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What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression was initially approved by the FDA in 1997. It has become one of the best treatment options for herniated and degenerative spinal discs. It is effective in reducing bulging discs by stretching the spine reducing intra-discal pressure. This is a conservative form of physical therapy that, when combined with other therapies and exercise/core strengthening, can help to relieve pain and stabilize the spine.

Approximately 80% of Americans will develop an acute back pain syndrome during the course of their adult life that will result in time lost from work. The medical doctor will usually prescribe medication and physical therapy. This form of Spinal Decompression Therapy is significantly more effective in reducing pain and stabilizing the spine.

Documented Medical Facts About Back and Neck Pain:
85% of the US population suffers from back or neck pain at some point in their lives.[1]
31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.[2]
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.[3]
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old.[4]
Back pain is the third leading cause of disability in people over 45 years of age.[4]
26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain.[4]
Failed back surgery syndrome seen in 10-40% of patients who undergo back surgery.[5]
Americans spend at least $50 billion* each year on back pain.[6]
Fewer than 5% of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery[6]
Annually U.S. health care spends as much on spine problems as it does on cancer. [7].

References

  1. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Volume 35, Issue I, Pages 1-5 S. Pai, L. Sundaram
  2. Jensen M, Brant-Zawadzki M, Obuchowski N, et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in People Without Back Pain. N Engl J Med 1994; 331: 69-116.
  3. Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.
  4. Bigos S, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, Clinical Practice Guideline No. 14. Rockville, MD: U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, AHCPR Pub. No. 95-0642, Dec. 1994.Eyerman, Edward MD. Journal of Neuroimaging. June 1998.
  5. In Project Briefs: Back Pain Patient Outcomes Assessment Team (BOAT). In MEDTEP Update, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD, Summer 1994.
  6. John P. Kostuik, MD, and Simeon Margolis, MD, Ph.D. Low Back Pain and Osteoporosis. The John Hopkins White Paper on Low Back Pain and Osteoporosis, 2002.
  7. See article, http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-12-back-pain_N.htm

Long Beach Spinal Decompression
Dr. Sheila Homer D.C. of Skyline Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center Of Long Beach has many years of bio-mechanical correction, strength, and nutritional training and education under our belt. We have treated many patients with conditions such as whiplash, scoliosis and herniated discs. We have outstanding success with these conditions and many others. Patients seeking treatment at our Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Center are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because we have a genuine concern for your well-being and long-term health.

Sciatica Pain Relief Long Beach
At Spinal Decompression Center of Long Beach we educate our patients on how the body works, and its ability to heal. Read our patients' testimonials to hear how we help to eliminate pain and restore quality of life. Our clinic recognizes this new technology can help many patients who have had little success with other conservative treatment. Spinal Decompression has been the most important medical advance in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of back pain in the past 10 years. This FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology is presently being utilized by neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic physicians, family physicians, pain specialists, and
physical therapists across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Spinal Decompression May Help Stenosis
We now can help patients that prior to Spinal Decompression would have had to live in pain for the rest of their lives. They come to us when other treatments have failed to give them relief. We pride ourselves in being the exclusive www.562backpain.com provider in the Long Beach area as part of the growing national network of Spinal Decompression physicians treating chronic back pain effectively without invasive procedures.

Common Conditions such as: Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Facet Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery/Post Surgical Pain Syndrome, Herniated Disc (Neck & Low Back) and Spinal Stenosis must be evaluated by our qualified doctors to determine if Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy will help you!

Dr. Sheila Homer Long Beach Skyline Chiropractic
Dr. Sheila Homer has been successfully treating patients in the Downtown Long Beach community for the over 20 yrs. We specialize in providing the highest quality care to each and every patient for the relief of acute and chronic injuries. Our “State of the Art” program combines physical therapy, massage therapy, core strengthening and chiropractic care.

Low Back Pain Long Beach
Our patients participate in the Pettibon Spinal Rehabilitative program to restore proper spinal curves and improve posture. Your posture is the window to the spine and nervous system and is the key to relieving pain and improving your energy level. Our 2 main specialty programs utilize the Pettibon techniques to correct Scoliosis in a non-surgical manner. This is one of the only ways to change a scoliosis and patients do this at home. Secondly, we also have a “Spinal Decompression” table. This table uses axial traction to relieve disc injuries in the neck and low back as well as radiating nerve pain into the extremities.

Scoliosis Treatment Long Beach
Scoliosis is one of the hardest spinal conditions to change. Most doctors do not even try. They will use bracing and surgery to try and stop the progression. The Pettibon Scoliosis treatment is the most effective rehabilitative program designed to reduce and then reverse scoliosis. Since it’s a non-invasive process it can be used on both young children and adults.

On Your First Visit

  1. You will have a thorough consultation and exam with the doctor
  2. X-rays will be taken to evaluate your spine. The x-rays will then be studied.
  3. Physical therapy will be started to help decrease pain and inflammation.
On the next day, you will be given the results of your x-rays and a treatment program will be recommended to you. This treatment program will include a spinal rehabilitation program to restore proper posture and spinal bio-mechanincs (curves).

What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care helps correct the alignment of the spine allowing the nervous system to function without interference. The brain and spinal cord run the entire body. The body is a self-healing system when allowed to run normally. When the spine is under stress from injury or poor posture, the nervous system is impeded and can cause back and neck pain and improper organ functioning. Your body wants to be healthy and function at its optimum potential. Chiropractic is a natural form of therapy that assists the body’s innate ability to correct imbalances and heal.

We look forward to helping you achieve optimum health and
vitality through our programs!


   
Dr. Sheila Homer D.C.
2 Convenient Locations
11 Golden Shore, Suite 220
Long Beach, CA, 90802
Tel: 562-495-5898

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Encinitas, CA, 92024
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