Monday, April 26, 2010

Back pain due to a herniated disc NYC treatment

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Back pain due to a herniated disc and treatment with Chiropractic and Spinal decompression patient testimonial.

When I hobbled into Dr. Shoshany’s office I could barely walk, let alone stand up straight. I had to take a taxi to his office as there was no way I was going to be able to make it all the way to the subway, let alone up and down the stairs. This was the 4th time I had experienced this extreme, debilitating, pinching pain in my lower back, the first time I was only 18. It was extremely hard for me imagine that I could be incapacitated to a point of not being able to do something so simple as walking, as I had always been so active, athletic, and healthy. I had been to many chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists over the years and while the treatments had helped at the time, I always seemed to have a relapse every 1-3 years. In the beginning there was a longer time in between, but as the years went by, they became more frequent. After an adjustment and massage, I was actually able to stand upright and walk. After going in for a few adjustments I asked Dr. Shoshany why this kept happening. He said something none of the other chiropractors I had visited said,
“Have you had an MRI of your back to see if you have a herniated disc?” “No”, I said. I had always had a suspicion that I may have had a herniated disc by my symptoms but had previously brushed the thought aside.

After going in for an MRI, both my and Dr. Shoshany’s suspicion had been confirmed, I had a herniated disc in my lower back and it was in bad shape. I asked Dr. Shoshany what my options were and he told me about spinal decompression therapy and gave me some information. I then went home and began an extensive search on the web. After reading many articles and watching videos, I decided to try the therapy. I will keep you all updated on my results! - Serena Walker

According to Dr. Shoshany one of the most frequently asked question about herniated discs is:

Q: I have a herniated disc in my lower back, is surgery the only option to fix it?

A: A herniated disc can be a scary diagnosis for anyone especially if you are active. If you are unfamiliar with what a herniation is, it’s when the jelly like substance in the discs between your vertebrae bulges out between your vertebrae. Many people are unaware they have a herniated disc as it often just feels like a pinching in their back or it feels like inflammation or a muscle spasm. A herniation is a major problem because if left untreated, it will worsen over time and will eventually cause your vertebrae to rub together and degenerate. The sooner you can determine if you have a herniation and the sooner you seek treatment, the better. The best way to do this is to go for an MRI, especially if you have continual back pain.

The traditional medical model involves medication to reduce inflammation and analgesics to reduce pain as well as physical therapy to strengthen core muscles, but this is just a short-term solution. While surgery was originally thought to be the only answer for severe herniation, fortunately, a fairly new treatment has been used that is non-surgical. This treatment not only decreases pain but also helps to restore the discs height and reduce the disc herniation. The therapy is called spinal decompression, which is a treatment that is a non-invasive and has been utilized worldwide with an impressive success rate close to 90%. When this method is combined with chiropractic care and a physical therapy program designed to strengthen Core muscles, the results are impressive. Spinal decompression involves specialized equipment that gently lengthens the spine, which helps create a vacuum at the injured disc level. This vacuum allows the disc material to return to its normal position. If you are diagnosed with a herniated disc it is in your best interest to learn more about spinal decompression therapy and to speak to a qualified doctor to see if this treatment is right for you.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

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A report, prepared for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress by the esteemed medical authors Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PHD (Harvard Medical School) and Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH (Mercer health and Benefits), produced these conclusions from their Executive Summary:

Chiropractic care is more effective than other modalities for treating low back and neck pain
Total cost of care per year:
1. For low back pain, chiropractic physician care increases total annual per patient spending by $75 compared to medical physician care

2. For neck pain, chiropractic physician care reduces total annual per patient spending by $302 compared to medical physician care.

When considering effectiveness and cost together, chiropractic physician care for low back and neck pain is highly cost-effective, represents a good value in comparison to medical physician care and to widely accepted cost-effectiveness thresholds. Because we were unable to incorporate savings in drug spending commonly associated with US chiropractic care, our estimate of its comparative cost-effectiveness is likely to be understated.
They go on to state: Our findings in combination with existing US studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals suggest that chiropractic care for the treatment of low back and neck pain is likely to achieve equal or better health outcomes at a cost that compares very favorably to most therapies that are routinely covered in US health benefit plans. As a result, the addition of chiropractic coverage for the treatment of low back and neck pain at prices typically payable in US employer-sponsored health benefit plans will likely increase value-for-dollar by improving clinical outcomes and either reducing total spending (neck pain) or increasing total spending (low back pain) by a smaller percentage than clinical outcomes improve.

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