The Gambale Chair ( a Spinal Decompression Product): a non-surgical option in spinal curve restoration?
By Dr Anthony Gambale
What does the neurosurgeon Alf Brieg have to do with the Gambale chair?
European neurosurgeon Alf Brieg wrote about loss of cervical curve in his famous work Adverse Mechanical Traction in the Central Nervous System. Published in the end of the 1970s, the book tells how the doctor was correcting loss of cervical curve by using a posterior surgical approach to spinal fusion. He used a special extension table to allow the patient to heal with his or her head and cervical spine in the position of lordosis or proper cervical curve.
Brieg believed that loss of cervical curve creates mechanical tension on the nervous system, leading to pain and disease. By correcting this loss of cervical curve, Dr. Brieg saw astounding changes in his patients.
At Spinal Curve Solutions, we believe that same thing that Alf Brieg does about loss of cervical curve. And we have seen the same changes in the symptoms and lives our patients.
The big difference between chiropractic spinal curve restoration and Dr. Alf Brieg, of course, is our solution is 100% non-surgical, and comes fromm the chiropractic paradigm.
Spinal curve restoration also uses a special extension table to allow the patient to heal with his or her head and cervical spine in the position of lordosis. Not in healing from surgery, like in the work of Brieg, but through self-healing through chiropractic care.
A transformation or increase in the lordotic configuration of the cervical spine is possible without surgery!
Extension-compression traction, combined with chiropractic adjusting procedures can improve lordosis in about 10-14 weeks. The tool that we use for extension-compression traction for healing in the lordotic position, are the Gambale Chair in the chiropractic office, and the Mini-Chair in the patient’s home.
The chair technology uses a combination of gravity, traction, angle of forces, and two-way compression to achieve reproducible curve improvements. With the patient in a seated and reclined position, the patient can feel secure while healing in the lordotic position.
The technology can accommodate any configuration of the spine in order to pull the head posture backward, move the rib-cage upward, and restore optimum curvature along the length of the spine.
What does the neurosurgeon Alf Brieg have to do with the Gambale chair? Spinal Curve Solutions recognizes the same problem that Dr. Alf Brieg, did. And we have a chiropractic solution for it.
Find the research behind our Spinal Decompression Products Here:
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 Sep;17(7):454-64.
The efficacy of cervical extension-compression traction combined with diversified manipulation and drop table adjustments in the rehabilitation of cervical lordosis: a pilot study.