spinal decompression


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spi·nal de·com·pres·sion

the removal of pressure on the spinal cord as created by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, herniated nucleus pulposus, abscess, or bone.

spi·nal de·com·pres·sion

(spī'năl dē'kŏm-presh'ŭn)
The removal of pressure on the spinal cord as created by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, herniated nucleus pulposus, abscess, or bone.

spinal decompression

An operation to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots emerging from it. The commonest indication is a PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC.
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The increased interest in Integrity's Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression systems is not surprising when you look at the international data regarding low back pain," commented Jim Gibson.
The spinal decompression devices market, by type of procedure, covers discectomy, laminotomy/laminectomy, foraminotomy/foraminectomy, facetectomy, and corpectomy procedures.
Along those lines, he is now using a new chiropractic table with built-in capabilities that allow him to provide spinal decompression therapies for the neck and low back, an effective way of treating disc herniations, sciatica and neuropathy.
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Consequently the patient received initial surgical intervention in the form of spinal decompression with posterior stabilisation, where extra-lesional resection would have been more appropriate.
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Similar to our patient, presentation with a significant neurological deficit or progressive neurological symptoms of cord compression may be an indication to proceed with spinal decompression with excision of the excess fatty tissue.
an American Chiropractic Association spokesperson, suggests asking your chiropractor about spinal decompression therapy, a nonsurgical treatment for disc problems in the neck and lower back.
For progressive neurologic symptoms, a spinal decompression with an excision of the excess fatty tissue is required.