Hey guys.this is lance hightower, tulsa’s favorite chiropractor.and today we’re going to talk about is a very, very important subject called Disc Decompression or Traction Therapy. now, you may have heard about this term. may have gone online and done a Google on it. usually, this therapy comes up when people have herniated or bulged disc, or the older term that you hear is slipped disc, and we’ll talk about that here in a bit or maybe a separate tutorial. but Disc Decompression Therapy has.
Been out actually for many years. Presently, it involves a computerized system. it’s a therapy that helps heal naturally and conservatively, and nonsurgically. discs that are herniated or bulged. and that’s a very painful condition. it can give you sciatica, which is pain shooting down the back of the leg that follows the sciatic nerve, all the way down to the foot. now, you don’t have to have pain that shoots down the back of leg into the foot to have a.
Bulged or herniated disc. a lot of people just have localized back pain with severe muscle spasm. So, if you’re a one that actually has symptoms where you cough (cough). and it grabs.and you kind of.and you grab for your legs, and then. just wait just a second and then.you can get to regain your strength back.or you walk with your back forward. like so. or you walk. tilted to the side like this. that’s call antalgia. and that is a posture, typically. those postures and those symptoms. and as.
Well as a coughing, sneezing, straining that grabs intensely at the back. it could let you know preliminarily that you might have a discogenic issue. or what we call a disc herniation problem, or disc bulge problem. Again, the older term is called Slipped Disc, even though discs don’t slip in and out. they bulge. they herniate, and those are terms described how the disc is injured. So, we’re going to talk about Disc Decompression Therapy. the cost?. if you’re a candidate?. and basically, a.
Timeframe of how you would get well?. now. this will. i will stay right off the bat, there’s not too many people that have these in Tulsa. I know that, as well as, throughout the state. and the nation. Although, I consider it personally. a mainstay therapy of any pain management because studies show that six to eight people out of 10 will actually have disc herniation problem in their lifetime. and that’s a big deal because.
It’s very intensely painful. so, if there is. so, who would be a candidate for this?. Typically, people that come in have already had an MRI. MRI’s are magnetic resonance imaging. These are radiographic studies that can see everything in the lower back. including disc tissue. Xrays do not look at disc tissue. You can see spaces.you can see shadows. but you cannot see discs that are herniated or that are bulged. that’s only best visualized on an MRI study.Now, being in practice as.
Long as i have. sometimes, i don’t need an mri study to know who’s going to be a candidate for this. I can, with a good evaluation, determine. asking a few questions walking. you watching you ambulate or walk. I can determine if you have. if you would be a candidate for that. and those evaluations in my are free to determine if you are a candidate for this. So, how many treatments would a.
Person get on it therapy system like this?. this decompression therapy system?. and by the way, this one is set up to be on your back. this is operated by computer here. everything is down to the finite detail on traction. release. hold it is a painless therapy that helps heal the discs nonsurgically. So, I really. it’s hard to give an average because it really depends on so many variables and factors on how many discs are involved that are herniated or bulged?. what is the age?.or are.
Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a common condition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resulting in lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinal nerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttock down the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on each side of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected. A typical sciatica pain is described as a.
Sharp shooting pain in the lower back, down the buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burning and tingling sensations. The pain can get worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing. The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatome distribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated spinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebrae of the spine. With age, the discs become rigid.
And may crack, the gellike center of the disc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc. Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine. In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservative treatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed. Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended. Surgery may be needed if the pain doesnt.