The SpineMED® Procedure
All procedures are administered with the patient fully clothed. For lumbar procedures, the patient is comfortably positioned on the table, and the (patent pending) Pelvic Restraints are adjusted to comfortably secure the patient’s pelvis. The upper torso is captured by a comfortable securing system incorporated into the fixed section of the table. The Pelvic Tilt section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted. With precise and pain-free computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted.
For cervical procedures, the cervical unit is first electronically tilted to the angle required to target specific segments of the cervical spine. The patient is then placed on the table with their head positioned in the cervical cradle unit. The Cervical Restraints (patent pending) are designed to comfortably capture the base of the patient’s skull for controlled distraction. A typical daily session consists of 30 minutes of decompression on the SpineMED® Table followed by 15 minutes of ice therapy. The process is pain-free and safe, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure.
The average recommended course of procedure is 20 sessions. Ideally, the sessions are performed daily with rest on the weekend.
At the conclusion of the procedure series, patients are given mobilization and strengthening exercises to avoid further injury.