If you have a disc herniation, then this may be of great interest to you! Many people with disc herniations live in a continual cycle of painful episodes that keep them from living the life they would like and being as active as they would like to be. The pain prevents them from exercising, attending social activities, being their happy normal selves and they get into a world of depression and unhappiness.
We specialize in helping and provide highly successful disc herniation treatment in San Diego CA. Our clinic exists to help people just like you everyday!
What is a disc herniation?
Our spines are made up of multiple structures. The actual spine are composed of vertebrae (bones). The disc are in between each vertebrae in our spines are like little shock absorbers and help to cushion the stress that the spine endures. There are 2 parts to a disc, there is an inner part called the "nucleus pulposos" and an outer part called the "annulus fibrosus". The vertebrae and discs form the spinal canal which protects the spinal cord which an extension of our brain and is the reason why we can move, talk, walk and do everything. In our backs e also have muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. Movement and blood vessels provide proper nourishment to our spines and are crucial for our discs.
A herniated disc occurs many times in the lower back and also at times in the neck. The "herniation" occurs when the inside "nucleus" gets pushed outside of the "annulus" and can press upon a nerve causing pain that can be severe and excruciating either in the low back, neck or radiate into the hips area, down the leg(s), called "sciatica" or down the arms as well.
Treatments for disc herniations:
There are many different treatments for disc herniations.
IN our office we provide drug-free, non-surgical treatment designed to fix the actual cause of the problem rather than focus on the symptoms only. The downside of focusing on symptoms only is the pain may be reduced temporarily only to return and at times be worse pain as well as causing more damage the longer the problem is not properly resolved and treated.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then you may have a disc herniation:
-Dull and achy pain low level pain to sharp, stabbing severe pain
-Numbness, tingling, throbbing, burning
-Low back pain
-Shooting leg pain
-Shooting arm pain
-Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes
-Increased pain when sitting down
-Increased pain when having a bowel movement
What causes a disc herniation?
Many different factors. As we get older the discs start to lose some of their water content specifically starting around 30 years of age. The disc start to dehydrate and dry out and small cracks and tears develop causing the disc to become brittle and weak and more prone to injury.
-Extra wear and tear from work or sports.
-Improper lifting mechanics.
Non-Surgical Treatment is what we specialize in and why we exist. We help people get rid of their pain and back to life by correcting the cause of the pain.
NSSD - Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is one of the key components of our treatment protocols however it is only a part and there are other key components that allow us to have a very high success rate in resolving disc herniations successfully.
We utilize only DRX 9000 True decompression machines in our office, we have 3 decompression machines in our office and we utilize 2 of these machines for the lower spine and 1 for the neck. Dr. Boelk is a decompression certified doctor who specialty is focusing on spinal decompression and he has performed over 24,000 treatments over the last 15 years. Dr. Boelk personally performs each treatment on every single patient he accepts into his program. Dr. Boelk utilized spinal decompression on himself for his multiple disc herniations as well as sciatica and he utilizes decompression now on a regular basis to keep his disc hydrated and in good condition so he cam stay active surfing, golfing working out and playing ice hockey still.
Hope this is helpful when trying to figure out who to call for help.
Call our office today at 619-298-0800 to learn more and see if you are a candidate for this highly successful treatment.
*Due to current demand, we are limited to the number of cases we can accept and cases are accepted on a first come basis regardless of referral from other doctors, neurologists, surgeons or patients. Thank you for understanding.