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  • Feb 03, 2020

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Overview of Spinal Decompression Table:

Almost 35 million people across India suffer from back pain every year. It is possible to treat various spinal disorders that maybe because of the compression of nerves either in the lower back or upper back using Spinal Decompression.

For fixing the spinal issues like a herniated disc, degenerative diseases, bulging, spinal curve and others, surgeons make use of Spinal Decompression Table. It can be used for the treatment of spine through both surgical and non-surgical methods. It makes use of digital sensors to provide unique therapies to the patient as per the personalised disorders in the patient.

Spinal decompression table provides therapies and other unique treatment methodologies that help the patients to recover from their spine injury.

A Brief Detailing About the Spine Decompression Table:

Spinal Decompression Table refers to an essential medical tool required for non-surgical treatment of the spinal disorder. Spinal decompression therapy is one of the most efficient non-invasive and non-operative method useful in the healing of spinal disorders.

In short, spinal decompression therapy is the non-surgical methods of spinal decompression. It is one of the safest, effective and affordable forms of treatment. The risks associated with decompression spinal surgery are not a part of spinal decompression therapy.

It is instead an alternative method of treatment that provides considerable relief from cervical and spinal disorders without any possibilities of risks and complications.

The therapy aims at preventing the cause of pain in your arms, legs, back, neck etc.

However, the patients have different problems, and the therapies also vary. The types of spinal decompression therapy depend on the location of the spinal disorder, the severity of the medical condition, cause of compression of nerves, and several other factors. Depending on the type of treatment, the use of Spinal decompression table also differs.

Types of Spinal Decompression Table:

There are two different types of Spinal Decompression Table. It includes:

1.    Spinal Decompression Table with Pulley and the Liver:

The table is useful for the treatment, as it creates a pull on the body of the patient.

2.    Spinal Decompression Table with Separate Upper and Lower body:

 Both portions that is the upper and the lower move independently and do not affect each otherIt is the preferred choice of doctors as it acts as a capable muscle guardian and can treat almost all types of disorder.

The doctors first strap the patient to the bench using a harness and make them lie down in the correct portion for the decompression. Then, the medical practitioner enters the program, and the table starts operating. The two parts of the table begin to move apart from one another.

The surgeon decides the degree of pull as per the condition of the patient and also the type of decompression used for the treatment. Also, the poundage of the table varies. It can be anything between 5 to 100.

The poundage is low for cervical decompression treatment and comparatively higher for spinal decompression. Surgeons usually apply maximum poundage for lumbar decompression treatment. Out of all types of decompression procedures, spinal decompression table is most effective because there are sensors installed in it.

When the muscles of the body cannot handle the pressure of the pull produced by the decompression table, then the sensor discards the pull automatically. The patient can then relax for a while.

The pull produced by the spinal decompression table and resistance from the body helps to relieve pressure from the nerves.

However, if after the therapy, there is no improvement in the condition of the patient, he will have to undergo Cervical Decompression Surgery.

Working of a Spinal Decompression Table:

The primary function of the spinal decompression table is to create negative pressure between the discs. As the table stretch, there is significant pressure on the nerves in the spinal discs. It helps in the repositioning of the discs and nerves.

The patient can feel significant relief in the pain. Also, when the patient is not on the table the reduction in pressure on the nerves results in an influx of healing nutrients. Continuous therapy for several days helps to overcome the pain and finally, all the signs and symptoms of spinal or cervical decompression.

Manual decompression therapy is not that effective, as the physiotherapist cannot detect the point of resistance. If you undergo the treatment on a Spinal Decompression Table, it is possible for automated sensors to sense the resistance of the body of an individual patient and provide personalised treatment.

Protocol for Effective Results From a Treatment on a Spinal Decompression Table:

To get the desired outcome, a patient has to undergo a minimum of twelve sessions on a Spinal Decompression table. However, the number of sessions may increase based on the severity of the disorder and the medical condition of the patient.

Before starting the treatment, the doctor put the patient under screening. The diagnosis results determine the type of therapy required by the patient.

When the condition is highly complicated, it might be highly essential for the patient to continue with necessary follow-up procedures too.

The initial screening of the patient determines if he is fit for the Spinal Decompression Therapy or not. During the analysis, the doctor asks the patient for:

·      Medical history

·      Health disorder apart from the spinal or cervical decompression

·      If the patient has diabetes or blood pressure

·      Ongoing medications, if any.

After the general analysis, the doctor proceeds with:

·      Imaging tests

·      Blood tests

·      General physical and psychological tests.

As the patient clarifies the test and proves to be an eligible candidate for the treatment; the doctors decide on the day to start with the spinal decompression therapy sessions. Now the nature of the disorder, that is the spinal or cervical disorder determines the use of spinal decompression table.

If the patient suffers, cervical decompression, then the doctors will set an algorithm where the upper portion of the table would be under movement.

At the same time, if the screening results reflect the spinal disorder in the lumbar region, the professional therapist would trigger the program that would put the lower portion of the decompression table under movement.

The section of the body that requires treatment would be under continuous cycles of stretch and relax. However, the number of cycles depends on the personalised body conditions of the patient. There are several algorithms stored in the memory of the automated device of Spinal Decompression Table, that decides on the degree of stretch and reduces the resistance offered by the body to the therapy.

The session of each spinal decompression therapy takes 30 minutes to complete. The therapist decides on the schedule of the patient as per their personalised requirement. The session may be scheduled once every 24 hours or arranged every alternate day.

There is an advanced Spinal Decompression Table too. In such type of table, it is possible to enter the personal details of the patient and also fix the algorithm for therapy. So, it is not required to register the details, every time the patient revisits the therapy centre. Just a click of a button initiates the session. It saves time for both the doctor and the patient.

However, it is possible to change the algorithm whenever necessary.

Who is an eligible candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

People suffering from chronic back pain due to:

·      An outward bulge in the spinal cord

·      Herniated disc

·      Disorder in the musculoskeletal structure of the body

·      An abnormal curve in the upper or lower portion of the body

·      Arthritis.

But, the patient has to receive approval from a medical practitioner who specialises in the musculoskeletal system or an authorised decompression therapist.

Sometimes, Spinal decompression therapy is also helpful for patients who underwent an unsuccessful Decompression Spinal Surgery. Also, the surgeons use the therapy post spinal or cervical surgery for the speedy recovery of the patient without any complication.

However, there are chances that the patient may not receive the expected outcome after undergoing several sessions on Spinal Decompression Table. The patient must not wait for too long if there is no considerable improvement. It may lead to worsening of the situation. It is better to consult the neurosurgeon and opt for Cervical Decompression Surgery, if necessary.

When non-surgical therapies and drugs fail to provide necessary relief, the only hope for healing is surgery. Surgery of the spine has over 82% success-rate globally. If we talk about successful spinal or cervical surgeries in India, then it is over 96%.

Who cannot Undergo Spinal Decompression Therapy on a Spinal Decompression Table?

Not everyone with signs and symptoms of the cervical or spinal disorder is eligible for the treatment. There exist some limitations. The people who cannot proceed with therapy on Spinal Decompression table, include:

·      People who suffer from a brain tumour.

·      The one who has undergone spinal fusion

·      Patients with broken vertebrae

·      A person diagnosed with metastasised cancer

·      Pregnant lady

·      Someone who has a spinal implant or artificial discs

·      People affected by osteoporosis disorders.

What can you expect from a Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Similar to any other medical procedure, you cannot expect a similar outcome for all the patients undergoing spinal decompression therapy. It can vary depending on several factors, including:

·      Treatment type

·      The response of the patient to treatment

·      Protocol used

·      The medical condition of the patient

·      Overall well-being.

In 95% of the cases, Spinal Decompression Therapy is highly successful and provide considerable relief from pain. The results of the therapy cannot be determined from a single session, and it is progressive in nature.

With every session, you can notice changes in your body. For successful results from this non-operative treatment for your spinal disorder, the patient has to maintain the regularity as well as keep patience. It cannot reflect immediate results like in case of a surgery.

It is possible that some patients receive complete relief before undergoing the entire protocol designed by the therapist while others have to undergo an extended number of sessions.

The surgery reflects separate results for different patients and the cause of the spinal disorder. The result may also depend on the type of Spinal Decompression Table used for the therapy.

The medical professionals in India make use of advanced decompression table. It is only because of the results of this updated technology is better than the previous versions.

Final Words:

If you are diagnosed with a cervical or spinal disorder, plan your medical tourism to India, to receive the appropriate treatment. It will help you to overcome your spinal disease and get back to a healthy life. After the procedure, you will not face any pain or problem in performing your daily chores, either at home or office.

If the patient fails to receive the expected outcome from the non-surgical methods; the neurosurgery experts in India can perform the successful Cervical Decompression Surgery and also Decompression Spinal Surgery for appropriate healing of the health disorder.

Expert follow-up care offered during the recovery period does not make a patient suffer any complications after the treatment. Also, the cost of spinal decompression treatment in India is very affordable.


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