When Glen Caulkins was 49 years old he went to the doctor because he was sick… The doctor told him that he had degenerative disk disease and arthritis in his lower back and neck; a pinched nerve in his neck and back; that he needed to fuse his neck and back. The doctor showed him x-rays, told him that he was going to be in pain for the rest of his life and prescribed him pain pills.
All he knew is that it hurt to move and it hurt not to move. He could no longer bend over to put on a shoe or to pet his dog. When he woke up in the morning, he felt as if he had been hit by a truck in his sleep. He could barely get out of bed and when he woke up each morning, his right arm would be hanging limp at his side. He often wondered, “Is this going to be the day it would not come back to life?” He was totally devastated but determined to find answers….
“Somebody lied to me!” Glen no longer believed anything he previously learned about water, food, vitamins, protein powders, supplements, etc. He erased the slate… and began a new search for truth, knowledge, wisdom, science, and medicine.
In 2005, GC Life Center 4 Health was born, which would later become PristineWellness. This is where Glen developed the LivePristine Protocol (nutrition protocol) and the GC Method; a variety of bodywork modalities and spinal decompression. By the grace of God, after many years of hard work Glen was able to regenerate his spine and brake up all of the calcified and fibrotic muscles and clear the neuromuscular pathways. Glen is going to be 65 years old this year and is pain free! His flexibility is like that of a young healthy child and his strength is like a young man. He feels better than he felt when he was 40.
Glen attributes much of his recovery to his Spinal Decompression Protocol; a state of the art system that relieves lower back pain by increasing disc space, reducing herniation, and decreasing high intradiscal pressure. It helps heal, strengthen, and regenerate ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones. It also helps release soft tissue adhesions and fibrosis at the deepest level, erasing and unlocking trauma recording.
It is a medical fact that damaged inter-vertebral discs seldom heal on their own, as the discs are constantly under pressure. Spinal decompression is a clinically proven method to promote healing and relieve pressure on vital structures, reducing the pressure inside the discs.
Spinal decompression relieves lower back pain by enlarging disc space, reducing herniation, strengthening outer ligaments, reversing high intradiscal pressure. A spinal decompression session typically lasts 20 minutes.
Through recent clinical trials, utilizing MRI, pre and post treatment on a similar decompression table, disc herniations were reduced between 10% to 90%, depending on the number of sessions performed, while patching and healing of the annulus was also evident. The researchers also found increased water content in the disc, or rehydration of the nucleus.
If you are like many others who suffer from low back and/or sciatic pain that has not responded to therapy, there is help and hope for you. Non-surgical Lumbar Decompression is a revolutionary therapy that significantly reduces and/or eliminates low back pain in up to 86% of patients.
NON-SURGICAL DECOMPRESSION CAN HELP YOU, IF YOU HAVE:
- Herniated & bulging lumbar disc with or without complications
- Degenerative disc disease
- A relapse or failure following surgery even with multiple levels of herniation
- Facet syndromes
- Spinal Stenosis
- Pre/Post Surgical Patients
Spinal Decompression tables are designed to comfortably and accurately increase intersegmental disc space, providing non-surgical decompression of lumbar discs. The object of decompression is to reduce the pressure inside the disc and facilitate the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc (decompression, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning). Reduction of intradiscal pressure – the pressure inside the disc, can result in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, and welcome relief of nerve pressure. Tears in the disc annulus can be repaired, and sufficient fluids and nutrients can be introduced into the nucleus to reverse the disc degeneration and collapse resulting from injury. Rehydration of the disc nucleus can restore disc height, relieving the pressure on inflamed facet joints.
The Upper Harness and Pelvic Restraints are adjusted to comfortably secure you to the table. With precise and painless tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside the disc, increase joint space, free impinged nerves, and a general lengthening of the body occurs. Then the table slides back to the neutral position and the cycle is repeated for 20 min.
Most people will find relief of their symptoms between 15 and 25 sessions, while the average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions. Ideally, the sessions are performed daily with a rest on the weekend.
After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown outstanding results in relieving the debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many failed back surgery cases. Most patients are able to return to normal levels of activity at work or recreation in just a few weeks’ time.
This process is not a panacea. It is gradual and requires active participation by the patient following the protocol.
IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION FOR ME?
Spinal Decompression has proven to be safe and without side effects or complications once abnormal conditions have been ruled out.
People with conditions that compromise the integrity of the spinal column, such as gross osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis grade 2 and above, fractures, tumors, or congenital pars defects are not candidates for Spinal Disc Decompression. Previous spinal surgery is not contraindicated unless hardware (screws, rods, cages, pins, etc.) has been implanted in the back.
- It is a Non-Surgical treatment which is Safe and Painless.
- Studies have demonstrated that 86% of patients report good to excellent relief of their symptoms.
- Designed to correct the underlying problem, not just relieve the symptoms.
PRISTINEWELLNESS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION HACK
Before starting GC Life Center 4 Health in 2005, Glen purchased a Saunders Lumbar HomeTrac to and treat himself at home. For as often as he needed to use the unit, he found the manual operated hand pump to be very tedious and time consuming. This prompted him to purchase the Saunders 3d ActiveTrac for the clinic. Now after years of experience with the ActiveTrac, he reevaluated the home HomeTrac unit and thought maybe with an air compressor and a few extra parts this system could be more convenient and user friendly so that more people can get relief at home?