WARNING WARNING WARNING
PLAYING WITH FIRE
WARNING WARNING WARNING
ARE YOU PLAYING WITH FIRE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BACK PAIN AND LEG PAIN?
If you are making any of these common mistakes that are so prevalent in today's back pain sufferers, it might be an indication that you are playing with fire.
- You hope your pain will just go away on its own.
- You hope that medicine will solve the problem with your spine.
- You believe that if you just get enough chiropractic adjustments, it will solve your disc problem.
- You believed the doctor(s) who told you that Corticosteroid Injections were both safe and effective.
- You are thinking about having a SPINAL SURGERY, even though none of your friends have done well with theirs.
- You heard that all SPINAL DECOMPRESSION PROTOCOLS are the same
Unfortunately, Your Back Pain is not Going Away on its Own:
Back pain is not fun. And when it is the severe kind that is caused by SCIATICA, DISC HERNIATIONS, SPINAL STENOSIS, SPINAL DEGENERATION, or FACET PROBLEMS, you can bet your bottom dollar that it is not going to simply "go away". The truth is, most of the things on this list are conditions that will progress and degenerate unless something is done to stop the underlying cause(s) of your symptoms. The truth is, most medical interventions geared toward disc problems, are geared not at dealing with the underlying cause of the pain, but at attempting to manage the symptoms. I have said it before, but the truth is that anything geared at alleviating symptoms without addressing the underlying cause of those symptoms, will end in a degenerative mess.
When it comes to Spinal Discs, Standard Medical Fare does not have a Good Track Record:
Your intuition and common sense have already told you this (read my last sentence in the above paragraph). You are rapidly figuring out that pain killers, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammation medications are not the answer to your disc problem. Just look at the scientific studies on the subject. Or read the internet message boards of people who have already been through what your doctor is suggesting you need to go through. Or better yet, talk to ten people who have had the surgery that your doctors are pushing you towards.
The Disc Problems listed a couple of paragraphs back are all "Mechanical Problems". Trying to fix a mechanical problem with a chemical does not work with your car, and it certainly does not work in your body. CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS and other modalities such as TISSUE REMODELING, acupuncture, massage therapy, and spinal exercises are fabulous for most run-of-the-mill back problems (sprains, strains, SUBLUXATIONS, and even lesser disc problems). However, they are not and never were designed to tackle serious disc damage like you have been diagnosed with.
Corticosteroid Injections are Dangerous and Degenerative:
Despite anything your doctor tries to tell you, INJECTIONS OF CORTICOSTEROIDS are fraught with problems ---- serious and potentially permanent problems! These drugs are not only a major cause of osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), but as I have shown time and time again, they actually deteriorate COLLAGEN-BASED TISSUES, of which the Spinal Discs are. Corticosteroid Injections are a temporary "fix" which, while sometimes providing some temporary relief, does not have the ability to repair the ligaments that make up the outer portion of the Spinal Disc (the Annulus Fibrosus).
All Spinal Decompression Protocols are the same, so who Really Cares who I Trust my Spine to:
All Spinal Decompression Protocols are not the same. Not by a long shot. There a lot of people out there with old, outdated, or inferior equipment or training that are claiming to be "experts" in Spinal Decompression Therapy. Make sure that the person you choose to do your Spinal Decompression Therapy really is an expert!
Back Surgery Alternatives that Actually Work:
Twenty years ago you either medicated yourself and lived with the pain, or you had BACK SURGERY ---- there was really nothing else to be done for serious disc issues. And despite the fact that scientific study after scientific study shows a poor success rate for these Spinal Surgeries ---- particularly the Spinal Fusions (pins, plates, metal, screws, wires, etc), they are being done in record numbers. Fortunately you do not have to live in the past. Fortunately, there are new ways to tackle disc problems using methods that have been shown to be safe, effective, and non-invasive. No; our Spinal Decompression Therapy program is not going to help every person. I would never hope to tell you otherwise. After all, we work mostly with people whose next option is going under the knife. But don't you owe it to yourself to find out if Non-surgical Spinal Decompression could be the thing you have been searching for to help your pain and address its underlying cause?