GET YOUR LIFE BACK WITH…
Orthopedic Decompression and Rehabilitation Activities
Back pain is the #1 medical complaint in North America, affecting 80% of us
at one time or another. Often, back problems cause permanent partial or total
loss of function, which may force you to give up activities you are not ready
to give up….or affect your basic quality of life.
Until now, if you suffered from low back pain, choices for treatment have
been: bed rest, muscle relaxants, pain medications, injections, anti-inflammatory
medications, manipulation/adjustments, and if all else failed, surgery. Several
of these options simply cover up or “mask” the actual cause of
the spinal problem.
Now you have the best option – Orthopedic Decompression Therapy. No
surgery. No injections. And for the majority of patients, elimination
of back pain.
Please read on to find out about a 21 st century solution for bulging and
herniated discs, sciatica, and more.
What is Orthopedic Decompression?
Orthopedic Decompression Therapy is a proven treatment for the relief and/or
correction of lower back pain due to degenerative disc disease, bulging and
herniated discs, sciatica, post-surgical failures, facet syndromes, and more.
With up to 86% success rate from this type of treatment, thousands have experienced
dramatic pain relief and healing.
Orthopedic Decompression Therapy is an innovative approach for the relief
of lower back syndromes, including:
* Herniated or bulging discs
* Degenerative disc disease
* Posterior facet syndrome
* Acute or chronic back pain
Orthopedic Decompression is non-surgical, non-invasive,
and does not involve medication of any kind. The treatment is safe and relatively
painless; some find it comfortable and relaxing. For patients with a history
of back pain and who are currently experiencing symptoms that are interfering
with their quality of life, the first step is a proper examination to determine
the exact cause of the symptoms and the severity of the problem, as well as
to see if you qualify for Orthopedic Decompression Therapy. The course of therapy
(the protocol) begins following an evaluation and is completed in about 40
treatments. Decompression is performed with a patented intervertebral
How does Orthopedic Decompression Therapy work?
Orthopedic Decompression can distract the vertebrae surrounding an injured
disc 5 to 7 millimeters. The 25 to 30 minute treatment provides static, intermittent,
and cycling forces on structures that may be causing low back pain.
During treatment, intra-discal pressure is dropped from a positive 25 millimeters
mercury to a negative 150 millimeters mercury. This negative pressure
promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc
area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated decompression
promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic
center of the intervertebral disc).
The Orthopedic Decompression treatment can:
* reduce pressure on the vertebral joints,
* promote retraction of herniated discs,
* promote self healing and rehabilitation of damaged discs, thereby relieving
low back pain.
Several sessions are required to achieve optimal results.
Why should you consider Orthopedic Decompression Therapy?
Orthopedic Decompression Therapy is credible . It
is the only treatment that was developed by a team of back specialists including neurosurgeons,
orthopedists, physiatrists, osteopaths, chiropractors, neurologists, and physical
Orthopedic Decompression is proven and effective . The
procedure has been studied extensively over the past six years and has been
clinically validated. Thousands of patients have been successfully treated
with Orthopedic Decompression.
Orthopedic Decompression is non-surgical and non-invasive . The
complications from surgery can be severe and may result in debilitating conditions.
Additionally, surgery can be extremely expensive and usually requires a long
recovery period. Orthopedic Decompression Therapy does not include any needles,
drugs, or medications of any kind…and involves minimal recovery time.
Orthopedic Decompression is convenient . Treatment
sessions last only 45 to 60 minutes. Most Orthopedic Decompression Therapy
patients can carry-on with normal daily activities because the procedure is
non-invasive. Additionally, patients may be able to minimize absence from work.
In most cases, all non-invasive remedies should be exhausted before anyone
is referred for surgery or drugs.
What are some common causes of lower back pain?
Herniated or Bulging Disc . A
herniated disc is a common cause of severe back pain and sciatica. Discs are
soft flexible "shock absorbers" that separate each of the bones or
vertebrae in the spine. These discs have a rigid outside rim, but are soft
and gel-like inside. Activity, stress, or a mechanical problem in the spine
can cause one of the discs to bulge and become misshapen. A disc becomes herniated
when it degenerates to the point that the gelatin within the disc protrudes
outward. Classic low back pain occurs if this material extrudes or bulges far
enough to press against a nerve root.
Degenerative Disc Disease . This
condition is a major cause of chronic low back pain. Because the discs in the
spine do not have a dedicated blood supply, the discs must rely on a process
called diffusion to receive their supply of water, nutrients, and oxygen. If
the flow of these elements is disrupted, the vertebral discs can degenerate.
This degeneration can cause spinal structures to pinch (impinge) nerve roots,
thereby causing pain. Vertebral discs can also degenerate simply due to misalignment
and/or the aging process.
Posterior Facet Syndrome . The
facet joints (the joint surfaces of the vertebrae) can wear down. In such cases,
a nerve can become pinched (impinged) and cause pain.
Sciatica . Sciatica refers to
a pain felt along the length of the sciatic nerve. The pain is usually felt
in the buttock where it radiates down the back of the leg. At some time, up
to 40% of people experience pain caused by compression of this nerve
Acute Back Pain . Acute low back
pain is a new pain which, if uncomplicated, generally lasts less than six weeks.
A few cases may resolve without any treatment, but most will reoccur. Health
problems just don’t go away.
Chronic Back Pain . Low back
pain that persists beyond six months is considered chronic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does Orthopedic Decompression Therapy work?
A: Orthopedic Decompression is performed on a patented intervertebral
decompression device and is performed under the direction of a licensed
physician and physical therapist. The procedure is a multi-stage process that decreases
pressure inside the disc and promotes self-healing. This self-healing
is encouraged by increasing the water content of the disc and reducing
pressure within the disc. As the pressure in the discs is decreased,
bulging disc material retracts and damaged structures in the spine are healed
Q: If I use Orthopedic Decompression Therapy, when will I start feeling
A: Many patients start feeling improvement after their first few treatments.
Q: Are there any side effects to the treatments?
A: Most patients do not experience any adverse side effects from undergoing
Orthopedic Decompression Therapy. Occasionally, a few patients experience
muscle spasm for a limited time.
Q: Are there any drugs used in the treatment?
Q: How long does it take to complete the treatment?
A: Each treatment session lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. The number of
sessions depends on the severity of the problem. Each patient is given a
specific treatment plan.
Q: How successful is Orthopedic Decompression Therapy?
A: Orthopedic Decompression has undergone extensive clinical testing and has
achieved success rates as high as 86%.
Q: Does Orthopedic Decompression Therapy involve surgery or injections?
A: No. Orthopedic Decompression Therapy is completely non-invasive, is non-surgical
and involves no injections or medications. Not only is Orthopedic Decompression
Therapy safe and painless, most people report it is comfortable and relaxing.
Q: How can I get more information or get started?
A: You can get more information by calling us at (406) 721-5780.
A FREE consultation is always available and is necessary to see if you qualify
for Orthopedic Decompression Therapy.
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