San Diego degenerative disc disease treatments have a wide array of options. It can be confusing and thought to figure out where to start to know who to see and where to go. What kind of treatments yo are wiling to undergo, what have you already tried, what are your goals, pain relief only or fixing the cause of the problem so the pain relief can last?
We have been specializing in helping local San Diego residents as well as out of town residents get long-lasting pain relief by concentrating on solving the actual cause of their pain and not just treating symptoms only.
Most of our patients have already tried the following treatments,: pain medications, spinal injections, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, cupping, chiropractic adjustments and some surgery as well or at least they are contemplating surgery.
For the vast majority of the pain with degenerative disc disease, the source of the pain is the gradual dehydration of the spinal discs due to prolonged compression of the spinal discs. When the discs are under constant compression and are not able to get vital water, oxygen and nutrients, they slowly dry up and the pain ensues.
This is why we focus on NSSD or Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression as it is a researched proven and effective treatment studied by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Mayo Clinic and Duke Medical Center among others. The treatment is a gentle, computer aided decompression system designed to create separation between the spinal vertebrae which reduces pressure in the spinal discs and simultaneously allows the discs to get water, oxygen and nutrients once again to treat the source of the pain.
With over 26,000 treatments performed we are still going strong and thoroughly enjoy helping all of our patients get out of pain. No drugs, injections or surgery are performed in our office. We love the great stories of our patients getting out of pain and back to their lives, sports, jobs and activities.
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.
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 in.
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 basis.
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
"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
"I came in with extreme back pain, resulting in days were 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 last 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 the health: no unnecessary adjustment and procedures. I am very grateful to Dr.Boelk for his knowledgeable and professional treatment." - Olga M.