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Discover Which Common Treatments Have Made Thousands of Back Pain Sufferers Worse and In More Pain

Monday, February 28th, 2011
If you’ve ever tried a treatment for your severe back pain in spite of knowing in your gut or back of your mind that it was NOT going to work…this article is for you.
You’re part of growing group of San Diego and surrounding area severe back pain sufferers who continue to give their all in trying to find a solution to their severe and debilitating back and disc pain…sometimes even going against their better judgment all for the promise of being able to get back to a “normal and active life.”
This is what is referred to as the great back and disc pain hoax. It’s the promise of relief that either defy science, common sense, or both. The saddest part of this hoax is that in virtually in every case the promises made by doctors and therapists are not made with malice or bad intentions. Quite the contrary, they’re made with a deep desire to help. And unfortunately that desire sometimes results in excessive enthusiasm which leads to promises that can’t be fulfilled.
Some people turn to spine surgery in the hopes of eliminating their back pain. But surgery can be risky and you run the risk of long term disability. Others opt for injections of Cortisone and Epidurals for short term relief but they soon discover that it just masks the problem by covering up the symptoms while the condition worsens.
Low back pain is potentially debilitating and will strike millions of Americans this year. As a result, many of them will suffer for the rest of their lives due to misinformation and inappropriate care!  That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to continue suffering! If you suffer from arthritis, visit www.ArthritisHealthCenter.com to find out how to eliminate your pain. If you suffer from back pain due to spinal stenosis, disc problems, sciatica, or disc degeneration, then keep reading. If you’re among the millions of Americans with lower back pain, especially with pain radiating down the legs, you may have a serious condition called disc herniation. Up until now there has not been a treatment available which provides a successful answer for pain as result of bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and failed back surgery. Sometimes chiropractic is an option. But there’s a new treatment you might want to check out before committing to surgery.
Low back problems are a common cause of disability. And to make things worse, despite various treatments of medication, heat, ice, exercise, manipulation, physical therapy, rest, acupuncture, and others, many people are still suffering. Often, back pain sufferers resort to spinal decompression surgery, which can have devastating results. The introduction of advanced spinal decompression, cold laser therapy and arthritis relief therapy offers back pain victims a safe effective treatment for eliminating their back pain once and for all.
Imagine how your life would instantly change if you discovered the solution to your back pain. The powerful new space age technology that has the potential to be that solution for you is advanced drx 9000 non-surgical spinal decompression.
Drx9000 spinal decompression treatment is FDA cleared, covered by many insurance companies, and much more affordable than surgery. If you’re ready to get rid of your nagging back pain, call New Century Spine Centers at 619-630-9153. The advanced spinal decompression center is located in San Diego 92108 and their specialized doctors and San Diego chiropractors have treated thousands of patients with excruciating back pain. You can also request a free “Eliminate Your Back Pain Forever” video at www.BackCareTreatment.com.

If you’ve ever tried a treatment for your severe back pain in spite of knowing in your gut or back of your mind that it was NOT going to work…this article is for you.
You’re part of growing group of San Diego and surrounding area severe back pain sufferers who continue to give their all in trying to find a solution to their severe and debilitating back and disc pain…sometimes even going against their better judgment all for the promise of being able to get back to a “normal and active life.”
This is what is referred to as the great back and disc pain hoax. It’s the promise of relief that either defy science, common sense, or both. The saddest part of this hoax is that in virtually in every case the promises made by doctors and therapists are not made with malice or bad intentions. Quite the contrary, they’re made with a deep desire to help. And unfortunately that desire sometimes results in excessive enthusiasm which leads to promises that can’t be fulfilled.
Some people turn to spine surgery in the hopes of eliminating their back pain. But surgery can be risky and you run the risk of long term disability. Others opt for injections of Cortisone and Epidurals for short term relief but they soon discover that it just masks the problem by covering up the symptoms while the condition worsens.
Low back pain is potentially debilitating and will strike millions of Americans this year. As a result, many of them will suffer for the rest of their lives due to misinformation and inappropriate care!  That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to continue suffering! If you suffer from arthritis, visit www.ArthritisHealthCenter.com to find out how to eliminate your pain. If you suffer from back pain due to spinal stenosis, disc problems, sciatica, or disc degeneration, then keep reading. If you’re among the millions of Americans with lower back pain, especially with pain radiating down the legs, you may have a serious condition called disc herniation. Up until now there has not been a treatment available which provides a successful answer for pain as result of bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and failed back surgery. Sometimes chiropractic is an option. But there’s a new treatment you might want to check out before committing to surgery.
Low back problems are a common cause of disability. And to make things worse, despite various treatments of medication, heat, ice, exercise, manipulation, physical therapy, rest, acupuncture, and others, many people are still suffering. Often, back pain sufferers resort to spinal decompression surgery, which can have devastating results. The introduction of advanced spinal decompression, cold laser therapy and arthritis relief therapy offers back pain victims a safe effective treatment for eliminating their back pain once and for all.
Imagine how your life would instantly change if you discovered the solution to your back pain. The powerful new space age technology that has the potential to be that solution for you is advanced drx 9000 non-surgical spinal decompression.
Drx9000 spinal decompression treatment is FDA cleared, covered by many insurance companies, and much more affordable than surgery. If you’re ready to get rid of your nagging back pain, call New Century Spine Centers at 619-630-9153. The advanced spinal decompression center is located in San Diego 92108 and their specialized doctors and San Diego chiropractors have treated thousands of patients with excruciating back pain. You can also request a free “Eliminate Your Back Pain Forever” video at www.BackCareTreatment.com.

Back Doctors In San Diego Utilize Spinal Decompression Therapy To Get Rid Of Back Pain

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of nonsurgical spinal therapy that is also noninvasive. It is used to treat severe and chronic back pain that is a result from different types of spinal conditions. Some of these back pains are caused because of pressure that is exerted by an expanded spinal disc to the spinal nerves.

Back pain can also be a result of several arthritic issues. It turns out that there are many different health conditions that could be benefited from this type of treatment. Many patients find quick relief from this type of therapy.

Spinal decompression chiropractors in San Diego use spinal decompression therapy to treat various types of conditions. Of all the different types of conditions that spinal decompression therapy could help, a herniated and bulging disc is the most common. When the spinal disc is herniated, it exerts a lot of pressure on the spinal nerves; this health condition results in a lot of excruciating pain. The decompression treatment will relieve the pressure from the expanded or damaged disk and allows it to go back to its normal size.

Degenerative disc disease is another common condition that requires back treatment. Spinal bodies can be compressed when there is a loss of disc height. This is caused by spinal compression. When there is too much compression, the surrounding nerves can be constricted which leads to back pain. Spinal decompression therapy can help to alleviate the pressure on the degenerative discs, helping to alleviate the back.

Spinal decompression therapy treatment in San Diego is available at New Century Spine Centers. The chiropractors there are specialists in the treatment of back and neck pain. Spinal decompression helps pain from disc herniations, disc bulges, sciatica, facet syndrome, and disc degeneration. New Century Spine Centers can be reached at 619-630-9153. More videos and information can be found on their website at www.BackCareTreatment.com.  Many people are living pain free due to this advanced technology.

5 Common Mistakes When Thinking About Your Painful Experience.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

It would be safe to assume as a San Diego chiropractor that at one point or another you have had some type of ache in your body. This is a pretty secure assumption. I would bet that you have also had some kind of difficulty that was brought on by something very small. Let me give you an example to think about. You wake up in the morning and walk into the bathroom and as you go to squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube and you drop the lid on the floor. So you bend down to pick it up and zappo, lightning sharp ache shoots up your spine and back down again. You try to stand up straight but for some reason it feels like someone is pressing against your back causing you to hunch over and making it nearly impossible to straighten up.

Here’s another typical ache invoking experience. You rush out the door because you are late for your appointment. As you settle into the car you remember that you forgot your keys so you hurry back into the house retrieve them and return to the car. As you start the engine and turn your head to back out of the driveway…whammo, someone stuck you with a hot barbecue poker in the back of the neck causing you great difficulty to return your head to a normal position without feeling that searing ache that we all enjoy.

So it may not be a toothpaste lid or the turning of your head that provokes you to fall to your knees in anguish, but I am almost certain that you have experienced a similar type situation in which the action you performed such not have caused SO MUCH ACHE! There are a few different responses to this type of circumstances. Before we talk about those, let’s just get real philosophical for a moment.

If you were hanging out with Hippocrates right now at Starbucks sipping on a Latte and talking about life and science and the human experience, how do you think he would respond if you asked him if it was ordinary for the body to respond like yours did when you bent over to pick up that heavy toothpaste lid or when you whipped your head around to back the cart out of the dirt road. I would guess that he would first ask you what toothpaste was and then once that was cleared up he would tell you no. This is not a normal physiological response for your body to such a minimal action. The reaction does not equal the action. Okay, philosophy class being over let’s get back to how you would respond to this state of affairs. Here are 5 ordinary mistakes that I have observed from patients at the chiropractic office in San Diego who experience these types of situations.

1. I use a heating pad or I took a hot shower on the area and it felt great. I am not against heating pads or heat but here is the situation. When you have an acute injury you generally should not put heat on it. Heat opens up the blood vessels which are already engorged even more causing more swelling and fluid accumulation in the injured area. This will result in relaxation for up to 12 hours after heat use and then ache worse than the initial event after the trip to lala land has ended. There are exceptions but for the majority of people please resist the urge to use heat unless I’ve told otherwise.

2. I thought it would go away but it has been two to three weeks and the ache hasn’t stopped. Ouch, this one is not good! The real question from me to you is why you thought that the ache would go away. Let me give you a simple analogy. Pretend the oil light on your car goes on, would you continue driving until it went out and just assume that the problem went away. I hope not. This is the best analogy that I can think of to relate to the ache signal that your body is sending you. Don’t pretend there isn’t something wrong. Get to the cause of the problem. Come get adjusted by a chiropractor immediately or as soon as possible after the initial event.

3. I don’t know why this happened, I am totally healthy, and there is nothing wrong with me. This is my favorite one from males. Guys, we have to admit to some facts. Women are much better at taking care of themselves then we are. The reason is because they are willing to tell someone when they aren’t feeling well and then they try to get help for it. Generally speaking, men are much more willing to put up with little problems that they experience. This is not good in the long run. One little crisis + one little difficulty + one problem = One BIG PROBLEM. The proof is that women tend to live something like 4 years longer than men. Surprise, surprise, I wonder if we men just think Oh well we aren’t going to live as long anyways so why not just put up with what we got and die sooner. This is of course some faulty logic because if we did take care of ourselves we would live longer.

4. I know that I only need one or two adjustments and everything will be fine.  Just crack my back and I’ll be all better. The only man I know in history who performed one treatment on someone and they were fine was Jesus. I am not Jesus. I don’t know any chiropractors named Jesus. Normally when people tell me the chiropractor fixed them in one adjustment and I look in their files, or consult with the other chiropractors I see that they have been adjusted 4 times on the low end and 8-10 on the high end (normal, about 6 visits) for an acute problem. My goal is to see you out of ache as quickly as possible so that you can function normally, but my goals do not end there! This leads me to the next common mistake.

5. Not getting adjusted by a chiropractor regularly to prevent these occurrences in your life. Now I am not saying that if you get regular adjustments your life is going to be perfect. Life is not perfect. I myself get regular adjustments. I don’t stop getting adjusted all together because I know that if I didn’t get regular adjustments and a flare up occurred, it would be a lot worse than it normally is. Our bodies are not perfect but if we work preventatively to keep things moving and aligned throughout the course of our lives a lot of these irritating aches could be avoided.

The joints of your spine are some of the key messengers of your nervous system. If they are not working there is no way for you to know because you cannot see them. Ache is your only signal and by then a lot of times it is already too late. Chiropractors are trained to detect problems with these joints and help prevent the ache before it occurs. Waiting too long will only cause more serious problems.

Science has proven that nerve endings are all affected during a chiropractic adjustment. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to get you out of pain first of all, but to keep you ache free and fully functioning is the main idea. Chiropractors want to work with you to develop a healthy body which is firing on all cylinders so that you have a nervous system which is quick, alert, strong and ready to fight off any problems that you might encounter throughout the day. This is what regular chiropractic adjustments do. They help keep your central nervous system strong and healthy and give you the ability to live a better quality of life as far as your health is concerned. My desire is that you would all experience life and health to the fullest. For more information, contact New Century Spine Centers in San Diego at 619-630-9153. You can be treated by the best chiropractors and spinal decompression specialists.

Can Chiropractic Care Keep Your Brain From Shrinking?

Monday, July 26th, 2010
Can your chiropractic doctor keep your brain from shrinking? The Journal of Neuroscience brings sobering news to long-term back pain sufferers. Scientists found that even one year of long-term back pain can age the brain 10 to 20 years. 26 individuals with long-term, continuous pain of more than a year were compared with 26 healthy individuals. The researchers theorize that the stress of long-term pain causes “burnout shrinkage.” But that may not be a life sentence.
Shrinkage doesn’t always equal loss of brain cells and shrinkage may reverse once the long-term pain ends. Can chiropractic care reverse the damage? Chiropractic success with long-term conditions is well known. Apparently “learning to live with it” may cause serious long-term problems. If you know anyone with a long-term condition please advise them to explore chiropractic care first. Their pain and their brain will thank them for the relief.
Most of you know that there can be damaging effects to your brain from electromagnetic radiation, environmental pollution, toxic chemical additives to food and other chemicals added to the things we drink, but did you know that pain can cause your brain to shrink somewhat.  I have been contemplating this brain shrinkage phenomenon since I first read about it a while ago.  The conclusions I have come up with may astonish a lot of you.
Here they are (keep in mind that I am being sarcastic here to prove a point): 1) Because individuals tend to think that their pain will “eventually go away by itself” (if only I had a dollar for every time I heard this), I suppose that the logic explanation for the reason that the pain eventually goes away is that part of our brain just disappeared. 2) If pain causes our brains to shrink it would probably be a good thing for those of us who are quite knowledgeable on every subject known to mankind (i.e. smarty pants) to be in pain every once in a while in order to give the other individuals around us a chance to keep up with us. 3) It may be beneficial to most of us that we only use a minor percentage of our brain’s capacity to engage in our daily activities (the myth that we use only 10% of our brains is exactly that, a myth).  But this could mean that most of us have lots of brains to spare so if we ever get into pain and start to lose our brains, we shouldn’t have much of a problem. 4) Some of us have been told that we have “swollen heads”, pain every once in a while might help our heads to shrink slightly, allowing us more easy passage through doorways and getting in and out of cars, we would also be less of an obstruction for the individuals behind us at the movie theatre.  5) Long-term pain could allow us to have that constant light headed feeling that some long distance runners strive for because our heads would literally be lighter.  This would also help our posture because a lighter head would be easier to keep upright.  Less forward head leaning with the reduction in weight makes for a better posture.
Well I hope you get the big idea that having a smaller brain is not a good thing or should I say avoiding pain is a good thing!  I have found that the best way to avoid ache is to be proactive about your health.  When my patients ask me how often they should come in to get adjusted I recommend at least one time per month to get checked and adjusted.  I personally try to get adjusted once per week and I believe that it helps prevent a lot of problems with my health that I would have otherwise developed.
So here is my official position on how often you need to be coming in to get adjusted.  If you do not have acute pain due to some unfortunate incident you should be coming in once per month.  I look forward to seeing you and helping you maintain your hat size for the duration of your life. New Century Spine Centers is located in San Diego in Mission Valley and can be reached at 619-630-9153.

New Century Spine Centers introduces new state of the art non-surgical treatment for back pain, sciatica, arthritis and disc injuries.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

New Century Spine Centers acquires San Diego’s top spinal decompression specialist Dr. Michael Pritsker DC and introduces new state of the art non-surgical treatment for back pain, sciatica, arthritis and disc injuries.
For most severe back pain sufferers, permanent back pain relief is hard to find. Simple things like sitting, walking, and driving can be very difficult. Low back pain is experienced by thousands of people. Estimates are that 80% of the population in the western countries at some time during a persons’ life will suffer with back pain. In the majority of these cases, there is nothing physicians can do except prescribe pain killers, physical therapy, chiropractic care and advice. Traditional therapy offered has a history of poor outcome and in surgeries performed for disc problems a large percentage of these surgeries result in permanent disability and requires more surgery.
One group of doctors in San Diego think they just might hold the key to complete relief of back pain with no drugs and no surgery. And their patients seem to agree. Videos and information can be researched at www.BackCareTreatment.com. There is a very good reason why thousands of former neck and back pain sufferers in San Diego are calling advanced non-surgical spinal decompression the “eighth wonder of the world.” This amazing new medical breakthrough is responsible for cracking the neck and back pain code for hundreds of thousands of former pain sufferers world-wide. Many previous sufferers have tried everything and were thought to be hopeless cases.
Thanks to this new technological advance in therapy, thousands of back pain sufferers are now living pain free. Many people learn about this technology from friends and co-workers. Many are also requesting the free Eliminate Back Pain Forever report and video at http://www.SanDiegoBackPainTreatment.com.
Even better, treatment with this amazing FDA Cleared, non-surgical technology is pain-less, drug-less and there are no documented side effects. In fact, many patients report treatments are so relaxing they actually fall asleep!
Through the combination of proven scientific principles, the latest technological developments and the brilliant work of specialized teams of physicians and medical engineers and scientists, this space age advanced spinal decompression technology is available to eliminate back pain once and for all.
Conditions that are successfully treated with spinal decompression are degenerative, herniated and/or bulging discs, back pain, sciatica, facet syndrome, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, neuropathy, and more. Non-surgical spinal decompression has been successful even with the most severe cases, even when nothing else has worked.

To learn more about these advanced procedures, New Century Spine Centers has set up a website where readers can request more information. The website is http://www.BackCareTreatment.com. Readers can also call the clinic directly at 619-630-9153 or visit their San Diego location at 2835 Camino Del Rio South, Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92108. To receive a free Eliminate Your Back Pain Forever video, readers can also call the toll free 24 hour recorded hotline at 1-888-611-2042.

Controversial Website Reveals The Shocking Truth About How To Eliminate YOUR Low Back Pain Once And For All!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

San Diego, CA – If you suffer from relentless and annoying pain in your lower back and you want to end it NOW – please continue reading this health bulletin. It may be the most important thing you read this year! Why is this? Finally, someone is speaking out and revealing to San Diego residents the shocking truth of getting rid of low back pain once and for all that many MDs and drug companies would prefer you never found out!
What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Low Back Pain CAN Hurt YOU!
If you’ve gone to your family or company doctor complaining of low back pain, you may have heard from your doctor, “You’re probably suffering from a sprain or strain and some bed rest and medication will take care of it.”
This is a sure sign that your doctor may not be the person to talk to if you really want to get out of pain fast!
You see, most MDs don’t have the training or experience to diagnose and treat the REAL cause of your low back pain. Not knowing what to look for will only result in ineffective treatments and you being in pain longer!
Dark Secrets Of Pain Medications Finally Revealed…
Taking any pain medication, whether it’s over the counter or prescription, will never cure you of low back pain! At best, these drugs will only offer 4-6 hours of
relief by sabotaging your body’s
ability to feel pain from your
lower back.
This puts you at risk in 2 ways:
1. Pain is your body’s way of keeping you from injuring your back even more. Take a pill and you’re disabling your body’s first line of defense. And, 2. Taking drugs, even aspirin, can have damaging and sometimes deadly effects on your stomach lining, kidneys, and liver.
So before you take another medication to help you with your pain, ask yourself this question: Are the risks (a chance at increased pain, and dangerous side effects) worth a measly 4-6 hours of numbed out pain?
Here’s Why Back Surgery Is Only 50-53% Effective…
If your doctor has suggested back surgery to relieve your pain, there is important information you simply MUST know! You see, many MDs don’t have the training to detect the root cause of all your pain.
If your doctor’s diagnosis is incorrect, how can a surgery which is performed under that diagnosis be helpful to you? This is why the vast majority of all low back surgeries are deemed unnecessary and will only offer temporary relief, if any at all.
World Famous Study Uncovers Startling Results…
In search of a safe, effective, and natural treatment for low back pain, a team of university scientists performed a double
blind study. One group received
the traditional treatment of drugs
that most MDs prescribe. The
other group tried a drug and
surgery free method that’s been tried and tested for over 100 years. Both groups reported they felt better after one month. Now, this is where it gets interesting…
University Scientists Discover The #1 Treatment To Eliminate YOUR Back Pain Is…
After a month, all treatments were discontinued. Immediately, the group receiving traditional care reported their pain had come back. The group that had received the natural, drug free treatment continued to report being pain free!
After a careful examination, it was discovered that this Natural Treatment Corrects The REAL Cause Of YOUR Pain!
Website at www.BackCareTreatment.com Reveals How To Eliminate Your Low Back Pain Quickly, Safely, And Easily Without Dangerous Drugs And Unnecessary Surgery!
If you are one of the millions of Americans who continue to suffer from low back pain then this treatment may be perfect for YOU! To learn more about this fascinating, state of the art treatment, please visit www.BackCareTreatment.com. Don’t live another day in pain, you don’t have to.

CHRONIC BACK PAIN EATS AWAY AT BRAIN TISSUE

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Scientists in Chicago have discovered new clues into what role the brain plays in chronic back pain (CBP). The investigators used magnetic resonance imaging brain scans to compare the morphology of 26 individuals with CBP with 26 pain-free control subjects.

According to the report “patients with CBP showed 5-11% less neocortical gray matter volume than control subjects. The magnitude of this decrease is equivalent to the gray matter volume lost in 10-20 years of normal aging. The decreased volume was related to pain duration, indicating a 1.3 cm(3) loss of gray matter for every year of chronic pain.”

The study also showed that CBP patients had decreased gray matter density. “Our results imply that CBP is accompanied by brain atrophy and suggest that the pathophysiology of chronic pain includes thalamocortical processes,” conclude the authors.
Journal of Neuroscience – November 2004;24:10410-5.

http://www.jneurosci.org/

“…for the management of low-back pain, chiropractic care is the most effective treatment, and it should be fully integrated into the government’s health care system.”
The Manga Report (1993)

Disc Herniations Reduced by Chiropractic Adjustments
Cervical and lumbar disc herniations are commonly encountered in clinical chiropractic practice. Clinical studies and case reports have addressed the efficiency of chiropractic management for disc herniations. Imaging studies have shown disc re-absorption on follow-up CT or MRI subsequent to non-operative medical care. Of the 27 patients studied by repeat MRI, VAS and physical exam, 22 or 80 percent had a good clinical outcome. This consisted of reduced VAS scores below 2 and resolution of the patient’s radicular pain. Seventeen of these 27 patients, or 63 percent, not only had a good clinical outcome but had evidence of resolution or reduction of disc herniations evident on repeated MRI.
Ben Eliyahu, DJ. “MRI Study of 27 Patients Receiving Chiropractic Treatment for Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations.” A paper presented at the Conference Proceedings of the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, Washington, DC, July 1995

When you get adjusted, you remove interference to the master control system of the body – the nervous system – thereby enabling the body AND brain to function at their maximum potential.

What are you waiting for? Give chiropractic a chance – It works!