So you have had an MRI and the report reveals a disc bulge, herniation, protrusion, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, facet arthropathy, annular tear or fissure? Now what do you do? That depends on what your goals are? Do you want to just treat the pain and get rid of the symptoms or do you want to fix the problem?
If its just pain relief then there are options, it depends on your concerns with side effects. Traditional treatment is the following:
There are obvious side effects with these options and some not so obvious. For example, spinal injections. Did you know they are not approved for the spine and have never been FDA approved for spinal injections? Here is an article directly from the FDA
Spinal Surgery: There is a term called Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Now there are of course many successful surgeries and many that are required but there are also many that are not and are not successful.
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) refers to a subset of patients who have new or persistent pain after spinal surgery for back or leg pain. The pain can be reduced but still present, or may get worse within a few months after surgery due to a buildup of scar tissue around spinal nerve roots, along with persistent tissue pain and muscle spasm. The term refers to a condition of continuing pain and is not meant to imply there was necessarily a problem during surgery. While published reports estimate the incidence of failed back surgery syndrome to be between 20 – 40%, the likelihood is considered greater with repeated surgery, and the condition will be more prevalent in regions where spinal surgery is more common.
If you would prefer to skip the side effects and injections and surgery and side effects of internal kidney and heart issues with drugs then Spinal Decompression may make sense for you.
Spinal Decompression Therapy Pain Relief In San Diego CA
Spinal decompression therapy is a painless, non-surgical treatment designed to reduce and even eliminate back pain, neck pain, sciatica and radiating arm pain. This modern treatment has shown a high success rate and helps patients avoid back surgeries they would have otherwise needed. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shooting arm pain, degenerative disc disease, disc bulges and disc herniations. The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center of San Diego has been treating patients and helping them get out of pain successfully for the past 15 years.
With spinal decompression therapy, all motion is computer-controlled to provide gentle treatment of injured spinal discs. Decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing. As a result, the entire treatment remains pain-free. High success rates with spinal decompression therapy lead many to prefer it to invasive back surgery, spinal injections and pain medications. Call our office today to learn more and see if you’re a candidate for this highly successful treatment!
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.
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