I am a member of a nation-wide group of chiropractors and medical doctors call “The International Disc Education Association” (I.D.E.A.). Our goal is to educate doctors and the public about the safety and effectiveness of non-surgical spinal decompression. I was just on our website going through one of the many research articles published on non-surgical spinal decompression. All of the articles are from peer-reviewed journals and many from some of the top medical research schools in the country like Stanford, John Hopkins, The May Clinic, etc.
I came across this journal and article entitled, “MRI Evidence of Nonsurgical, Mechanical Reduction, Rehydration and Repair of the Herniated Lumbar Disc” written by Edward Eyerman, MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Every time I come across articles like this, I am amazed the more doctors (MDs and Chiropractors) aren’t aware of non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in Sacramento like we have been doing in our Roseville California clinic for over 13 years. But I constantly find that most doctors don’t know about it or understand it, including spinal orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons.
I’m not going to bore you with all the details of the research here, but if you are interested in non-surgical spinal decompression for herniated discs and want to learn more, please contact The Roseville Disc Center at Twin Creeks Health in Roseville California, and I can give you this article and many others.
Here is my summary of the study. They took 20 patients with disc herniations and lumbar radiculopathy (like sciatica or some other severely affected nerve) and took MRIs of them. Then each patient went through 20 non-surgical spinal decompressions on an earlier version of the same machine we currently use. Then they did another MRI and compared the findings. Bottom line? 17 out of 20 “had significant pain relief and complete relief of weakness when present and of immobility. Numbness in the leg disappeared in all but one patient”. Then there were the MRI findings of disc herniations. 14 of the 20 people had herniated discs. Post MRI showed that 10 of these 14 discs had “reduced significantly” up to 90 to 100% reductions in the size of the herniations. But even people without herniated discs benefited from non-surgical spinal decompression.
Even better, they followed up with 17 of the patients 1 year later. Only one patient had a recurrence of their pain.
Look, I know Non-surgical spinal decompression works first hand, both from my patients (over 1000 of them) and from my own personal experience. I avoided a lumbar fusion of two discs almost 13 years ago because of spinal decompression. I truly believe it should be the first conservative choice for patients with pain from bulging, herniated and degenerated discs or suffering from nerve pain, like sciatica.