3920 North Union Boulevard, Suite 160 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

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Services by Optima

In addition to MedX spinal rehabilitation, our clinic provides physical therapy evaluations and treatment of extremity dysfunction including acute, chronic, and post-surgical conditions.

Our MedX program is specifically designed for spine pain syndromes. Our area of expertise is treatment of neck and back disorders. We are able to isolate and test joint systems to find range of motion, strength, and endurance deficiencies. Our MedX program often succeeds even when other conservative physical therapy programs have failed. Other interventions including manual therapy techniques, Kinesiotaping, orthopedic bracing, progressive resistance exercises, functional training and therapeutic modalities are incorporated into our complete program. We also offer chiropractic services, acupuncture and massage therapy on site.

What We Treat

Auto Collisions
Work-Related Injuries
Sports Injuries
Personal Injuries
Chronic or Delayed Recovery
General Pain Syndromes

Lumbar Disc Decompression

Lumbar Disc Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive, effective treatment for chronic and acute low back pain sufferers. Clinical studies show that up to 86% of low back pain sufferers gained relief in as little as six to eight weeks. Pre- and post-treatment MRIs have shown a 50% reduction in the size and extent of herniation after four weeks of treatments.

A thorough evaluation is performed on every patient to determine if the patient is a potential candidate for treatment. Lumbar Disc Decompression Therapy has been indicated for the following conditions:

  • • Acute Lumbosacral Strain/Sprain
  • • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • • Disc Herniation/Bulge
  • • Disc Rupture Extrusion
  • • Facet Syndrome
  • • Failed Low Back Surgery
  • • Intervertebral Foramina (IVF)
  • • Osteoarthritis
  • • Sciatica
  • • Spinal Stenosis

Why Decompression Works
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain is a result of the application of negative pressure to reverse high intra-disc pressure. The pain is relieved by moving areas of herniated disc back into place by the creation of negative pressure to draw disc material back into the disc space and relieve pressure. Decompression allows for strengthening of the outer ligament bands that hold the disc material in place and which become weak and stretched during the bulging effect.

The Difference Between Decompression and Traction
Traction disperses the energy of weights between the majority of spinal segments thus reducing the actual amount of pull necessary to create negative pressure. Lumbar decompression isolates L1 through L5 by its unique air bladder and angle of distraction. Simple traction does not create high negative interdiscal pressure. Lumbar decompression focuses on overcoming intrinsic muscle responses of the spine by relaxing the patient.