Since non-specific low back pain and cervical pain generally encompass a myriad of mechanical failures, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue that encroach or produce pressure on the nerves, the term intervertebral disc syndrome can be used. This diagnosis does not necessarily require (although recommended) an MRI to confirm the presence of a disc involvement.
The following would be inclusion criteria for the Decompression Therapy …
(1) Pain due to herniated and bulging lumbar discs that is more than four weeks old;
(2) Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old;
(3) Persistent pain from degenerated discs not responding to four weeks of therapy;
(4) Patients available for four TO eight weeks of treatment protocol; and
(5) Patient at least 18 years of age.
These indications are ideal candidates for enrollment into our program and have the potential of achieving quality outcomes in the treatment of their back pain …
(1) Nerve Compression;
(2) Lumbar Disorders;
(3) Lumbar Strains;
(4) Sciatic Neuralgia;
(5) Herniated Discs;
(6) Injury of the Lumbar Nerve Root;
(7) Degenerative Discs;
(8) Spinal Arthritis;
(9) Low Back Pain w/ or w/o Sciatica;
(10) Degenerative Joint Disease;
(11) Myofasctois Syndrome;
(12) Disuse Atrophy;
(13) Lumbar Instability;
(14) Acute Low Back Pain; and
(15) Post-Surgical Low Back Pain.
Lastly, the system should be utilized with patients with low back pain, with or without radiculopathy who have failed conventional therapy (physiotherapy and chiropractic) and who are considering surgery. Surgery should only be considered following a reasonable trial of Decompression therapy protocols.