not recommended for those who have undergone spinal surgery. However, after undergoing a failed back surgery, many patients have found success with Non-surgical Spinal Decompression.
Spinal Decompression Research
- In 2010, the University of California, San Francisco, conducted a retrospective cohort study on adults suffering from disc herniation and disc-related conditions. Six weeks of spinal decompression led to a significant decrease in pain and increased disc height. Participants received 22 sessions (3-4 sessions a week), and each one lasted 20-30 minutes.
- Seventy-one percent of 778 cases of vertebral axial decompression were reported in the Journal of Neurological Research. A single herniated disc resulted in a 73% success rate, while several herniated discs resulted in a 72% success rate.
- In a study published in 2020, it was found that spinal decompression and core strengthening can reduce pain and functional disability significantly.