We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for about 20 years now. During this time we have learned much. About 7 years ago we added nonsurgical spinal decompression to our treatment protocols. A while later deep tissue laser.
So what happens if you are diagnosed with a herniated disc and you take no action?
It just depends.
Chances are if you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc you had an MRI…which is the “gold standard” diagnostic tool when it comes to confirming the presence of disc herniations or disc bulges.
And if you had an MRI you are most likely symptomatic…meaning you have symptoms such as sciatica from a lumbar disc herniation, or radiating arm pain from a cervical disc herniation.
So now your medical doctor tells you YES…you do in fact have a disc herniation in your lumbar spine at L5 and he wants to do surgery to remove it. WOW…what now?
Well…if it were me I certainly would not agree to low back surgery right off the bat. I would explore nonsurgical options such as nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000.
I would also consider major lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, giving up all bad habits such as smoking, drugs, drinking (if excessive) and anything else I was doing that was bad. I would seriously consider adopting a plant based diet such as the McDougall Program to reduce inflammation and help the disc to heal. I would go 100% clean and try to work it that way.
But that’s me…and most are not willing to do this. Plus, it might not work for you. A certain percentage of cervical and lumbar disc herniations simply are stuck on nerves in a way that requires that they be physically removed and lifestyle changes will do nothing for them other than provide a healthier context improved over-all health.
If you do nothing you just keep getting worse and the herniated disc will become more difficult to treat the longer you let it go. And your life will become even more miserable.
Or, you can make all the lifestyle changes (or not) and try nonsurgical spinal decompression on a machine like the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is designed and built to actually isolate on a herniated disc and physically remove it from the spinal nerve it is irritating. It does this by creating a negative pressure, elongating the spine, enlarging the disc space, re-positioning the disc back where it belongs. YES it really does do this.
So sure…you can jump right into neck or back surgery and risk all kinds of bad stuff. You can do nothing and risk the problem getting worse and becoming more difficult to treat. Or you can try spinal decompression therapy and see if you can get your life back…naturally.
Sure, there’s a chance disc decompression will not help you…but success rates are high…so it’s a chance worth taking 🙂
To schedule a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for spinal decompression with the DRX9000…contact our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center at 415-392-2225.