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Cervical Decompression for C7 Disc Bulge

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DRX9000c Cervical Decompression

We have been providing spinal decompression therapy in San Francisco for over 8 years now. The machine we use is the DRX9000c.

Cervical decompression systems are designed and built to treat bulging and herniated cervical discs without drugs or surgery.

The C7 disc bulge is one of the most common conditions we treat with the DRX9000c. The C7 disc is the disc at the very bottom of the cervical spine in between the C7 and T1 vertebra. The C7 disc will often bulge as an adaption to things like abnormal stresses from poor posture over time, injury (sports, auto accident, repetitive strain) or degenerative disc disease…to name a few.

Typically, a bulging disc in the neck will eventually herniate if left untreated. This is why it’s so important to get the right kind of treatment as soon as the disc bulge is diagnosed.

Cervical disc decompression treats bulging and herniated disc by elongating the spine, re-positioning the disc, enlarging the disc space, and creating a negative pressure, which actually pulls the bulging disc material back to the center of the disc.

The treatment protocol is 20 sessions done as follows:

5 times for 2 weeks, 3 times for 2 weeks, 2 times for 2 weeks.

The sessions are about 50 minutes. You receive cervical decompression for 30 minutes, then 10 minutes of muscle stimulation, then 10 minutes of ice.

Bulging cervical discs at C7 can cause symptoms like arm pain and weakness, loss of grip strength, numbness and tingling in the arm and hand, night pain, and headaches.

Success rates are high with the DRX9000c.

If you have been diagnosed with a bulging or herniated disc in the neck and would like to fined out if you are a candidate for cervical decompression with the DRX9000c we would like to hear from you.

To schedule a complimentary consultation at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center please call 415-392-2225.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Spinal Decompression is a Tool

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Spinal Decompression Therapy with DRX9000

We have been providing spinal decompression therapy in San Francisco for 8 years now. We were the first to offer the DRX9000 and DRX9000c in the SF Financial District.

One thing we have learned is this; Spinal Decompression is a Tool.

What I mean by this is decompression therapy is NOT a magic wand, and results vary patient to patient. Some patients become 100% pain free and others are just a little better than they were. Are they happy with that little bit better? You bet they are. because it can be the difference between getting a good nights sleep or being able to play with their kids or exercise, etc.

When a cervical or lumbar herniated disc patient initiates treatment on the DRX9000 or DRX9000c spinal decompression systems we are always hopeful that the treatment will result in a complete resolution of pain and dysfunction. The reality is that sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t.

Neck and back pain patients learn what decompression can do for them during their initial course of treatment. Some decide to continue on for periodic decompression sessions and some don’t. Some end up coming back later for more treatment because they know how the tool works for them.

Hey…anything is better than drugs or surgery…so if spinal decompression can be the difference, so be it. If it can help a patient live a more normal life than the ongoing time and expense is worth it.

So is decompression therapy right for you? Don’t know…and neither does anyone else…you have to try it to find out. You have to open the tool box and try this decompression tool out yourself. Chances are you will be glad you did 🙂

To schedule an appointment at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center call 415-392-2225.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Can a Herniated Disc Repair Itself?

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Pinched Lumbar Nerve Causing Sciatica

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time much has changed as far as what we know about herniated discs and the best way to treat them.

It used to be thought that the only way to treat a herniated disc was with surgical intervention…either a discectomy or spinal fusion. Now we know that the body is capable of healing a herniated disc just like it can heal most other injuries, and in fact it does this all the time. But just like other injuries, sometimes the body needs a little help.

In order for the body to heal itself, all the communication lines have to be open.

The nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves is the body’s communication system. As long as the nervous system is free of interference it will make the right decisions every time.

Physical, Chemical, and Mental Stress can interfere with internal communications making it hard for the body to repair itself. Physical stress on the nervous system from say misalignment’s (bones out of place) can make it very difficult for the body to repair a herniated disc. This is called Vertebral Subluxation.

A disc has two primary functions:

1. To give the spine flexibility and act as a shock absorber for normal motion and activity.

2. Acts as a ligament by holding the vertebrae above and the one below together. The disc also separates the vertebrae and helps create the opening where the nerves exit before traveling to all your cells, organs, glands, and muscles.

If the bones are stuck, then the disc will degenerate and so will the bones. The bones and the disc need motion to stay alive and to maintain proper shape, function, and integrity. All body parts require motion to stay healthy. This disc degeneration can lead to bulging and herniated discs.

So what do we do if the bones are stuck and not functioning properly and has resulted in a herniated disc?

Well…we can try chiropractic adjustments to see if we can correct the subluxations. This is what chiropractors do. This will usually help.

If chiropractic fails to deliver results we can try nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000, a machine designed and built to help the body repair herniated discs.

The DRX9000 enlarges the disc space, re-positions the disc, re-hydrates the disc, strengthens the spinal muscles and ligaments, and gives the body a better chance to repair the injured spinal disc.

So YES…a herniated disc can repair itself…but sometimes it just needs a little help.

Bottom Line: Do Not Jump Right Into Back or Neck Surgery if you are diagnosed with a herniated disc. Give your body a chance to heal itself with chiropractic or spinal decompression. You can always have surgery!

To schedule an appointment for herniated disc treatment in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog for a complimentary consultation.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Spinal Decompression and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy for Herniated Discs

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Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for 20 years now. About 7 years ago we began to incorporate nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 into the mix. A few years later we added cold laser therapy, and more recently, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.

Both spinal decompression and deep tissue laser therapy are considered major advancements in the nonsurgical treatment of herniated and bulging discs. We often use both together to achieve favorable outcomes…even with the most difficult of cases.

Classic herniated disc symptoms such as sciatica, low back pain, leg pain, numbness and tingling, leg weakness, arm pain, loss of grip strength, neck pain, and numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, all, more often than not,  respond favorably to decompression therapy and therapeutic pain laser or both.

The spinal decompression we use to treat disc herniations in the neck is the DRX9000c. It is actually connected to the DRX9000. The deep tissue laser we use is the LiteCure LCT-1000. A state-of-the-art medical device that is taking the world by storm.

The beauty of these technologies is they can be used on most people. They are very gentle and safe. Even when a patient is unable to handle exercise, chiropractic, or physical therapy…they can always handle laser, and often handle spinal decompression.

What this does is enable us to initiate treatment right away so we can start lowering pain and inflammation levels…often times when nothing is working…even pain medications.

Spinal decompression and deep tissue therapeutic laser with the LCT-1000 may just be the answer you are looking for.

If you live or work near downtown San Francisco you can visit us. If you don’t, I recommend you do a Google search for DRX9000, DRX9000c (if cervical) and LiteCure Deep Tissue Laser, in your area. Example “DRX9000 San Francisco”.

If you would like a complimentary consultation at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center…please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post. 

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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