Frequently Asked Question in Columbia MO

Chronic Pain Columbia MO Frequently Asked Question

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions we get at Lordex Spine Center Of Columbia in Columbia MO. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Lordex Spine Center Of Columbia a call at (573) 443-0551 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What does Decompression do (LDT)?

LDT (Lumbar Decompression Therapy) is a closed reduction decompression procedure designed to unload the micro components that produce pressure on sensitive nerve fibers. This gentle, safe and effective process focuses on specific lesions, discs, or vertebrae diagnosed as the source of pain.

What is SRT?

SRT or Strength Restoration Therapy is a closed stabilization process achieved through increased Para spinal muscle strengthening. Because Herniated discs are generally thought to be a result of mechanical instability and disuse atrophy, SRT is an important component to restore muscle spinal support.

Is this program for everyone?

Low back pain caused by fractures, tumors, infection, or metabolic disease processes are not candidates for the program. Your doctor determines your course of treatment and whether you are a candidate. While some people have conditions that exceed the limits of any procedure available, manufacturer’s literature suggest that 90-92% of patients with herniated intervertable disc, degenerative joint disease, sciatic, facet syndrome and bulging disc completing the program reported good to excellent outcomes.

How is Lordex different from Surgery?

Surgery of the spine if serious, yet sometimes unavoidable. Fortunately less than 1% of all low back pain sufferers are surgical candidates. But just because you don’t need surgery doesn’t mean you don’t need treatment. Lordex is the logical choice. Lordex provides successful long-term relief from pain, but from the standpoint of a non-operative closed procedure. Surgery is open reduction decompression. Lordex is closed reduction decompression. Surgery is open fusion for stabilization. Lordex is closed stabilization through increased Para spinal muscle strengthening.

What is the typical cost for undergoing the procedure?

Flexible plans and low rate financing make LDT/SRT affordable and accessible to virtually everyone. With the reasonable cost and worries eliminated, patients can focus on feeling better and recovery taking as little or as long as they like to pay. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate and review your condition and cost.


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Lordex Spine Center Of Columbia

3400 Buttonwood Dr Ste C
Columbia, MO 65201
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