Back Pain Solutions San Diego


Searching for back pain solutions in San Diego? If you are looking for solutions that do not involve drugs, injections, surgery or other traditional treatments that you may have tried and have not helped you then you may want to continue reading. Or you may have not tried anything yet and you are busy and don't want to waste time and money on treatments that may not help you.
A significant portion of back pain is going to be caused by spinal compression. The problem is that spinal competition is very difficult to treat with physical therapy, acupuncture,and acupressure massage therapy, cupping, dry needling, chiropractic adjustments, spinal injections and pain medications. Sometimes surgery can be the solution but it is obviously pretty invasive and can also not be successful.
Spinal compression causes the pressure in the spinal discs to become so great that the discs can :bulge", herniate", "protrude" or "extrude". Other common names are slipped, ruptured, torn discs. These all cause severe pain and the discs then press upon the spinal nerves which can be life stopping as everything you do sn cause severe pain. 
This is why for the past 17 years we have been specializing in a unique and highly successful treatment. 
We have been utilizing DRX 9000 Machines in our office for the past 17 years and are experts in Spinal Decompression. To our knowledge we are the largest provider of spinal decompression in San Diego as well as the state of California. We have 3 machines, 2 for the low back and 1 for the neck and 2 more in the process of installation. 
Our clinic director and founder, Dr. Cassidy Boelk DC is a certified spinal decompression doctor and an expert in decompression therapy. He has performed over 27,000 treatments and is also an expert in Spinal Stabilization and spinal strengthening  as well.
Once we decompress the spinal discs we want to then strengthen the back and muscles to prevent the pain from returning. 
Spinal Decompression is a skilled treatment, it is not just put a patient on a table and press a button, there are multiple decisions to make, angles to set, weights to set, cycles to set, length of treatment, pre and post treatment protocols etc. There needs to be a well thought out and thorough plan which unfortunately many offices are aware of and do not have the proper equipment to get high success rates with spinal decompression. Many of the tables are not actual decompression machines in offices that state they utilize decompression but instead traction tables.
Isn’t Traction and Inversion Tables the same thing as Spinal Decompression?
Not at all. There are 3 computers on each Spinal Decompression Machine. One of the computers' sole job is to ensure that the muscles in the spine are relaxed. It accomplishes this with a positive feedback loop system. 16 Times a second, the system monitors the muscles to make sure they are not attempting to tighten up. If they do attempt to tighten, the computer recognizes this and adjusts the pressure and pull to lower until the muscles are once again relaxed and then it can increase the pull once again. This way we can always keep the disc in a negative pressure state which is not possible with inversion or traction machines.

With true spinal decompression, we can get water, oxygen and nutrients into the disc itself while flushing out swelling and inflammation which is adding to the pain. With traction and inversion tables the spinal muscles are unable to fully relax and thus they stay somewhat activated which then prevents the discs from getting into a negative pressure and healing properly and getting rid of the pain as much as possible.
Rated the #1 Spinal Decompression office in San Diego for many reasons. Here is a quick guide to finding the best office when searching for Spinal Decompression:
1. Does the office specialize In Spinal Decompression or is it just one of many multiple treatments they offer? We have seen many patients come from other offices who said they are specialists and experts in spinal decompression but only treat 3 or 4 patients a day on decompression.
2. Is the doctor or staff actually getting the patients on the treatments? Spinal Decompression is a specialized skill and requires daily decision making and protocols vary from person to person, it is not a one size fits all approach. Many patients come from different offices and inform us they were getting decompression but it was done by the staff and many times they are in pain when on the tables. The treatments should not be painful but feel good.
3. Is the doctor Certified? There are many doctors who are utilizing spinal decompression who are not certified. It is best to see someone who took the time and learned the process and is certified.
4. Do they have a good reputation and reviews that report the doctor and office and staff are looking out for the patient and there is a common theme of the doctor caring and wanting the best for their patients?
5. Experience? How long has the office been utilizing spinal decompression? How many sessions have they performed? You want to see someone who has a lot of experience and knowledge in their field when looking for spinal decompression offices.
Our office has been specializing in NSSD, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression for the past 17 years. Everyday we perform 25-35 sessions. Every single decompression session is performed by our doctor and not our staff. He determines the settings and has unique protocols for each patient that is dynamic.
Our clinic director and founder, Dr. Cassidy Boelk DC is  Certified Spinal Decompression Doctor. You can look up reviews on him and the office here. Over the past 17 years he has performed over 27,000 spinal decompression sessions.
Our treatments we use are clinically proven highly effective and have been researched by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Duke Medical Center and Mayo Clinic among others.


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"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:


-#1 Rated Spinal Decompression Office In San Diego

-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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