PAIN FACTS

No matter what type of pain you may be experiencing -- headache, neck pain, back pain, limb pain, etc. -- there is a good chance that it is related to an injury or irritation of the spinal discs and nerves. Pain and discomfort caused by injured or irritated spinal discs and nerves can be displaced to other areas of the body that are controlled by or connected to the damaged area. For example, if you have a pinched nerve it could cause pain in your arm or numbness and tingling in your hands. Pain caused by spinal problems does not remain isolated to the spinal area -- it radiates from the injury site to affect other parts of the body.

What is a Spinal Disc?
A spinal disc is a spacer which separates the vertebrae. The disc provides clearance between the vertebrae and the delicate spinal nerves and also allows movement of the spinal column. The early signs of a disc going bad are stiffness and restricted movement. Just as a tire is inflated with air, a spinal disc is filled with fluid. If the disc is overworked or injured, it will dehydrate or lose fluids similar to a tire losing air and going flat. As a tire goes flat, the sidewall of the tire bulges outward. As the disc dehydrates, the sidewall of the disc bulges outward - this is called a bulging disc. A dehydrated disc can cause the vertebrae to come closer together compressing the delicate spinal nerves and causing pain. Bulging or herniated disks can compress the nerve causing pain. Neurotoxins from the injured spinal disk can also cause pain.

Upon compression of the spinal nerve, three things can occur
individually or together:

1. Pain where the nerve is compressed.
2. Pain will begin radiating along the path of the compressed nerve such as across the shoulders and into the arms, or down the buttocks and hips into the legs. Pain can even radiate from the neck into the back of the head or across the forehead resulting in terrible headaches.
3. Whatever the compressed nerve is controlling will begin to malfunction. Numbness and tingling in the hands or feet or loss of strength in the arms or legs are examples. Left untreated, this can lead to a lifetime of suffering and even paralysis.

Spine
A dehydrated disc allows the two vertebrae to
come together and compress the delicate spinal
nerves. Compressed spinal nerves cause pain.

Thanks to ITM and the Technically Advanced Vivatek Treatment System there is a painless, safe and effective treatment -- Non-invasive Disc Rehabilitation (N.D.R.). By putting air back into the tire, the tire resumes its normal shape and size and the sidewall no longer bulges outward. This is basically how N.D.R. works. The fluids are brought back into the disc and the disc regains its normal shape and size-without surgery and without drugs.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Does A Disc Lose Fluid?
A disc will normally lose a small amount of fluid during the day when we are awake, active and working. At night when we are resting, the disc absorbs fluids and the amount lost during the day is replenished. This is called the intradiscal fluid exchange. If the disc is injured or overworked, it will lose more fluid than it can naturally reabsorb. This is called a negative intradiscal fluid exchange. When a disc loses too much fluid, it becomes dehydrated. The disc can also bulge outward, herniate and become diseased. By putting air in a tire, the tire resumes its normal size and shape. By bringing fluids back into a spinal disc, the disc returns to its normal size, shape and flexibility.

How Are Discs Injured?

Overwork
Lifting heavy objects or lifting light objects many times over a period of time (repetitive trauma injuries). Good examples are: Assembly line work, supermarket food checkers and retail clerks; Computer work - sitting in front of a computer hour after hour, day in and day out; Standing for long periods of time such as teaching school; Lifting, bending or twisting; Any occupation that requires repetitious activities.

Injury
Automobile accidents - both minor and major. Small accidents that do not activate the automobile "crumple zone" are as dangerous as major accidents according to Department of Transportation statistics. Injury to a disc can cause immediate pain or show up weeks or months after an accident. Disc injury from auto accidents, if left untreated, lay the groundwork for a lifetime of misery and suffering.

In Any Accident
Large or small, make the intelligent choice - let one of our highly trained and skilled doctors check it out. Many of our treatment centers offer courtesy consultations, so why not call us today?! We will put you in touch with the Authorized ITM Treatment Center nearest you: (877) 848-2835.

Non-injury Spinal Disorders

Scoliosis - Scoliosis is a sideward curvature of the spine. Some scoliotic conditions are caused by genetic defects, faulty prenatal development and disease. However, 80% of scoliosis cases arise during infancy and childhood from no apparent cause and afflict about 10% of all children. Scoliosis is a progressive disease known to cause back pain, back deformities, and many other problems. In severe cases, the resulting spinal deformities can interfere with the action of the breathing muscles and result in heart failure. If you have children, they should be checked yearly for early signs of scoliosis. With early detection, progression of the disease can be stopped and usually reversed with proper treatment. Most Authorized ITM Treatment Centers offer courtesy consultations and evaluations to children (and adults as well) in the age group most susceptible to scoliosis. If you or your child is affected by scoliosis, ITM can help.

Aging - As we age our circulation decreases, especially around the spine. This leads to degenerative disc disease, herniated and bulging discs, sciatica, lumbago and "Achy Old Back" syndrome. The Vivatek, with its patented Non-invasive Disc Rehabilitation turn an Achy Old Back into a "Happy Back".

Degenerative Disc Disease - Degenerative Disc Disease is known as the silent tormentor. It can go on undetected for years and then begins to rob its victim of the joy of life and their ability to work and stay active. Degenerative Disc disease can strike gradually or suddenly with the vengeance of agonizing, crippling pain. Early warning signs are morning stiffness and tinges of pain in the back or neck that temporarily go away with medication but return with increasing frequency and severity. Hands or feet falling asleep are a sure indicator. Test yourself by rotating the head or trunk. Is the rotation equal from side to side? Does the rotation cause any clicks, pops or crunchy noise? If the answer is yes to any of the above there is a high probability of Degenerative Disc Disease. Vivatek is the answer for this agonizing, potentially crippling disorder.

Prevention - Vivatek can also prevent many spinal related disorders. If you are in good health today and want to stay that way, Vivatek provides excellent preventative care. An occasional Non-invasive Vivatek treatment will keep the pharmacist and surgeon away.

The Vivatek Treatment System with its Non-invasive Disc Rehabilitation can effectively treat and improve or eliminate these disorders.

Vivatek is the Technology of Life -- pain-free, abundant life.

 

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