Frequently Asked Questions
Decompression Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: “What is the Lordex Spinal Therapy program?”
Answer: Lordex is an effective spinal rehabilitation program for conditions of the lumbar spine (low back) and cervical spine (neck), focusing on chronic and severe cases. The program consists of FDA cleared non-surgical spinal decompression therapy aimed at decreasing inter-discal pressure (pressure inside the disc) to draw the herniated or bulging material back into its original position. This ultimately removes pressure of the exiting spinal nerves and eliminated pain. Ancillary care is available in the form of spinal support braces, nutrition, home care, orthotics, tens units and will be prescribed on an “as needed” basis.
Question: “What kind of conditions does the Lordex program treat?”
Answer: Disc problems of many varieties such as bulging discs, herniated discs (including protrusion and extrusions) and degenerated discs of the lumbar spine (low back) and cervical spine (neck). Sciatica and stenosis are symptoms of the other conditions and most always resolve with treatment. Spondylolisthesis (forward slipping of a vertebra on another up to grade I) also respond to
Question: “What are my chances for success?”
Answer: Very high actually, Lordex Spinal Institute Clinics only accept patients we truly feel we can help. We offer a two day trial period at the beginning over every starting decompression program to make sure our patients are responding well. If, for any reason (structural, post surgical, etc.) our patients don’t respond, we will make the appropriate referral.
Question: “What is the cost for the decompression therapy?”
Answer: Good news! The cost is reasonable and we provide every qualified patient the opportunity to receive decompression therapy by eliminating the worry of finances by offering flexible payment plans. During your consultation, the doctor will determine if you are a candidate, and fully explain to you how much it will cost before any charges are posted. If it is felt that you are not a candidate for care, the doctor will tell you and there will be no charge. Our consultations are always complimentary.
Question: “Does insurance cover the cost?”
Answer: Different types of insurance cover different costs associated with the therapy. We are happy to verify your benefits when you come into our office and give you an idea of what you will need to pay out of pocket before any services are performed.
Question: “If I don’t have insurance, are payment plans available?”
Answer: Absolutely! We can provide several flexible payment plans to accommodate most peoples needs. But more importantly, we are pleased to offer CareCredit and a non FICA score driven financing program for those who have had credit challenges in the past. Providing exceptional treatment is our primary objective, financial arrangements are secondary.
Question: “How long does the treatment take?”
Answer: Each session requires 45 minutes on average. The average length of time a person is under therapy ranges from 4-6 weeks.
Question: “How often do I need treatment?”
Answer: In most cases, it is recommended that you receive therapy on a daily basis: 2-4 days per week for the first 4 weeks then tapering off as we near the end of the care plan.
Question: “Does the treatment offer a permanent relief?”
Answer: Our approach is to go bring you long lasting relief so you do not have to return. In some severe cases, we may recommend periodic follow up maintenance.
Question: “Can I continue to work while I’m under therapy?”
Answer: Many patients are able to maintain a work schedule. If you undergo a physically stressful activities, we may prescribe a brace or limit your work activities in the beginning of your care program.
Question: “What kinds of conditions are not treatable or contraindicated?”
Answer: Osteomalacia (severe osteporosis), myelitis, anklyosing spondylitis, fractures, and unstable spondylolisthesis with pars defects, some post surgical conditions where metal implants (rods, cages and screws) have been used, cancer or tumors.
Question: “I have had surgery on my low back, can I still be treated?”
Answer: Yes, in most cases, as long as metal implants haven’t been used and even some of these cases may be approved.