Lumbar/cervical decompression (more specifically known as LCD therapy) is a leap forward in biotechnology that corrects low back conditions such as herniated discs, bulging discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, and failed back surgery syndrome.
Professional athletes have become big fans of this treatment. Decompression therapy was instrumental in the amazing return of Mario Lemieux to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League after a 2-year retirement forced by low back problems.
LCD therapy, the world’s most advanced non-surgical treatment for low back related conditions, was developed after many years of research and clinical tests by a team of physicians including a world renowned neurosurgeon and biomedical engineers. If you have recently undergone a procedure with a neurosurgeon, it would be wise for you to have a conversation about decompression therapy with them. Six years ago, the doctors at Dynamic Medical & Rehab in Louisville, Kentucky were introduced to LCD therapy. They have been extensively trained and certified.
The LCD therapy targets a specific lumbar level or disc. It creates a negative pressure or a vacuum effect inside of the disc, allowing the center or nucleus of the disc to be re-absorbed into its proper position, healing the herniated disc. Essentially, LCD therapy rehydrates the disc.
Dr. Paul Constante of Dynamic explains: “A degenerative disc is like a dry sponge – a healthy disc should be like a wet sponge. By creating this pump-like action through the LCD therapy, we can rehydrate the disc with nutrients and restore it to its optimal function.”
New patient protocol at Dynamic Medical & Rehab includes a complimentary consultation to determine candidacy for decompression therapy. Following the consultation, patients undergo a neurological, orthopedic and spinal biomechanical exam. A biomechanical x-ray will also be taken to demonstrate force differentials underlying the cause of most back and spine conditions. Schedule your complimentary exam today.