Mayo Clinic & Spinal Decompression Success

The following is a hallmark spinal decompression study conducted by John Leslie, MD, and published by the Mayo Clinic.

This is a prospective, multicenter, phase II, non-randomized clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of non-surgical spinal decompression for active treatment of chronic lower back pain utilizing a standardized clinical research multimodal protocol.

This study shows the effectiveness of 20 non-surgical spinal decompression treatments over the course of a six-week treatment protocol. The assessments of pain, analgesic, use, functionality, satisfaction, activities of daily living, and safety were collected through examinations, questionnaires, and patient diaries. The initial study started out with 20 patients who had been suffering from chronic lower back pain or had a diagnosis of a herniated disc, bulging or protruding disc, degenerative disc, or pain from failed back surgery more than six months ago, post ear for sat syndrome or sciatica.

88.9% of patients reported improved back pain and better function as measured by activities of daily living. On a scale of 0 to 10, patients rated the process of nonsurgical spinal decompression as an 8.1. 10 points are very satisfied, and zero points are not satisfied. No patients in this current study required epidural injections or surgical intervention.

Conclusions from the Mayo Clinic Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Oswestry disability scores improve from 23.7 to only 5.5 at the end of the treatment protocol.

Adjunctive pain medication consumption decreased by non-surgical spinal decompression.

No significant adverse events or safety issues resulted from non-surgical spinal decompression.

The non-surgical spinal decompression shows great promise in treating chronic low-back pain arising from multiple causes.

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