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The Best Treatment For a Herniated Disc

We have been providing treatment for back and neck pain in San Francisco for over 23 years in the Financial District.

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Cervical Disc Treatment in SF

There is a lot of information out there on how to diagnose and treat a herniated disc in the neck or low back. Some of it is good and some not so good. Our recommendations come from almost a quarter century of front line experience.

What most people don’t realize is that a herniated disc is very common. In fact, many people have them and do not even realize it. And when you are diagnosed with a herniated disc it is not the end of the world. And, it does not mean you automatically need back or neck surgery.

Often, a herniated disc will heal on it’s own. It just depends on the nature and severity of the condition and the patients overall health profile. All cases are different.

One thing for sure. Chiropractic adjustments should be considered as the #1 treatment option. This has been proven over and over again. You can find some very good research on this at Chiro-Trust.org.

In the event that chiropractic adjustments fail to deliver favorable outcomes there is a logical “next step”. It’s called nonsurgical spinal decompression. The machine we use is the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is designed and built to treat herniated and bulging discs in the cervical or lumbar spine nonsurgically. It is considered the gold standard for drugless disc treatment. You can find out more at SanFranciscoSpinalDecompression.com.

So, if you have been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging disc in the neck or low back, what should you do?

Our recommendation is that you find a clinic that has both chiropractic and spinal decompression. We have two clinics in San Francisco that are walking distance apart. Our primary clinic has chiropractic, medical care, physical therapy, and diagnostics. Our satellite clinic at the Embarcadero Center has spinal decompression and chiropractic, as well as laser therapy.

To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation. We validate parking at the Embarcadero Center.  

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Sciatica Relief in San Francisco

sciatica relief in SFWe have been providing treatment for Sciatica in San Francisco for over 22 years now.

The majority of the time, sciatica (leg pain) is the result of Pinched Nerves in the low back (lumbar spine). Pinched nerves or nerve roots are mostly caused by herniated or bulging discs.

Pinched lumbar nerves can also be asymptomatic. That’s right, you can have a herniated disc in the lumbar spine and have no symptoms. In fact, unless there is a trauma, herniated discs usually develop over time and the symptoms such as sciatica happen after the problem has been there for a while.

When a chiropractic patient presents with new symptoms of sciatica they have a tendency to think the problem is new…and it is in a way…but the cause has usually been there a while if the cause is a bulging or herniated disc, which it usually is.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that herniated and bulging discs in the low back, and the low back pain and sciatica they cause, respond favorably to gentle chiropractic care.

In the event that sciatica does not respond to chiropractic care we have nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 as a “next step”.

Spinal decompression systems are designed and built to treat lumbar disc herniations, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease. The DRX9000 is safe, gentle and effective. It’s also painless. Sure, some get sore in the beginning, but that’s how it is with most treatments that are physical in nature.

So there you go. If you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica or both, you may have a herniated disc in the low back.

Your best bet is to find a doctor that treats herniated discs on a regular basis and does so nonsurgically. We are the clinic with the most experience treating herniated discs in SF. We also have a team of medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and nutrition experts.

To find out if you are a candidate for Sciatica Relief in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225.

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Cervical Decompression for Arm and Hand Pain

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Cervical Decompression with the DRX9000c

We have been providing cervical spinal decompression treatment in San Francisco for over 10 years now. The machine we use is the DRX9000c.

The DRX9000c cervical decompression system treats bulging and herniated discs in the neck which are a primary cause of arm and hand pain.

The nerves that exit from the neck travel down the arm and into the hand. When these nerves become pinched from herniated or bulging cervical discs it can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, arm and hand pain, weakness of grip, numbness, tingling, even night pain.

Because these symptoms mimic those of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), herniated discs in the neck are often misdiagnosed as CTS. In fact, sometimes carpal tunnel surgery is even performed (even though the cause is in the neck)…if you can believe that.

Once it is determined that the underlying cause of a patients arm and hand pain is a herniated or bulging disc (by MRI) we will first attempt to help with conservative treatments such as chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy. In the event these treatments fail to deliver results we may recommend cervical decompression with the DRX9000c.

The DRX9000c is designed and built to treat herniated discs in the neck without surgery. Sometimes a combination of decompression, chiropractic and exercise works best. If we need the help of a medical doctor we have them as part of our team also.

To find out if you are a candidate for arm and hand pain treatment with cervical decompression in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. We are in network for most insurance carriers. We also have validated parking at the Embarcadero Center where we are located.

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Can a Chiropractor Help Sciatica?

Sciatica treatment san franciscoWe have been providing treatment for Sciatica in San Francisco for 20 years.

Sciatica is a term which is used to describe pain in the buttocks, thigh, leg, and/or foot. The pain is usually of a burning, numbing, or stinging nature. There may or may not be any back pain.

Sciatica is usually the result of a herniated or bulging disc that puts pressure (aka: pinched nerve) on one of the delicate nerve roots in the lower back that form the sciatic nerve (branches of L4,L5,S1). Tears inside the disc can also cause chemical leaks which can irritate nerves attached to the disc as well as the sciatic nerve roots. Nerve root pressure can also result from spinal and disc degeneration resulting in stenosis.

So can a chiropractor help sciatica?

YES…sometimes. Actually, most of the time in my experience…especially if the chiropractor has a nonsurgical spinal decompression machine and uses Class IV deep tissue laser.

Unfortunately…most of the time when a patient presents with sciatica, the underlying problem has been around for a long time and the sciatica symptoms are the "red siren" something needs attention.

Other times, the sciatic nerve becomes irritated early in the disease process and is easier to treat.

Either way, chiropractic adjustments can help, as well as massage, exercise, deep tissue laser therapy, and spinal decompression.

Our San Francisco Chiropractors and spinal decompression team spend quite a bit of time on a daily basis working with patients that present with sciatica secondary to pinched nerves in the low back.

A patients diet can actually influence the healing process. The Typical American Diet is "pro inflammatory"…meaning it causes inflammation…which is the last thing you want with sciatica. A Plant-based diet is "anti-inflammatory" which means it reduces inflammation which is exactly what you want.

To what extent we achieve compliance with this just depends on the patient, and to be quite frank, on the doctor they end up with at our clinic. As far as I know I am the only vegan doctor at our San Francisco chiropractic and decompression clinic, but everyone is supposed to use plant based therapy as a recommendation to reduce inflammation naturally. Our best resource for information on plant-based nutrition is Dr. John McDougall, MD. I have seen this be the difference many times.

Chiropractic adjustments have been known to promote healing in injured discs and to slow down the progression of the degenerative process. So this is always what we try first. Of course, if the patient has already tried chiropractic adjustments we go right to spinal decompression with the DRX9000. We also include muscle stimulation, ice, laser, and massage.

Some sciatica patients have so much pain and muscle spasms that we are unable to perform chiropractic adjustments…so we start with deep tissue laser…then spinal decompression when things cool off. 

The success rates are very high when you have advanced technologies at your disposal. Heck…success rates are good with just "hands-on" chiropractic…but a lot depends on the experience of the doctor and their manual adjusting skills.

Having both great "hands-on" skills and modern technology along with it…with proper "anti-inflammatory" nutrition, really increases the odds of a favorable outcome…though it may take some time.

How long it takes just depends on the nature and severity of the problem, the age of the patient, whether or not there are any complications, and the patients over-all health.

It can be anywhere from a few weeks to several months to get sciatica (and it's causes) under control.

We understand you have a choice when you choose a health-care provider for your sciatica…and we certainly appreciate you choosing us.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Sciatica Doctors in San Francisco to discuss your sciatica symptoms…please call 415-392-2225.

Dr. Eben Davis

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Safe?

San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:

DRX9000 in San Francisco Recently, we performed spinal decompression treatment number 10,000 on the DRX9000. We have never had a spinal decompression patient suffer any kind of permanent bodily harm. Sure, some patients get sore. However, most have been suffering with chronic back or neck pain for years and have varying degrees of inflammation and muscle spasm. And we always start off nice and easy.

Spinal decompression machines such as the DRX9000 are designed and built for the specific purpose of treating neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression machines have a built-in biofeedback mechanism which regulates the amount of pull applied to the patient based on how their body is responding to the decompression process.

This is actually the primary difference between conventional spinal traction and spinal decompression. Traction pulls at the same force without any regard to the patients "muscle guarding" response to the treatment. This can harm the patient.

Another primary difference between traction and spinal decompression is that spinal decompression is specific. The DRX9000 and most other decompression machines are able to isolate on a specific spinal disc per MRI findings. The most common disc that decompression doctors seek to repair is L5-S1. Traction pulls the entire spine.

A lot of thought and engineering goes into the design of spinal decompression systems…including patient comfort. Most of the time, patients fall asleep while receiving disc decompression treatment. Some say, it's the best sleep they get every day.

The treatment is about 30 minutes. done 15-30 times over a 2-3 month period.

So YES…spinal decompression is safe. It's safe, gentle, and effective. Which is why spinal decompression is now considered the gold standard for the nonsurgical treatment of herniated and bulging discs.

To schedule an appointment at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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You can also check our list ofthe Best Spinal Decompression Doctors in the US.

 

 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Got the Back Pain Blues?

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Back pain san francisco Back pain effects over 80% of us at some point in our lives. Many back pain sufferers go on to suffer with chronic back pain…which is pain in the back that persists for more than 90 days.

Low back pain is the most common spinal ailment. If low back pain becomes chronic it may mean there is underlying degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, or maybe even a herniated disc. Sciatica or leg pain often develops with chronic low back pain which can really make life miserable.

Recently, I received an inquiry from Belgium from a gentleman who's wife is suffering with severe low back pain and sciatica. Medical treatment is not helping and there are no chiropractors or spinal decompression machines close by. OUCH!

No such problem in the San Francisco Bay Area…there are spinal decompression machines all over the place. I'm not sure if all the doctors that have them know how to use them…but they are here.

The disc decompression machine we use at Executive Express Chiropractic is the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is designed and built to treat disc herniations, disc bulges, facet syndrome, and disc degeneration without surgery. We use the DRX9000 along with chiropractic, massage, laser, and exercise. It's a great combination of treatments for chronic back pain, sciatica, and pinched nerves.

Back pain patients are lucky here in the states…they have access to the latest and greatest technologies, like the DRX9000.

Most of the time, back pain can be helped with conventional chiropractic adjustments. According to Consumer Reports, chiropractic is the treatment of choice for back pain. Spinal decompression is the treatment of choice for chronic back pain and sciatica due to herniated or bulging discs (causing pinched nerves) that do not respond to chiropractic as a stand alone treatment. 

Deep tissue laser therapy turbo charges both chiropractic and spinal decompression by accelerating the healing process, increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and muscle spasms, and promoting new cellular growth.

The trifecta of spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments, and laser therapy, is very powerful and can achieve favorable outcomes with chronic back pain even when all hope is lost.

So there you go. If you are going to be suffering with back pain…or low back pain and sciatica…or pinched nerves due to ruptured degenerated discs…just be glad you live in the US of A…hopefully near a non-surgical spinal decompression machine :-)

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression in downtown San Francisco. To schedule an appointment call 415-392-2225.

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I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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How do you know if you have a herniated disc?

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Herniated disc treatment san francisco Often times back pain patients are concerned that they may have a herniated or slipped disc in their back or neck…especially if there was a trauma involved…how would they know?

Well…if you have pain radiating down your arm or leg (sciatica) you should be concerned. If it hurts when you cough, laugh, or sneeze, you may have a disc herniation. Or, if you have loss of grip strength, arm or leg weakness…or foot drop, you could have a lumbar or cervical disc bulge or herniation.

A herniated disc can also cause numbness or tingling in the extremities, as well as hot or cold sensations…or just abnormal sensations.

Your nerves transmit sensory and motor input to and from the brain. Herniated or bulging discs put physical pressure on the nerves and can cause loss of sensation and motor function.

Sure, a herniated disc can happen all at once from a trauma. But what's more likely to happen is a disc herniation from long term wear and tear from spinal degeneration and misalignment's. Just like a tire can blow if it hits a curb…or it can blow from driving too hard over time with the front end out of alignment.

And get this…you may or may not have any neck or back pain with a disc herniation.

Actually…you could have a disc herniation and not even know it. In fact, most people that have disc herniations never even develop signs or symptoms. That's right…only a small percentage of people that suffer disc herniations ever even know they have them. This is because not all herniated cervical or lumbar discs cause symptoms or loss of function.

However…of the herniated disc patients that do develop symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, numbness, tingling, or weakness…some of them become  chronic and severe…some severely disabled.

So, knowing if you have a disc herniation is very difficult. Because even all the signs and symptoms I described above can be caused by other things, especially after acute trauma.

The gold standard for confirming the presence of a disc herniation in the spine is MRI.

If it turns out you have a herniated disc in your back there are surgical and non-surgical options. 

Chiropractic care is probably your best natural solution…then non-surgical spinal decompression…or a combination of both. You may or may not need medical care…it just depends on the nature and severity of your condition.

Most of the patients we treat at our San Francisco Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center have already tried medical care for their disc herniations. They are looking for a more natural solution. 

Chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression therapy, massage, exercise, and deep tissue laser is a potent disc herniation treatment combination.

Some herniated disc specialists include physical medicine, acupuncture, and nutrition therapy into their herniated disc treatment regimens.

The best thing to do if you have any of the signs and symptoms of a herniated disc is find a chiropractor that offers spinal decompression therapy. Do your homework on-line. You can also email me at ebendavis@yahoo.com or check our list of Recommended Chiropractors.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco you can visit our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Clinic at the Embarcadero Center in the Financial District. Call 415-392-2225 to schedule an appointment. We validate parking. Ask for a complimentary consultation.

Directions to our SF Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Non-Surgical Disc Herniation Treatment

San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:

DRX9000 in San Francisco We have been helping herniated disc patients in the SF Financial District for almost 20 years now with our unique brand of chiropractic and spinal rehabilitation.  

About 6 years ago we added non-surgical spinal decompression to the mix with the DRX9000. The DRX9000 lumbar decompression system is a machine that uses computerized technology to treat lumbar disc herniations, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.

Spinal disc decompression is often times able to repair herniated discs without surgical intervention.

Patients that have been suffering for years with chronic back pain, sciatica, leg weakness, and muscle spasms, more often than not are able to return to a more normal "active" lifestyle.

Non-surgical treatment of herniated discs was once thought impossible. I know that's what I thought when I first heard about spinal decompression therapy…without the knife.

But that was then, and this is now. Non-surgical spinal disc decompression is now considered the "Gold Standard" for drug-less, non-surgical intervention for low back pain and sciatica secondary to a pinched nerve in the low back. 

The majority of pinched nerves are caused by either a herniated lumbar disc or a bulging lumbar disc…both of which respond favorably to spinal decompression treatment with the DRX9000 or other decompression systems…there are many good ones.

So…have you been told by your medical doctor that you need back surgery? Have you had numerous cortisone injections? Have you tried physical therapy or chiropractic care with limited success? If so, you may be a candidate for spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000 or DRX9000c, which treats cervical disc herniations.

Anyway, YES…there is such a thing as non-surgical disc herniation therapy…and it's available at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center in downtown San Francisco.

To find out if you are a candidate for lumbar decompression therapy or cervical decompression therapy with the DRX9000 or DRX9000c, call 415-392-2225 and ask for a Complimentary Consultation.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Do you really need back surgery for a herniated disc?

San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:

Back Surgery Have you been told you need back surgery? Well, you might. But you might not also…and which would you prefer?  Sure, there are micro-surgical techniques…and the doctors that do them have done hundreds of them…but many patients would rather live with the pain than have back surgery. 

Why? Because they just don't like the idea of someone cutting into their body and removing something if they can avoid it. Common sense tells them that it's risky. And friends and research tells them the results are mixed. At least that's what I hear all day long…and I'm right in the thick of it.

I receive maybe 50 email inquiries per month from around the world from cervical and lumbar disc herniation patients that are scared to death to go under the knife, but have been told it's the only option. Is it?

It might be if your spine is too far gone and you have severe degenerative spinal stenosis or advanced degeneration and stenosis from an unstable spondylolisthesis. But cases like this are the exception and not the rule.

For the most part, the herniated disc patients we consult with and treat at our Spinal Decompression Clinic in San Francisco have disc herniations that can be helped non-surgically with spinal decompression.

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to help reposition and heal injured spinal discs.

Disc decompression can also help bulging discs in the neck or low back before they herniate.

Conditions such as degenerative disc disease can also benefit from nonsurgical spinal decompression because the degenerative process can be slowed by restoring fluid and nutrient exchange between the injured disc and the bloodstream.

So, should you have back surgery or neck surgery for your herniated disc? 

I sure wouldn't jump right into it. Why not try spinal decompression first?  Decompression therapy will leave you whole. The worst thing that happens is it doesn't work. You can still try other treatments and you can still have back surgery if you wish.

But here's the deal…If you have a fusion surgery in your spine…you will be disqualified from spinal decompression. You will never be able to try it.

I had a retired surgeon in my office crying and begging me to perform spinal decompression on him. He had had a failed lumbar fusion surgery.  He said he would have the hardware removed. He offered me $100,000. He could only sleep upright. He said the surgery had ruined his life.

Now this is a dramatic example…and he may have been so bad he needed the fusion…some are.

But some aren't, and they have the back surgery anyway because they think it's thier only option. Only to find out later about nonsurgical spinal decompression…When it's too late!

In my opinion, many people that are told they need surgery have other options. And spinal decompression has quickly become the "go-to" nonsurgical other option. It's worth a shot!

To find out if you are a candidate for spinal disc decompression at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression clinic…call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Can Spinal Decompression Repair A Herniated Disc?

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DRX9000 San Francisco We have been helping herniated disc patients in downtown San Francisco for almost 20 years now with our unique brand of chiropractic, spinal rehabilitation, nutrition, and education. Our approach worked fine for 15 years, but we always wished we could do more.

We would end up referring many herniated disc patients out for medical care that would not respond to chiropractic care…or anything else for that matter. Some would have surgery (which has mixed results and risks) and some would just learn to live with the pain.

Then, after a few years of research we decided to purchase our first Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression machine (5 years ago). Spinal decompression systems are designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndrome, disc degeneration, and spinal stenosis, without surgery…and they do it well.

Spinal disc decompression is able to increase disc height, elongate the spine, stretch the spinal ligaments, rehydrate the disc, reposition the disc in between the spinal bones, and pull the injured disc away from the spinal nerves and the spinal cord. Pretty amazing HUH?

Does it really do this? Yes…but not every single time. Just most of the time.

Is there research that proves spinal decompression works? Yes…there are preliminary research studies that have been conducted at the Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins University, and Duke University (see Spinal Decompression Special Report).

So can a herniated disc be repaired? YES.

Can spinal disc decompression help fix my herniated disc?  Maybe…you have to be examined by a spinal decompression doctor and have your case accepted…not everyone qualifies medically.

How long does spinal decompression take to repair a herniated disc? It just depends. Usually 18-24 one hour sessions is all it takes. All cases are handled on an individual basis.

How do I find out if I am a candidate for Spinal Decompression?

If you live in the SF Bay Area you can call our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center at 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation. You can also request an appointment online. Use code "Blog" in the referral source field.

Read some SF spinal decompression testimonials

Visit our Executive Express Chiropractic Citysearch profile and watch our office video

See our Recommended Chiropractors resource page for spinal decompression doctors around the country

 

 

 

 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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