Spinal Disc Decompression - What Is It Designed To Do?
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal as the discs are constantly under pressure. Decompression, or the reduction of pressure inside the discs, facilitates the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc which promotes the retraction of bulging or herniated discs.
The SpineMED Procedure - Lumbar procedure
All procedures are administered with the patient fully clothed. For lumbar procedures, the patient is comfortably positioned on the table, and the Patented Pelvic Restraints are adjusted to comfortably secure the patient’s pelvis.
The upper torso is captured by a comfortable securing system incorporated into the fixed section of the table. The Patented Pelvic Tilt section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted. With precise and pain-free computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted.
The SpineMED Procedure - Cervical procedure
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 unit. The Cervical restraints are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for controlled distraction. A typical daily session consists of 30 minutes of decompression on the SpineMED System .The process is pain-free and safe and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure.
Is the SpineMED Procedure For Me?
The SpineMED System has been shown to be safe, and without side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out. Patients with conditions that compromise the integrity of the spinal column, such as severe osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis grade 2 and above, fractures, tumors, or congenital pars defects are not candidates for Spinal Disc Decompression.
Previous spinal surgery is not contraindicated unless hardware (screws, rods, cages, pins, etc.) has been implanted in the spine. Minimum age for SpineMED procedures is 16 years.
Safe, Pain-Free, and Comfortable
Procedure is designed for: