Continuous Passive Motion is the most natural way to reduce lower back pain. Continuous Passive Motion aids in healing by moving synovial fluid in the joints of the back and by bringing blood flow to the lower back which accelerates the body’s natural healing processes. This removes prostaglandin buildup and reduces inflammation which is the root cause of lower back pain and sciatica.
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) therapy was originally developed by Dr. Robert B. Salter in the 1970s and revolutionized the healing of cartilage in knee and elbow joints. A CPM device works by exercising the joint while the patient relaxes exerting no effort at all. The induced movement of synovial fluid allows for better diffusion of nutrients into damaged cartilage and diffusion of blood and waste products out of the joint. It’s estimated that CPM therapy is currently used in over 15,000 hospitals worldwide.
The Back Pro was designed to harness the power of Dr. Salter’s CPM therapy and apply it to the lumbar region of the back. This promotes synovial fluid movement to bring nutrients and blood flow to reduce inflammation in the affected lower back region.
The effectiveness of CPM is derived from the movement of the joint. Patients with back pain naturally immobilize themselves. It’s a normal, typical reaction to the discomfort. This limits synovial fluid and blood flow, compounding the problem by limiting the natural healing process. This is similar to the “old school” thinking of immobilization for recovery.
The Back Pro gives the patient the opportunity to relax and begin to mobilize the lumbar region. The passive, repetitive motion of gentle traction and compression delivers just the right amount of mobilization. This promotes synovial fluid movement to bring nutrients to the affected area and blood flow to reduce inflammation, naturally fostering the healing process.
Decompression has been shown to be beneficial to the body since it aids in the movement of synovial fluids through the joints. Decompression, on the other hand, is costly because it must be done twice a year; that money could purchase 6 Back Pro Motorized tables and have the same result.