This month I want to briefly discuss non surgical spinal decompression, which personally is one of my preferred procedures for maintaining my own low back. I personally use the Lordex 3000 decompression table on a weekly basis, sometimes daily if I have a “flare-up”. Lordex decompression, coupled with other things that I do to take care of myself, enables me to keep up with my kids and work with little to no pain.
You might be wondering if you or someone you know could benefit from decompression therapy. And, the answer would be a resounding, YES! The reason I say that is because everybody, whether you like it or not, is getting older. And since everybody is getting older, everybody is exposed to degenerative changes of the spine. These degenerative changes of the spine come in the form of disc dehydration, loss of disc height, disc bulges and herniation, spinal facet joint osteoarthritis, and soft/connective tissue fibrosis. Therefore, ageing coupled with simply 1G of gravitational force pushing down on us, repetitive use injury, poor ergonomic work or home environment, recreational injury, and auto injuries, it is inevitable that everybody’s spine will suffer some degenerative changes to varying degrees. The good news is that we do have a choice whether we want to be in a offensive proactive position or a defensive reactionary position. Simply put another way is, do we want to MAINTAIN our health or try to REGAIN our health? Maintain would be the correct answer. However, either way you choose is ultimately up to you, and in both scenarios one of the best things you can do for your low back is NSSD through Lordex decompression.
We are now going on approximately four years of performing Lordex decompression therapy and probably nearing in the hundreds of patients who have benefited from the treatment. And when I say benefited, I am talking about helping patients who were only moments away from going under the knife. The relative cost of this procedure compared to surgical spinal decompression, which more often has less than desirable outcomes, is pennies on the dollar. Why everybody is not doing this, I do not know.