ABOUT SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
The Beginning and the End of Discogenic Pain.
Intervertebral disc pathology is one of the primary causes of back and neck pain. The discs are prone to degeneration and injury as they are compressed and twisted through daily activities.
As the disc degenerates, the gel-like nucleus loses its hydration, reducing disc height and creating the possibility of facet syndrome and lateral foraminal stenosis. Furthermore, disc degeneration causes the pliable outer coating of the anulus to become brittle and susceptible to cracks and tears that can lead to disc herniations. Bulging or herniated discs often press on spinal nerves, causing severe pain and radiculopathy.
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest. It is widely accepted that the ideal environment to improve disc pathology is to decompress, or reduce the intradiscal pressures of the damaged disc.
The goal of reducing intradiscal pressure is to enhance the osmotic diffusion of fluids and nutrients across the endplates into the disc, furthering the body's natural healing abilities. Additionally, reduction of intradiscal pressures may help draw the nucleus pulposus of a herniated disc back into the center, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve root-alleviating the problem and the pain.
Is The Bode Decompression Technique for Me?
The Bode Decompression Technique is a non-surgical, drug-free procedure for patients suffering discogenic pain caused by:
Degenerative disc disease
Posterior Facet syndrome
Non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain
The Bode Decompression Technique is designed to help patients whose pain is caused by a damaged lumbar or cervical spinal disc.
You're not a candidate for Decompression if you have:
Instabilities of the spine, such as recent fractures
Bilateral pars defects
Cancers or tumors of the spine
Surgical hardware fixation (pins, screws, woots, etc...) in the region of the spine being targeted.
Patients under the age of 15
Disc fragmentation, calcification, severe arthritis and any surgical spinal appliances are all relative contraindications.
Post surgical patients are NOT contraindicated unless they have surgical hardware fixation in the region of the spine being targeted. In fact, failed back patients may respond well to The Bode Decompression Technique.
Call Dr. Bode today if you would make a good candidate for The Bode DecompressionTechnique.
How Does Decompression Work?
Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest. The Bode Decompression Technique is designed to reduce pressure inside the discs by gently separating or distracting the injured spinal segments.
Under distraction, pressure on the disc is relieved; allowing fluids, nutrients and oxygen to flow back into disc. This nutrient exchange helps the body's natural rebuilding process and can accelerate the repair and eventually heal damaged spinal discs.
In addition, a reduction of intradiscal pressures may help draw the nucleus of a building or herniated disc back into the center, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve root-alleviating the problem and the pain or numbness.