San Francisco Spinal Decompression Treats Disc Herniations Without Surgery
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:32pm
San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:
We have been helping patients with chronic, debilitating back and neck pain for over 17 years in the SF Financial District (see San Francisco Spinal Decompression ). One of the most common causes of severe back and neck pain are cervical and lumbar disc herniations...often thought to be untreatable without surgery.
For the first 13 years in downtown San Francisco I treated spinal disc herniations with chiropractic adjustments, massage, exercise, and conventional traction....with great success. But there was a subset of herniated disc patients (about 20%) that just did not seem to respond to our back pain or neck pain treatment regimens...or to anything else for that matter. They either had to just learn to live with the pain or consider risky surgeries.
Then, about 4 years ago I was introduced to nonsurgical spinal decompression, which is when I bought my first machine. At first I was skeptical (as is my nature), but I did quite a bit of research before I pulled the trigger as these spinal decompression machines are quite expensive. The decompression machine that I use, which treats herniated discs in the neck, and herniated lumbar discs, cost around $150,000...so I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing.
Well...here we are 4 years later and we have helped hundreds of San Francisco disc herniation patients return to more normal lives. Sure the machines have not helped everyone...but success rates are very high (see Spinal Decompression Special Report ). And best of all...it is drug-less and nonsurgical...and for the most part painless.
The specific neurovascular conditions decompression therapy may be able to help are disc herniations, disc bulges, spinal stenosis, facet syndromes, and degenerative disc disease. Most patients have combinations of all of the above.
While nonsurgical spinal decompression is NOT a magic bullet, it might just be the answer to your back pain or neck pain nightmare...it' s certainly worth consideration.