This reference is an overview of various spinal procedures and their typical outcomes. This does not constitute medical advice, but is to inform you and increase your current knowledge and help you understand why we feel KKT® is the best treatment for your condition.
Range of Treatment Approaches
Traditionally, treatment is varied and focused on the symptoms instead of at the root cause of spine pain. The more conservative approaches include general exercise, specific conditioning of back and abdominal muscles to help stabilize hyper-mobile regions, spinal manipulation to increase the range of motion for hypo-mobile regions, massage therapy, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. The more invasive treatments involve the use of medications such as analgesics, opiates, anticonvulsant agents, or antidepressants; acupuncture, epidural, facet joint corticosteroid injections, and spinal nerve blocking techniques. The most invasive treatments involve surgical intervention, ranging from microdiscectomy and spinal fusion to laminectomy.
Are the Outcomes of Spinal Fusion Superior to KKT® Treatment?
Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) found no significant difference when lumbar fusion was compared with a structured rehabilitation program using cognitive principles. Other RCTs comparing fusion with non-operative treatments concluded that fusion is no more effective than intensive rehabilitation, but associated with small to moderate benefits compared with standard nonsurgical therapy. A meta-analysis of randomized trials concluded that cumulative evidence did not support surgical fusion for the treatment of chronic low back pain. KKT® International has published research evidence that shows that the KKT® treatment helps reduce pain and the use of pain-relieving medication. Spinal fusion is a typical surgery for complications elicited by disc degeneration. Recent research again from KKT® International, in cooperation with the University of Calgary, shows that KKT® up-regulates genes responsible for producing proteins involved in maintaining disc integrity.
Does Surgery Relieve the Pain of a Herniated Disc?
Yes, but only in the short term. Patients with an acute episode of low back pain and evidence of a herniated disc may experience short-term pain relief from discectomy. However, there is no evidence to demonstrate the long-term benefit of surgery. Studies have shown that KKT® treatment can be used to reduce pain and to realign vertebrae in the neck. As misalignment can cause pressure on a disc, and the herniated disc can then impinge on a nerve, realignment can be used to assist in the treatment of a herniated discs. This in addition to the potential for KKT® to stimulate biosynthesis of components responsible for disc health suggests that KKT® treatment should be considered as a treatment option.
Does Surgery of Adult Scoliosis Improve Clinical Outcomes?
Surgery is not normally recommended for adults suffering from scoliosis. The clinical outcomes are generally poor. Further, there is greater than 40% incidence of reported perioperative adverse events. This means is that there is a high probability that you will incur an adverse event at some point in preparation for surgery, or during recovery from your surgery. It is based on these two facts that surgery is not normally recommended for adults. Treatment includes pain management. KKT® treatment has been clinically proven to reduce back and neck pain in patients and has led to a decrease in their consumption of pain medication.
Does Surgery of Spinal Stenosis Improve Clinical Outcomes?
Patients with symptomatic spinal stenosis typically have a significant disability. Recent clinical trials show that at least for the complications of uncontrolled spinal stenosis, laminectomies are effective – however, 47% of non-operative treatment patients in those same studies experienced good results. KKT® has been shown to be effective in treating patients suffering from spinal stenosis. It has been clinically proven to reduce pain and decrease the usage of pain medication.
There seems to be a constant and recurring theme, which is that non-operative treatment does improve spinal conditions and while surgery can help, it should only be considered when absolutely necessary. Imagine transforming your spine to its original condition and suddenly all of the related symptoms and pain disappear. That’s precisely the purpose behind the creation of KKT® Orthopedic Spine Centre in Jordan. Our patented, technologically advanced device is used in a treatment unlike anything the medical profession has experienced.
Start with a careful structural analysis that allows the KKT physician to develop your personalized treatment. Follow that with the non-invasive treatment that uses gentle Quantum Acoustic Waves™ to realign the spine to its natural position. Follow the treatment with a structured exercise program introduced at the right time, professional pain counseling when required, and mild pain relieving medication to help you through the difficult times. The result is the most trusted spinal care possible.
Before you consider spinal surgery of any type, we advise you to please consider this less expensive, pain-free alternative that’s been proven through countless case studies. To find out if you are a candidate for KKT Treatment, Kindly use our Patient Form