Computerised Spinal Decompression

Non-invasive Anti-Gravity Disc Treatment

4 Cavendish Square, London

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Spinal Decompression Has Been Shown To Have Success Rates Of Up To 90%

According to much independent research, spinal decompression is the best treatment for disc-related symptoms. Having documented success rates approaching 90% it’s easy to see why this is becoming the go-to treatment for acute and chronic back pain sufferers alike.

If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, there is a good chance that spinal decompression could be one of the treatment technologies we use to help your body heal again.

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If you’re experiencing the following, Spinal Decompression could be for you!

The intervertebral discs act as little cushions between your vertebra to absorb shock and act as spacers so the nerves can leave your spinal cord safely. Commonly the discs in the neck or back can become injured or damaged in a variety of ways, here are some of the more common ones. 

Slipped or Bulging Discs

If too much pressure is put on a particular disc, over time, or in one go, it can fail and “bulge” or “slip”. This often irritates surrounding nerves and causes a good deal of muscle spasm which often makes the problem worse. A typical case may be lifting a heavy object, a violent sneeze, an accident or trauma, and even, putting the socks on in the morning (a common cause heard from men aged 35-45).

Degenerative Disc Disease

When increased pressure on the discs becomes a chronic feature in an individual’s life, the discs begin to degenerate and lose their “bouncy” qualities. The fluid in the center of the disc begins to diminish and the disc height reduces. This is the degenerative process happening over years. Quite often occurring at the lower part of the spine and the base of the neck. These two spots are commonly where increase pressure focuses as a result of “poor posture” or excess time sitting. Unlike slipped or bulging discs, degenerative discs tend to be more achy than sharp and also come with bony changes to the vertebra themselves.

Sciatica, Trapped Nerves & Spinal Stenosis

Disc injury is the cause of these problems. Sciatica, a type of trapped nerve, and spinal stenosis are the result of discs occupying a space that they normally should not.

For example, your L5 S1 disc may degenerate over years of poor posture sat for 8 hours a day in an office cubicle. The disc starts to become squashed under the excessive load and, much like if you squash a ballon, becomes wider. Because of this, the disc invades a nice little tunnel a nerve is traveling through on its way out of the spinal cord. At the same time as this, the tunnel that was being held open by the strong healthy disc begins to close as the disc becomes squashed.

Now you have a smaller tunnel, with an invading disc and a rather trapped nerve – in the lower back, this gives rise to sciatica. Elsewhere, it’s just called a “trapped nerve”.

The term “spinal stenosis” just refers to the narrowing  (stenosis) of a canal of the spine, which we can see from the above example,  happens when the disc degenerates or bulges

How Does Spinal Decompression Help?

As you can see from the above examples, these injuries all have one thing in common -compression. Spinal decompression works fundamentally by reversing this compression, by taking pressure off the injured, slipped, bulging or degenerating spinal disc. Based on widely published research, spinal decompression is the most successful, common sense, non-invasive approach to treating disc related symptoms. It’s safe and effective, as well as targeting the fundamental problem, as opposed to injections which, sometimes give fast relief, but merely numb the pain temporarily.

In the clinic we are seeing patients flock to spinal decompression motivated by a desire to avoid heavy painkillers, injections or surgery because quite often they don’t address the problem, or carry substantially more risk (in the case of surgery).

What Should You Expect From Spinal Decompression At The Mayfair Clinic

Your Initial Consultation & Examination

Spinal decompression tables are more sophisticated nowadays and thanks to research, we know that adjusting the pulling angle can focus the treatment to particular segments of the neck or lower back.

In the consultation the team will review any scans you may have had and conduct orthopaedic testing to hone in on an area. In addition to this, decompression testing in a variety of positions is normally carried out to find the right approach for your spine.

Setting Up Your Spinal Decompression Treatment

Taking into consideration the examination findings, your spinal decompression setting will be pre-programmed. Settings include the maximum & minimum settings, the speed of transition between max & min, the holding time at the max & min settings as well as the angle of pull. In the clinic we take real care to record your settings & log changes we make as your treatment progresses. Thanks to this detailed approach we have full control of your treatment and can make small changes to enhance the healing process. This way your treatment is always repeatable & effective!

What Will You Experience During Your Spinal Decompression Treatment

Most patients find the treatment relaxing. The machine will gently pull at your own personalised maximum and minimum settings. This gently “pumps your spine’s discs“, taking the pressure off them and helping ease the symptoms at the same time as drawing the squashed disc back towards its normal position.

You’ll notice a gentle stretch in the part of your spine that’s being treated, often accompanied by a peculiar ache which is often noticeable but not unpleasant at all. Typically patients will doze off during the treatment as its one of the few times their pain is alleviated, if you’ve ever had a disc injury, you’ll know how exausting this type of pain can be.

Treatment of this sort allows gentle movement to take pressure off your disc at the same time as helping provide your disc with the nutrients needed to heal and recover properly. Not to mention the fact, that most patients with disc related injuries will be in a lot of pain, treatments like spinal decompression are one of the few ways to manually treat the area without surgery or injections. For example, traditional manipulation of the vertebra as is done with most manual therapies will be tremendously painful and arguably ill-advised. 

Once Your Spinal Decompression is over

It shouldn’t stop just because treatment is finished. Most people end up coming to see us at The Mayfair Clinic because they’ve had a lack of direction or poor guidance in general in the past. All too often there are habits and activities that patients are unwittingly doing on a daily basis that’s making their problem worse.

Because of this, an essential part of spinal decompression is the after-care. Making sure the patient has the right at-home advice and rehabilitation to compliment and enhace the recovery process. We do this through a free-to-use app that allows you to keep up to date with your rehab exercises and progress between treatments.

Is Spinal Decompression Right For You?

Spinal Decompression has been around for a while and as you’d expect, it has a good database of research behind it. When you consider the alternatives of surgery or injections, the upside of spinal decompression is very, very clear. Once more, most of the patients that visit us will end up with a combination of treatment, this is the truly unique thing about The Mayfair Method.