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Spinal Decompression in Downtown San Francisco

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Spinal Decompression Therapy with the DRX9000 in SF.

We have been providing spinal decompression therapy in the San Francisco Financial District for over 10 years now. 

We were the first to introduce the DRX9000 lumbar decompression machine to San Francisco. A while later we purchased a DRX9000c cervical decompression machine so that we could treat both lumbar and cervical disc bulges and herniations.

During this time we have helped thousands of back and neck pain patients return to more normal active lifestyles. Hundreds have avoided back or neck surgery.

Low back pain and sciatica is the most common presentation of a lumbar disc herniation. Often times there just are not many treatment options. Most of the patients that seek us out for spinal decompression therapy have tried many forms of treatment with little to no success.

A typical herniated disc patient will have tried pain pills, muscle relaxers, cortisone, physical therapy, and maybe even acupuncture and chiropractic. Sometimes nothing seems to help. This is when many consider back or neck surgery.

Fortunately, there is a wealth of information online about the DRX9000 and the DRX9000c and those that do their homework are able to discover clinics such as our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center.

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as bulging and herniated cervical and lumbar spinal discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, Facet Syndrome and even failed back surgery.

Disc decompression therapy elongates the spine, enlarges the disc space, strengthens the spinal muscles and ligaments, re-positions and re-hydrates the injured spinal disc and restores lost motion and function.

Spinal decompression machines are like respirators for the spinal disc. They help the disc to do what they would do if they could…until they can.

Does spinal decompression heal every single herniated disc patient?

NO…just most of them.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for spinal decompression?

You need to find a local doctor that has a spinal decompression machine and have a decompression evaluation and assessment. If you have x-rays or MRI bring them along with you to the apt.

If you want to find out if you are a candidate for lumbar or cervical spinal decompression at our SF Financial District clinic then you need to contact us.

Call our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Clinic at 415-392-2225. 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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What is a slipped disk in the back?

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The spinal disks (or discs) are protective shock absorbing pads in between the spinal vertebrae. Though the spinal disks do not actually slip out of place, they do have a gelatinous center (nucleus pulposus) that can rupture, bulge, or herniate through the outer fibrous containment walls of the disk (annulus fibrosus).

Disk herniation, ruptured disk, bulging disc, slipped disk, and prolapsed disk, are all terms used to describe an injured disk that is no longer able to function properly, and has lost the ability to contain the jelly-like substance in it's center where it belongs. This is usually confirmed by cervical or lumbar MRI.

This can happen all at once from an injury, such as a car accident, sports injury, or slip and fall…or over time as a result of degenerative disk disease from poor posture at home or work, chronic misalignments of the spine, hormonal imbalances, or hereditary factors.

When the disks rupture or herniate it can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots resulting in a "pinched nerve". Pinched nerves in the neck can cause pain down the arm. A pinched nerve in the low back from a bulging or herniated disk can cause sciatica or pain down the leg.

There are varying degrees of disk herniations (see herniated disk nomenclature). Depending on the severity of a ruptured or slipped disk, back surgery may be indicated. But this is rare. There are nonsurgical options for bulging and herniated spinal disks such as spinal disk decompression, physical therapy, and chiropractic.

Many herniated disks in the spine simply heal on their own. And some people live and die with disk herniations and never even knew they had them.

However…there is a sub-set of herniated disk patients that develop chronic back pain or chronic neck pain. Some become severely disabled. It just depends on the age of the patient, the degree of spinal degeneration, and the severity of the disk pathology, and how many spinal disks are involved.

DRX9000 San Francisco Nonsurgical spinal decompression is the new gold standard as far as natural treatments for disk herniations goes. Disk decompression helps the disk to heal by helping to restore normal inter-vertebral disk position, enlarging the disk space, elongating the spine, and absorbing the herniated disk fragments back to the center of the injured disk by creating a "negative pressure".

Does nonsurgical spinal decompression make sense for you? You need to decide that for yourself. The first step is to locate a disc decompression doctor and find out if you qualify medically…not all herniated disk patient do.

The good news is…spinal decompression is safe and it's gentle. And if it doesn't help you can explore other treatment options. If you have spinal fusion you are automatically disqualified from spinal decompression. It's something to think about.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco and would like to find out if spinal decompression at Executive Express Chiropractic makes sense for you, call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

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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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Herniated Disc Treatment with Spinal Decompression

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We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for almost 20 years now at Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic).

About 6 years ago we began to incorporate Spinal Decompression into our herniated disc treatment protocols. First it was lumbar decompression with the DRX9000. Then cervical decompression with the DRX9000c. The results have been outstanding.

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat cervical and lumbar disc herniations and related neurovascular compression syndromes without drugs or surgery. Here is a list of the conditions that spinal decompression can help:

  • Lumbar disc herniations
  • Cervical disc herniations
  • Cervical disc bulges & Lumbar disc bulges
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc degeneration
  • Facet syndrome

I like to think of nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 or DRX9000c (or many of the other fine decompression systems on the market) as a respirator for the spinal discs. The action of spinal decompression on an injured disc, helps the disc to function they way it would if it were healthy…which helps to make it healthy…to the extent this is possible. There are limitations of matter.

But now I know…hundreds of successfully treated disc patients later…that the body can do amazing things if given the chance. And spinal decompression gives the herniated disc a chance. A chance to repair itself…a chance to give back lost life.

Can spinal decompression help you? Maybe. The only way to find out for sure is to saddle-up and go through the entire decompression protocol, which can take 6-10 weeks.

You have to qualify medically though. Not all patients with a herniated disc qualify.

For instance, if you have surgical spinal fusion or any hardware in the spine you are disqualified from treatment. Or if you have an unstable spondylolisthesis…or a severe scolisosis.

The best thing to do is to find a spinal decompression doctor near you and find out if disc decompression makes sense for your condition.

If you live in the SF Bay Area, you can contact our San Francisco Spinal Decompression clinic at 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary consultation. Mention this blog post.

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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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San Francisco Chiropractor Patient Review

Spinal Decompression Testimonial: Every week at Executive Express Chiropractic we profile a "Patient of the week" that has achieved outstanding results at our clinic. This week we are proud to profile Menka Quinto. Menka was suffering with severe back pain and neck pain and had tried many other forms of treatment with no success. Check out the video to hear what she has to say.

To schedule an appointment at Executive Express Chiropractic for spinal decompression or chiropractic…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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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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Best Treatment for a Pinched Nerve in the Neck

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Pinched nerve in the neck

Have you been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the neck? If so, you most likely have pressure on a spinal nerve root as it is exiting from in between the cervical vertebrae. A pinched cervical nerve root is usually caused by a herniated disc or a bulging disc.

Sometimes degeneration of the spine or degeneration of the disc can cause bone spurs or bony growth that can encroach upon the environment of the nerve resulting in a condition called spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis.

The symptoms of a pinched nerve in the neck vary from person to person and can include neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, hand pain, pain that radiates from the neck down the arm, numbness and tingling in the fingers, weakness of grip, and night pain.

In fact, you can have a pinched cervical nerve and have no symptoms in the neck at all, but have symptoms in the hand. This makes it tricky sometimes as the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can mimic the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the neck. Some patients actually have both CTS and pinched nerves in the neck.

The good news is, we can treat most disc herniations and disc bulges, as well as spinal degeneration and CTS without drugs or surgery.

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At our San Francisco Chiropractic facilities, as well as at other chiropractic clinics around the world, a combination of chiropractic care, nonsurgical spinal decompression, Active Release Technique (ART), and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, is used to successfully treat most of the primary causes of  pinched nerves in both the neck and low back.

Many patients end up on a wild goose chase trying to figure out the right kind of treatment for a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel syndrome, which can often times lead to cortisone shots, pain meds, and unnecessary surgery.

So, how would you know if you qualify for nonsurgical treatment for your herniated disc in the neck, bulging disc, or spinal stenosis? Well, the best way to find out is to get checked by a doctor that specializes in treating herniated discs without surgery.

We are one of the only clinics in the SF Bay Area to offer cervical decompression therapy with the DRX9000c…a very expensive machine that is designed and built to treat herniated and bulging discs in the neck.

If you live or work near the San Francisco Financial District you can visit Executive Express Chiropractic at the Embarcadero Center. Call 415-392-2225. 

Or, you can check my recommended list for chiropractors at various locations around the US who do something similar.

You can always send me an email to ebendavis@yahoo.com and I will try to make my best recommendation for a doctor near you.

Please do not think that there is no hope for you or that surgery is your only option. Take the time to educate yourself and find a doctor that has the skills and advanced technology to help you get better.

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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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Executive Express Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment with Spinal Disc Decompression

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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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Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression just expensive traction?

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We have been helping herniated disc patients in San Francisco for almost 20 years now with our unique brand of chiropractic. About 5 years ago we added nonsurgical spinal decompression into the mix which made our back pain and neck pain outcomes even better.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression or spinal disc decompression is done on a very expensive machine that is designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as bulging discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis (soft tissue), facet syndrome, and spinal disc degeneration. The machine we use cost around $150,000 and it treats both cervical and lumbar disc herniations and disc compression syndromes.

There are many manufacturers of high-end spinal disc decompression machines and for the most part they all work well. However…there are also many cheap machines out there that masquerade as spinal decompression machines or are advertised as nonsurgical spinal decompression machines…and some are just regular old traction devices…there is a big difference.

So what is the difference between non surgical spinal decompression and traction?

Well lets start with the similarities first. Both spinal decompression machines and traction machines pull on either the lumbar spine or the cervical spine. And both require some sort of a harness device to connect you to the machine. But that's where the similarities end.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression machines are fully computerized and contain a bio-feedback mechanism that enables them to sense a patients muscle guarding response to the treatment. The spinal decompression machine is then able to adjust the force of pull in response to this information while at the same time maintaining a constant pull (very important).

The muscle guarding response is what makes conventional traction contraindicated for many herniated disc patients. You can cause severe injury if you pull too much on muscles that are trying to protect an injured area such as a herniated or bulging lumbar disc. The pull must be "just right".

So, is there a difference between spinal decompression and traction? Yes, and it's a big one.

Traction just pulls, which could make the problem worse. Nonsurgical spinal decompression adapts and adjust to the patients natural muscle guarding response and makes the treatment process much more safe and effective.

In fact, many of our San Francisco disc herniation patients have already tried traction…and some say  it made them worse.  Most say it was very uncomfortable. 

So do your homework and think twice before you do conventional traction for your herniated disc.

And for the people that tell you that spinal decompression is just expensive traction…well I guess they just have an agenda (or are uneducated about it)…because I don't know why they would say that…because it's just not true.Check-out our YouTube channel and watch our many spinal decompression testimonials. 

To find out if you are a candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center, please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post 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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Can Laser Therapy Help Arthritis?

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Arhritis Laser Therapy San Francisco
We have been using cold laser therapy at our SF Financial District Chiropractic clinics for several years now with great success…especially with arthritis patients.  Recently, we purchased a Lite-Cure Deep Tissue Pain Laser, which penetrates even deeper into the tissue layers.

Both cold laser therapy and deep tissue laser therapy are fantastic tools for not only arthritis, but other musculoskeletal conditions such as sports injuries, back and neck pain, plantar fascitis, and TMJ. Laser therapy is a great adjunct to chiropractic care and nonsurgical spinal decompression. In fact…we include cold laser therapy or deep tissue laser therapy for herniated disc disc treatment programs.

Anyway…I came across an excellent article entitled How does cold laser work for arthritis? that does a great job of explaining how and why cold laser works. Here is an excerpt:

Arthritis affects almost 70 million Americans. The most common forms of
arthritis are osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease in which the cartilage
wears away, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune inflammatory
condition. Also, there are other conditions that fall under the “umbrella” of
arthritis including bursitis, tendonitis, low back and neck pain, carpal tunnel
syndrome, and so on.

The common symptom of most forms of arthritis is pain. Pain develops as a
result of multiple factors including inflammation with stimulation of neural
peripheral pain sensors due to either biochemical factors such as cytokines or
to mechanical factors- joint deformity. Arthritis pain may be accompanied
by other problems including loss of range of motion and disability.

While medicines, injections, and surgery all have their place and are
valuable, there is still a need for potentially useful adjunctive modalities
that might speed up recovery and reduce pain faster.

Low level therapeutic laser, better known as phototherapy, is a relatively
new form of treatment. Its premise is that certain wavelengths of light have
effects on living tissue. This effect is termed “photobiomodulation.”

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My Take: Cold laser therapy and deep tissue laser therapy are a must have for any chiropractor, physical therapist, or sports medicine doctor that wants to offer the most advanced forms of treatment to their patients. Most professional sports teams use deep tissue laser therapy to speed up the healing process for musculoskeletal injuries, as do elite pain centers around the world. So do yourself a favor and find out if laser therapy makes sense for you.

For a complimentary deep tissue laser therapy session at Executive Express Chiropractic…call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

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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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Herniated Discs “CAN” Be Repaired Without Surgery!

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We have been treating herniated discs at Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic) for over 18 years now…without drugs or surgery.

I am amazed at the amount of herniated disc patients that think that they are doomed…and that the only option they have is back surgery. Heck…most of the people with disc herniations don't even know they have them…and never will.

So…just because you have a cervical disc herniation, or a lumbar disc herniation, does not mean it's the end of the world.

Sure…there is a sub-set of disc herniation patients that develop serious problems and do require surgical intervention…but this is the exception…not the rule.

There is also a sub-set of herniated disc patients that are not surgical candidates (even though they may have been told they were), who have symptoms that become chronic (persist for more than 90 days). These patients often end up in a "no mans land" where nothing seems to help (even chiropractic), and either they don't need surgery, or they don't want it. Now what do you do? 

Well…it was this very reason that we purchased our first nonsurgical spinal decompression machine over 5 years ago. Sure, we were already very successful treating disc bulges and disc herniations…but sometimes chiropractic, massage, exercise, acupuncture, and physical therapy was not enough. Sometimes we just  had no answers…and neither did anyone else.

But things changed when we started incorporating lumbar decompression and cervical decompression into our disc herniation protocols.

Then, a few years ago we began to offer full body Active Release Technique (ART).

Recently, we purchased a Lite-Cure deep tissue laser, so we are able to offer deep tissue laser therapy which is able to accelerate healing in herniated disc patients.

Things are different now. And YES…herniated discs can be repaired without surgery.

My Recommendation: Find a doctor that offers all of these services. If you live or work near downtown San Francisco, you can visit Executive Express Chiropractic at the Embarcadero Center. 415-392-2225.

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If you do not live in San Francisco I can recommend the following herniated disc doctors who all do something very similar to what we do:

Herniated disc doctor New York City

Herniated disc doctor Newport Beach, CA

Herniated disc doctor Denver, CO

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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