Disc Ease Therapy

Seven years ago, our doctors were introduced to Disc Ease Therapy. They have been extensively trained and certified and have recently purchased a Disc Ease Therapy unit. According to area’s premier physical medicine center, Renew Health, Disc Ease Therapy tar- gets 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, unherniating the disc. Disc Ease Therapy rehydrates the disc.

Disc Ease Therapy rehydrates the disc

When describing the treatment of a degenerative disc, using the Disc Ease Therapy, our physical medicine centers use a sponge as an analogy for the decompression process. “A degenerative disc is like a dry sponge—it should be like a wet sponge. So by creating this pump-like action through the Disc Ease Therapy, we can rehydrate the disc with nutrients and restore it to its optimal function.” Research began on spinal decompression more than a decade ago. A team of top biomedical engineers and physicians investigated the phenomena. The Disc Ease Therapy uses the technology that came out of their research.

Surgery can be very risky and extremely expensive

Traditionally, surgery, pain medications and physical therapy have been the primary treatments employed by doctors to address most problems involving the spine. The compli- cations from back surgery can be severe and may result in permanent debilitating conditions. Surgery can be very risky and extremely expensive. Pain medications can make it difficult for a person to carry-on with normal day-to-day activities and still does nothing to correct the underlying cause of the condition.

Physical dependency on those drugs is also another very real concern. While physical therapy can sometimes offer temporary relief for the symptoms, most patients observe that the actual benefits were marginal at best and in most cases, allowed their condition to worsen thereby making real correction more difficult. Another common treatment is steroidal injections. While this can also provide temporary relief, it is expensive and can also allow your condition to worsen as it only masks the pain.

Disc Ease Therapy has proven to be a successful treatment for low back pain due to disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, arthritis, and posterior facet syndrome. This procedure has also provided a non-surgical option for a larger portion of the geriatric population suffering from degenerative disc disease when surgery is contraindicated.

Recent research revealed Disc Ease Therapy treatments for low back pain to be very suc- cessful. Dr. Ouellette states, “ Disc Ease Therapy is advantageous for patients simply because it’s another avenue for them to seek care for clinical conditions.” He continues, “It gives us another way to maximize the actual treatment procedure that we perform in our office.”

New patient protocol at our physical medicine centers includes a complimentary consultation to determine candidacy for rejuvenation therapy. Following the consultation, patients undergo a neurological, orthopedic and spinal biomechanical exam. A biomechanical x-ray will be taken to demonstrate force differentials involved in the underlying cause to most back and spinal conditions.

Often times, patients find the Disc Ease Therapy so comfortable they fall asleep. The comfort level is due in part to the fact that the Disc Ease Therapy can target a specific disc level and exclude inhibitory muscle fiber action. Unlike traction tables, the increase and decrease of the decompression follows a logarithmic curve, which inhibits the first of muscle spasms, allowing the decompression to occur. Spinal decompression therapy achieves its ef- fects through decompression of the intervertebral discs and facet joints.

“The Disc Ease Therapy system has treated well over 7,000 patients. The majority of pa- tients that successfully complete the treatment regimen stay pain free,” explains Dr. Ouellette. “Those patients who usually suffer recurrent low back pain have experienced a new trauma or a repetitive motion injury due to their job or activity.” Dr. Ouellette states, “We offer some of the most advanced non-surgical treatments and stay up-to-date on the latest spine research.”

Professional athletes have become big fans of this treatment. It was, for example, instru- mental in the amazing return of Mario Lemieux to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League after a 2 year retirement forced by lower back problems.

The area’s premier physical medicine center, Renew Health, is dedicated to helping you overcome and correct the underlying cause to your conditions. We have been helping our community by staying on the cutting edge of science, techniques and technology.

Disc Ease Therapy is just another example of our commitment to you! Call us today!

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