THE BIG-TWO EXCUSES
WHY YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR WON'T RECOMMEND SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
- Well, Mrs. Jones, you just aren't as young as you used to be.
- I'm sorry Mrs. Jones, but you are just going to have to learn to live with the pain.
Of course, you should watch our videos and think seriously about Spinal Decompression Therapy. But the truth is, I am not interested in helping people who refuse to help themselves. Sounds callous doesn't it? It's not. The promise of modern medicine is, "What can you do for me doc?". For many people this means, "What can you prescribe me or do to me that will fix my back pain and sciatica but let me continue to live the same self-destructive lifestyle I always have?". If people are not willing to take some baby steps and do some of the things required to help their own cause, odds are I will not be able to help them. What can people do to help their cause? Glad you asked!
HELP YOUR CHRONIC BACK PROBLEM
(Self Help Tips)
- LOSE WEIGHT: I had a patient who had incredible results with Spinal Decompression Therapy. Unfortunately, he was severely overweight ---- all right in the belly. I warned him that this would affect his results. It did. After a few months, he weighed more than when he started our program, and was right back where he started as far as his pain was concerned. To learn how to get excess weight off and keep it off, visit THIS PAGE.
- EXERCISE: This is not just a weight issue. All the joints in your body (including your Spinal Discs) require motion / movement to remain healthy. Without some exercise of some sort, healing a Disc Problem is going to be difficult. By the way, sitting puts four times the amount of mechanical stress on your spine as standing does. If you can stand it, walking is great exercise for a disc --- just try to stay off concrete.
- AVOID INFLAMMATION: Inflammation is not synonymous with swelling, it is a group of normal Immune System chemicals that attract swelling to them. Although using local ice is beneficial to help limit these chemicals, you will have to avoid the foods that cause INFLAMMATION. This means that you need to be avoiding sugar and junk, while eating lots of vegetables and a certain amount of lean protein. You will also have to learn the difference between good fats and bad fats (HERE), because this is a factor that can seriously drive inflammation or substantially inhibit it.
- GIVE UP THE CIGS: I know that this is a tough one. Unfortunately for you, the research says that if you smoke, you will have significantly greater amounts of SPINAL DEGENERATION in your spine than your non-smoking counterpart. The disc has a poor blood supply to begin with. This is why we use OXYGEN THERAPY as part of our standard DISC PROTOCOL.
- TRY INVERSION: I bought my first Inversion Table years ago. It is interesting to note on the "customer comments" sections of huge sites such as Amazon dot com, just how many people with the same problems you are dealing with are helped by this simple / inexpensive therapy. However, it must be done correctly. HERE is my Blog Post on which table to buy and how to use it properly, as well as the best research studies on the topic.
- USE AN EXERCISE BALL: The instability of the ball builds stability into your back. Also, the bouncing motion pumps fluid in and out of the disc. This is how exchange takes place in a disc in lieu of a blood supply. CORE STRENGTH AND EXERCISE BALL PAGE
DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY BUY WHAT ANY DOCTOR IS SELLING!
After a free consultation where I review your history and tests (MRI's, CT's, X-rays, etc), I will tell you whether you are a GOOD CANDIDATE for Spinal Decompression Therapy. Unfortunately, for all sorts of reasons, about half of the patients I consult with are not good candidates. If I think I can help you, I will tell you. And if I think I can't, I will tell you that also. We had a person recently, whose problem was not disc related, but instead a PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME that was easily resolved with TISSUE REMODELING. If you would like to schedule a free, 100% no-obligation consultation with Dr. Schierling, just call Tracy at (417) 934-6337.