Whether it’s back or neck pain you have had for years, or sudden pain you developed last week, Virginia Pain & Wellness will get to the root of your pain with our revolutionary NON-SURGICAL Disc Rehydration Program.
How does the Disc Rehydration Program work?
Disc Rehydration Program: standing position
The Disc Rehydration Program at the Virginia Pain & Wellness Center utilizes spinal decompression in ALL THREE BODY POSITIONS – standing, sitting and lying down, unlike like other decompression therapies such as the DRX9000 which performs decompression in only one body position. The Disc Rehydration Program provides non-surgical relief of neck and back pain and aims to relieve pressure off of the disc and heal the disc while receiving therapy in the positions your body spends most of your day in – standing, sitting and lying down.
This restorative and pain management treatment program for neck and back pain is the most effective, NON-SURGICAL solution to back and neck pain. The Disc Rehydration Program utilizes a one-of-a-kind combination of spinal decompression and UN-WEIGHTED traction to help rehydrate and take pressure off of the disc complex. The Disc Rehydration Program allows for natural, non-surgical healing of the intervertebral disc complex in all THREE body positions: standing, seated and supine (lying down). In addition, the core supporting muscles are strengthened through our physical rehab and chiropractic protocol and existing muscle tension is relieved through massage therapy. This one of a kind back and neck pain therapy allows for maximal therapeutic relief of back and neck pain.
The Disc Rehydration program treats the following conditions and symptoms:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Degenerative Disc
- Herniated (Bulging) Disc
- Muscle Weakness
- Hip or Knee Pain
- Arm Pain
- Numbness & Tingling
Here are some staggering back pain statistics: It is reported that nearly 80 percent of the adults in the US suffer from back pain at some point in there life. In 2009, 1.65 BILLION dollars was spent on back surgeries alone, with lumbar fusion surgery accounting for most 20 percent incidence of a second surgery due to the failure of the first surgery.
The Genesis of Back Pain:
The spine consists of 24 vertebrae: 7 cervical (C1-C7) in the neck, 12 thoracic (T1-T12) in the mid back and 5 lumbar (L1-L5) in the low back. The size of each verterbrae varies throughout the spine – the lumbar (low back) vertebrae are a lot larger than the vertebrae in the cervical area (neck) because our mid section accounts for a lot more weight, therefore the structures have to be larger accordingly. The vertebrae protects the spinal cord which is a bundle of nerve tissues. In between each of the vertebrae (expect at C1-C2), is the inverterbral disc (IVD). The disc acts like a shock absorber for spine. If you were to look directly at the disc, you would see that it looks like a jelly donut – a jelly fluid-like center surrounded by a harder fibrous outer layer. Now, as part of the natural aging process, our bodies will start lose water and dehydrate over time. One of the areas that can start to lose water and dehydrate is in the center of the disc where the jelly fluid-like center is. As the center of the disc starts to dehyrdate, this is usually the beginning process of disc degeneration. Also, as the disc dehydrates and starts to degenerate, it can start to push out against the outer fibrous layer of the disc and this when we can start to see a disc bulge or disc herniation or disc protrusion (depending on the severity). Since we already know that the disc is eventually going to become dehydrated as part of the natural aging process, the ‘trick’ is to avoid doing things in our lifetime to help accelerate the degeneration. An accelerant for example, is poor posture or repetitive stress or muscle imbalance and tension. Uneven wear and tear on your spine, will translate into uneven wear and tear on your intervertbral disc, which will accelerate the degeneration of the disc and lead to back pain.