The Accu-SPINA® is one of the most scientifically advanced back pain treatment systems available today. Designed to non-surgically relieve disc pressure, this device employs force delivery techniques which mimic physical therapy approaches to spinal dysfunction. The Accu-SPINA™ however, is capable of highly specific and consistently duplicable regimen advancement which cannot be achieved with conventional physical therapy.
The first phase of treatment begins with a treatment course targeted to the disc level identified by diagnosis. The Accu-SPINA® employs vertical decompression (that is, unloading, due to distraction and positioning) which utilizes distinct angles of degree to manipulate a specific disc level.
This gentle manipulation works to relieve neurocompression and may promote regression of a bulge or herniation over time by means of a negative pressure state, or vacuum, within the disc. This treatment method also works to create an environment within the disc of increased nutrient flow. This rehydration process has been shown in many post treatment MRI's and is highly beneficial to the healing process.
The second phase of treatment is experienced as a secondary oscillation modality which is directed alternatively to the surrounding muscle groups at the treatment site. Typical muscle guarding and straining may be significantly reduced with the relaxing effect of this oscillation modality. Patients report a significant increase in comfort and delivery acceptance during treatment incorporating this modality along with the primary treatment to the spine, as proprioceptor firing is reduced.
As with any total treatment plan, IDD Therapy® calls for thorough patient education and at-home lumbar strengthening exercises to maximize effiacy and duration.
The changes in pressure surrounding the disc through the cycling action of the machine facilitate blood flow through the disc. Fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients flow in while cations, acids, and the breakdown products of metabolism are removed. Thus, natural healing and repair can proceed in tissues that previously were encumbered with high diffusion pressure, edematous tissues, and chronic irritation. IDD Therapy® has helped thousands of low back pain patients return to active, pain-free lifestyles.
The majority of patients treated will require no further intervention. Some chronic cases may find it beneficial to continue on a preventative schedule of periodic treatments to maintain a symptom free lifestyle. This decision is made by the practicioner on a case-by-case basis at the end of treatment. For patients with degenerative disc disease, maintenance or preventative treatments every few months should be considered.