Disc Damage Can Be Reversed — Here’s Proof

Latest Research Rocks the Conventional Wisdom About Disc Damage

Back pain is one of the most seri­ous epi­demics fac­ing our coun­try today.

It’s a com­mon cause of dis­abil­i­ty, leads to opi­ate use, con­tributes to depres­sion, and sucks up a large por­tion of our nation’s health care bud­get.

intervertebral disc

Back pain is a huge pub­lic health prob­lem.  And the med­ical world doesn’t have a good track record in pre­vent­ing it or treat­ing it.

Negative Thinking about Your Intervertebral Discs

When you have long-stand­ing or recur­ring low back pain, espe­cial­ly if you’re over 40, soon­er or lat­er you’re told that disc dam­age is part of your prob­lem.

Disc dam­age has a lot of neg­a­tive impli­ca­tions.  It means:

  • the car­ti­lage of the disc has dete­ri­o­rat­ed from wear-and-tear
  • the disc can’t bind as much water and gets dried out
  • the disc has lost some of its height
  • it no longer does a good job of guid­ing spinal move­ment, and
  • irri­ta­tion of the disc caus­es inflam­ma­tion which leads to pain and nerve impinge­ment

The con­ven­tion­al wis­dom has always been that once your discs have degen­er­at­ed the dam­age can’t be reversed.  Then the best you can hope for is that your body can devise some sort of inter­nal work-around to min­i­mize the pain despite the loss of disc height.

There are good rea­sons why the con­ven­tion­al wis­dom seems to make sense.  After all,

  • disc degen­er­a­tion and low back pain are very com­mon
  • they tend to get worse with age
  • the discs are con­stant­ly under pres­sure, and
  • the disc doesn’t have its own blood sup­ply to bring in the nutri­ents need­ed for heal­ing – it can only suck in flu­ids pas­sive­ly from its sur­round­ings

That’s the bad news.

But there’s good news too.

Doc­tors have been using the DRX-9000 machine for lum­bar decom­pres­sion for more than ten years and get­ting out­stand­ing results with low back pain patients.

In 2010, a research team at UC San Fran­cis­co reviewed 30 low back pain patients treat­ed with lum­bar decom­pres­sion using the DRX-9000.  Their aver­age age was 65.  Researchers chart­ed the degree of symp­tom relief each patient achieved and also looked at before-and-after CT scans.

Over a 6-week treat­ment peri­od, aver­age pain scores dropped from 6.2 to 1.6 on a scale of 10.

And their discs gained about 17% in height.

It’s as if the treat­ment turned back the clock of disc degen­er­a­tion 10–15 years or even more.

Looking for These Positive Results for Your Own Intervertebral Discs?

Dr. Lavine brings more than 30 years expe­ri­ence to his 6-week treat­ment pro­gram for low back pain.  It uses the DRX-9000 for lum­bar decom­pres­sion, plus oth­er hands on treat­ment meth­ods, nutri­tion­al sup­port, and ther­a­peu­tic exer­cise.

You don’t even need MRI’s or a CT scan to qual­i­fy.  A few sim­ple phys­i­cal exam­i­na­tion pro­ce­dures can deter­mine if you’re like­ly to get good results.

Read­ers of Your Body of Knowl­edge receive a 15% dis­count from the usu­al fee for the pro­gram.  Call Dr. Lavine at 212–400-9663 (or con­tact via e-mail at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com) to sched­ule a con­ve­nient time for your eval­u­a­tion.

Or, if you’re not in the NYC area, call Dr. Lavine to help find an appro­pri­ate prac­ti­tion­er near you.

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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.

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