In many cases, the discs can heal themselves. Before getting back surgery you should consider trying a decompression machine. It is a very light and gentle way to get you back on track.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here. The Vancouver chiropractor.
Today I want to talk about non-surgical disc treatment.
Patients who experience sciatic pain, leg pain, potentially could have disc bulges, disc tears, disc protrusions. You can have spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, these are some of the things that have been shown to be effective by using our spinal decompression machine. We have one for the neck, we have one for the low back. Let me show you this.
If we look, gravity is always pushing us down. So, we got this positive pressure on the disc and the discs here are like sponges so they’re supposed to be full of fluid and life. Movement brings the nutrients in and so with trauma, gravity, and repetitive activities over time those discs can start to break down and degenerate.
Inside the disc there’s a nucleus pulposus. it reminds me of an egg yolk, but that gelatinous material can actually extrude out. Now you’ll get a disc bulge, you’ll get a disc protrusion. What that can do is actually put pressure on the nerve roots. Now you’ve got a disc that’s compromised and maybe it’s degenerative or its extruded.
What the disc decompression machine does is it takes and gently pulls apart the disk. It takes it for a series of pulls so they’re 60-second pulls followed by relaxation so the whole goal is to take a disc that’s been compromised or injured like that and pull it apart.
There have been studies that show that the discs actually can repair themselves and heal. There are pre and post MRIs in the neuroimaging journal that shows that this actually helps correct the disc.
People who have had back surgery, people who are looking at back surgery, spinal decompression treatment might be right for you. The only way to know is to call our office and schedule a consultation so we can see if you qualify for this non-surgical, very effective pain-free relief so you can get your life back on track.
Dr. Troy the Vancouver chiropractor (360) 260-6903 is the number to the office and one of our doctors will be happy to take a look to see if chiropractic is right for you.