Friday, September 26, 2008

Spinal decompression NYC, Herniated disc specialist

Dr. Steven Shoshany- Spinal Decompression Specialist
When someone has a MRI that confirms the presence of multiple disc herniations, What are their options?
I am a big advocate of avoiding surgery unless it absolutely necessary.There is a time and place for back surgery but If you have a contained disc herniations (this means it is not extruded) Spinal decompression therapy is a fanastic treatment option.
Recent studies are listed below.
The first study, is an IRB-approved, prospective multi-center phase II, non-randomized pilot study authored by Dr. John Leslie of the Mayo Clinic and others. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in treating chronic LBP [lower back pain]. A greater than 50% reduction in pain score was observed after two weeks of treatment and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented. Improvement of Oswestry scores and a decreased consumption of adjunctive pain medication was also noted. The second study, is retrospective data which included lumbar spine CT scans before and after patients were treated on the DRX9000 that demonstrates possible morphological changes associated with treatment. The authors conclude, “A significant reduction in chronic LBP after non-invasive spinal decompression correlated with an increase in disc height.”
Dr. Steven Shoshany

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