We have been providing nonsurgical treatment for herniated and bulging discs in San Francisco for about 20 years now in the SF Financial District.
We were the first to offer DRX9000 and DRX9000c spinal decompression in San Francisco. Since then, many have purchased spinal decompression machines and claim to be experts in the nonsurgical treatment of herniated and bulging discs. And some of them are. But most are not.
In my opinion, most doctors that offer spinal decompression services lean too much on the machine…as if it were a magic wand. Sure, the spinal decompression machine is the meat and potatoes of a spinal decompression treatment program…but there is a lot more to it.
In my experience…and I have personally helped thousands of chronic and severe back and neck pain patients return to more normal lives, the spinal decompression treatment must address physical, mental, and chemical stresses that may be interfering with the patients health.
If a spinal decompression doctor does not address these areas, the results will not be as good. Some patients are under a tremendous amount of mental stress either at work or at home. This triggers the release of the stress hormone Cortisol which is pro-inflammatory. It is very hard to repair a herniated disc with chronic stress.
Some herniated disc patients have very poor diets. They eat mostly processed foods and animal products which are also pro-inflammatory and can interfere with spinal decompression treatment. I prefer a Plant Based Diet and my best resource is Dr. John McDougall, MD.
And there is an art to setting up herniated disc patients on the DRX9000 or other spinal decompression systems. You get better and better the more back and neck pain patients you treat.
There is also an exercise component to decompression therapy. Start too soon and you set the patient back. Start too late and you slow down the process. And you have to know which exercises will work best for each patient…everyone is different.
And there is even more to it than this. So don’t just think because a doctor has a spinal decompression machine like a DRX9000 that the treatment will be the same as it will be somewhere else. Do some research. Ask if they have patients you can talk to. Ask for an office tour or maybe a trial session to see how it feels. Do your homework.
To schedule a complimentary consultation and DRX9000 spinal decompression tour at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center, call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.