Dear Patients and Friends,
Every week I am asked by patients “Is there any research on the effectiveness of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?”
Absolutely! In fact, please take a moment to read the following research recaps:
- Several studies on spinal decompression indicated between a 71-90% success rate with one study reporting an immediate resolution of symptoms in 86% of the participants involved!
In a recent journal article in Orthopedic Technology Review titled Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression, results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms while 84% of patients remained pain free 90 days post treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.
Another article in Journal of Neurological Research reported that vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 cases. The success rate varied from 73% for patients with a single herniated disc. It was 72% for people with multiple herniated discs.
The American Journal of Pain Management reported ‘good to excellent’ relief in 86% patients with Herniated discs, with back pain and sciatica symptoms being relieved. Good to excellent results were also obtained in 75% of those with facet syndrome.
A small non-randomized study in Anesthesiology News reported of the 23 patients who responded to therapy, 52% had a pain level of zero, 91% were able to resume their normal daily activities, and 87% were either working or were retired without having back pain as the cause of retirement.
We have been using the Decompression therapy at the Center For Health with great results.
The trend in health care is going more and more towards the conservative management of back pain, away from surgery.
If you or one of your family members or friends suffers from back pain, please send them in for an free consultation- we will be able to find out whether this therapy can help!
Dr. Christian Reichardt
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