Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: A New Direction of Low Back Pain

I see many patients who have already been to physical therapy, have already tried medications and injections, and are contemplating surgery. Oftentimes, these patients have seen the best specialists who have not bothered to look at their MRI and yet recommend surgery. Whether it is a bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc, seemingly the most common […]

Johns Hopkins & Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins set out to understand how clinicians are managing low back pain with non-surgical spinal decompression. They did this because approximately 25% of LBP in the past three months. Spine-related pain is the second most common reason for a visit to a physician. The current evidence-based guidelines recommend conservative […]

Physician News Network Update: New Hope for Chronic Back Pain

Learn how 1 Indiana doctor is relieving back pain without drugs or surgery! For lower back pain caused by over-exertion, strain, or sprain injuries, treatment for such chiropractic medications and injections may bring relief. But for those suffering from chronic and more severe back pain, there has been a little rescue until that. Dr. Michael […]

The Long-Term Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Patients often ask me, “Dr. Lea, what are the long-term effects of this treatment?” My answer depends on how many complicating factors they have or if they have any co-morbidities that may inhibit the healing process. Robert H. Odell, MD, Ph.D., and D. Boudreau, DO, conducted a study that was published in Anesthesiology News in […]

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