Spinal Decompression Protocol
Bellevue Pain Institute’s Signature 5-Step Procedure Protocol
To successfully heal without drugs or surgery, the disc material needs:
Decompression, Oxygen, Laser Therapy, Hydration, Specific Nutrition and Rehabilitation
1: Spinal Decompression Procedure
Bellevue Pain Institute uses an advanced computerized technology that delivers therapeutic distraction forces to specifically targeted spinal segments. This advanced system provides fast pain relief for severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure with the spinal discs and the specific area. It works by a gentle pulling action creating negative pressure that acts to expand the discs thereby slowly cycling between brief moments of pulling and then relaxing (oscillation) which reduces protective muscle spasms. A vacuum effect is developed which increases the flow of blood rich in nutrients, oxygen, and water to produce a natural healing effect. The advanced Spinal Decompression Tables that we use in our center allow us to customize each treatment based upon your individual needs.
2: Concentrated Oxygen
By utilization of Oxygen concentrators while performing spinal decompression, BPI doctors increase cellular saturation of oxygen which decreases inflammation and pain and assists in faster recovery time. The increased circulation provided by the laser therapy is also assisted when oxygen concentrators are used during the treatment.
3: Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy increases circulation, transports specific medical nutrition, and hydrates the disc material by transmitting photons of light energy through the skins layers. Pain relief is provided because the laser have an immuno-suppressive and anti-inflammatory effect that reduce tissue swelling. There is also nerve stimulation for patients that suffer with numbness.
Some of the many advantages of Laser Therapy are:
- Muscle relaxation
- Improved blood circulation
- Increased anti-inflammatory effect
- Increased serotonin and endorphins
- Increased lymphatic flow
4: Whole Body Vibration Rehabilitation
Every patient has very specific rehabilitative needs. Like aerobic and anaerobic exercise, whole body vibration decreases pain, increases physical strength, dexterity, and endurance. The vibrations increase the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improve blood circulation in skin and muscles, and improve bone density and strength. Other benefits noted are enhanced motor control, improved balance, relief of chronic pain, increase blood circulation, improved lymphatic drainage, and an increase your basal metabolic rate.
Research in whole body vibration technology began in the late 1970s with the development of a vibration system by a Russian sports scientist and is now used in most competitive sports, ballet, medicine, and even on the International Space Station for the maintenance of muscle strength, mass, and bone density.
At Bellevue Pain Institute, our special focus for this modality is to re-hydrate and nurture the unhealthy disc back to health.
5: Functional Nutrition Support of Spinal Disc Care
The spinal disc is made up of three primary components; water, oxygen, and nutrients. We provide specific spinal vitamin supplements which contain nutrients that target the disc to help with the healing and repair processes. These supplements help absorption of micro and macro-nutrients, promote cartilage maintenance and collagen synthesis while decreasing inflammation and supporting the body’s natural healing response.