Ergo-Flex’s Back on Trac Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression is a way of treating more complicated and chronic lower back pain. The spine has soft, spongy discs between the bones. These discs absorb a lot of stress and can tear. Unlike other tissues in the body, discs do not have blood supplies and they have a harder time healing once injured. Tissues require fluid and nutrients in order to heal. Damaged discs have a hard time absorbing fluid and nutrients and result in a condition called ‘degenerative disc disease’- a leading cause of back surgery. Spinal Decompression utilizes a form of traction to gently stretch the disc and tissues of the spine. This helps to restore a pressure change in the disc that allows fluid and nutrients to move back into the disc and help the disc heal.
Most patients experiencing disc pain will feel it when pressure on a disc increases, such as with bending, twisting or sitting. However, discs that have been bad for a long time may lead to pain when laying in bed or when twisting to get out of bed. Often people may experience ‘pinched nerves’ or ‘sciatica’ as a result of a damaged disc. This may result in pain that goes into the buttock, hip, leg, calf or foot. Other symptoms may include tingling, numbness, tightness or weakness in the buttock, leg or foot. Most people with disc problems have had a history of at least one event that resulted in sharp back pain and/or spasms in the lower back. Just one episode like that is all it takes to result in a bad disc. Over time, nerve endings grow through the damaged disc and pain becomes more frequent.
Spinal decompression is a natural, non-invasive health care alternative which compliments tradition conservative treatment options. It is not only used to relieve and resolve pain but it has also helped people avoid surgery altogether.
The added benefit of the state of the art Ergo Flex Back on Trac system is that it has heat and vibration therapy embedded into the machine to give more relaxation and effectiveness. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck. Also, it is the only Spinal Decompression system on the market that has both Axial Distraction and Bilateral Lateral Flexion. The importance of lateral flexion or side to side movements is the ability to stretch deep spinal muscles along with further opening up compressed nerve roots causing pinched nerves.
Unlike yesterday’s treatment solutions, Back on Trac offers therapy without all those cumbersome restraints and belts that patients hate. Patients start out seated and are gently leaned back with benefits of vibration and heat which puts patients in a relaxed state of mind and body. There are 21 fully automated protocols which allow us to tailor your treatment to your exact spinal condition in order to give you the best treatment results possible.
Common Conditions Which Can Benefit From the Back on Trac system:
- Low back pain
- Facet syndrome
- Herniated disc/Bulging Disc
- Lumbar Sprain Strain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spondylolisthesis Anterior and Posterior
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Stenosis