Decompression therapy

We have a modern decompression therapy instrument used to treat neck and lower back pain. We use it as an additional tool to achieve better treatment results.

Spinal decompression therapy has proven itself as a painless and effective tool for the rehabilitation of intervertebral discs. Today, it is thought to be one of the safest and most effective treatment methods amongst different methods.

Our clinic has decided to specialise in non-surgical spinal decompression therapy since we have a lot of positive experience and good treatment results with decompression therapy.

We bring this new treatment method to you in hopes to relieve your symptoms and restore your health without surgical methods or by prolonging the need for surgery.

Is decompression suitable for you?

We can decide this after a complex assessment of your spinal column problem. This involves orthopaedic, neurological and neurosurgical aspects. X-ray of spinal column and/or magnetic resonance imaging study is necessary.
If decompression therapy is not indicated for you, we can recommend other treatment options.
If decompression therapy is suitable for the treatment of your illness, we will recommend it to you and compose a treatment schedule.

TYPICAL SIX-WEEK 20-PROCEDURE TREATMENT SCHEDULE

WEEK I

Throughout the first treatment week, back muscles, tendons and ligaments adjust to decompression therapy and achieve elasticity, which is a prerequisite for a successful treatment. First physiological changes take place in tissues during this period.

These are:

  1. Increased tissue elasticity;
  2. Increased joint mobility;
  3. Better circulation;
  4. Recovered correct position of interbodies;
  5. Improved hydration of intervertebral discs. Hydration is the process which renews the fluid content of the discs. This is an important prerequisite for a permanent healing of discs which can be achieved with decompression.

WEEK II

Changes are noticeable at the end of week two of treatment:

  1. Pain is reduced;
  2. Muscles spasms are reduced;
  3. Flexibilty of spinal column is increased;
  4. Blood supply is increased;
  5. Intervertebral spaces are increased;
  6. Adhesions are released;
  7. Scar tissue is stretched out;
  8. Compression on nerve roots is decreased;
  9. Underpressure develops in the discs (vacuum);
  10. Cartilage walls of prolapsed discs retreat;
  11. Disc fluid is added into the discs.

These changes, except the enlargement of intervertebral spaces, can also be achieved with active physical therapy. The purpose of the following decompression therapy sessions is to further these processes and reinforce these results.

WEEKS III and IV

Physiological changes will take place throughout these weeks. The formation of TYPE IV collagen cells starts inside the disc. These cells have the capacity to produce fibroblasts and chondroblasts which renew disc fluid. Volume and speed of formation of TYPE IV collagen cells differ from patient to patient.

The negative pressure formed by decompression therapy inside the disc helps these cells to migrate into the cracks and scars of the disc wall. As a result, the fibers of damaged disc wall are restored, and strength of the disc wall is increased, and height of the disc is improved.

Symptoms decrease or disappear within this period.

WEEKS V and VI

The goal of the end of the treatment schedule is to maintain maximal interbody space distance and disc hydration until the healing is finished. It should be kept in mind that disc metabolism is quite poor, and they have the tendency to lose their elasticity and height. Even the healing process of discs is slow and thus this treatment takes a long time.

Several studies have shown that the best long-term treatment results are achieved with 6- to 10-week decompression regimens. Skipping procedures disturbs the healing process remarkably and prolongs it.

Attention!

  1. Decrompession is a unique method of stretching. Widely used terms like back stretching, distraction and elongation of intervertebral spaces do not share anything with the methodology of DECOMPRESSION.
  2. True treatment effect and goal can only be achieved with strictly following the treatment schedule, discontinuation or missing procedures does not allow the necessary physiological changes to adequately take place.

For the treatment of bone and joint disease, we use laser-magnet therapy and concentrated mud therapy wraps for local treatment besides pharmacological and manual methods. Additionally, we use a vibromassage instrument to alleviate muscle tensions and pain.

Decompression therapy desk is located at Narva road 7, I entrance, III floor.