Alternatives to Sciatica Surgery San Diego CA


Looking for alternatives to sciatica surgery San Diego Ca?  
For the past 18 years we have been providing local San Diego residents as well as out of town residents with pain relief and an alternative to getting spinal surgery for their sciatica. Without the use of drugs, spinal injections, pain medications, burning nerves, acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, physical therapy, dry needling, cupping or chiropractic adjustments.
Instead we utilize a treatment that has been researched and proven to be highly effective for sciatica. Researched through Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Duke Medical Center and Mayo clinic among others, NSSD or Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression therapy is a very relaxing, calming and successful treatment that gets right to the actual source of the pain and problem with sciatica.

Here’s the deal with sciatica 


  1. The reason sciatica occurs is  an increased pressure within the spine that is too great for intervertebral discs in between our spinal vertebrae (back bones). 

      2. This pressure then causes the inner jelly like substance in the spinal disc to then leak outside of the disc and “bulge” or        “herniate” or “protrude”.


3. This inner jelly then presses upon the spinal nerves and this is the reason why we feel the pain. This is the "sciatica" pat as the disc crashes upon the sciatic nerve.


Therefore in order to achieve relief we need to then reverse the 3 steps above. So here is how decompression works.


  1. We gently create a separation in between the spinal vertebrae which then allows the pressure to come off the spinal vertebrae.


2. This then allows the inner jelly-like substance to retract back off of the spinal nerves and stop the pain sensations from occurring. 


3. During the spinal decompression the spinal discs are once again able to receive water, oxygen and nutrients to allow healing and repair to occur once again. 



We then utilize spinal stabilization protocols that are proven effective and help prevent the pain from returning once again. 



The technology we use on our machines is advanced and this treatment is very different from traction or inversion tables. With the use of 3 computers on the machine with one of the computers monitoring the muscles in a positive feedback loop system 16 times per second to prevent the muscles from trying to tighten up.


For the past 18  years we have been specializing in helping patients with sciatica with NSSD. Our protocols are very thorough and unique and specialized for each patient in our office. Our Clinic director and founder, Dr. Cassidy Boelk DC is a certified decompression doctor who has significant experience and knowledge in treating sciatica. He is  also a certified Pain Free Performance and exercise specialist who utilizes his knowledge to create spinal stabilization in his patients so the pain not only goes away fast, it stays away.


Our specialty is getting you back to your normal life, working, expecting, spending time with friends and family and enjoying life once again.



For a no-charge, no-obligation consultation call 619-298-0800, 


*Due to demand, regardless of referral from orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, chiropractor or other doctor, patients are seen on a first come first serve basis.



"I came in with extreme back pain, resulting in days where it was difficult to get out of bed.  There were moments where I would be walking and then my back would lock up.  I thought it was something I have dealt with in the past but this lasts the entire month of July.  I finally dedicated myself to finding the long term solution.  

‘I came to Dr. Boelk unsure about the process, but after he identified exactly what my ailment was, I felt confident that this was the long term solution I was looking for. I instantly felt better and Dr. Boelk kept encouraging me to trust the process and understand it will take time to feel 100%.  I am now pain free and honestly feel stronger, even a little taller.   I highly recommend you visit Dr. Boelk." - Ming T.


"I highly recommend Dr.Boelk to everyone who has issues with their back and neck. After 2 months of treatment I am feeling a considerable difference. Dr. Boelk's skills and experience are incredible. Especially I appreciate his "very cautious and attentive " approach to health: no unnecessary adjustment and procedures. I am very grateful to Dr.Boelk for his knowledgeable and professional treatment." - Olga M.


"Dr. Boelk & his staff are by far the BEST at spinal decompression. I walked into his office unable to sit to do my job, where I was having to lay each day & within a couple of weeks he helped me with being able to sit again. His attention to you & the way he will make you feel is unparalleled. First of all, he has suffered from some severe back issues, so his empathy is very high. Secondly, he is extremely caring & genuinely wants to help people. I've never worked with a doctor who has cared as much and made me feel like I was his only patient before. There would be 4 people there at the same time, and he still made me feel this way. I guess I just cannot thank him enough & cannot recommend him enough. He is an angel on earth. If you visit him, please listen to him & follow his instructions. He knows what's best for you. " - Erin T


We are 5 star rated on over 200 reviews. Dr. Boelk utilizes methods that solved his severe neck and low back pain and disc herniations. Dr. Boelk holds the following licenses and certifications:


-Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic

-California Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic

-Certified Spinal Decompression Doctor

-California X-ray Radiology Licensed Doctor

-Pain Free Performance Specialist

-The International Disc Education Association Member

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