"What Is a Compressed Disc and How Do We Treat It?" 🎥
Have you ever heard of a compressed disc? It might sound like a complicated medical term, but in reality, it's something that affects many people and might even be causing that nagging back pain you've been experiencing.
🔎 Understanding a Compressed Disc
A compressed disc is also known as a disc bulge or herniation. It occurs when the soft cushioning between the vertebrae in your spine becomes compressed. This can lead to irritation of nearby nerves and cause pain, weakness, or numbness in the back and legs.
➡️ How is it Similar to Disc Bulge or Herniation?
A compressed disc is essentially the same as a disc bulge or herniation. The terms might be different, but they all describe a condition where the disc shifts out of its normal position and causes pressure on the surrounding nerves.
🔧 Treatment: Addressing the Root Cause
At Dr. Boelk's Office we believe in treating the cause, not just the symptoms. That's why we utilize something called spinal decompression to help our patients.
🌟 Spinal Decompression: What is it?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that gently stretches the spine. This alleviates pressure on the compressed discs, allowing them to regain their normal shape and function. This procedure not only relieves pain but also promotes healing within the disc.
🏥 Why Choose The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center?
We're committed to providing our patients with the best care possible. With our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced medical team, you can trust us to effectively diagnose and treat your compressed disc.
❓ Have Questions?
Contact us today to learn more about compressed discs and how spinal decompression can help you. Let's work together to get you back to living a pain-free life!
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 19 years. Everyday we perform 40-50 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.
Spinal decompression was developed by a team of top physicians and medical engineers to bring healing through a unique method. This therapy provides relief to chronic back and neck pain sufferers by reducing the pressure within spinal discs. As the spine’s vertebrae are slowly and gently separated, pressure is slowly reduced within discs until a negative vacuum is formed. This vacuum is shown to reduce the size of existing disc bulges or disc herniations. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and dramatically reduces pain and disability.
Spinal discs are not able to receive critical components vital to proper disc health when they are injured and in a compressed state. Spinal decompression allows the spinal discs to once again receive water, oxygen and nutrients in order to properly heal, decrease pain and create long term relief.
Our clinic director, Dr. Cassidy Boelk DC is a certified spinal decompression doctor and holds multiple certifications including Pain Free Performance Specialist which aids in the critical component of spinal stabilization necessary to keep the patients in his practice out of pain.
Dr. Boelk is the clinic founder, director and head treating doctor at The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center of San Diego, He loves helping patients get pain-free as fast as possible and back to enjoying life once again.
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
He has personally recovered from a broken back, 3 herniated and bulging discs and a variety of other sports related injuries.
He specializes in helping patients with chronic neck & back pain as well as patients with disc bulges, disc herniation’s, sciatica and degenerative disc disease among many other disc related conditions and injuries. For over 18 years, Dr. Boelk has treated countless patients & has performed over 30,000 decompression sessions on patients who have tried everything else and been unable to get rid of their pain.
Dr Boelk has been an avid athlete his whole life. He played football, baseball, basketball & hockey all at very highly competitive levels. He also enjoys golf, snowboarding & surfing both here in San Diego and Mexico & abroad. He is an avid surfer and you can find him at various breaks throughout San Diego County. He continues to play hockey, baseball and golf. He is also an active member of NXPT Fitness and enjoys the workouts, the results, and especially the great trainers and members. No matter what you’re passionate about, Dr. Boelk is ready to help you return to a fully active lifestyle without pain.
Conditions we treat
Spinal Decompression Therapy also known as NSSD or Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Dr. Boelk delivers outstanding service and complete pain relief without the use of drugs, injections or surgery. Treatments are safe, affordable, proven, researched and highly effective. No downtime, comfortable, relaxing and zero side effects or missed work.
Chronic Lower Back Pain Neck Pain Herniated Discs Slipped Discs Pinched Nerves Disc Bulges Degenerative Disc Disease Sciatica Spinal Stenosis Neuropathy Scoliosis Foraminal Stenosis
Fast Pain Relief, No-Downtime, No Injections, No Drugs, No Surgeries, Zero Side Effects
To see if you qualify for treatment, give the office a call. Out of town patients, we have 24 hour answering service and there are 3 hotels conveniently located down the street from the office in which most of our patients stay.
Serious inquiries only please. For a no-charge, no-obligation consultation, call our office at 619-298-0800.
*Due to demand, regardless of referral from family physician, neurologist, orthopedic surgeon or chiropractor patients are seen on a first come first serve basis.
"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