Disc Herniations, Chronic Neck Pain, and Cervical Spine Decompression
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Chiropractor Comments on the benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression for chronic neck pain from cervical disc herniations:
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have first hand knowledge of what it is like to live with chronic neck pain and migraine headaches. I became interested in chiropractic because of my positive experience as a patient. I have not had a migraine headache in years and I only get some neck pain if I workout too hard or sleep funny.
Anyway, sometimes neck pain and headaches do not respond to chiropractic care. This does not happen very often...but it does. This is when we send the patient out for an MRI of the cervical spine to see if there are any disc herniations, disc bulges, or spinal stenosis. If there are...we consider non-surgical cervical spinal decompression with the DRX9000c.
Sometimes when the cervical discs breakdown and herniate, they put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots in such a way that they become unresponsive to chiropractic. In the old days... before I acquired my cervical spinal decompression machine...I would refer these chronic neck pain patients out for a surgical consultation. Now I have the ability to treat the problem myself with the DRX9000c.
Sure, not all patients respond favorably...but most of them do. And the thing is...there are no surgical risks. The only risks are time and money. It takes 20 one hour sessions which we do Mon-Thurs for 5 weeks. Either it works or it doesn't. If not, you are still whole...nothing has been cut-out, and nothing has been put into the body, as far as drugs or medications. To my knowledge, there is not a single case of the DRX9000c cervical decompression treatment causing permanent bodily harm to anyone.
So, the treatment is safe and effective. It's certainly worth shot if you have herniated discs in the neck that are not responding to conservative care. At least in my opinion, which I admit is biased.