Mt. Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
According to spine specialist Leonard Vernon, DC "every condition has a hidden weakness-an 'Achilles Heel' and when you find it and fix it you make the problem better." When it comes to spinal disc pain caused by bulges and herniations that Achilles heel is the inability of the disc to re-hydrate.
"Discs need water, oxygen, and certain nutrients to heal themselves and kill the pain," said Vernon
Remarkably enough, these substances are already found in your spinal column, surrounding the discs, just waiting to get in, the problem has been there has never been a way to get these products into the diseased disc, that is until now.
A new medical device, which has been cleared by the FDA called Non-surgical Spinal Decompression therapy zeroes in on the exact disc that is causing pain, and with a gentle, painless angle pull, releases the disc to accept the nutrients it needs... and the disc responds by healing itself.
Like most brilliant advancements, "it's effective because it's so straightforward and simple," said Dr. Vernon. In an era when much of modern medicine "goes the long way" by attempting to alleviate symptoms as opposed to correcting the source of the pain. For example, many doctors recommend treating herniated discs with drugs or chemical injections. But since those drugs are doing nothing to provide the water, oxygen, and nutrients the discs need to self-correct, these therapies are powerless to fix what's actually going on-and may make things worse in the long run.
"Decompression Therapy doesn't just turn off your pain receptors-it actually locates and eliminates the source of your pain by helping your body heal itself of the condition that's causing it in the first place," explained Vernon.
Numerous published studies have confirmed the effectiveness of non-surgical spinal decompression including a study in The Journal of Neuroimaging reported up to 90% reduction in disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases using Decompression Therapy and one in the American Journal of Pain Management which showed that an incredible 86% of patients treated with decompression therapy achieved "good" to "excellent" improvement.
The treatment program consists of short, 30-minute treatments over a period of just 6 weeks, depending on your individual needs, and is covered by some insurance companies.
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