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Posted on 07-09-2018

American Back Institute Decompression Therapy for your Neck and Back Pain Introduction

With advances in biotechnology, spinal decompression has evolved into a cost-effective non-surgical treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease, one of the major causes of back pain. This non-surgical treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease works on the affected spinal segment by significantly reducing intradiscal pressures.

Chronic low back pain disability is the most expensive benign condition that is medically treated in industrial countries. It is also the number one cause of disability in persons under age 45. After 45, it is the third leading cause of disability. Disc disease costs the health care system more than $50 billion a year.

The intervertebral disc is made up of sheets of fibers that form a fibro-cartilaginous structure, which encapsulates the inner mucopolysaccharide gel nucleus.  The outer wall and gel act hydrodynamically. The intrinsic pressure of the fluid within the semi-rigid enclosed outer wall allows hydrodynamic activity, making the intervertebral disc a mechanical structure. As a person utilizes various normal ranges of motion, spinal discs deform as a result of pressure changes within the disc. The disc deforms, causing nuclear migration and elongation of annular fibers. Osteophytes develop along the junction of vertebral bodies and discs, causing a disease known as spondylosis. This disc narrows from the alteration of the nucleus pulposus, which changes from a gelatinous consistency to a more fibrous nature as the aging process continues. The disc space thins with sclerosis of the cartilaginous end plates and new bone formation around the periphery of the contiguous vertebral surfaces. The altered mechanics place stress on the posterior diarthrodial joints, causing them to lose their normal nuclear fulcrum for movement.

With the loss of disc space, the plane of articulation of the facet surface is no longer congruous. This stress results in degenerative arthritis of the articular surfaces.Reversible with our rejuvination protocol.

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