April 14, 2011
As most of us are not doctors, Dr. Tony has brought this article into the light to let the study show for itself the benefits of Spinal Decompression, to both your pocketbook, and more importantly your chronic back pain. Dr. Tony specializes in this type of chiropractic care, and would love to help more patients who have gone to long without relief.
The outcome of a clinical study evaluating the effect of nonsurgical intervention on symptoms of spine patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease is presented.
By Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, and Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC Orthopedic Technology Review, Vol. 5-6, Nov-Dec 2003.
This clinical outcomes study was performed to evaluate the effect of spinal decompression on symptoms and physical findings of patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease. Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.
This study shows that disc disease-the most common cause of back pain, which costs the American health care system more than $50 billion annually-can be cost-effectively treated using spinal decompression. The cost for successful non-surgical therapy is less than a tenth of that for surgery. These results show that biotechnological advances of spinal decompression reveal promising results for the future of effective management of patients with disc herniation and degenerative disc diseases. Long-term outcome studies are needed to determine if non-surgical treatment prevents later surgery, or merely delays it.
Article reference link: http://www.sosherniediscale.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=684
Tags: Chronic Back Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, Traverse City Chiropractor
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