We have been providing low back pain treatment in San Francisco for over 20 years now. One of the more common conditions we treat is Lumbar Disc Bulge.
This is where the center of the disc (Nucleus Pulposus) has not yet herniated, but is still bulging through the outer containment walls of the disc (Anulus Fibrosis) and is causing nerve pressure…often times on the lumbar nerve roots that form the sciatic nerve. This can lead to sciatica (leg pain) as well as low back pain and dysfunction of varying degrees.
Bulging discs will often times become full blown disc herniations if left untreated.
Spinal Decompression machines are designed and built to reduce disc bulges and disc herniations. They do this by enlarging the disc space, stretching the spinal ligaments, elongating the spine, re-establishing nutrient exchange between the disc and blood stream, and creating a negative pressure in the disc.
The negative pressure pulls the bulging disc fragments, or herniated disc fragments back to the center of the disc where they belong and off of the spinal cord and nerves.
It really is quite amazing…but that’s how it works.
Does it work every single time? NO…just most of the time.
At our Spinal Decompression Clinic in San Francisco, we only accept cases that have a high probability of success. And the patient must be willing to do their part. The treatment protocol is for 20 hour long sessions over 4-6 weeks. There is quite a bit of home care also in the form of exercises, dietary recommendations, hydration, and do’s and dont’s.
The bulging disc patients that get the most from spinal decompression therapy, do their part, keep their appointments, and have a positive attitude about the treatment process…because it is a process.
Lumbar disc bulges can cause severe pain and loss of function…and often times nothing will help as far as medical care or even chiropractic or physical therapy. This is when spinal decompression makes the most sense.
So…if you have been diagnosed with a bulging lumbar disc or herniated disc, and feel you have no where to turn…disc decompression with a machine like the DRX9000 just might be a logical next step.
To find out if you are a candidate for the DRX9000 at our Spinal Decompression Center in San Francisco, call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.