The entire spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) is subject to many stresses over a lifetime. Injuries and age are but two of the factors which can cause damage to the spine. When the intervertebral discs are damaged, they heal slowly and rarely completely.
Utilization of SpineMED decompression can relieve pressure inside the discs and frequently allows for the retraction of bulges or herniations. It is a safe, non-invasive therapy designed to facilitate the natural healing of the disc(s). Besides providing symptom relief, the treatment corrects various causes of spinal pain, radiculopathy, and sciatica. There is no contraindication for previous spinal surgery unless there has been implantation of hardware (metal) in the spine. SpineMED decompression therapy takes place under comfortable conditions for thirty minutes.
Many patients experience significant relief after completing the SpineMED decompression program with a core strengthening exercise program. Maintaining a healthy weight and using proper posture maximizes the benefits one can obtain from SpineMED decompression.
Jose Veliz MD is the medical director of Palomar Spine & Pain, in Escondido, CA (North San Diego County).