Friday, February 12, 2010

Can you guarantee spinal decompression works?

I often have patients ask me if I can guarantee that Spinal decompression works,and the response is that I cannot- because although this treatment is highly effective for 86% of patient population some do not respond favorably.
On a side note there are no guarantees with surgery, especially that you will even wake up,Just look what happened to Charlie Wilson.

I posted below several misconceptions about spinal decompression below:

Every year millions of Americans suffer from back pain. For many, back pain leads to non-surgical spinal decompression treatments. Even though this treatment has been around for years, there are still misconceptions about what it is and how it is used. Here we will go over some of those common misconceptions and set the record straight.
Misconception #1: Spinal Decompression is Painful - Besides being untrue, this is actually the exact opposite of the truth. Most patients find the procedure relaxing. Some even fall asleep during treatments. Patients lie down on a table and watch TV or listen to their Ipod as the machine works.

Misconception #2: Spinal Decompression is Expensive - This all depends on how you look at it. Sometimes it is covered by insurance, making it very affordable. Even when it is not covered by your insurance, if you compare it to the cost of surgery, spinal decompression is cheaper. This does not even include the money you would lose from time lost recovering from surgery. There is no down time from spinal decompression.

Misconception #3: Spinal Decompression Works for Everyone - Another big misconception is that if you have a slipped disc or herniated disc then spinal decompression will work for you. As much as chiropractors would like this to be true, it is not. There is no guarantee that any treatment will work. Not everyone qualifies for spinal decompression. You will have to be evaluated to see if your condition meets the requirements.

Misconception #4: Inversion Tables do the Same Thing - Frankly, I am not sure how this rumor got started. Inversion tables are not the same thing. Spinal decompression requires special FDA approved equipment run by a licensed chiropractor. There is no way you can get the same results and the same treatment at home. Inversion tables are completely different and will not give you the same results.

Misconception #5: Spinal Decompression and Spinal Surgery Have the Same Results - Thankfully, this is not true either. Spinal surgery has a shockingly low rate of success. In fact, the majority of patients will experience pain even after having surgery. Spinal decompression, on the other hand, has an exceedingly high success rate. In addition, patients do not lose time from missing work and there is no pain experienced with the procedure.

Misconception #6: All Chiropractors Give the Same Spinal Decompression Treatment - Again, this is a myth that needs to be stopped. Not all chiropractors are the same. Different chiropractors will offer different services. When choosing a chiropractor for your spinal decompression treatments, you will want to base the decision on a variety of factors. First, does the chiropractor work with a team? You will want to make sure you can get physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic services all in the same office. Second, does the chiropractor work well with you? No sense going to a chiropractor that doesn't listen to you. You want to find a chiropractor that will work with you to develop a plan of recovery that may or may not include spinal decompression. Finally, you need a chiropractor and staff you can trust. Do they greet you with a friendly smile? Do they guarantee you will get the same day appointment? You need someone who is willing to see you when you need to be seen. You need someone you can trust to be there for you.
Also not all spinal decompression are the same, be sure to insist on the highest possible quality medical equipment like the DRX 9000 spinal decompression machine.
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