DynaPro™ Spinal Health System
In a healthy spine, the vertebrae that protect the spinal cord are separated by discs made of sponge-like tissue which absorb the shock of movement by the spine. Back and neck pain may be caused by several problems with the discs including:
Degenerative Disc Disease
The disc material itself loses volume and becomes thin, causing the bones of the vertebrae to rub against each other and the nerves exiting the spinal column to become pinched.
The disc material actually bulges out from the nucleus and may even rupture, putting pressure on the nerves that extend from the spinal cord. In some cases, this results in radicular nerve pain, more commonly known as Sciatica.
Benefits of Decompression
The goal of targeted decompression is to apply steady, gentle distraction of the affected vertebrae, increasing the space between them. This produces several benefits:
- It takes pressure off of the discs, bone structures, and nerves in the area. This increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the discs and promotes healing.
- With increased space, a bulging disc may flow back into the space between the vertebrae where it belongs.
- Misaligned joints may see an improvement in alignments, giving them greater mobility.
- There is now increased space for spinal nerves to flow from the spine to other parts of the body.
Cleared by the FDA
The DynaPro Spinal Health System has been cleared by the FDA to relieve pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica.