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Spinal Decompression in Dublin, Ireland

The non-surgical Spinal Decompression technique is a revolutionary new way to pain in the neck and low back. With FDA-cleared equipment, this treatment option applies distraction forces precisely and graduated manner to spinal structures. Partial relaxation of spinal structures offsets distraction forces. 

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With the latest technology, we offer non-surgical treatment options for pain in the lower back and sciatica. The addition of FDA-cleared Spinal Decompression technology results from our commitment to providing the highest quality of care.

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A patient with disc problems was typically given pain medications, instructed to avoid physical activities, and referred to physical therapy. In cases of failure, the patient was referred for spinal surgery. Chiropractic treatments have proven very beneficial in many cases, but there have been instances where surgery appears to be the only available option… before now.

Those days are over today. The application of Spinal Decompression Therapy to treating lower back pain and sciatica caused by herniated or degenerated discs was developed by a team of top physicians and medical engineers. It dramatically reduces back pain for many patients and enables them to return to an active lifestyle.

How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Works

The objective of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is to gently separate the vertebrae from each other and create a vacuum within the disc we are targeting. It is also known as negative intradiscal pressure.

Because of the negative pressure, the bulging or herniated disc may retract into the disc’s interior and away from the nerve roots, thecal sacs, or both. Although it happens on a micro scale every time, the results are pretty dramatic after four or six weeks.

During successive decompression visits and partial relaxation, water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids are diffused from the outside into the centre of the discs. It is these nutrients that help the degenerated, and torn disc fibres heal.

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For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on their back or stomach on the decompression table, with well-padded straps snugly around the waist and another set around the lower chest. On the back, the patient lies with a soft rubber pad behind the neck that provides a comfortable position for the neck. As the treatment is usually well-tolerated and comfortable, many patients enjoy it.

In addition to bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes, non-surgical spinal decompression can treat bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and facet syndromes. Only the best candidates are accepted for healthcare due to proper screening. Contact us if you would like to discuss your condition. This treatment might be proper for you. 

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Effective?

Recent data from a multi-centre pilot study utilizing non-surgical spinal decompression therapy shows a dramatic success rate of 88%

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PGA meeting in New York City December 7-11, 2007 presented the results of an IRB-approved, multi-centre, phase II, a non-randomized pilot study utilizing non-surgical spinal decompression. 

Authored by Dr John Leslie of the Mayo Clinic, the study evaluated the spinal decompression efficacy and safety in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. A total of ten years of chronic back pain had been experienced by the patients participating in the study. In just two weeks of treatment, the examinees experienced a 50% reduction in pain scores, and by the end of the six-week protocol, an amazing success rate of 88.% was documented.

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

The spine is gently stretched during spinal decompression, which changes its force and position. Pressure is taken off of discs in the spine, leading to many back-related problems, including pain. The discs cushion the bones in the spine, so they may be diagnosed when a person suffers from disc problems, such as bulging discs; they can be pressure from the spine, spinal decompression helps the body heal. Doctors perform spinal decompression by laying their patients on a unique table. A harness is used to keep the patient in the proper position. After that, the doctor will gently stretch the patient’s spine by moving the table.

The decompression procedure will need to be repeated a certain number of times. An experienced doctor can give them a detailed treatment plan for how many sessions they will need.

What are the Treatments Like?

There is no need to take medications or undergo surgery for people with constant neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs. 

It is a gentle, non-surgical method of reducing disc-related pressure and promoting long-term healing by mechanically stretching your spine. Spinal decompression therapy is a groundbreaking treatment involving carefully stretching and repositioning your spine.

In Spinal Decompression Ireland, patients seeking respite from disc-related pain can undergo spinal decompression when they have not found relief through traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, or physical therapy.

Here is what you can expect during spinal decompression treatment and how it works.

An introduction to spinal decompression

With advanced computer technology, spinal decompression is performed on a special traction table. It works using the same fundamental principles chiropractors have used for decades to stretch the spine and provide pain relief.

This therapy involves gently stretching your spinal column slowly, steadily, and steadily to relieve abnormal pressure on the vertebrae. Creating negative pressure on your spine causes your discs to retract. This action’s reverse vacuum helps draw protruding disc material back into place.

The increased blood flow of spinal decompression also promotes nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to flow inside your spinal discs, where they promote long-term healing and cell regeneration.

In spinal disc conditions, spinal decompression therapy provides immediate pain relief and promotes optimum healing.

Herniated discs

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Discs that rupture and leak some of their soft interior gel have ruptured or herniated. Disc gel can irritate nearby nerves, causing a burning sensation from your lower back into your legs.

Degenerative Disc Disease

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Degenerative discs may be characterized by reduced fluid levels or deep tears in their tough outer shells. In addition, they can result in painful bone spurs impinging on your spinal nerves.

Disc Bulge

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When a spinal disc is pushed outside its standard space in the spinal canal, it can compress nearby nerves, producing pain in the affected area or throughout the body. An untreated bulging disc is likely to rupture.

Effortless and Non-Invasive Treatment

The spinal decompression therapy is performed on a motorized table. A highly specialized computer moves the lower half of the table when the upper half is fixed. Your treatment plan will be based on various factors, such as your body weight, spinal condition, and pain tolerance.

If you have a disc problem in your lower back, we fit a harness around your hips and attach the other end to the table near your feet. As the lower portion of the table moves back and forth, the spine is gently lengthened, and pressure is relieved.

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This slow, gentle treatment alternately stretches and relaxes your spine. In order to keep you relaxed and prevent muscle spasms, the computer system continuously monitors your spinal resistance and your involuntary “guarding” response.

Despite spinal decompression being generally gentle and relaxing, patients with extensive disc trauma may experience mild discomfort during the first few treatments. You can stop the treatment with a patient safety switch whenever you feel uneasy during the procedure.

How Long Does Spinal Decompression Treatments Take?

In a spinal decompression session, each session lasts approximately 30 minutes, and there are usually 12-20 sessions spaced out over 4-6 weeks.

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Once you complete your prescribed treatment cycle, most people can expect to obtain lasting pain relief even if you experience significant relief after your first couple of sessions.

What makes Spinal Decompression different from Surgery, Traction, Chiropractic or Physiotherapy?

Spinal decompression, compared with traction, physical therapy, and manipulation, has been shown to achieve negative spinal pressures. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is also non-invasive, unlike surgery. 

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During a spinal decompression treatment, negative pressures as low as -110 mm Hg3 have been found within the damaged disc. Pulling on the spine activates sensory receptors in the back that tighten the muscles surrounding the vertebrae and discs to protect them from injury. Through Spinal Decompression, this effect is avoided by gently pulling on the spine and relaxing the back over a long period of time. This allows the discs to be repositioned without tension and without causing spasms and muscle tension.

A doctor with years of experience should treat patients on a high-quality real spinal decompression table, not an imitation.

Is It True That Spinal Decompression Has a High (88%) Success Rate?

You bet! According to more than 10 research articles, spinal decompression has a success rate of more than 88.9%. For instance, John Leslie M.D. from the Mayo Clinic presented the following statistics on September 5, 2007, at the 18th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management in Tampa, Florida:

  • A phase II, non-randomized, multicenter pilot study of spinal decompression.
  • Research aimed at evaluating spinal decompression’s effectiveness and safety in treating chronic pain in the lower back.
  • Participating patients suffer from chronic lower back pain on average for ten years.
  • A spinal decompression treatment reduced pain scores by 50% within two weeks.
  • At the end of the six-week protocol, 88.9% of the patients were successful.

Spinal Decompression for Back and Neck Pain and Herniated Discs

If appropriate,  our doctors may recommend a series of spinal decompression appointments for a comprehensive treatment plan. Each one stretches your spine, and space is created between your vertebrae. Your spine is stretched while the area is formed between your vertebrae.

  • Negative pressure is created on compressed discs
  • repositioning the bulging disc material
  • lowering the pressure in discs

Negative pressure inside the discs, as pressure decreases, allows nutrients and water to circulate inside the discs, helping them to return to their original healthy position. Healing discs relieve nerve pressure. You experience less pain as a result.

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Nonsurgical spinal decompression treatments can relieve compressed nerve conditions caused by herniated discs by repairing the herniated disc.

So you won’t have to suffer from daily pain, this natural therapy can help your spine recover from injuries and degenerative conditions.

If you are suffering from a disc injury, don’t wait any longer. Call us today to get started on your path to healing. With this revolutionary new treatment, you may be able to find relief from your pain and improve your quality of life. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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