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Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

I have been providing treatment for degenerative disc disease in San Francisco for almost 20 years now in the Financial District. So I consider myself an expert.

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Dr. Eben Davis reading x-rays

Most experts opine that a certain amount of disc degeneration is a normal part of the aging process…and so do I. However, our spinal discs are living tissue and thus thrive and function at optimum levels when the conditions are right.

The inter-vertebral discs have two primary functions:

  1. Function as a ligament to hold the vertebrae above and below together while giving the spine flexibility.
  2. Act as a shock absorber for normal spine and body motion.

In order for a spinal disc to remain healthy, the bones it holds together need to be able to move through their normal ranges of motion. Discs are avascular by design, so they have no direct blood supply…but at the same time, in order to be healthy, they need to receive nutrients from the blood and pass waste products. This process occurs with spinal motion. It actually has it’s own name “Imbibition”.

When the bones of the spine lose their normal alignment from poor posture, sports injuries, auto accidents, physical demands, stresses of life, whatever…it sets the stage for degenerative disc disease and spinal degeneration.

Just like when your car is out of alignment it sets the stage for your tires to wear abnormally. We are talking about living tissue though…so there’s more to it.

If this process occurs inside an unhealthy body…say someone that smokes, has a poor diet, and other bad habits…well, just like other diseases of excess, it can make your spinal degeneration and disc disease worse. After-all, conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are mostly the result of poor lifestyle choices resulting in degenerative processes to organ tissue. The discs of the spine live inside the body too…and they prefer a clean house.

There is also a hereditary component to degeneration of the discs. This is controversial but recent research suggest it’s true.

In any case, depending on how much the discs have degenerated…the patients age, over-all health and lifestyle…disc degeneration can be treated. In fact, chiropractors have great success treating degenerative disc disease.

At our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, deep tissue laser, and exercise to manage spine and disc degeneration. We also help patients make better lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise. I prefer a plant based diet.

So yes, degeneration of the spine and disc degeneration is treatable. We can often stop the degenerative process in it’s tracks and even reverse some of the damage that has already been done. I never pre-judge what is possible, because I have seen some amazing changes on x-ray.

So…if you are looking for disc disease treatment in San Francisco, and would like to talk about your back condition or neck pain….we would love to meet with you.

Simply call our Spinal Decompression Clinic in San Francisco at 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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Decompression Therapy with the DRX9000

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for almost 20 years now at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center.  About six years ago we introduced spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000.

The DRX9000 is a computerized back therapy machine that is designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and facet syndrome.

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Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000

DRX9000 herniated disc repair treatment, often referred to as Non-surgical spinal decompression,  is now considered the “gold standard” as far as drug-less, non-invasive back pain therapy is concerned.

Decompression therapy is able to repair a herniated disc…once thought impossible, by elongating the spine, enlarging the disc space, which reduces pressure on the spinal disc, stretching the spinal ligaments, strengthening the spinal muscles, and actually pulling the herniated disc back to the center where it belongs.

I know this sounds too good to be true…but that’s what disc decompression therapy does.

Will the DRX9000 fix all chronic back pain patients? NO

Decompression therapy is not a magic bullet. In fact, many herniated disc patients are not able to qualify medically for spinal decompression treatments. If you have had a spinal fusion you do not qualify. If you have too much spinal degeneration, an unstable spondylolisthesis, or severe scoliosis you are disqualified. There are other reasons also.

And…just because you do qualify for decompression therapy with the DRX9000…there still is no guarantee it will fix your back problem. There is no guarantee…but the success rates are excellent.

Heck…what’s more important than a healthy back? If you can try nonsurgical decompression therapy with even a chance that it might give you your life back…with no side effects (maybe soreness) wouldn’t you? I would.

If the DRX9000 does not repair your herniated disc or bulging disc, you are still whole. Nothing was cut out of your body. Nothing was put into your body. You can still explore other back pain treatment options…including surgery.

So that’s the deal. Does DRX9000 spinal decompression make sense for you?

Nobody can decide that but you!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic, an experienced provider of Spinal Decompression in San Francisco.

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Neck Pain Relief with the DRX9000c

We were the first spinal decompression clinic in San Francisco to offer cervical disc decompression with the DRX9000c.  The DRX9000c is designed and built to treat disc herniations in the neck, and bulging discs without surgery.

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DRX9000c Cervical Decompression

The DRX9000c cervical spinal decompression system can also treat degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and cervical stenosis…often times when nothing else will.

When we first offered spinal decompression to our chronic neck pain patients in San Francisco, I was one of our first patients. I had suffered a disc herniation in my neck from an automobile accident. I could not believe the results. I have been fine since, but every so often I receive cervical decompression  just to make sure the herniation stays in check.

Many of our cervical disc patients have been told they need neck surgery. Neck surgery is not much fun and can be risky. I always advise cervical disc herniation patients (that qualify medically for the DRX9000c) to consider non-surgical consider disc decompression first before going under the knife.

Here’s the deal…If you have cervical surgical fusion will will be disqualified from ever trying the DRX9000c. If you try disc decompression first and it does not help, you can still have surgery. Heck…you can always have surgery.

Doesn’t it make sense to dry cervical decompression first? I think so.

Anyway…if you live or work near downtown San Francisco…or have the means to stay for a month (I recommend SF Le Meridian Hotel right across the street from us) in the SF Financial District, and have been told you need neck surgery…we would love to meet with you and discuss the treatment options for your neck condition.

For a complimentary consultation at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

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Chronic Back Pain Treatment in San Francisco

I have been treating back pain in San Francisco since 1992…almost 20 years now. For the most part I have used modern chiropractic techniques, physical therapy, exercise, yoga, and laser therapy. About 6 years ago I added nonsurgical spinal decompression to the mix. The decompression machine we use at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center is the DRX9000.

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Dr. Eben Davis

Chronic back pain (CBP) is one of the most common conditions a spinal decompression specialist deals with on a day to day basis. Previous episodes of back pain are the #1 predisposing factor to CBP. If the underlying cause of back pain is left to heal on it’s own, like most are, the injured structures, such as the spinal discs and muscles can heal inappropriately and set the stage for chronic back pain and disability down the road.

The DRX9000 lumbar decompression system is designed and built to treat disc conditions in the low back. We also offer cervical decompression with the DRX9000c.

Chronic back pain or chronic neck pain can take over your life. Sure, it may seem like the pain went away on it’s own…but what if it comes back? And what if it keeps coming back and stays…then what?

This is why I recommend that patients get checked by a chiropractor on a regular basis to make sure that their spine is in it’s proper alignment.

As for as chronic back pain is concerned…it can most likely be managed with chiropractic care, exercise, and good sleeping and ergonomic habits. However, there is a sub-set of chronic back pain patients that have problems that simply do not respond to chiropractic…or anything for that matter.

This is where decompression therapy with the DRX9000 may make sense. Heck…it’s 100% natural…and safe also. Sure, there is physical therapy, and cortisone, and muscle relaxers, and acupuncture…blah, blah, blah.  But none of those back pain therapies reposition the spinal disc, or strengthen the spinal ligaments…or create a negative pressure that actually pulls herniated disc fragments back to the center of the disc…only nonsurgical spinal decompression does that.

So, my advice…if you have chronic back pain or chronic neck pain secondary to disc herniations, bulging discs, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, or facet syndrome…consider disc decompression therapy. It’s just a smart thing to do!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression in San Francisco.

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Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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