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The DISC REHYDRATION SYSTEM at Duggan Chiropractic
PROVIDING RELIEF AND REPAIR
The System consitsts of the Pneu-Vibe table, our nutrition and laser protocols, and therapy exercises.
|The dark color of the disc on the left indicates that it is dehydrated. Notice the bulge pushing on the spinal cord. After treatment, the disc is rehydrated and is a lighter color and the bulge has receded.|
Symptoms you may experience with disc injury:
The Pneu-Vibe is an intermittent traction table with a built in vibration plate. Traction creates a bellowing effect that sucks the disc back into its proper space and produces a negative pressure that pulls water back into the disc. The benefits of vibration are muscle relaxation, decreased splinting and guarding of the injured area, and also helping to pull water back into the disc. The studies done by Pneumex have so far been overwhelmingly positive. The table therapy has been shown to INCREASE bone density, disc space and hydration, BMR, and leg extension and biceps curl strength. It has also been shown to DECREASE body fat, blood pressure(systolic & diastolic), cortisol, cellulite, and low back pain. In addition to these benefits, the MRI's of 7 of 8 patients in a 30 visit pilot study showed an average increase of 18-38% in hydration levels of the affected intervertebral disc(s). All 8 patients reported they were PAIN FREE at the end of the study(all had been long term chronic). All 3 of the patients who volunteered for the post MRI showed a 100% reduction in disc bulge and a significant increase in hydration.
Our nutritional protocols consist of essential fatty acids(EFAs) for rehydration, inflammation, and neurological activity; ligament support; and sulfur donators to support the healing of joints and connective tissues.
We offer treatment with the FDA approved BioMedLaser, which is a 'cold/soft' laser. The laser can help with a myriad of conditions. The mechanisms in which the laser helps are: Reducing Acute Inflammation; Pain Amelioration; and Healing. One of the truly unique characteristics of laser therapy is that it has the ability to actually promote and enhance healing, not just treat symptoms. As pain is diminshed and inflammation is reduced, the body's natural ability to repair and heal itself will be evidenced.
Since the vibration relaxes muscles that support your low back,(gluts, hamstrings, psoas etc.) stretches are done after the treatment to resore these muscles before standing and walking. Take home exercises and stretches may also be given. We will customize these to fit your particular condition.
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