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When Choosing a Spinal Decompression Doctor: Experience Matters!

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Spinal Decompression Therapy with DRX9000

We have been providing spinal decompression in San Francisco for over 9 years. We have been serving downtown  San Francisco for over 20 years providing natural solutions for cervical and lumbar herniated and bulging discs. We specialize in chronic and severe neck pain,  low back pain and sciatica. The machine we use is the DRX9000 spinal decompression system. Prior to this we had perfected a back and neck pain treatment regimen that included chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and deep tissue laser therapy.

Spinal disc  decompression gave us a “next step” for disc patients that did not respond to our normal lumbar and cervical disc treatment protocols. Instead of referring for a surgical consultation we could now handle these cases in house. Since then we have performed over 25,000 spinal decompression sessions on thousands of patients and the result have mostly been outstanding.

When it comes to spinal decompression results “experience matters”. There are many decisions to be made from the very start to the finish and then post care and rehab.

A Spinal decompression machine is NOT a commodity like a gallon of milk. Just because a doctor has a DRX9000 or similar machine does not mean they know what to do with it. The DRX9000 is a tool, and like all tools it’s use must be mastered.

Decisions like whether or not to even accept a patient for disc decompression therapy. Where to start as far as pounds of pull? What spinal disc to target? What other therapies to do along with the decompression treatment? How many sessions to do? When to change the angle of pull? Nutritional support to reduce inflammation? What about meditation and relaxation techniques…do they help? Then, the choice of exercises and rehab and whether or not to incorporate acupuncture, physical therapy or chiropractic…what about weight lifting? These are all decisions that are better made with lots of experience and help determine treatment results (or not)…it’s not just about the machine.

Plus, does your spinal decompression doctor have a decompression support blog? Are there spinal decompression patients onsite you can talk to? How many years have they been in business? How many years experience do they have performing cervical and lumbar spinal decompression? It all matters…Big Time!

To find out if you are a candidate for care at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center, please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

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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Can a Herniated Disc Repair Itself?

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Pinched Lumbar Nerve Causing Sciatica

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time much has changed as far as what we know about herniated discs and the best way to treat them.

It used to be thought that the only way to treat a herniated disc was with surgical intervention…either a discectomy or spinal fusion. Now we know that the body is capable of healing a herniated disc just like it can heal most other injuries, and in fact it does this all the time. But just like other injuries, sometimes the body needs a little help.

In order for the body to heal itself, all the communication lines have to be open.

The nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves is the body’s communication system. As long as the nervous system is free of interference it will make the right decisions every time.

Physical, Chemical, and Mental Stress can interfere with internal communications making it hard for the body to repair itself. Physical stress on the nervous system from say misalignment’s (bones out of place) can make it very difficult for the body to repair a herniated disc. This is called Vertebral Subluxation.

A disc has two primary functions:

1. To give the spine flexibility and act as a shock absorber for normal motion and activity.

2. Acts as a ligament by holding the vertebrae above and the one below together. The disc also separates the vertebrae and helps create the opening where the nerves exit before traveling to all your cells, organs, glands, and muscles.

If the bones are stuck, then the disc will degenerate and so will the bones. The bones and the disc need motion to stay alive and to maintain proper shape, function, and integrity. All body parts require motion to stay healthy. This disc degeneration can lead to bulging and herniated discs.

So what do we do if the bones are stuck and not functioning properly and has resulted in a herniated disc?

Well…we can try chiropractic adjustments to see if we can correct the subluxations. This is what chiropractors do. This will usually help.

If chiropractic fails to deliver results we can try nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000, a machine designed and built to help the body repair herniated discs.

The DRX9000 enlarges the disc space, re-positions the disc, re-hydrates the disc, strengthens the spinal muscles and ligaments, and gives the body a better chance to repair the injured spinal disc.

So YES…a herniated disc can repair itself…but sometimes it just needs a little help.

Bottom Line: Do Not Jump Right Into Back or Neck Surgery if you are diagnosed with a herniated disc. Give your body a chance to heal itself with chiropractic or spinal decompression. You can always have surgery!

To schedule an appointment for herniated disc treatment in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog for a complimentary consultation.

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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