By Physicians Rehabilitation
Unfortunately, as we age, back and neck pain due to injury and degeneration tends to become progressively worse and can become chronic if left untreated. Some of the most common reasons for backaches are trauma or sports-related injury, lifting heavy objects, improper spinal posture, poor sleeping posture, ballistic movements, and degenerative disease.
Back Pain and Spinal Injury
The spine is made up of wedges of vertebral bone consisting of sacral, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical vertebrae, as well as vertebral discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that attach to the spine. Over 30 nerves run down the entire spinal column. When our backs are injured, the surrounding muscles often contract as they try to protect the spine, but this causes even more discomfort to our bodies. Not only is the back affected with pain, but the arms, legs, and neck may experience permeated pain from the tension, too. Compressed nerves are being impinged by the narrowing of the vertebrae.
The vertebrae of the neck have a natural c-shaped curvature (lordotic), which acts as a shock absorber for the upper extremities. If the curvatures are damaged or deformed from injury or other health conditions, the discs and joints in the neck and cervical spine will be under an excessive amount of force. Any irregularities in the neck can lead to degenerative disc disease, spurs, fusion, and neurological disorders.
The typically recommended treatments for spinal compression are pain medication and surgery, but most patients are reluctant with good reason. Long-term spinal complications and failed back surgeries often lead to unresolved chronic pain, and pain medications are very often addictive; therefore, most individuals are unenthusiastic about taking pain medication prescriptions. Surgery often fails patients and leaves them in chronic pain.
There is a better way; a results-driven solution that doesn’t include any drugs or surgery shows favorable results in relieving back pain. For many years the experts at Physicians Rehabilitation have been utilizing a natural therapy for back discomfort called spinal decompression.
The practitioners at Physicians Rehabilitation are Medical Doctors (not chiropractic care providers), which is critical for optimal outcomes.
Spine decompression therapy is a medical technology that gently stretches the spine and decompresses discs. The injured disc is located and gently pulled, creating a vacuum, which allows the disc to be “pulled back in,” taking the pressure off the nerve. Spinal decompression therapy treatment is able to reduce the pressure in the disc, allowing fluids and nutrients to re-enter the disc, thus reducing swelling and relieving the pressure on irritated or pinched nerves.
Physicians Rehabilitation doctors are experts in an advanced non-surgical procedure known as VAX-D.
VAX-D is a non-invasive medical technology that stretches the spine and decompresses the spinal discs. VAX-D treatment is able to reduce the pressure within the spinal disc, thereby relieving the stress on inflamed and pinched nerves. In short, VAX-D breaks the cycle of pain caused by bulging and degenerated discs, and other spine-related disorders, by eliminating nerve compression. By removing the cause of back pain, the body is allowed to heal naturally.
VAX-D is a decompression device and achieves the same goal as surgical treatment of the spine, which is to relieve pressure by decompression. VAX-D, therefore, unlike the popular but relatively ineffectual traction device, more precisely addresses the physiology or reason for spinal pain. Although traction devices can stretch the lower back, they have not demonstrated the ability to decompress the lumbar and cervical discs or reduce spinal nerve compression. VAX-D works by reducing the pressure within the discs, not to zero, but to negative levels! No other device has been shown to reduce the disc pressure to these desired negative levels. It is this negative pressure that causes the disc bulging or herniation to decrease in severity. This, in turn, reduces pressure on the spinal nerves, which ultimately leads to less or no pain.
The VAX-D treats the entire spine; however, VAX-D cervical (neck) treatment is designed specifically for neck pain and works in the same way.
Why VAX-D is the Superior Procedure
VAX-D therapy has been proven safe and effective in numerous clinical studies. Over 3000 patients per day are treated with VAX-D. The other so-called “decompression treatments” simply do not have published clinical trials proving that they can lower intradiscal pressure and result in positive clinical outcomes. VAX-D studies have been published in prominent, respected, reliable, and peer-reviewed medical journals, with all of them showing a marked reduction in pain and a significant increase in activity and mobility.
VAX-D is easy, convenient, and painless. It is non-invasive, so it does not have the pain, risks, and complications that are associated with surgery, injections, and anesthesia. Patients will require an MRI prior to treatment to make sure no other serious conditions are causing their pain. Once treatment commences, many patients experience relief of their pain during the first several treatment sessions, and then a gradual reduction in symptoms as treatment progresses. The treatment duration plan is 15-25 days, while each session takes about 30-40 minutes. It’s that easy.
Physicians Rehabilitation is a patient-focused practice that provides comprehensive care to eliminate your pain non-surgically. We evaluate each patient and implement an individual care plan specifically designed to alleviate your pain and dysfunction. Trained and licensed providers, with years of clinical experience, work together to provide this plan of care that addresses the specific concerns and problems of each patient. Our clinical care providers are able to employ a wide variety of physical modalities by utilizing state-of-the-art tools.
Our goal is to identify the source of your pain, promote healing and eliminate your pain. We begin by giving you a thorough examination and quickly address outward symptoms of pain, such as inflammation, while gathering medical history and evaluating your symptoms to get to the root of your pain and dysfunction. Our therapists have found that these advanced technologies, along with a specialized physical therapy program specific to the individual condition, makes for extremely successful pain relief treatments.
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