Disc Revitalization Therapy®
Neither oral, nor injected medication will resolve the underlying cause of your back or neck pain. In fact, masking the pain can worsen the injury. Studies of the side-effects from long-term use of these medications have proven to be life-threatening.
The many risks of spinal surgery are well-known. Surgery involves cutting tissue, muscle, and bone. Metal appliances are sometimes inserted into the spine. The changes made are irreversible. Results are never guaranteed, and surgeons themselves will tell you that surgery is always the last option.
Before you consider surgery, undergo another injection, or swallow more pills, read the information here on our website, or call to learn more about our revolutionary new therapy protocol called Disc Revitalization that has an overall success rate of 86%. The consultation is free, and if you are a candidate, insurance will often cover a good percentage of the care.
Fact: Spine surgery is the second most common surgical procedure performed (>500,000 per year).
You are a candidate for Disc Revitalization if:
- You suffer from severe or chronic neck or back pain caused by herniated /bulged discs or spinal stenosis
- You suffer from consistent radiating arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling
- You have been told that your back or neck pain is caused by “degenerative discs”.
- You have been told that surgery might be your next option.
Do not consider Disc Revitalization if:
- You have an unstable back – spondylolisthesis (grade 2 or more)
- Your weight exceeds 275 lbs
- You have surgical hardware in the area of concern (rods or cages)
- Infection or malignancy has been identified in the area of concern
- You are pregnant
- You have an abdominal aortic aneurism
- Your bone density is very low (severe osteoporosis)
- You have an acute/recent vertebral fracture
A patient will receive instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). By utilizing this specifically designed instrument, the “Revitalizer”, clinicians can effectively break down scar tissue and facial restrictions immediately surrounding the spine. When an area is injured, spasm and lack of movement may limit delivery of fresh blood circulation. Introducing nutrient blood flow to the area via this technique promotes the evacuation of chronic inflammatory pain-producing chemicals from the area.
Ultrasonic therapy is performed initially. It creates cellular vibration in the soft tissue. This causes a deep heating effect that encourages a metabolic increase at the level of the tissue cells. Following that, a patient will receive an instrument-assisted soft tissue technique modified from Japanese Gua Sha. By utilizing this specifically designed instrument, clinicians can effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions immediately surrounding the spine. When an area is injured, spasm and lack of movement may limit delivery of fresh blood circulation. Introducing nutrient blood flow to the are via this technique promotes the evacuation of chronic inflammatory pain-producing chemicals from the area.
Technical advances and extensive research in the area of axial spinal traction have developed into a process that is called “disc decompression”. The process is said to “sneak up on the body” with an almost unperceivable traction force, preventing the reflexive muscle guarding experienced with traditional traction techniques.
The computer driven machine is able to create a negative pressure or “vacuum” within the disc. Specific proteins within the disc begin to attract nearby nutrients, so that damaged outer layers of the disc are able to eventually heal. The resources or nutrient availability for that healing are provided by dietary supplementation and accelerated by laser therapy and improved blood circulation.
Optimizing Cellular Function: Microcurrent therapy is electric current that is nearly identical to the current existing in each of our cells. It is based upon the theory that the electrical balance of the cells in the injured region is interrupted, preventing proper function. When microcurrent stimulation is applied to an area of injury or degeneration, the normal bioelectric frequency of the cells is restored. In turn, the cell’s ability to remove metabolic waste (inflammation) and repair itself is enhanced.
Accelerating Cellular Production: An infrared laser is then applied, deeply penetrating the chronically injured tissues causing a process called “photobiomodulation”. A particular component of the cells, the mitochondria, absorb the light. This triggers an increased synthesis of collagen (replacement tissue) within the cells allowing tissue repair (healing rate) to be dramatically increased. Production of natural pain relieving chemicals (endorphins, enkephalins) are also significantly increased.
Chronic pain, and the resulting lack of physical activity, commonly leads to muscle atrophy. Reactivation and strengthening of dormant, intrinsic protective muscles of the spine is vital. Restoration of the proper sequence of contraction via biofeedback training, spinal manipulation, and specific core exercises is necessary to prevent re-injury of the disc(s) following the program. Orthotic foot inserts may be incorporated to neutralize asymmetries in the feet that cause or complicate pelvic instability.
During the entire process of revitalization, your body requires specific nutritional components that are not normally provided by the average American diet. The revitalization pack is formulated to meet those needs during treatment, and shorten overall recovery time. The “Disc Revitalization Pack” includes an original and un-duplicated formulation of natural anti-inflammatory and healing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and herbs.