Spinal Decompression

Shown To Have Success Rates Of Up To 90%

The intervertebral discs act as little cushions between your vertebra to absorb shock and act as spacers. They allow the nerves to leave your spinal cord safely. Commonly the discs in the neck or back can become injured or damaged in a variety of ways. Fortunately spinal decompression is a great non-invasive way to help!

How Does Spinal Decompression Help Disc Injuries?

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).

Just Some Of The Conditions & Symptoms That Spinal Decompression Can Help

Disc Injuries can be very painful and in their early stages the pain experienced can be quite severe. In the more chronic and degenerative conditions the pain can become more of a constant ache without relief. Disc injuries in general have the ability to produce local pain in the spine, or pain down the leg or arm which can be caused by nerve involvement. Below are a few conditions spinal decompression is perfect for:

Slipped & Bulging Discs

Decreasing the pressure on the disc reducing the bulge or slip.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Helping provide hydration and nutrition to degenerate discs.

Herniated Disc

Decreasing the pressure on the disc helping the healing process.

Trapped Nerves & Sciatica

By reducing disc pressure, the nerves become free to move again without compression.

What Should You Expect From Your Spinal Decompression Treatment.

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 Complete...
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.

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