Why Back Surgery Should be a Last Resort for Disc Disorders
September 17, 2014 — 14:38

Author: Dr. Griffith  Category: Non-Surgical Solutions to Back and Neck Pain  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

Physiotherapist explaining the spineWith the exception of a few very serious and specialized cases, back surgery is an elective procedure. Even highly respected medical publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) tell us on their low back pain patient page that surgery is rarely a necessary treatment for back pain, but may be a consideration when other forms of treatment have failed.

However if you are suffering with chronic back pain or one of your loved ones is going through the agony brought on by nerve pressure from a disc disorder, you will know that sometimes surgical intervention seems like the best solution. Perhaps you have already spent weeks on medication and tried treatments such as epidural injections. Maybe you have tried physical therapy or another alternative form of treatment to no avail. If so, before you make the serious decision to undergo a surgical procedure, it’s important to consider if you are really doing so as a last resort.

There are some very effective alternatives to back surgery for disc disorders and although it may take a combination of more than one form of therapy, many chronic back pain sufferers ultimately find a program which brings them relief from pain and a return to a normal, fulfilled life – Without surgery.

The Success of Conservative Treatments is Real

For some patients, chiropractic care provides the answer to beating a herniated or bulging disc. For others, it may be a combination of physical therapy and massage treatment. Perhaps some of the most successfully trending alternatives to surgery though, are those which combine the latest in state-of-the-art technology with the body’s amazing self-healing power. These treatments can target disc disorders and correct them over the course of a few weeks oftherapy.

One such advanced method of treating degenerative disc disease and bulging or herniated discs is class 4 deep tissue laser therapy. This advanced therapy uses a process called photobiostimulation to reduce tissue inflammation, ease pain and stimulate the body’s ability to heal. More specifically, the photons generated by a deep tissue laser work in the following ways to address spine and disc conditions:

  • The photons energize the cells in damaged tissue
  • Blood circulation is increased in the area of pain
  • Inflammation is reduced as a result of enhanced cell permeability
  • Targeted cells’ regain the ability to absorb oxygen and nutrients while expelling toxins.

Of course like all other forms of non-surgical back treatment, a number of sessions are required. However each treatment takes only a few minutes. Over the course of six to twelve treatments, many patients experience a significant reduction in back pain while for some, the discomfort is totally eliminated.

Deep tissue laser therapy is sometimes administered as an exclusive treatment for disc disorders, but it has been shown to be particularly beneficial when combined with non-surgical spinal decompression, another advanced method of treating the causes of back pain.

Combining Deep Tissue Laser Treatment with Spinal Decompression

While deep tissue laser treatment uses the power of light energy, non-surgical spinal decompression uses a more mechanical, although no less technologically advanced process to correct herniation and other disc and spine conditions. Spinal decompression involves the creation of a force known as distraction to gently separate the vertebrae in your spine and create a negative pressure within the targeted discs.

This vacuum created by the distracting action of the spinal decompression equipment, is known as negative intra-discal pressure and it encourages bulging or herniated disc material to retract into its correct position, where it no longer impinges on delicate nerve roots. Each treatment session may only encourage a microscopic degree of retraction, but over the course of several weeks, the positive effects are often dramatic.

At Orange County Wellness Physicians Medical Center, our team of experts has pioneered and patented a revolutionary treatment program combining spinal decompression with deep tissue laser therapy. The Spine and Disc Restoration SystemTM is at the forefront of non-surgical alternatives for treating conditions such as disc herniation and degenerative disc disease.

SDR SystemTM Successful in 89.9% of Cases

Compared with the success rate of back surgery in giving patients the ability to regain mobility and live free from chronic back pain, our SDR SystemTM represents a far more effective option. Of those patients who qualify for the program, nearly 90% experience long term benefits, including a return to their normal range of activities and a cessation of chronic back pain.

Whether or not you’ve tried other alternatives to back surgery, you have a chance to experience the advantages of the SDR SytemTMfor yourself, instead of trusting to the unpredictable outcome of surgical intervention. Only six out of ten people who come for evaluation are actually eligible for the program, so you need to schedule a consultation to see if the SDR SystemTM is suitable for you. If you do qualify, you may be able to congratulate yourself within a few weeks for trusting in conservative, rather than invasive measures to correct your cause of pain.

Revolutionary Treatments are Improving Life for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers
July 21, 2014 — 20:37

Author: Dr. Griffith  Category: Non-Surgical Solutions to Back and Neck Pain  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

Back pain of the intervertebral disc in officeIf you are one of those people who live with neck or lower back pain on a daily basis, you will probably identify with the despair and frustration of trying one type of treatment after another, in the desperate hope that something will free you from the sometimes crippling discomfort. If you are just beginning to suffer with chronic back pain, the stories of those who haven’t found relief may tempt you to opt for surgery, rather than go through what you fear may be months or even years of diminished mobility and pain.

Whether you fit into the former or latter of these categories, two types of non-surgical spinal back treatment are deserving of your attention. If you haven’t yet opted for any treatment other than pain medication, non-surgical spinal decompression and class 4 deep laser treatments present the possibility of an early resolution to your condition. If you have already tried many other non-surgical treatments without success, it’s not too late to try spinal decompression and laser therapies before taking the last resort of invasive spinal surgery.

More Successful than Surgery – Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a revolutionary treatment for a number of spinal problems and conditions. The treatment has no known side effects and is non-invasive. This treatment makes use of cutting-edge computer technology, along with sophisticated apparatus to combat chronic back pain and the conditions that cause it, which include:

  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated and Bulging Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Pinched nerves

Spinal decompression has already improved the quality of life for many people diagnosed with these debilitating conditions. Among those who have undergone the treatment as an alternative to surgery, a great number credit spinal decompression with reducing their pain to a point where they no longer need to consider invasive procedures. Even patients who have received little benefit from medication, epidural injections, chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and even surgery have finally found their way back to a normal or near normal life after receiving spinal decompression treatment.

Gentle Promotion of Self-Healing

The treatment is administered by applying a very specific decompression force which gently stretches the spine. This creates a vacuum in discs which have become compressed or have herniated. The vacuum that’s created has two key effects. Firstly, it encourages the bulging tissue to retract back into the disc from where it came. Secondly it allows oxygen, water and nutrients to be drawn into the disc which helps the disc to return to its natural shape.

The effects include removal of pressure from delicate nerves, (which in turn relieves chronic back pain) and also a tendency for the damaged disc to repair itself. Unlike surgery, therefore, spinal decompression is a constructive remedy, whereas surgery usually involves taking parts of the disc away.

Healing Warmth – Class 4 Deep Tissue Laser Treatment

Another form of treatment which uses the most up-to-date technology is deep tissue laser therapy. As its name suggests, a laser is used to target sites of damage or disease. The laser does not cut the skin, but instead emits powerful light photons which penetrate tissue to reach the internal target area. This photon bombardment stimulates a biological process that restores the normal function of cells.

The treatment is effective in reducing inflammation which is often a primary source of pain, as well as stimulating blood circulation and the delivery of cellular nutrition. This encourages the natural repair of tissue. In effect, deep tissue laser therapy creates the conditions for your body to heal itself.

Over 100 positive studies have highlighted the effectiveness of deep tissue laser therapy in treating a wide range of conditions. Among these are several spinal disorders including:

  • Damage from spinal injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease

This is not an exhaustive list but serves to illustrate the effectiveness of laser treatment for problems which may otherwise lead people to undergo surgery. Like non-surgical spinal decompression, deep tissue laser therapy can be effective without any adjunctive treatment. However at Orange County Wellness Physicians Medical Center, we have pioneered and patented a system of treatment which combines deep tissue laser therapy and spinal decompression. Our system greatly increases the chance of patients returning to a pain-free life without surgery.

The SDR System TM at OCWP

Our Spine and Disc Restoration SystemTM enables patients to avoid the need for spinal surgery by achieving results when all other treatments have failed. Our treatment is not suitable for everyone and we conduct a rigorous process of screening to establish if a client is able to undergo this uniquely effective program of treatments. However our success rate in delivering long term Pain relief and restoring quality of life for patients who do qualify stands at 95% – That’s higher than the success rate of spinal decompression or deep tissue therapy when used exclusively.

If you are at your wits end as a result of persistent neck or lower back pain or have begun to suffer as a result of a spinal injury or disorder, our talented and highly experienced physicians may be able to help. Our SDR SystemTM is the result of extensive research into providing patients with a better alternative than surgery and restoring the quality of life that everyone should enjoy. To find out more just visit our website and provide your email address here. We’ll send detailed information to your inbox. Alternatively you are welcome to contact us on 866-303-9355.