Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Spinal Decompression-Physical therapy NYC

I found this great article about a man that regained the ability to walk with spinal decompression.
Read article click here
This article makes me think of a patient that I am currently treating.
She is 65 with severe spinal stenosis and needs a wheelchair because walking more than 5 feet was painful.
She has undergone 12 visits of decompression on the DRX 9000 and now she is able to stand without pain and walk several blocks with no pain. She is also regained strength and stability by using the PowerPlate.

Paralyzed man regains use of legs

The Daily Sentinel

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dr. Florencio Singson describes him as a success story.

Jerry Mason, a 66-year-old Parkinson's disease patient, lost the use of his legs nearly two years ago. But he has regained the ability to walk following a 40-course-treatment of Intervertebral Differential Dynamics — a noninvasive spinal decompression treatment that stretches the discs of the back — followed by laser acupuncture.

Christy Wooten/The Daily Sentinel
Dr. Florencio Singson stands next to his office's Accu-Spina, the Intervertebral Differential Dynamics treatment that helped Jerry Mason, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, regain movement in his legs.

Christy Wooten/The Daily Sentinel
A trained staff member at Dr. Florencio Singson's office performs laser acupuncture to the back of Jerry Mason's leg. Mason, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, lost the use of his legs two years ago, but recently began to walk again as a result of acupuncture and spinal decompression.

Mason, seated inside Singson's Nacogdoches office on a recent Thursday, explained that regaining the use of his legs has been a gradual process.

"I'm limited in how far I can walk," he said. "I can make three laps around the house and then I'm done ... But it's been great."

Mason said approximately two years ago, back pain caused from two herniated discs slowly reduced his ability to move, and eventually hindered him completely from walking.

He said he relied almost entirely on his wife, Judy, to get him from one place to the other.

"I couldn't even go to the kitchen to make a sandwich because halfway through getting the mayo on there, I'd go down," he said.

His doctors recommended surgery, but warned Jerry that it would be a long procedure, requiring the insertion of steel rods, and he might not survive.

Judy said just about that time, she saw an advertisement for Dr. Singson which read, "Tired of living with neck and back pain?"

Having spinal complications of her own, she set up an appointment for herself and Jerry, who continued to suggest his paralysis stemmed from back problems.

Judy said during Jerry's treatments, which were Monday through Friday, Jerry would be placed on this long table-like contraption with something holding his chest and hips.

Singson said the spinal compression stretches the spine, enabling herniated discs to realign through oscillation. He noted that heat and massage are also incorporated into the computer-based treatment.

Judy said her husband began the spinal decompression treatments in August, and after a few weeks she began to notice a change.

"One day it just got easier for me to pull him out of the chair," she said, adding that she used to move her husband by pulling on a thick white strap he wore across his chest.

While the spinal decompression treatment proved successful, enabling Jerry to regain some lower body movement and reduce his pain, Singson felt laser acupuncture might further his recovery.

So after Jerry completed his last decompression treatment, Singson started him on acupuncture once a week. The acupuncture treatments, which lasted about 30 minutes, were painless, according to Jerry.

"Most of the time he just slept," Judy said with a laugh.

Singson started with the back of Jerry's legs to help improve nerve function, and has plans to move up to the hands later. The laser, which resembles a reflex hammer, is connected to a large box where adjustments can be made for frequency and time. Singson, a native of the Philippines, became familiar with the practice while in medical school, following a doctor who had learned acupuncture techniques while in China. When he moved to the United States, Singson received acupuncture certification from the University of California Irvine.

Singson said when Jerry began the acupuncture treatments, his staff would need to help Jerry onto the table, but one day, after several weeks of treatments, Jerry was able to do it by himself, and began to walk soon thereafter.

"For him to be able to do so much, it just makes you feel kind of good," Singson said, as he supervised members of his staff perform laser acupuncture on Jerry. "He's just doing great."

Singson said it is unknown how long Jerry will have to continue acupuncture, or if he will ever regain enough leg movement to be able to walk without a walker.

"It's just something we all have hopes for," Judy said.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Can Sciatica Be Treated Without Surgery?

Can Sciatica Be Treated Without Surgery?

Author: Randall Pruitt, DC, DACNB, DAAPM, MUAC, CES-NASM | Posted in Health & Fitness
by Randall Pruitt, DC, DACNB, DAAPM, MUAC, CES-NASM

The word sciatica is used by most people suffering leg pain. Many low back pain sufferers can also suffer from sciatica. Even though the term is used frequently many other conditions can be mistaken for sciatica.

The sciatic nerve is made of several spinal nerves combining together as they exit the spine. This nerve travels down the posterior thigh and splits into 2 nerves at the knee. Pain caused by sciatic irritation most often starts in the lower back and radiates down the back of the leg and into the calf or foot. Sensations may include burning, stabbing, shooting and numbness. If the pain is high enough difficulty with movement or straightening the leg is often seen.

The sciatic nerve is typically irritated from a herniated or bulging disc in the spine. This occurs when either by direct compression or chemical irritation from the inflammatory process.

The accurate diagnosis of sciatica is quite easy to make. A series of orthopedic and neurological tests are performed to determine the involvement of the sciatic nerve. If the diagnosis is made then I usually order an MRI to determine the cause.

Many different approaches are used to treat sciatica. In most cases the symptoms are the only thing addressed and not the actual cause. That is why in my opinion spinal decompression is the best choice, because it actually works to fix the underlying cause which is the disc. By reducing the pressure in the disc, the herniated material is drawn back into the disc and away from the nerve relieving the pain and soothing the irritated nerve.

Sciatica pain sufferers need to be aware of the consequences of not dealing with the actual cause of their pain. It is important to see a qualified professional to get at the root cause of your discomfort, especially if you have had sciatica before. Studies confirm that you are highly likely to experience another episode of sciatica if you only deal with the pain and not the reason behind it.
Dr. Steven Shoshany a Chiropractor in NYC specializes in delivering Non-surigcal spinal decompression.
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Non surgical spinal decompression NYC

Spinal decompression in Manhattan- Pain Relief
I pulled a recent ad that appeared in the NY Post on 12/03/08 for a spinal decompression doctor that uses the DRX 9000.
I found a similar ad for a Chiropractor in Ohio.
I have been a advocate of Non-surgical spinal decompression utilizing the DRX 9000.

Back Surgeons Laughed At My New Disk Machine
Until My First Patient…
Finally, A Breakthrough In The Treatment Of Back Pain And Sciatica Caused By Bulging, Herniated, Or Squashed Discs
We believe the greatest back pain breakthrough of our century that this doctor has seen is NOT surgery,
but a little-known, state of the art technology that’s safe, painless and has recently become available inWilmington.
Wilmington - My name is Dr. Wayne Albain and the following is a true story.
Wilmington - My name is Dr.Wayne Albain
and the following is a true story.
A very well known area surgeon told one of my
very first patients… “That won’t hurt you, but
it’s not going to help”. Those were the words of
this well known surgeon.
He was referring to my new disc machine that
reduces and eliminates the back pain and sciatic
pain out of those with disc problems.
I really could not believe that a surgeon would
make that comment about a new treatment they
obviously knew nothing about.
Back SurgeonWas DeadWrong!
Lucky for my patient, he chose to take my
advice. After a thorough examination, I determined
he was a candidate for Non-Surgical
I recommended a course of treatments that
lasted five weeks and to my patient’s pure
delight, the severe back pain he had been taking
drugs for was going away.
By the end of his treatment, he was totally pain
free! He was pain free and off the pain medications
for good.
Do You Have A Disc Problem?
If you experience any of the following in your
back or neck, chances are your pain is due to a
disc bulge, herniation or degeneration:
1. A vice squeezing your back
2. Sitting causes back or leg pain
3. Stabbing pain at the belt line or in your neck
4. Can’t turn over in bed without hurting
5. Numbness in your toes and fingers
6. Fire down your legs
7. Searing pain radiates into your arm
8. Prickling in your thigh
Finally, Some Good News
If you’ve been suffering with back pain or
arm/leg pain caused by a disc bulge, disc herniation,
or squashed or compressed discs.
It’s all because of 14 recent medical studies on
spinal decompression.
Until recently, the only advice for many of you
suffering in pain was to try what you’ve been
1. Try exercising
2. Try physical therapy
3. Try pain medications
4. Try muscle relaxers
5. Try pain shots
6. Try dangerous back surgery
7. Just live with it
If you’re like most, none of these have worked
for you or you are afraid of what could happen
if you do try some of these. Exercising makes
you hurt more, pain medications and muscle relaxers
cover up the problem and give you side
effects. Pain shots can cause more pain, don’t
work or don’t last very long or FIX the problem,
back surgery didn’t work or made you
worse. Or maybe you were one of the lucky
ones that back surgery actually helped, but now
the problem is back with a vengeance.
Whatever your situation, you owe it to yourself
to check into a Breakthrough Computerized
Non-Surgical Treatment for back pain and sciatic
or leg pain caused by a bulging, herniated
or squashed disc or discs. It has helped hundreds
of people who were suffering just like
you. This new treatment machine I’m calling
my squashed disc machine.
How Do Discs Go Bad?
Over time the discs in your back tend to get
squashed or compressed, especially if you’ve
played certain sports when younger or have a
job that requires lots of sitting or standing in
one place for long periods of time. Car
accidents, lifting things, very physical jobs just
to name a few.
It’s kinda like a cookie with cream filling, and
the cream filling will start to ooze out from
between the sides of the cookie if pressure is
applied on top of the cookie (like gravity on our
Eventually this happens to a lot of us. Statistics
are something like over 80% of Americans will
suffer with back pain sometime in their life.
Back to my new computerized squashed disc
machine.You’re probably wondering how this
new machine works.
How Does This MachineWork?
Haven’t you ever had the thought…“Gosh, if
somebody could just pull me apart…I would
feel a whole lot better”.Yeah, I know you have.
And it kinda makes a bit of sense.
Well someone else, actually a medical manufacturer,
back pain specialists, neurosurgeons
and engineers have come up with just that. A
machine that gently pulls you apart, stretches
the disc to a certain point that causes a drop in
pressure inside the disc (like a little vacuum in
the middle of the cream filling) causing the
cream filling to suck back in!
In my clinic, I’ve successfully treated hundreds
of patients with spinal decompression so there’s
no reason your back problem should be any
In fact, I am so confident we can help you, I’m
willing to back it up…but not with empty
Yes, a real old-fashioned satisfaction guarantee…
but there’s one small catch…for your benefit.
You see, there’s a very small percentage of
folks we can’t help.
And that’s why I am offering for the next 7
The FREE 19-Point
Qualifying Exam
That’s right, no charge and we won’t
try to sell you anything. But you will
find out if you are a candidate for this
revolutionary new therapy. You won’t
be left wondering if it’s something that
could have eliminated your pain.
During the exam (a $250.00 value),
we’ll check out your ligaments, muscles,
hips, pain index, reflexes, discs,
tendons, spine, pelvis, x-rays, MRI’s,
flexibility, motion, balance, & nerves.
Offer Good for Next 7 Days
PLUS with Qualifying
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At No Cost To You!
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and Rehab
Wayne R. Albain D.C.
120 Fairway Drive,
Wilmington, OH 45177
*Free Spinal exam. Free x-rays (if indicated).
Does not include further consultation, x-rays, or care.