Spinal Decompression Therapy In Raleigh
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Setting the standard of care for both acute and chronic low back pain has been the Lordex goal for more than 15 years. Developed by Dr. John Boren, and based on the principles researched at major universities and in clinical settings, Lordex relieves patients of their back pain by re-establishing functional capacity and decompressing the sensitive nerve fibers non-operatively. That is, without surgery.
By “reeducating” the nervefibers through subtle movement, patients are able to restore health to the sensory nerves; transmitting healthy signals rather than terrifying, debilitating pain. Patients suffering with herniated disks, degenerative joint disease, sciatica and facet syndromes now have this option; a chiropractic treatment that has been demonstrated to be more successful in the alleviation of pain.
What does Lordex mean?
“Lord” for the Lordosis region of the spine. “Ex” for exercise. The proprietary equipment developed by Lordex took 15 years of research to become what is now known in chiropractor doctors’ offices across the country as the Lordex Lumbar Spine System. The system is comprised of the Lordex Decompression Unit, the RX1 Lordex Strength Restoration machine, and the therapist-assisted Lordex Stretch-Flex program.
How does Lordex work?
Lordex targets the lumbar muscles to reintroduce kinetic activity. The Lordex Decompression Unit then comfortably tractions the spinal joint, decompressing the disk and reducing pain. Unlike conventional traction that stretches the back only, the Lordex Decompression procedure aids in reconstitution and disc healing, allowing increased circulation to the damaged area.
The therapy is gentle, yet effective.
The complete program requires 20-30 hours over a four to six week period. Our guests find the experience relaxing and painless.
Our patients enjoy a clinical success rate of 86% for favorable treatment, greatly enhancing their overall quality of life.
How Is Lordex Different Than Surgery?
Surgery of the spine is serious, yet sometimes unavoidable. Fortunately, less than 1% of all low back pain sufferers are surgical candidates. But just because you don’t need surgery doesn’t mean you don’t need treatment. Lordex is the logical choice.
Lordex provides successful long-term relief from back pain, but from the standpoint of a non-operative closed procedure. Surgery is open reduction decompression. Lordex is closed reduction decompression. Surgery is open fusion for stabilization. Lordex is closed stabilization through increased paraspinal muscle strengthening.
There are three phases of the Lordex Procedure.
Phase 1: Relief
As a general rule, most guests experience significant changes in symptoms within the first three to eight Lordex procedures. Occasionally, a more advanced degenerative condition or multiple level herniated discs may take 10-15 sessions before realizing a major decline in symptoms. Also, some guests appear to have rapid relief after the first treatment. Relief response varies according to age, body morphology and degree of severity.
Phase 2: Correction
As strength is regained in the lumbar spine, circulation is restored to the damaged disc, and the healing begins. Correction implies that the progressive process that leads to the painful episode has been slowed, stopped or reversed. This corrective process occurs simultaneously with symptom relief.
Phase 3: Strengthening
The process that leads to most low back pain (mechanical spinal pathology) involves destabilization of the support structures, degeneration and ultimately re-stabilization. The Lordex procedure quickly reintroduces kinetic activity to the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to help you regain back strength and restore lost lumbar stability.
Each guest will complete 20 – 30 Lordex procedures at various paces. Some prescriptions will be daily for 20 – 30 treatments; others may be daily for 1-2 weeks followed by a decreasing frequency. Your individual condition dictates the prescription for your care.