SpineMED® Decompression is designed to help people suffering from disc-related pain. Any back or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by SpineMED® Decompression*. These conditions include degenerated discs, herniated, protruding or bulging discs, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome and radiculopathy.
The SpineMED® System is patented technology (patent #7201729). The SpineMED® System has eliminated the use of cumbersome nylon harnesses and pulleys. The patented pelvic restraint system provides a secure, comfortable and repeatable capture of the skeletal structure, eliminating the variability and inconvenience of pelvic harnesses. Once the pelvic is captured, the technician can accurately isolate the damaged disc by adjusting the patented pelvic tilting section. Increased specificity combined with a more efficient capture results in lower force requirements than previous technologies. The SpineMED® System’s ability to achieve results using lower distraction forces greatly increases the number of suitable patients, particularly patients with acute pain and older patients. Extensive computerization and hospital grade components make the SpineMED® System the most sophisticated decompression* device on the market.
SpineMED® has been FDA cleared and is the most sophisticated non-surgical spinal-decompression technology available. Lumbar was initially cleared by FDA in 2003. The re-developed Lumbar/Cervical was cleared by FDA in 2005. Health Canada approval was obtained in 2003.
Yes, many patients are able to maintain a normal work schedule, although you will want to limit your work activities if they are physically stressful. Discuss this further with your local SpineMED® doctor.
The low force requirements associated with SpineMED® limit the contraindications (conditions which make a particular procedure inadvisable) significantly. Primarily, the contraindications for the decompression* procedure are instabilities of the spine such as recent fractures, bilateral pars defects, spondylolisthesis grade 2 or above and gross osteoporosis. Additional contraindications include cancers or tumors of the spine, pregnancy and patients under the age of 15. Post surgical patients are not contraindicated unless they have surgical hardware implanted in the region of the region of the spine being targeted.