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  • Study on Effects of Axial Linear Traction and Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®)


    2008 IRB Approved MRI Study of the Effects of Axial Linear Traction and Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump® on Cervical Curve, Disc Protrusions and Disc Height.

    Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Abstract:

    Thirty-six (36) individuals with complaints of cervical pain were evaluated with MRI’s at rest, as well as during the application of Axial Linear Traction and Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®).  Both devices significantly decreased the magnitude and instance of anterior subarachnoid protrusions: EED® in 86% of subjects, Linear Traction in 71%.  Ranges of motion were improved by both devices with the greater improvement generally being attributed to the device applied last.

    EED® expanded disc height on average over twice as much as Linear Traction. While both EED® and Linear Traction increased the posterior disc height an average of 19%, Linear Traction frequently compressed the anterior and center of the disc in relation to the neutral (no device applied) scan.  In contrast, EED® expanded the entire disc including the central and anterior regions in a balanced ratio that seems to mirror the natural wedged shape found in normal cervical discs.

    Key Words:  Axial Linear Traction (ALT); Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®); disc bulges

    Key Points:

    - Disc height increased more with EED®

    - Range of motion improved with EED® and ALT

    - EED® optimizes natural cervical curve

    Click this link to read the entire IRB Approved MRI Study of the Effects of Axial Linear Traction and Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump® on Cervical Curve, Disc Protrusions and Disc Height.

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve, & Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed, Damaged Discs. To view our back pain products click here and to view our neck pain products click here.

    Visit our website at www.posturepump.com.

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  • What is Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) and how does it relieve neck & back pain?

    Neck & back pain is a very common problem among the US population, and has traditionally been treated with the use of drugs. However, there are now therapeutic options like the Posture Pump® Disc Hydrator®, which uses Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) to ease painful stiffness of the neck and back. But what is Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression, and how does it alleviate neck and back pain?

    Short term neck and back pain very often resolves on its own. However, chronic pain due to conditions such as sciatica, sciata, disc degeneration, compressed discs and herniated discs, usually require intervention. In these cases, Posture Pump® products provide a unique form of decompression therapy known as EED® for relief of neck & back pain.

    What is Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®))?

    EED® was invented and patented by Posture Pump®.  Under EED®, high level joint separation is achieved by expansion of elliptical shaped air cells into the curves of the spine (neck & back).  As EED® occurs, bulging disc material is drawn toward the nucleus pulposus and away from the spinal cord and nerves.  This unique action aligns joints in a curved shape while increasing disc height in a ratio corresponding to the disc’s natural wedged shape. Expansion and contraction of these air cells create alternating hydration and milking of the discs.  Longer expansion periods are employed for posture restoration. It is no longer necessary to forcefully pry the head from the body, pull the posterior joints apart and remove the vital curves of the neck and back.  These spinal curves are essential.

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    Most healthcare professionals are choosing to treat patients with neck & back pain using EED® via Posture Pump®, because it does not forcefully remove the vital natural curves of the spine. This is not the case with conventional linear traction treatment, which tends to remove the essential spinal curves.  In an IRB approved MRI study conducted by Dr. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon, researcher and author, he found that Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator® improved the cervical curve in 72% of subjects whereas the commonly used form of linear traction device had only an 8% cervical curve improvement.  In fact, linear traction actually compromised the cervical curve in 83% of subjects.  Dr. Shealy also found that Posture Pump® increased the average disc height twice as much than with the linear traction device.  You can view this and other research studies here.

    If you would like to know more about how Posture Pump® products work check out their back pain products or neck pain products.

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve, & Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed, Damaged Discs. To view our back pain products click here and to view our neck pain products click here.

    Visit our website at www.posturepump.com.

     

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  • Loss of Neck Curve: The Source of Neck and Back Pain

    Wondering what the source of your mysterious neck and back pain might be?  It turns out that the curve in your neck might be causing those aches and pains – or rather, the loss of a healthy neck curve.The loss of a cervical curve – also known as cervical kyphosis – is a condition that’s caused by bad posture. Everyone should have a curve in their neck, as it helps keep the body balanced.  What’s more, this small curve helps the head stay balanced on top of the spine, thus preventing it from falling forward.  When a person slouches or juts their head too far forward, the curve is diminished. This can cause significant strain and pain for the neck muscles. In some severe causes, this can even cause paralysis.

    "Posture Pump Disc Hydrator During Medical Traction"

    When bad posture is maintained for too long, this leads to the development of cervical kyphosis. This condition describes the process that occurs when the neck curve begins to straighten. In some causes, the neck curve can actually reverse, causing significant spinal issues.

    How do you know if you have cervical kyphosis?  Take a look at the following symptoms:

    - Chronic neck pain

    - Headaches

    - Reduced range of motion in the neck

    - Weakness in the arms and legs

    - Loss of grip strength

    - Difficulty walking

    - Difficulty with bladder and bowels

    - From the side, your ear canal does not line up with your shoulder

    In extreme cases, paralysis from the neck down can occur. If you suspect you have cervical kyphosis, it’s important to make an appointment with a chiropractor. During this appointment, your chiropractor can take X-rays, go through a physical examination, and perform other tests to determine your diagnosis and, if necessary, your treatment options.

    That’s precisely where the Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® comes into play! Posture Pump® shapes and restores the cervical curve, which is vital to maintaining good posture. Posture Pump® is an online retailer that specializes in neck and back-related pain products.  Posture Pump® products are designed to decompress, shape, and lubricate the spine, which can help alleviate the symptoms caused by neck and back conditions. Posture Pump® shapes and restores the cervical curve, restores ranges of motion, and gets to the cause of neck and back pain stiffness fast!

    Posture Pump® Relieves Painful Neck and Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue, Shapes & Restores the Proper Neck Curve, & Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed, Damaged Discs. To view our back pain products click here and to view our neck pain products click here.

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