Mile High Spine & Pain Center is proud to offer it patients cutting edge spinal decompression therapy, a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for chronic pain due to:
Spinal decompression works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off compressed discs and vertebrae. Individuals with significant low back and neck pain, sciatica, numbness, and tingling are experiencing relief through this procedure, often when medications, injections or surgery have failed.
The adult spine is made up of approximately 24 bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other from the bottom of the skull to the pelvis. Between each vertebra is a soft, gel-like cushion, called an intervertebral disc. These flat, round “cushions” act like shock absorbers by helping absorb pressure. The discs prevent the bones from rubbing against each other. The spinal column also has small joints called facet joints. The facet joints link the vertebrae together and give them the flexibility to move against each other.
Damage or deterioration of the spinal disks due to the inevitable wearing of age or by physical accidents results in severe back pain since the pressure is put on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Symptoms may include numbness or sudden shocks of sharp pains, either near the site of the damaged disk or even down through the legs or arms.
Today, you don’t have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression Therapy was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or degenerated discs. Spinal Decompression Therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.
Our spinal decompression treatment works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off compressed discs and vertebrae. Individuals with significant low back and neck pain, sciatica, numbness, and tingling are experiencing relief through this procedure, often when medications, injections or surgery have failed. The result is decompression of nerve roots and alleviation of symptoms, allowing a return to more normal pain-free activities.
At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with a harness designed to achieve optimal decompression of the low back or neck. During a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. While some patients with extensively injured discs have reported mild discomfort during the first few treatment sessions, their discomfort subsides upon subsequent visits. A patient safety switch provides an extra safety feature, allowing you to stop at any point should you feel discomfort. Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Individual patient results may vary.
A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 20-25 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.
While traction, physical therapy, and manipulation may reduce disc pressures to as low as 40 mm Hg, only spinal decompression has been shown to achieve negative pressures within the spine. It has been clinically proven that spinal decompression creates negative pressures as low as -110 mm Hg3 within the injured disc during the treatment session. Normally, pulls exerted on the spine trigger sensory receptors in the back to tighten the muscles surrounding the vertebrae and discs in an effort to protect them from injury,a mechanism in the body known as the proprioceptor response. Spinal Decompression bypasses this response by slowly pulling on the spine and relaxing the back over an extended period of time, allowing the spine to be repositioned without tension and without setting off the “Lockdown” proprioceptor response. It is important for patients to make sure that they are treated on a high-quality spinal decompression table and not an imitation spinal decompression table.
If you are experiencing low back or neck pain, Mile High Spine & Pain Center, conveniently located in Broomfield, CO will attend to your needs with expert care. Utilizing an F.D.A. cleared, Non-surgical Spinal Decompression system, the Mile High Spine & Pain Center decompression team will relieve pressure on structures that may be the cause of low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain.
Call us today at (720) 507-0080 to schedule your free consultation and find out if spinal decompression is right for you!