Variable GeometryTM spinal decompression
What does spinal decompression treat?
Spinal decompression treats various problems of the spine, including:
- herniated disc;
- chronic back pain;
- lumbar sprain;
- cervical pain;
- joint pain;
- chronic headaches or migraines.
Why Variable GeometryTM spinal decompression rather than another type of decompression?
This unique type of decompression places the spine in the optimal position for treatment, which is why this treatment is preferred by a growing number of health professionals in the United States. Now offered at Dr. Robidoux Chiropractor’s clinic, joint decompression has numerous significant advantages.
Up to this point, only linear decompression has been used by Quebec health professionals. The advent of Variable GeometryTM decompression, based on range of motion, is an unprecedented innovation. Why? Because, unlike linear traction, in which the patient is subjected to decompression while in a straight, neutral position that cannot be varied or modified and that limits action, joint decompression allows the patient to adopt a position that is best suited to his condition. The treatment is therefore adapted to the patient’s condition (multidirectional, with no limitations).
Why is Variable GeometryTMjoint decompression a breakthrough in the treatment of back pain?
MRI* studies have shown that decompression can increase the space between the vertebrae and improve disc hydration. One of the main causes of spinal problems is a decrease in the height between vertebrae. With Variable GeometryTM decompression, it is possible to increase this space gently and treat the problem without surgery.
*Références: Edward L. Eyerman, M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, MRI Evidence of Nonsurgical, Mechanical Reduction, Rehydration and Repair of the Herniated Lumbar Disc. 1998. Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, and Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC, Spinal Decompression, Orthopedic Technology Review, Vol. 5-6, Nov.-Dec. 2003. C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA. Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7, No.2, April 1997.2 April 1997;