|The Philadelphia Disc Institute utilizes The NSD Method™ of care; a comprehensive program for the treatment of severe lumbar and cervical disc / spine disorders utilizing Axial Spinal Decompression Therapy with neurosurgeon developed and fully researched IDD Therapy Oscillation Plus protocols, combined with SRT™ Methods, nutritional protocols, and customized exercise / stretching protocols all designed to help patients suffering from the following disc and spine disorders:
Cervical or Lumbar Herniated Disc (Extrusion, Protrusion), Bulging Disc (Prolapse), Degenerative Disc, Sciatic Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Failed Back Surgery, Facet Syndrome, Numbness and Tingling in the Legs, Unresolved Cervical and Low Back Pain, Chronic and Complex Conditions.
Our first step is to find out if a candidate for care has an appropriate and treatable condition. If we do not feel we can accept someone for treatment, other options of care will be recommended.
Herniated, bulging, degenerated disc treatment options we offer at our Philadelphia clinic:
NSD Method™ - Specialized lumbar and cervical disc treatment protocol, utilizing axial-spinal decompression with neurosurgeon developed and researched IDD Therapy Oscillation Plus Protocols.
- Spinal Care - Treating and correcting spinal conditions (misalignments, improper motion of the spine) with ProAdjuster Technology, and muscle / core strength imbalance via SRT™ (Spinal Rejuvenation Therapy).
- Chronic & Complex Conditions - Specialized treatment designed to deal with complex conditions and failed back surgery cases.
- Pain Management - Determining individual characteristics which differentiate an individual's pain and treating the according factors.
- Enzyme Therapy - Treating the human body through enzyme replacement allows the system to function properly.
- Weight Loss - Taking the body to its natural weight by increasing metabolism and turning your body into an efficient machine.
|The NSD Method™ of care utilizes several components which allow a damaged disc(s) to heal. Our trademarked, patented tables which utilize IDD Therapy® will be discussed in this section, and the other components to the NSD Method™ will be discussed in Question #4.
IDD Therapy® – Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy – was neurosurgeon developed, is researched, patented and trademarked, and involves a computerized axial decompression table that has received a 510K and FDA clearance. These devices with Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy typically cost $50,000 to $150,000 and are designed to provide targeted, static, intermittent, and cycling distraction forces to relieve pressure on the disc and other structures that are causing pain by decompressing the area(s) of involvement.
Axial decompression requires special setup of a patient by a doctor-trained therapist and from twenty to thirty minutes of supervised treatment time.
Unlike standard motorized traction or inversion therapy, IDD Therapy® gently lengthens and decompresses the damaged disc(s) following a computerized algorithm which can create negative pressures inside the disc. This reversal of pressure creates a "vacuum" inside the disc and helps restore the "Pump Mechanism" of the disc, which can also reposition bulging and herniated discs and pulls the disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves. Nutrients, oxygen, water, and fluids are drawn into the disc to create a revitalized environment conducive to healing.
Common ordinary traction cannot do this. This is the main difference between ordinary traction and IDD Therapy®. It has been demonstrated that only vertebral axial true-decompression can decompress intervertebral disc pressure to -100 to -160 mm Hg of pressure.
This is accomplished because the axial decompression table with IDD Therapy® can apply substantial distraction forces of up to 150 pounds via a computerized algorithm which overcomes the neuromuscular proprioceptive guarding (muscle resistance) experienced when substantial forces are applied to the spine with normal traction forces.
This is painless, very comfortable and many fall asleep during their decompression session.