FDA-approved spinal decompression is proven to eliminate herniated discs

Just before resorting to back surgery, mason discovers non-invasive solution to work-related chronic pain

A new male patient in his 60’s who works in construction came to see me a few months ago as a last ditch effort to lessen his debilitating back pain due to damaged discs. His physician had recommended  back surgery, which would have put him on disability for several months.Photo Credit: www.elcosh.orgBut before moving forward with major surgery followed by a slow recovery, his co-worker recommended he meet with me. (Brick layers have the highest rate of back injuries with lost workdays among all construction workers.)

The man has worked as a mason here in Bergen County, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. The constant bending over, even wearing a back brace, eventually took a toll on his spine resulting in two herniated discs. Pain medications were not lessening his pain, left him in a perpetual “fog” and the expense of these drugs took a significant bite out of the family’s monthly budget.

Back surgery for disc damage not always necessary
His doctor had not discussed spinal decompression therapy; a non-invasive back therapy which uses a FDA-approved machine to slowly and gently stretch the spine. This act of stretching eventually lessens the pressure on the compressed nerve root (herniated disc), and can result in a lessening or even complete alleviation of pain.

My patient was more than willing to undergo this treatment protocol which was performed by my team twice a week over the course of a month (treatment regimes vary depending on each patient’s medical condition). Each week, the two herniated discs slowly reverted back to their natural positions, due to the lessening of pressure between each disc. By the end of therapy, my patient had lessened his chronic back pain by 85%.

After resting two additional weeks, my patient was able to return to work. Best of all, his plan for back surgery was long forgotten.

FDA-approved spine treatment alternative to prescription pain pills
Decompression therapy is far less expensive than pain medications and surgery, is non-invasive, requires no extensive recovery time, and is completely drug-free. Most of all, it can help so many people suffering every day with chronic back pain due to disc injury.

If you suffer from herniated discs, bulging discs, or degenerative disc disease, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical condition with an experienced chiropractor. Today, there are many proven alternatives to invasive back surgery and debilitating and expensive prescription pain medication. But patients and families need to be aware of these alternative therapies for chronic back pain. The discovery of the right back pain treatment solution can offer a dramatically improved quality of life.

(Photo Credit: http://www.elcosh.org)