Whether you have been diagnosed with a disc herniation or suffer from chronic back or neck pain, that haven’t fully resolved with physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture or even steroid injections, know that there is another choice other than surgery.
Non-surgical disc decompression is a relatively new treatment, that is effective in 80-85% of unresolved back pain and disc herniations. The Brost Clinic, Wayzata was the first clinic in Minnesota to offer this therapy in 2001. We were the 60th clinic in the world at that time, to treat these more complex back and neck cases very successfully. We have treated many happy patients that had tried everything and wanted to avoid surgery.
Non-surgical disc decompression is a form of very sophisticated traction, specifically targeted at the disc that is in trouble. During a series of treatments, the disc bulge is gently pulled back towards the center of the disc. There is also a significant increase in fluid and nutrients flowing in to the disc during the slow “pump like” motion during the treatment. This allows the disc to somewhat get “plumped up” in height and the influx of nutrients allows the outer lining to heal and get stronger, to prevent further bulging in the future.
It is a painless, comfortable treatment and in 80-85% of the patients, we have a significant or full resolution of the pain. The decompression treatments are followed by infrared laser treatments or electric muscle stim combined with ice for 10-15 minutes after each session. The patient than receives very gentle and specific instrument adjustments, to gradually realign the vertebrae above and below the disc.
So, who is a good candidate for this treatment? People that have unresolved pain from:
- Disc herniations
- Disc degeneration
- Facet syndromes
- Lateral stenosis
- Central stenosis caused by disc enlargement into the central spinal canal.
Who is not a decompression candidate?
- People with severe central stenosis
- Pain from tumors or fractures
- Severe herniations that require surgery
Our track record is only 2-3 surgical referrals per year.
If you have questions or would like further information about non-surgical disc decompression, please contact The Brost Clinic for a free consultation. (952-473-9637)
By Barbro Brost, D.C.