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CLINICAL STUDIES DOCUMENTING
EFFECTIVENESS OF SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved 'good' (50-89%
improvement) to 'excellent' (90-100% improvement) results with decompression.
Sciatica and back pain were relieved." "Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75%
obtained 'good' to 'excellent' results with decompression."
Shealy, Norman MD;
Borgmeyer, Vera RN MA. Emerging Technologies: Preliminary Findings:
Decompression, Reduction, and stabilization of the lumbar spine: A
cost-effective treatment for lumbosacral pain. American Journal of Pain
Management. 1997; 7(2).
of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to
90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some
rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn
annulus repair is seen in all."
Eyerman, Edward MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to
herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to
the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.
showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported
immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days
post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the
219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after
Gionis, Thomas MD;
Groteke, Eric DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic
Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).
"All but two
of the patients in the study improved at least 30% or more in the first three
weeks." "Utilizing the outcome measures, this form of decompression reduces
symptoms and improves activities of daily living."
Bruce Gundersen, DC;
Michael Henrie, MS II, Josh Christensen, DC. A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Using
Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered
by a Computerized Traction Device. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists Quarterly
Journal of ACO, June 2004
Complete documentation of these and other spinal decompression studies are here:
Yochum Case Study