The SpineMED® method helps patients suffering from lumbar, neck or sciatic pain.
It represents a gentle, non-operative, causal treatment alternative to surgery in the cervical and lumbar spine in order to improve the pain situation by traction of the spinal column segments and decompression of the constricted nerves.
The system carries out intermittent dynamic distractions of the affected spinal column or intervertebral disc segment independently and computer-monitored via biofeedback.
In contrast to conventional stretching devices, biofeedback generally does not lead to any defensive tension. The tension is automatically adjusted every 20 milliseconds. As soon as the computer registers a counter-tension, the distraction is stopped and then slowly rebuilt.
By changing the angle of the pelvic support and the weight-adapted, individual tension strength, it is also possible to determine exactly how much force actually arrives in which movement segment (e.g. L4/5).
The traction force is gently increased and decreased in short intervals both within one and in the course of several sessions, whereby a basic tension is always maintained. You can observe the tractive force directly in front of you on the monitor.
This leads to a decrease of the internal pressure and contributes to a "recovery" of the intervertebral discs, which are not supplied with blood, "dry out" with increasing age and lose their "water core". A dynamic "rolling through" helps to improve the metabolism and the rehydration of the water core. This is because liquids, nutrients and oxygen only enter the diseased tissue through diffusion.
Slight pulling or burning pains during therapy or slight dizziness during neck treatment are very rare and of a temporary nature - usually this is a slight muscle stretching stimulus.
In the case of some herniated discs, we were able to detect the decline and even the disappearance of disc sequesters by magnetic resonance imaging and avoid operations. However, a successful outcome here always depends on the individual case and is not predictable, sometimes also laborious or tedious. Therefore it can also require great patience and further or other measures.
In the case of severe nerve pain attacks, it cannot be ruled out in individual cases that a temporary worsening of the symptoms may initially occur if the irritated nerve experiences pressure from gravity or everyday stress after or despite the mechanical relief.
The effectiveness of the procedure
has been confirmed in many studies.
Please also read this expert opinion of a spine expert.
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