The 1st step in our comprehensive 5 step protocol is to reduce disc bulges and disc herniations and repair and re-hydrate any degenerating discs through Spinal Decompression. Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary, computer aided technology that treats the symptoms of Disc Herniations, Disc Degeneration, Sciatica, low back and neck pain. Think of a disc like a jelly doughnut…squeeze it too hard and the jelly comes out. When too much pressure is placed on the disc, it bulges or herniates. Gentle specialized decompressive forces are logrhythmically applied creating up to -160 mm of pressure inside the discs, retracting (sucking in) the disc herniation and allowing the damaged disc to heal. Spinal decompression even helps degenerated discs. The gentle specialized traction forces create a negative pressure leading to an influx of fluid, oxygen and minerals. This process helps the discs to heal.
An Orthopedic Surgeon’s View on Decompression
Dr. Bernard Zeliger, an Orthopedic Surgeon has this to say about Spinal Decompression. “As a Surgeon I only want to do surgery when I absolutely have to. Non Surgical Spinal Decompression gives my patients a more conservative treatment option that can eliminate the need for surgery altogether.”
Pain results from trauma, inflammation, malfunction, or less than optimal cellular function. Healing and pain relief come with cellular normalization. Laser light enables cells to perform optimally by energizing the damaged cells, initiating bio-chemical reactions, (photobiostimulation) leading to an increase in circulation, a decrease in pain, and an increase in healing. Laser Therapy is the perfect addition to speed up the healing time while doing spinal decompression and other therapies.
World’s most advanced pain relieving modality
Multi Radiance Technology™ is the first of its kind to combine the entire range of the therapeutic light spectrum and deliver therapeutic energy in a synergistic manner. The syncing of the therapeutic wavelengths creates an optimal environment that reinforces the effects of the individual wavelengths to create the world’s most advanced pain relieving modality.
This FDA cleared device provides an effective non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. Multi Radiance Medical features a unique combination of radiances that work synergistically for optimal pain relief and healing. These include: super pulsed laser, pulsed broadband infrared SLDs, pulsed red light, static magnetic field and electrical stimulation. The MR4 includes the patented LaserSweep technology which creates a constantly changing frequency to scan the selected target tissue from superficial to deep. This prevents biological adaptation to treatment for maximum impact.
Is Laser Therapy Painful or Dangerous?
There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle stimulation as your body’s cells respond to the light. There are no known side effects and it is non-invasive and non-surgical. When asked about the Laser Treatment Jason B. said, “All I felt was a comfortable sensation as the laser was moved over the injured area. After just 7 short treatments my pain was almost totally gone.”
Often times patients are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals or can have a toxic buildup in their system which can be contributing to or may even be causing some of their pain. At Bay Spine Center, we will take an extensive history and perform any tests necessary to determine if a nutritional deficiency or toxicity may be present. Then an individualized nutritional program may be recommended to decrease pain and inflammation, speed up healing and improve overall health.
Bay Spine Center utilizes highly trained Chiropractic Physicians to perform chiropractic adjustments with specific forces in a precise direction to mobilize joints, restore motion, relieve pain and inflammation, take the pressure off pinched nerves, and improve nervous system function. Light massages while you are being treated will help to reduce muscle spasms, decrease trigger points (knots), relieve muscle tension and help to relax muscles so that postural imbalances can be addressed and other treatments can be more effective. Chiropractic may or may not be a part of your overall care plan. A consultation will determine what is best for your individual needs. (for more info on chiropractic, please go to our resources page)
Once we have addressed the root of the problem and patients have started to have decreased pain and improved function then we put them on a stretching and strengthening protocol. Too often patients are told to stretch and strengthen before actually fixing the problem which may lead to no relief of their pain or sometimes even a worsening of their pain and their condition. Stretching and strengthening after improving spinal function will help your results to be more permanent so that you don’t have to come in to the clinic forever.
How Will I Know If I Qualify for Treatment?
When you come in for a complimentary consultation we will ask a series of questions and perform a comprehensive examination to determine exactly where the pain is coming from. If x-rays are necessary, we can take them in our office. Once we determine the cause of your pain we will let you know if we can help you and if you qualify for our treatment protocol. If we don’t feel like we can help we will refer you to someone who can.