You found this page because you or someone you know is suffering with a bulging, degenerated or herniated disc and are experiencing back or neck pain, sciatica, pain down your arm or your leg or numbness and tingling. You may have tried numerous drugs, chiropractic, physical therapy or massage therapy, dangerous spinal injections or maybe even spinal surgery just to discover it didn’t work.
The problem is that those treatments don’t create healthier discs.
문제는 치료가 건강한 디스크를 만들지 않는다는 것이다.
It’s that simple.
Please read closely.
A symptom, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is:
something that indicates the existence of something else.
It’s like the dashboard of your car when the check engine light comes on. It means that there’s something wrong with your engine. There’s no problem with the light itself. The light is simply telling you that there’s a problem that needs to be fixed.
You can put a piece of duct tape over the light or even remove the dashboard and do surgery to cut the wires that are keeping the light on, but it will not fix the problem. If you ignore the light your car will eventually stop working since you are neglecting the problem.
One of the major distinctions in our office is that we don’t treat ‘symptoms’. We do not treat ‘conditions’. We create a treatment plan for you to address the underlying problem in your disc that is causing your pain and other symptoms.
Now let’s talk about the anatomy of the spinal disc:
The healthy spinal disc is 86% water and needs water, oxygen and nutrients to continue to survive.
A unique feature of the spinal disc is that it is avascular (‘without blood’) which is a fancy word that means it does not have a direct blood supply. The only way the disc gets the water, oxygen and nutrients – the circulation – that it needs to survive is by a very specific mechanism called the ‘pump mechanism’ of disc nutrition. This mechanism works as we move and works like a pump. If you injure the disc the pump mechanism does not work properly
and over time will cause bulging discs, herniated discs and degenerative disc disease and, possibly, spinal stenosis.
So the main problem causing your pain and symptoms is the failure of the pump mechanism.
Now let’s say we have a generic water pump providing water (AKA ‘circulation’) to a plant.
If one day that pump fails it will cause a decrease in circulation to that plant. Well, what happens to any type of tissue – whether it be plant, animal or human tissue – if it loses circulation?
It will cause the tissue to become weak and eventually die. This is exactly what is happening in your spinal discs. The pump mechanisms are no longer working and the disc needs circulation to be able to heal and repair.
The treatment that we provide in our office will fix your pump mechanism that is not working in your injured spinal discs.
So you have a decision to make. You can either continue to treat the symptoms of your serious spinal discs which has not worked up to this point or you can finally do something to fix the underlying cause of you’re disc problems.