About SpineMED® Decompression in Raleigh
SpineMED® patented design represents the latest evolution in non-surgical decompression technology. Based on years of clinical experience, and feedback from healthcare professionals in the field, the SpineMED® in Raleigh was designed to overcome the limitations and untoward side-effects found with previous devices. Cumbersome nylon harnesses, an outdated tower design, and antiquated traction components have been eliminated and replaced with a patented restraint system, exclusive pelvic tilt mechanism, and advanced computer controls. The result is the most technologically advanced non-surgical decompression system for the conservative treatment of lumbar and cervical disc pathologies.
SpineMED® provides a Non-surgical, Drug-free procedure for:
- bulging and herniated discs
- radiating leg pain
- numbness in the arms
- spinal stenosis
- disc degeneration
SpineMED® is a non-surgical, drug-free procedure for patients suffering discogenic pain caused by:
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior Facet syndrome
- Post-surgical patients
- Spinal Stenosis
- Non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain
SpineMED® is designed to help patients whose pain is caused by a damaged lumbar or cervical spinal disc.
You ARE NOT a candidate for SpineMED® if you have:
- Instabilities of the spine, such as recent fractures
- Bilateral pars defects
- Gross osteoporosis
- Cancers or tumors of the spine
- Surgical hardware fixation (pins, screws, rods, etc…) in the region of the
- spine being targeted.
- Patients under the age of 15
- Disc fragmentation, calcification, severe arthritis, and any surgical spinal appliances are all relative contraindications.
Post-surgical patients are NOT contraindicated unless they have surgical hardware fixation in the region of the spine being targeted. In fact, failed back patients may respond well to SpineMED®.
Talk to your doctor to see if you would make a good candidate for SpineMED® decompression.
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest. SpineMED® Decompression is designed to reduce pressure inside the discs by gently separating or distracting the injured spinal segments.
Under distraction, pressure on the disc is relieved; allowing fluids, nutrients and oxygen to flow back into disc. This nutrient exchange helps the body’s natural rebuilding process and can accelerate the repair and eventually heal damaged spinal discs.
In addition, a reduction of intradiscal pressures may help draw the nucleus of a bulging or herniated disc back into the center, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve root—alleviating the problem and the pain or numbness.
For Low Back Pain, the patient is comfortably positioned lying down face upward, knees bent, and resting on the bolster. The Patented Pelvic Restraints are adjusted to comfortably secure the patient’s pelvis. The upper torso is secured to the fixed section of the table using velcroed upper restraint. The doctor then keys in session parameters. The Patented Pelvic Tilt section electronically tilts the pelvis to target the specific injured spinal segments. Then with precise computer-controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted.
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 cradle unit. The patented Cervical Restraints are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for controlled distraction.
The SpineMED® protocol consists of 20-25 sessions that are 30 minutes each in duration. SpineMED® sessions are typically administered 3-5 times per week over a 4-6 week period. The procedure is performed with the patient fully clothed and has been described as safe, painless, and extremely effective. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure. Each session has a cumulative effect, designed to significantly reduce pain and improve function as patients progress through the SpineMED® program.
SpineMED® Decompression continues to show encouraging success rates for patients suffering from lumbar and cervical disc pathologies, both alone and in conjunction with spinal rehabilitation therapies such as Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, or Chiropractic care.
WHY SPINEMED® IS BETTER
Overcoming Reflex Contractions: It is commonly recognized that achieving decompression depends upon the ability to distract the spine without eliciting reflex muscle contractions or spasms. SpineMED® monitors tension applied to the patient every 2.5 milliseconds and can make adjustments every 20 milliseconds. This ability to almost instantly sense and adjust tensions is a key difference that distinguishes SpineMED® Decompression from other devices and conventional traction.
Targeted Distraction: Get better results with better technology. SpineMED®’s patented pelvic tilt feature is designed to adjust patient positioning to accurately isolate and decompress specific spinal segments. With increased specificity and a more efficient capture, SpineMED® is engineered to achieve optimum decompression. The ability to achieve positive outcomes using lower forces greatly increases patient comfort and suitability, particularly with acute patients and the growing geriatric population.
Repeatable Sessions: Achieve virtually 100% repeatability from session to session. SpineMED® eliminates the variability or inconsistent positioning of harnesses, regardless of the patient or the operator, with its highly accurate pelvic restraint system.
More Comfortable: Give your patients a comfortable experience. SpineMED®’s pelvic restraints apply an indiscernible pressure against the pelvis, and an inflatable air bladder supports the patient’s natural lordosis to dramatically improve comfort during the procedure.
Wider Patient Suitability: Attract more patients. SpineMED®’s ability to achieve results using lower forces also increases the scope of suitable patients, especially with acute to sub-acute patients, frail patients, and the growing geriatric population.
Lower Forces: Reduce the pressure on your patients. With the elimination of outdated harnesses and direct capture of the pelvis with the patented restraints, SpineMED® decompression protocols call for a fraction of the force required with previous devices. For example, the average protocol for a 200lb patient on SpineMED® is 30lbs of force, compared with over 110lbs on older devices. SpineMED®’s lower force requirements dramatically increase patient comfort and tolerance while virtually eliminating any risk of exacerbations or other negative side effects.
Accommodate Any Size Patient With No Harnesses: Help more patients. SpineMED®’s pelvic restraints comfortably secure patients of virtually any size (70 to 500 lbs.). The restraints effectively displace adipose tissue to capture the skeletal structure without having to rely on different-sized harnesses.
Focused Distraction: Zero-in and accurately isolate damaged discs. SpineMED®’s pelvic tilt feature rotates the pelvis between 0–25 degrees during lumbar sessions, while the cervical section positions the head between 0–30 degrees of flexion for cervical sessions. Adjustable patient positioning is designed to accurately move the focal point of distraction, allowing SpineMED® to target specific spinal segments. Older technologies attempt this by raising or lowering the traction box within their tower design.
Built-in Entertainment: Make the experience better for your patients. To promote relaxation or provide patient education, SpineMED® includes a DVD/CD player with headphones and an adjustable flat panel monitor. Patients can watch DVDs, listen to music, or monitor the progress of their sessions.
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