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Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatic Leg Pain and Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy.

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Your Spine – Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link

Like a chain, your spine is only as strong as its weakest link.  Healthy discs usually equal a healthy spine.  Bad discs equal an unhealthy one.  The weakest links in your spine are usually damaged discs that go through silent decay without symptoms.  This is why back pain is often called “a silent epidemic.”

Discs are made up of two parts.  The outer aspect of the disc is called the annulus fibrosis.  It is layered together like the rings of an onion, and is known as the containment ring that holds in the nucleus.

The nucleus is the inner part of the disc containing a pressurized gel-like substance, that when contained within the annulus forms the shock absorbing qualities of the spinal discs.   The discs also form a joint between each vertebra in order that the spine can bend, flex, turn and rotate from side to side.

When the annular containment ring weakens or breaks through, as is found in cases of disc bulges and ruptures, the question that arises is “what do I do now?”

Conservative First – Invasive Last

About 50% of spinal surgeries are successful providing a true blessing to those who have no other option.  However, the other 50%, known as failed back surgery syndrome, either fail at the time of surgery or within three years of the procedure.

Often, these surgeries leave the individual with more pain than before they had the surgery.  Additionally, many surgical failures of the spine lead to multiple repeat surgeries.   Once the first surgical failure occurs, there is usually no turning back leaving one with permanent pain and disability much like a nightmare they can’t wake from.

There have been many changes and advances in spinal disc surgery in the past couple of decades, including micro surgery, artificial disc and so on, but no matter what new procedure comes to the forefront, the 50/50 success-failure ratio of spinal disc surgery changes very little.   Success or failure in spinal surgery is essentially a coin flip.

Because of all this and more, surgical intervention for correction of a bad disc should be utilized only after all non-surgical alternatives have been exhausted.

New Hope For Bad Backs and Necks

There is a wonderful non-surgical alternative available that has helped hundreds of thousands of people to reduce or eliminate pain, and/or avoid spinal surgery.

It’s called Non-Surgical Disc Decompression Therapy, and it frequently works even when nothing else will.  In fact, it often works even for those who have previously had surgery.

Conditions frequently helped through Spinal Disc Decompression therapy include bulging disc, protruded disc, herniated disc, prolapsed disc, disc dehydration, disc decay, disc degeneration, disc desiccation, disc thinning, disc wedging, sciatic leg pain, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis, hip pain, facet syndrome, facet arthrosis, foraminal encroachment, nerve root compression, spinal cord compression, nerve impingement, failed back surgery, or pain, numbness or tingling in the legs or feet; arms, hands or fingers – are the most common conditions that frequently respond favorably with Disc Decompression Therapy.

Not everyone can be saved from surgery, but with success rates as high as 88%, condition dependant, non-surgical disc decompression therapy carries with it a higher success percentage than even that of surgery itself.

We Stand Ready To Help

ChiroCenter is pleased to offer the people of Troy and surrounding communities more available disc decompression equipment options than any other spinal care facility in our area that we are aware of, and we offer the most time-tested, non-surgical techniques available in the field of back care.  This is just one of the reasons why our percentage of success is so high for so many people.

With 30 years of practice experience, we’ve helped thousands of people with troubled disc reduce pain and avoid spinal surgery.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and help decide upon the best approach for you.

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About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.