Up until recently, lumbar disc decompression referred to a surgical procedure whereby part of the spine was cut-out to remove pressure off the spinal cord or lumbar nerve roots.
Now, the lumbar disc decompression or spinal disc decompression terms refer to procedures that can be either surgical or nonsurgical.
At Executive Express Chiropractic in the SF Financial District, we perform nonsurgical spinal decompression with a machine called the DRX9000 . The DRX9000 was designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndrome, and disc degeneration....without surgery (watch this spinal decompression success story video).
If yo do qualify for natural disc decompression then there is a very good chance it will help you.
Will you get completely better? Sometimes...but in most cases (at Executive Express Chiropractic) you simply become much better than you were. It just depends what we are starting with, your age, your over-all physical condition, how much spinal degeneration there is, how many disc herniations you have, and your level of commitment to get better.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 or one of the other excellent spinal decompression machines on the market might just be the answer you are looking for. And let me give you a piece of advice...Don't listen to the naysayers.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is helping thousands of patients every day return to more normal lives and avoid surgery. And the only way to find out if it will work for YOU is to try it (but you must qualify).
Here's the deal...Spinal decompression is very safe...and it's gentle too. Sure there have been some rare cases where patients get really sore or think the machine made them worse...but it's extremely rare. In fact, we can count on one hand the amount of times this has happened and we have performed thousands of decompression sessions for herniated lumbar discs (and cervical discs).
Either spinal disc decompression works (which is most likely) or it doesn't. We don't cut anything out or inject anything in (to your body). If decompression therapy does not work you are still left whole, and you can pursue other options.
If you have certain kinds of back surgery such as a surgical fusion, you are disqualified from ever trying nonsurgical spinal decompression. It's something to think about.
My Take: If you have a condition such as a herniated lumbar disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, degenerated disc, facet syndrome, sciatica, back pain, leg pain...or any other lumbar or cervical spine disorder that is not responding to conventional back pain therapies (including chiropractic)...natural disc decompression is worth a look. You can always have surgery. But if you have surgery....you may not be able to try nonsurgical spinal decompression...ever.