New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2006
Working out can be a welcome release from stress and tension. But for those stricken with lower back pain, this experience can easily crank up your pain. Most gym enthusiasts know that once you injure a disc (the soft jelly material between your spinal vertebrae) it can severely limit your exercise routine and quality of life.
For many, this is due to collective loading of stress on to the spine – due to bad posture, repetitive tasks, and use of weighted machines. Over time, these activities begin to restrict normal motion, and the spinal discs deform as a result of pressure changes within the disc—leading to a loss of disc space and degenerative arthritis.
One of the reasons that your discs do not heal properly after an injury, is that as we age the blood supply to the disc diminishes. Without a proper blood supply, the tissue does not heal properly and the injured disc continues to degenerate. On the contrary, if you injure your muscle or bone, it heals in a shorter period of time, because of its blood supply. An example would be a fracture, once a bone is fractured the bone is stronger in the fractured area, than prior to the injury. On the other hand, when a disc is injured, it cannot heal properly and the result is a permanent weak link. Over time, excessive forces on the disc, can cause this injury to flair up and resulting in a life time of pain and suffering.
For many years, surgery has been the only option for pain relief. However, due to recent advances in medical technology, there is a new revolution in a non-surgical technique that is FDA approved and safe. This new therapy is Spinal Disk Decompression. The treatment uses specialized equipment to position the discs and ligaments to receive adequate blood flow to heal and strengthen.
Decompression Therapy works to relieve pressure among herniated discs, ultimately allowing blood, nutrients and water to flow through the affected areas and increasing the ability to recover.
A typical treatment requires a commitment of four to six weeks, each session lasting 25-45 minutes long. The patient relaxes on a decompression table, while watching his or her favorite DVD as the time passes. The treatment is a gradual process, gently allowing the herniated discs to return to their natural state.
Clinical studies have been performed to evaluate the effect of spinal decompression on herniated discs. The physical findings of patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease, show that 86% of patients who complete the therapy report immediate resolution of symptoms. Physical examination findings show improvement in 92% of patients over the course of treatment.
“These findings demonstrate a significant, lasting improvement, compared to the results derived from traditional surgery. In my opinion, this procedure has the potential to become a primary treatment for herniated disc injuries and spinal pain management.”
explained Dr. Steven Shoshany, a Manhattan based Chiropractor and expert in non-surgical spinal disc herniation treatment.
The American health care system spends more than $50 billion dollars annually on back pain treatment. According to the American Chiropractic Association, one half of all Americans admit to having back pain each year and chronic back pain is the number one disability in persons under age 45.
Dr. Steven Shoshany is the founder of http://www.nycdisc.com which has multiple locations throughout the New York metro area. He has treated hundreds of patients suffering from back pain. He is an expert in treating spinal disc herniations and bulges without surgery, utilizing the most advanced non-surgical techniques that are both FDA approved, drug free and safe.
If you would like to reach Dr. Steven Shoshany visit his website at http://www.drshoshany.com