About Low Back Pain
Back pain is the number one problem facing the workforce in the United States today.To illustrate just how big a problem low back pain is, consider these three facts:
- Low back pain is the leading cause of disability between the ages of 19-45
- Low back pain is the leading impairment resulting from occupational injuries
- Low back pain is the second most common cause of missed work days
It is estimated that over 80 billion dollars is spent because of back pain each year, and the cost is growing. Eight out of ten people will have a problem with back pain at some time during their lives. Back pain is more likely to occur during the ages of 30 to 50, the most productive period of most people's lives. Most episodes of low back pain are self-limited, meaning that they will resolve no matter what the treatment is. But, in some people these episodes of back pain can become chronic, meaning that they do not go away.
Most people with low back pain do not simply injure their back suddenly. Over many years your back is subjected to repeated stress which may not result in pain at the time the injury to the parts of the spine actually occurs. These repeated injuries add up, and can slowly cause degeneration of the parts of the spine and low back pain. Most episodes of low back pain are at least partially the result of degenerative changes that have occurred in the back over many years. There may be an acute injury that causes your back to begin to hurt, but the overall condition of the lumbar spine is also very important. The overall condition of the spine usually determines how fast you will recover and the risk of the condition becoming chronic.
What is Involved With A Spinal Decompression Therapy Program?
Decompression Therapy Is A Technique Used To Help Heal Spinal Discs & Relieve Pain.
Spinal Decompression is precise computer controlled tension that gently distracts the specific disc segment to reduce pain caused by:
- Herniated/Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Discs
- Chronic Neck/Back Pain
- Arthritis or Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Pre/Post Surgical Patients
About Decompression Therapy
The Spinal Disc Decompression Table is designed to alleviate the underlying problems that cause the pain, and facilitate in the natural healing of discs. With precise and painless computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside the disc.
The Spinal Decompression Table comfortably and accurately increases intersegmental disc space, providing non-surgical decompression of discs. Tears in the disc annulus can be repaired, and sufficient fluids and nutrients can be introduced into the nucleus to reverse the disc degeneration, bulging discs, and collapse resulting from injury. Rehydration of the disc nucleus can restore disc height which relieves the pressure on inflamed facet joints.
It is a medical fact that damaged discs seldom heal on their own, as the discs are constantly under pressure. The Decompression Table uses clinically proven principles to reduce the pressure inside the discs. Decompression promotes the transfer of fluids, nutrients, and oxygen back inside the discs and results in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, providing relief of nerve pressure and pain.
Through recent clinical trials, utilizing MRI, pre and post treatment on a similar table, disc herniations were reduced 10% to 90%, according to the number of treatment sessions. Patching and healing of the annulus was also evident.
A typical daily treatment consists of 30 minutes on the decompression table. All treatments are administered with the patient fully clothed. The patient is positioned on the table, and comfortably secured to a fixed part of the table. The table section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted with precise and painless computer controlled tension. The specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside of the disc. The treatment is comfortable, and some patients fall asleep. Most patients will find relief of their symptoms between 5 and 10 sessions, while the average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions. Ideally, the treatments are performed daily with a rest on the weekend.
At the conclusion of the treatment series when the disc injury has been corrected, patients are given strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury. After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown amazing results in relieving the debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many failed back surgery cases. Most patients are able to return to normal levels of activity or recreation in just a few weeks time.
Facts of Life
- Surgery success rate is 50% & Spinal Decompression success rate is 93%
- Surgery is Painful, Risky & Spinal Decompression is Safe and Painless
- Spinal Decompression allows most people to work during the treatment
- Spinal Surgery causes lost time at work
Spinal Decompression Therapy
- Is a Non-Surgical treatment which is Safe & Painless
- Studies have determined that 93% of patients report relief of symptoms
- Designed to correct the problem, not just treat the symptoms
- Pre-determined treatment period
Low Back Pain Treatment with Soleve
Soleve™ Noninvasive Targeted Neurostimulation
This back pain relief device promises restorative relief. A breakthrough in the symptomatic relief of lower back pain. Soleve™ Noninvasive Targeted Neurostimulation (NTN) is a completely noninvasive, drug and steroid free, back pain relief device that's been shown in a promising pilot study to deliver lower back pain relief in as few as four sessions for 95% of patients.1 FDA-cleared and European CE mark-certified, the Soleve™ NTN back pain relief device applies electrical stimulation over multiple localized points across the back to provide soothing relief to sufferers of chronic lower back pain. An advancement in second-tier pain management.
Soleve™ Noninvasive Targeted Neurostimulation
fills the gap between more low-intensity, less-effective procedures on the one hand, and more invasive, riskier third-tier procedures and the other. A progressive “step approach” for the treatment of chronic back pain is universally accepted and endorsed by the CDC.2 This approach suggests the patient begin treatment with less intense, less complex first-tier therapies before progressing in a “step approach” to more complex and ultimately more invasive therapies, if necessary.
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A revolutionary technology available in our Bradenton Office. A trained therapy professional and the advanced medical device do all the work. It’s painless, convenient, and fast-acting.
During treatment, just lie face down on the comfortable, padded treatment surface. An array of miniature probes, that touch but never enter the skin’s surface, scan the back to determine the areas of low skin impedance.
In less than 1 minute, the electrical properties of more than 1,000 points on the back
are acquired and analyzed.
High-intensity, multiphasic energy bursts stimulate nerves at the identified Active Trigger Points (ATPs) on the back.
This neurostimulation process releases endogenous (or from within) endorphins for
highly effective pain relief. To see if you are a candidate for Soleve, call today for a complementary evaluation by one of our doctors. (941)761-4994.