Saturday, November 29, 2008

Spinal Decompression For Herniated Discs


Life has a way of wearing us down and causing certain structures to deteriorate accidents can do the same. As we age, our spines are prone to degeneration and wear and tear. Accidents can cause similar results or worse. In both cases, the discs are highly prone to damage and can suffer from injuries such as bulging or the material actually breaking completely though the outer portion of the disc. When that happens it is called a herniated disc.

So what are the best ways to determine if you have a herniated disc? Or where the damage has occurred, is it in the lower back, neck, or upper back. You may experience numbness, pain and weakness in a particular area. The most common area however, is the lower back.

Usually we order an MRI or a CT scan in order to rule in the diagnosis of a herniated disc and rule out some other more serious problem. Depending on the severity of the case, the pain may last for weeks or months or even years. In most of the cases I see, the pain has been there for many months and is getting to the point of becoming disabling.

Herniated discs are quite common and because of this there are many treatments designed to help with this problem.

Some of the most common treatments for herniated discs include physical therapy, spinal injections, medication, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture.

The problem is that most of these treatments don't offer a long term solution. That is the number #1 reason so many people seek out my office for spinal decompression. Spinal decompression in my opinion is the most successful treatment I have utilized for the treatment of disc pain in the lower back and neck.

We use the DRX9000 in our office. I have been offering spinal decompression as a primary treatment for lower back and neck pain for many years and have some of the most incredible success stories you can imagine. The treatment is extremely desirable because of the non-invasive nature and safety of it.

The science behind spinal decompression is quite easy to understand. The treatment is ideal for herniated discs. It works by creating a negative intradiscal pressure.This negative pressure creates a vacuum inside the disc space that reduces the herniation. This also allows the disc to heal for a long term recovery

Treatments using spinal decompression typically last 4-6 weeks and usually consist of 20 sessions. This is also combined with comprehensive core strengthening and spinal rehabilitation to deal with the muscle weakness that accompanies herniated discs.

Herniated disc pain can be a life altering experience and knowing where to turn can be difficult. If you don't treat the actual problem you virtually guarantee another episode so it is best to choose a treatment like spinal decompression for a long term solution

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