At the BC Back Clinic we’re focused on getting you better as quickly as possible. Each year we invest in the best equipment and technology to ensure a speedy recovery!
Vax-D Spinal Decompression
Do you have nerve pain and/or sciatica from a disc injury? We know how debilitating this can be. If you feel like you have tried other therapies that haven’t worked for you, you may be a good candidate for VAX-D spinal decompression. Many patients have experienced relief from their symptoms so they can go about their daily activities and get back to a better quality of life. Whether it’s lifting your children or getting back on the golf course, we may be able to help you get back to what’s important.
The Vax-D machine works simply by stretching the back to relieve pressure on the lower structures of the spine. These “structures” are known as “cushion discs” and vertebral bones. When these structures are stressed, lower back pain is a common symptom. The treatment involves the patient lying face down on the table with their hands forward. The table then safely separates, stretching the patient’s back and alleviating lower back pain.
This equipment is commonly used for patients who have disc bulges, herniations, or sciatica issues and want to feel better without surgery (or instead of waiting for surgery). Most of our patients choose us because we offer active rehabilitation following spinal decompression – this results in increased strength and flexibility and allows our patients to get back to everyday activities quicker!
We are currently the only operators of the Vax-D in BC.
Med-X Lumbar Extension Machine
Sometimes when patients come to us for help, a large part of their issue comes from a lack of strength and flexibility. What we can offer at BC Back (along with any passive, hands-on treatments you may need) is the ability to address these issues with the assistance of our MED-X machines.
In the later stages of getting better, usually during the active rehabilitation phase, it is very important to strengthen the muscles around your spine for additional support and injury prevention. Our Med-X Lumbar Extension machine provides computer controlled, targeted resistance over either a full or isolated range of motion. This innovative approach allows you to look at computer generated data to track progress and compare your strength to people of the same age and gender. We commonly use the Med-X Lumbar Extension machine during active rehab for many back issues including car accidents, workplace injuries, or long term back pain.
Med-X Rotary Torso Machine
It’s important to understand how much of a role core strength plays in your back pain. Having a strong core is something we strongly believe in and encourage as an extension of any treatment plan. Once your pain is alleviated through passive therapies, a strong core can help prevent those symptoms from returning.
One of the biggest challenges during rehab is isolating the correct muscles to strengthen. The Med-X Rotary Torso machine does an excellent job isolating the obliques and your spinal rotators so that you can correctly and effectively strengthen the muscles that support your lower back, mid back, and neck.
This machine can help by:
- Reduce / stop spine curvature on adolescent scoliosis
- Exercise, strengthen, and stabilize specific muscles
- Reduce probability of getting herniated discs, facet syndrome, or degenerative joint disease
The tech trainer provides a total body workout and can be used for hundreds of exercises valuable to both rehabilitation and targeted sports training. It also provides accurate analysis of sport-specific training, allowing us to assess areas of strength and areas of improvement.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is great for anyone looking to speed up the body’s natural healing process and recover from injury.
- Effective method of pain relief
- Little to no recovery time required
- No drugs or surgery required
- Re-growth of cells speeds up the healing process
Cold Laser Therapy stimulates damaged cells to encourage rapid re-generation. It is a non-invasive treatment which means no down time or medication is required. We typically use cold laser therapy as a compliment to other treatments in order to speed up recovery, however we offer it as a singular service as well.
Shockwave can be used either on it’s own, or as a part of a more comprehensive treatment plan to promote quicker healing. These quick, non-invasive treatments involve high-intensity acoustic waves that react with the tissues in your body.
Benefits of shockwave therapy include :
- Reversing inflammation
- Stimulating collagen production
- Dissolving calcium build-up
- Promoting regenerating processes of the body