Posts Tagged ‘spinal decompression’

Is Spinal Decompression Making Back Surgery For Herniated And Bulging Discs Obsolete?

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Since offering treatment for herniated and bulging discs with spinal decompression therapy in San Diego, we have heard over and over things like “I can’t believe I was actually thinking about surgery. But when I got the results of my MRI and I had multiple herniated discs, my other doctor said it was my only choice. If it wasn’t for the news special they had on ABC News with Carol LeBeau and your free reports (with all the proof!), I never would have known about spinal decompression and I’d probably still be suffering today. It feels great to be finally pain free and NOT have to go through surgery – but why didn’t my other doctor know about ABS and DRX9000 Spinal Decompression and send me to you first? When he said there were no other scientifically proven treatments and surgery was my only option, it made me much more skeptical about what you said about spinal decompression in San Diego. It was hard for me to believe that there was such an amazing breakthrough treatment out there and my doctor didn’t know anything about it. Why wasn’t I given ALL the information right from the beginning? That’s why I went to my doctor in the first place! I just wonder how many people go through unnecessary surgery and continue suffering simply from misinformation and fear?”

There may not be an answer to the question. But it is known that there are a lot of people suffering and having unnecessary surgeries. And the most important thing is if you are suffering with back pain, leg pain, leg numbness, tingling and/or pain, sciatica or if you have been diagnosed with a herniated and/or bulging disc there is a very good chance you can get help without drugs or surgery. And the fact of the matter is there is scientific proof that the Spinal Decompression System has achieved an 86% success rate with herniated and/or bulging discs.
Surgery cannot even come close to claiming those kinds of results. I have seen some studies claiming surgery gets a 50% success rate.

According to a U.S. Federal guideline on low back pain, “Surgery has been found to be helpful on only 1 in 100 causes of low back pain problems. Even having a lot of back pain does not, by itself, mean you need surgery.” That’s coming from a panel of experts commissioned by the United States Federal Government! What the panel of experts found and reported in that guideline was quite eye-opening to say the least. Here’s the reference if you’d like to take a look at it for yourself: Bigos s, et al. Acute Low Back Pain Problems In Adults, Clinical Practice Guidelines No 14. Rockville, MD: U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, AHCPR pub. No 95-0642, Dec. 1994.

But here’s what I’m really shocked about: so many patients tell me they were “afraid” to try the ABS Spinal Decompression, they were “afraid” not to get surgery, they were told and believed they would be taking a risk trying the ABS before going under the knife. For the life of me, I can’t understand how cutting into your back and either cutting away the herniated or bulging part of your disc or surgically fusing a couple of your spinal segments can be thought of as an option before trying drx 9000 spinal decompression therapy in San Diego.

This is not to say surgery is never an option. In some cases it is. But, in many cases, it clearly should not be your first and only option. With spinal decompression, in many cases, your herniated disc is actually fixed – not cut out or fused. Spinal decompression achieves this through its cutting edge computer technology. This computer technology creates a logarithmic curve that senses your body an amazing 17 times per second. When the spinal decompression machine starts to distract your injured spinal segments, if your muscles begin to contract, the computer knows instantly and backs off slightly.

The computer picks up even the slightest amount of pressure from your muscles which is why treatments are painless and most patients say they don’t feel anything at all. Many even fall asleep during treatments while they are listening to their favorite music or watching a DVD movie. This distraction process continues until a negative pressure is achieved and the herniated disc is, in many cases, sucked back into place. Pre and post MRI studies have actually shown that herniated disc material has gone back into place and discs have increased in size and become much healthier. This negative pressure also allows valuable water and nutrients to flow into the disc so it can regain height and heal naturally.

As opposed to surgery that cuts out the herniated disc – leaving it damaged and predisposed to further injury. This is also much different from regular traction which has been shown to be ineffective at treating herniated and bulging discs. Dr. Michael Pritsker, a chiropractor at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego specializes in the treatment of disc injuries using advanced spinal decompression technology. Dr. Mike Pritsker has been practicing in San Diego since 2000 and has been specializing in spinal decompression therapy since 2002. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with back and neck pain.spinaldecompressiontherapy

Chiropractor In San Diego Reveals New Spinal Decompression Therapy Protocol To Eliminate Back And Neck Pain

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Back and neck pain can be potentially debilitating conditions for many individuals. These conditions will strike millions of Americans this year alone. Many of them will suffer for the rest of their lives due to incorrect information from friends and bad care from doctors.  The good news is that San Diego chiropractic doctor Dr. Mike Pritsker is sharing little known secrets that are helping thousands of people live pain free and enjoy their life. And best of all, the spine treatment program doesn’t involve risky medication and dangerous surgery.


Reality is most of us are all influenced by slick commercials that sell neck and low back pain medicine. That’s why we keep our medicinal cabinets, handbags, and car glove compartments fully stocked with all the stuff.  As a matter of fact, they now sell pain medication at Costco and Walmart in huge quantities.  People go down the aisles and toss a case in their shopping cart like it’s a bag of potato chips or a 12 pack of beer. And of course drug companies don’t tell the causes of neck and low back pain because they know that they sell medication to cover up the symptoms and to really treat the cause of the condition.


There are many different options for the treatment of neck and low back pain. Some of these options include but are not limited to chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, medicine, and spine surgery. Many of these options unfortunately may not work for people suffering from back and neck pain that is related to disc injuries such as disc rupture and disc bulges. Many people unfortunately end up turning to risky spine surgery to help their back problems. Others may opt for spinal injections consisting of Cortisone and Epidurals which only offer short term relief. They soon discover that it just masks the problem by covering up the symptoms while the condition worsens all along.


There are safer and better options for eliminating back and neck pain. Many people suffering from back pain and leg pain are turning to New Century Spine Centers in San Diego to learn about advanced spinal decompression therapy and specialized chiropractic care to fix their spinal condition. On their website, visitors can watch videos of San Diego’s spinal decompression chiropractor Dr. Michael Pritsker, DC revealing his revolutionary technology on special television appearances on Fox6 news and channel 10 news. Many people are finding the solution to their back and neck pain with Dr. Michael Pritsker’s revolutionary treatment program.


Spinal decompression therapy has been successfully treating back and leg pain for over a decade. Since 2001, Dr. Mike Pritsker has helped thousands of people live pain free and enjoy their life free from pain. Spinal decompression treatment with specialized chiropractic treatment in San Diego has worked for conditions like sciatica, leg pain, cramps, spinal stenosis, muscle spasms, neuralgia, disc bulges, arthritis, facet syndrome, and disc herniations. It even has worked in some cases when all else has failed. Back pain not only causes back and leg pain. It causes other conditions like depression, lost days from work, and can seriously impact someone’s lifestyle. Getting the proper treatment for the condition is important to get the best results. And it’s not a matter of what kind of spinal decompression machine the doctor uses. There are several available. There are the DRX9000, ABS, Triton, Vax-D and more. It’s more important to choose the best back doctor to properly utilize the equipment.


Dr. Mike Pritsker is a chiropractor at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego. He uses advanced spinal decompression treatment and specialized chiropractic care to get rid of back and neck pain in some of the most severe cases. People travel from long distances to the city of San Diego to see Dr. Pritsker to fix their back problems. Dr. Michael Pritsker regularly works close with other healthcare professionals to make sure that his patients get the best care possible for their back problems. Dr. Mike Pritsker can be reached at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego at 619-630-9153. Anyone suffering from back or neck pain can also request a free report and free video from the New Century Spine Centers website.

San Diego Chiropractor Explains The Common Cause Of Having A Short Leg

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Have you ever been told you have a short leg and you wonder how is that possible? For some people, it might not affect their activities of daily living but for others it might cause them moderate pain. A short leg can add to muscle imbalances because it makes your weight distribute unevenly throughout your body. Ask any doctor who treats chronic back pain and they will agree, that correcting the short leg is the first approach to correcting the problem.


The hip is a ball and socket joint. It allows for a variety of movements of the leg, so it relies heavily on the muscles of the lower back, the leg and buttocks for support. The condition of each of these supporting muscles, will determine the angle at which the neck of the femur sits in its socket. If problems with any of the relevant muscles on one side of the body cause the neck of the femur to draw up or downwards slightly, it will affect the length of that leg. This causes the pelvis to tilt and other muscles in the body to start compensating.


Unfortunately because of our active lifestyle these days, changes to the muscles supporting one of the hip joints can come about very easily, either through an injury, accident, or overuse of a certain joint from a particular sport.  If left untreated you may develop uneven muscular definition that will prevent you from reaching your full potential at your favorite sport, or worse yet, have frequent muscle spasms or chronic pain.


Whether any problem with these muscles or joints become permanent or not depends largely on things like posture, stress levels and whether the original problem is given the correct treatment at the time. When the correct treatment is not received, the supporting muscles don’t do their job properly and so excessive wearing of the hip or knee joint can happen, resulting in the need for joint replacement surgery later in life, something I am sure no one would want to go through.


Once a person has a short leg their pelvis is drawn down on that side and up on the other. This causes tension in the spine and in the erector spinae muscles of the back. When this happens it’s possible for the spine to curve and some of the vertebrae to become twisted or tilted especially in people with weak muscles. This is often the underlying cause of back pain, scoliosis, or facet syndrome. If you see one of your shoulders higher than the other when you look in the mirror or if one leg of your pants is always longer on one side, go see your local chiropractic doctor and see if he/she can help you correct your problem for good! If you have any questions, visit us at

A Few Things To Keep In Mind When Looking For A Chiropractor

Monday, July 18th, 2011
When you need to see a chiropractor, you don't want to leave the job to just anyone. You need somebody you can trust to crack your back. Once you start looking, your head will spin with all the different styles, philosophies and methods they use. So, how do you find the right chiropractic practitioner? 

Word Of Mouth is still the best way to start. Ask your doctor for the names of a few good chiropractors. Your primary care physician will be able to direct you to some chiropractic offices that are well known, trustworthy and reputable. If you have any friends who have had work done, ask them for names. It's always best to go with a clinic that is turning out happy customers whose back problems have vanished because of their excellent quality treatment.

Is the clinic legit? Here are a few easy ways to tell if a practitioner is the real thing. First, they should have completed 4 years of advanced chiropractic training from an accredited institution. Look for their diploma and credentials on the wall. Second, they must have a license to practice in your state. This should be prominently displayed in their clinic. If they don't have it, or if they start telling you reasons why they don't have it, skip them. There are lots of practitioners out there, and not all of them are legitimate.

During the consultation, a good chiropractor will take a thorough history and give you a complete physical, orthopedic, and neurological exam. The chiropractor should palpate for any misalignments or abnormalities. They should look at the areas that hurt as well as the surrounding areas that may indirectly affect your area of complaint. You don't need a lot of x-rays a minimal series might be adequate to diagnose your problem.

Some chiropractors primarily provide treatment for symptomatic relief, while others believe in providing some degree of rehabilitation of underlying problems, and still others do long-term treatment to permanently correct skeletal alignment as much as possible. The differences in these approaches are considerable when it comes to the frequency and duration of treatment prescribed. A good chiropractor will give you honest expectations about how many visits you might need before you see real noticeable results. But most importantly, go with what feels right to you.

New Concepts Emerge In Chiropractic And Massage Therapy

Monday, June 13th, 2011

A new concept may change chiropractic care and massage forever. The many benefits of chiropractic and massage are well known, but the cost of treatment has deterred many from getting the great results. The Back Stop in San Diego offers a new approach to chiropractic care in San Diego. It allows almost everyone to get regular chiropractic treatment by well known licensed chiropractors at affordable prices. And it’s conveniently located at Happy Hands Foot Reflexology and Massage which offers a great combination of massage and chiropractic at a fraction of the cost of elsewhere. Chiropractic care and massage offer a great alternative approach to healthcare and the treatment of back and neck pain.
The Back Stop is the ideal chiropractic place for healthy individuals seeking regular chiropractic care by licensed chiropractors to feel great. As one back pain sufferer says “I love this new concept. I love going to the chiropractor but I hate taking x-rays and long exams. I just want to get adjusted and with this concept I can do just that. I can’t wait.” When visiting The Back Stop in Hillcrest for chiropractic services, the chiropractors perform a history and an examination focused on the problem areas. Their website is If there are no contraindications to chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation is necessary, then at that time patients may choose to receive their first chiropractic adjustment. If a more detailed exam or any necessary x-rays are required, then they will be referred to another chiropractic office such as New Century Spine Centers in San Diego.
Many enjoy the many benefits of massage such as reduced stress, relaxation, relief from headaches, reduced back and neck pain. The different types of massage that they offer are Chinese foot reflexology, Swedish full body massage, Thai massage, Vietnamese head massage and four hands massage. They offer the best of both Eastern Massage and Western massage in a relaxing fun atmosphere. Massage should be an integral part of everyone’s lifestyle, but both time and cost often hinder the experience for many. At Happy Head foot reflexology and massage, people can get an affordable 1 hour foot reflexology massage with no appointment necessary starting at $29. This is not an introductory offer. This is a great massage at a great price. This allows clients to come in on a regular basis to enjoy the benefits of massage whenever they want. There are no long term contracts to sign, and they can come as much or as little as they like. This is a massage experience like no other. The Back Stop is located at Happy Hands foot reflexology and massage in the hillcrest area of San Diego. This allows The Back Stop to refer patients to receive a great massage at an affordable price. The Happy Head offers a great massage without the spa price. Happy Head Foot Reflexology and Massage gives everyone a unique massage experience time and time again.  Their website is They do not believe in locking clients into long-term memberships. They do not believe in charging clients every single month whether they receive a massage or not. They do not believe in making clients sign a contract in order to receive lower rates. They believe in a great price, every time, all the time. There are no hassles and no gimmicks. They believe that clients will enjoy their experience so much that they will come back again and again because they want to, not because they have to. Massage in San Diego and across the United States may change forever with this new massage concept. Many massage and chiropractic clinics have many restrictions that cause the prices to increase. At Happy Hands Foot Reflexology and Massage in Hillcrest, they believe in giving their clients the freedom to choose their service.
The Back Stop provides everyone with fast, affordable access to chiropractic adjustments with no unnecessary x-rays, no membership fees, and no gimmicks. Affordable chiropractic care means that they don’t have to live with pain. Regular chiropractic care, along with good nutrition, stress management, massage therapy, and sufficient exercise can help individuals become and remain healthy.
Chiropractic and massage are not just a luxury anymore that just a few elite can afford. The Back Stop and The Happy Head Massage are making it more accessible than ever. At The Back Stop chiropractic office in San Diego, they believe that chiropractic care should be made available and affordable to everyone. A regular chiropractic adjustment at The Back Stop is only $29. When any massage service is purchased at the Happy Head Massage, the price of the chiropractic adjustment is reduced even lower to only $19. There are no other charges for exams and no hidden fees. They do not accept insurance in an effort to keep their prices affordable for everyone.
Chiropractic and massage are great for individuals suffering from back pain, neck pain, numbness, injuries, sciatica, and muscle spasms. And best of all, especially in this tough economy, with this new concept it more affordable for everyone.

How To Maximize Your Results From Working Out

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

According to a Study published in the Journal of Physiology on November 1, 2010, “A fat-rich energy dense diet is an important cause of insulin resistance.”

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and it helps the cells of the body absorb glucose. When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas produces more and more insulin until it basically gets worn out and starts to fail. This can lead to diabetes.

How is this all linked to exercise? According to the study’s author, “This study, for the first time, shows that fasted training is more potent than fed training to facilitate adaptations in muscle and to improve whole-body glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity during hyper-caloric fatrich diets.”

In other words, the best time to work out seems to be on an empty stomach, which is usually first thing in the morning. Working out in the morning also has some additional benefits. Generally after working out in the morning, the day seems to be more productive. And of course it’s always great to start off the day knowing that you got a healthy workout out of the way.

New Century Spine Centers in San Diego has regular healthy classes monthly at their Mission Valley location. To register, contact them at 619-630-9153. The classes are free of charge but you must be pre-registered to attend. They go over great stretches, exercises and more. This is a class you won’t want to miss.

Chiropractic Care Can Enhance Your Health And Overall Well-Being

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
A chiropractor is able to alleviate a host of symptoms associated with your musculoskeletal system. The most common symptoms presented to a chiropractor are headaches, migraines, neck, back, and shoulder pain. Chiropractic is a holistic approach to pain management and the alleviation of symptoms associated with misalignments of the joints and vertebrae. Chiropractic care however is intended to extend health beyond just the alleviation of symptoms. Spinal adjustments allow the free flow of nerve impulses which facilitate overall health to the body. As every cell in the human body is governed by nerve impulses, it is vitally important that these nerves send information free of interference. The application of gentle spinal adjustments removes nerve pressure and allows proper nerve conduction.
The main focus in chiropractic care is placed upon the proper alignment of the vertebrae and associated joints. Proper balance and functioning of the joints is of importance to the continued health and well being of every patient. Attention is also placed upon the proper functioning of your neurological system, as pinched nerves and neuralgia can adversely affect a patient’s quality of life.
Posture correction therapy involves the use of exercises to strengthen your core muscles to help better support your entire frame. Once strengthened, they aid in supporting the correct positioning of your spinal column to ensure adequate flexibility and mobility for your entire frame.
An improper posture can result in neck and upper back pain and is a large contributor to headaches and shoulder blade pain. Tingling, burning and numbness experienced in the areas mentioned above are symptoms of pinched nerves and can be alleviated through chiropractic care.
A chiropractic adjustment is the usage of gentle physical pressure applied to an affected joint. The application of external pressure works to correct the misalignment therefore removing fixation of the joints and allowing proper mobility. Your chiropractor is also qualified to give advice to patients regarding nutrition, weight loss and safe exercise routines to help maintain health and fitness.

The Chiropractors Of New Century Spine Centers in San Diego Announce New Affordable Treatment For Back Pain, Sciatica, Numbness, and Whiplash.

Monday, April 18th, 2011
Spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic care are great options for the treatment of back and leg pain, but the price tag may be too hard for some to afford. Dr. Michael Pritsker is one of the chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers. The chiropractors at the San Diego office are now making it more affordable than ever for those suffering from disc pain and injury to get the treatment they need without breaking the bank. In this struggling economy, finding the right chiropractor at the right cost is very important.
Spinal disc bulges and disc herniations can cause conditions such as sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, leg pain, numbness, neuralgia, neuropathy, back pain and more. Some of the most common treatment options for these conditions are chiropractic care, massage therapy and spinal decompression therapy with the DRX900 and similar machines. For some people with disc degeneration, these options have been described by some as a miracle and the treatment that eliminated all their pain and solved their problem. Unfortunately for some, the cost of treatment is more than they can bear and patients are left suffering in pain. With insurance companies covering less treatment options and insurance premiums going up every year, there must be more affordable options.
Dr. Carissa Hang, DC states “many times we have a patient who we know we can help, but sometimes affording the treatment for them can be the most difficult.” With the high technology for the newer back pain treatment equipment, of course comes higher price tags. And with insurance companies paying less and less, the end result is that the patient ends up having to cover the cost.
Dr. Michael Pritsker, DC and the other chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers are teaming up with other health professionals to find ways to help patients suffering from back and leg pain get the treatment they need. There are primarily three effective treatment options for sciatica and arthritis, but many patients may find it difficult to afford regular care. These three treatment options are chiropractic care, spinal decompression therapy, and massage therapy.
Chiropractic care in San Diego by licensed chiropractors is a great treatment option for those suffering from whiplash from a car accident, sciatica from disc injury, arm pain from thoracic outlet syndrome, and back pain from sprains and strains. The chiropractors at San Diego’s New Century Spine Centers try to assist many patients to help make their chiropractic care affordable by being in network on many insurance plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, American Specialty Health Plans and more. They also offer affordable financing and monthly payment options. New Century Spine Centers also offers an affordable initial exam to find out if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. The first visit can be as low as $17 with a coupon that can be printed off their website.
Spinal decompression therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for degenerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated discs, bulging discs, back pain, facet syndrome, whiplash, numbness and tingling. Compared to spinal disc surgery, spinal decompression can be an affordable treatment option costing thousands less than spinal fusion. At, those suffering from back and neck pain can get more information about chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy.
Massage therapy in San Diego is a great treatment option for muscle spasms, tension, stress, headaches, sprains and strains. Massage is an effective form of therapy, but regular massage therapy can end up being costly. With more and more Chinese reflexology massage centers popping up throughout San Diego, massage is becoming more affordable than ever. However, making sure that you get the right massage for your condition can become difficult. The chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers have searched throughout San Diego for the best and most affordable massage center and they recommend the upcoming Happy Head Foot Reflexology and Massage center in Hillcrest. Their price for a foot reflexology massage is only $29 and they will be working closely with chiropractors and other health professionals to offer the best and right massage. Their website for more massage information in San Diego is They are scheduled to open in June 2011.
New Century Spine Centers is located in the mission valley area of San Diego. The chiropractors have decades of experience and have collectively treated thousands of patients. They have set up a toll free 24 hour recorded line for those interested in getting a free report detailing some of the latest and advanced therapies to get rid of back, neck and leg pain. The number is 1-888-611-2042. To reach New Century Spine Centers directly, those interested in the treatment of back pain can call 619-630-9153. The chiropractors at New Century Spine Centers are paving the way to help make the treatment of back pain more affordable than ever.

San Diego Chiropractic Care Techniques Are Offering Hope For Headache Victims

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Dr. Mike Pritsker, a chiropractor at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego is offering new hope for people with terrible headaches and neck pain. Dr. Michael Pritsker uses a new Triton spinal decompression technology that is now available for the treatment of neck spasms, disc injuries, neck disc bulges, and headaches.
A large number Americans suffer from headaches. These can be tension headaches all the way to migraines and cluster headaches. Headaches can affect your physical state in such a way that it affects your activities of daily living and the way you function. Not only can headaches cause the actual pain in your head, but they can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, eye pain, fatigue, and sensitivity to light and sound. Many headaches are often treated with medication, which can only give short-term relief. Unfortunately, after the effect of the drug wears off, then you get to experience the same headache that you had before you took the medication. Sometimes you wonder whether there is a way to completely fix this problem totally, instead of just relying on these short-term drugs that only mask the symptoms.
So how does specialized chiropractic care and cervical spinal decompression help patients with headaches and migraines? Many times headaches can result from a misalignment of the spinal vertebrae in the neck and mid back. Sometimes the headaches can also be caused by damage in the neck to the disc structure. This misalignment can cause the muscles of the upper shoulder and neck to become tight. This combination of misaligned vertebrae and tight muscles can cause compression on nerves, which can then cause a headache.
Chiropractic treatment in San Diego for headaches involves realigning the vertebrae of the neck and upper back. Spinal decompression addresses the disc problem in the neck. By correcting the misalignment with proper chiropractic care, the neck and shoulder muscles can then relax and get rid of the pain. Correcting these issues can then relieve the pressure on the nerves, which can then relieve the headache. Chiropractic treatment can also involve treating the tight muscles with massage therapy or electronic muscle stimulation, which can further facilitate the relief of the headaches.
For those that suffer with long-term headaches or migraines, consistent chiropractic care can decrease the amount of episodes a person may suffer. Spinal decompression may fix the condition permanently. If there are nerves somewhere in the neck area that have been irritated or blocked for a long time, then they receive fewer and fewer stimuli as time goes on. Consistent chiropractic care by a professional specialized chiropractor can relieve the pressure on these nerves so that the migraine sufferer can get less and less attacks as time goes by. Eventually, the body will continue to maintain this corrected state, thus the problem is then fixed for the long-term.
Nothing is worse than having a terrible headache. Bad headaches are one of the most debilitating pains that someone can suffer. So if you are tired of just taking pills that only cause the symptoms to subside for a short time, then trying out new things like chiropractic and spinal decompression can be your best option. Finding a reliable chiropractor can be as quick as asking family or friends who they recommend. New Century Spine Centers is located in San Diego. They can be reached by calling 619-630-9153.headache pain

Exercise Possibly Worsening Back Problems.

Friday, March 25th, 2011
I regularly look for new technologies in back pain. I was just surfing around the internet and found something very interesting. I typed in “back pain cure” and got thousands of matches. Which I found interesting because if there actually were so many “cures”, there wouldn’t be anyone left with any pain!
But we all know most of these “cures” are coming from opportunity seekers just trying to separate you from your money. The first thing that’s a dead give-away is when someone offers a cure for ALL back pain. Just like there is no ONE magical diet that works for everyone…there is no ONE solution for ALL cases of back pain.
Back pain can be complex, have more than one cause and, therefore, need more than one solution or treatment. For example I came across one web site that claimed he had the ultimate cure for back pain. This guy had supposedly cured his own back pain with a “special” set of exercises. Exercises, he claimed, would cure everyone’s back pain. Exercises he would give you – for a hefty price! I did a little Google search and found this guy had also suffered with carpal tunnel syndrome and had found the cure which he sold. He also suffered with headaches that he cured and sold the cure. Then there was his shoulder pain cure…I think you get the point.
Just for kicks, I ordered this guy’s “special” exercises. What a joke. They were nothing more than a mix of 6th grade gym class exercises with a few wrestling stretches. Attempting to do some of these “special” exercises, if you have a herniated or bulging disc, could leave you crippled on the floor. And that’s the problem with most people pushing exercises as a cure for back pain. They think all back pain is caused by weak or inflexible muscles.
Which may be PART of the problem but if you have a herniated or bulging disc that is NOT where you should start. Take this as an example. If the front end of your car goes out of alignment – what happens to your tires? They wear unevenly, right? So what do you do? Do you drive your car a special way to try to fix the alignment? Do you work on the parts of your car supporting the alignment? Or do you get the alignment fixed?
The same is true with your back pain. When you have a herniated and/or bulging disc, your spine is injured and does not work properly. The more you use it, the more abnormal stress is put on your spine and discs, and the more damage you will cause. Exercise will NOT fix a herniated disc! But, if you are treated on the spinal decompression system and the herniation is healed PROPERLY and then and only then does it make sense to exercise to strengthen and stretch the area.