Spinal Decompression Therapy Research and Studies

Orthopedic Technology Review (2003; 6 (5))
Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression
CONCLUSION:  86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment.  Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.  It was shown to be effective for herniated and degenerative discs.

Anesthesiology News, (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)
Vertebral Axial Decompression Reduces Chronic Discogenic Lo Back Pain-4 Year Study.
CONCLUSION: Four year follow-up after Decompression method shows a sustained 86% reduction in pain and that 91% of patients had resumed their normal activities and has remained pain free.

American Journal of Pain Management (Vol. 7, No.2, April 1997)
Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost Effective Treatment…
CONCLUSION: Eighty six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression.  Sciatica and back pain were relieved.  Facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.

US Musculoskeletal Review 2007 titled, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings After Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression”, the follow up MRI showed rehydration of the discs at L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1.

Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (Vol.35, No.1, January 2005)
Short and Long-term Outcomes Following Treatment with…Patients with Chronic, Activity-limiting Low Back Pain.
CONCLUSION: Significant improvements in a sample of patients with unfavorable prognosis due to chronic low back pain.

Journal of Neurologic Research (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)
Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Chronic Low Back Pain.
CONCLUSION: This 144 patient study showed 76% achieved remission of pain. Except in emergent conditions, Vertebral Axial Decompression should be used on all conditions before surgery is undertaken.

Neurological Research Journal (Vol. 23, p. 706-714, October 2001)
Dermatosomal Somatosensory Evoked Potential Demonstration of Nerve Root Decompression after Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy.
CONCLUSION: Pain reduction in the study group was 77% with successful decompression of the nerve roots at multiple levels.

Neurological Research Journal (Vol. 23, p. 780-784, October 2001)
A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of Vertebral Axial Decompression and Tens for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain.
CONCLUSION: Statistically significant reduction in pain and improvement in functional outcome was obtained in patients with chronic low back pain.

Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine (Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1999)
An Overview of Vertebral Axial Decompression by Frank Tilaro, M.D.
CONCLUSION: Decompression is significantly capable of influencing sensory nerve function associated with a compressive radiculopathy. Complete remission was achieved by 64% of the study group.

Chiropractic Economics, (Vol 53, Issue 2, 2007)
A Case Report by Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Treatment of an L5-S1 Extruded Disc
CONCLUSION:  After objective and subjective testing and post MR imaging, Spinal decompression therapy provided an effective means of treatment for this patient’s symptoms resulting from discal herniation (extrusion) with associated impingement of the adjacent nerve root.

Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine (Vol. 5, No.1, January 1998)
The effects of Vax-D on sensory nerve function in Patients with Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy.
CONCLUSION: The average pain reduction was 77%

Journal of Neurological Research (Vol. 20, No. 3, April 1998)
Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy for Pain Associated with Herniated or Degenerative Discs or Facet Syndrome: An outcome Study of 778 Cases.
CONCLUSION: The authors consider Vertebral Axial Decompression to be a primary modality for low back pain, lumbar herniations at single and multiple levels, degenerative discs, and facet arthropathy, and decreased spinal mobility.

Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol. 81: 350-353, 1994)
Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure.
CONCLUSION: Proof that Decompression creates a negative intradiscal pressure force up to –160mmhg.

Research: Spinal Decompression Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

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