If you are looking for a San Diego Surgery Alternative than you may want to consider reading on. For the past 18 years we have been helping both local San Diego as well as out of town residents get pain relief and avoid undergoing back surgery. Back surgery can be necessary in some cases but in many cases we can help yo to avoid going through the surgery. The majority of our patients have been told they need back surgery or have undergone back surgery but did not get the pain relief they were hoping for.
The reason is that most back pain is causes by spinal compression, this spinal compression causes the spinal disc to be compressed which in turn then pushes the inner jelly like disc substance against the spinal nerves and then pain is then felt.
Once the pain is felt then many of our patients were told they needed physical therapy, acupuncture,s acupressure, massage therapy, pain medications, spinal injections, chiropractic adjustments,cupping, dry needling and or surgery.
Again, some of these treat,ends are very helpful and can help some people get out of pain. However once the spinal disc compress to a certain degree then this is the cause of the back or neck pain. There will be no relief until we address the actual a cause of the pain which is the disc compression.
This is why we utilize something called NSSD, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Researched and proven highly effective by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Duke Medical Center and Mayo Clinic among others. This treatment gets right to the source of the pain with disc bulges, disc herniations, disc protrusions, disc extrusions, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis and chronic neck and back pain.
Calming, comfortable, calming, relaxing are some of the main descriptions patients say while undergoing the treatment.
Here’s the deal with disc bulges.
- The reason a disc bulges is an increased pressure within the spine that is too great for intervertebral discs in between our spinal vertebrae (back bones).
- 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”.
- This inner jelly then presses upon the spinal nerves and this is the reason why we fell the pain.
Therefore in order to achieve relief we need to then reverse the 3 steps above. So here is how decompression works.
- We gently create a separation in between the spinal vertebrae which then allows he pressure to come off the spinal vertebrae.
- This then allows the inner jelly like substance to retract back off of the spinal nerves and stop the pain sensations form occurring.
- 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 raction or inversion tables. With the use of 3 computers on the machine with one of the computers monitoring the muscles in a positive feedback lop system 16 times per second to prevent the muscles form tryin to tightening 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 basis.
"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.
"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