Spinal Decompression


What is Spinal Decompression?

There has been much information in the media recently about the merits of spinal decompression. In order to appreciate the merits of the new technology, you must first understand the condition it treats.

Spinal decompression puts negative pressure on each disk, to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with compressed disks. When a disk is compressed, the disk material moves from its place between each disk, into the space occupied by the sensitive nerves. When the nerves become crowded, the patient experiences great pain and pressure. This pain is not alleviated by even the strongest of pain medications. Many times, the condition warrants the use of highly addictive medications, such as morphine to mask the pain long enough to give the patient some relief. Long term however, the risk for addiction increases, while the source of the pain is untreated.

Surgery attempts to treat the condition by shaving the part of the disk to create room for the material that is crowding the nerves. Spinal decompression eliminates the source of the pain, therefore eliminating the need for risky spine surgery and the subsequent months of down time post surgery.

Spinal Decompression Machine

Until you experience a back injury, you have no real understanding of how debilitating it is. Virtually every movement uses one of the back or adjoining muscles. Back pain sufferers experience numbness, weakness, and reduced functioning of the limbs. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and relaxation as well. If your injury progresses to the point where the disc material moves into spaces occupied by nerves, you are facing back surgery…well until now that is. With the inception of the LCD Spinal Decompression Care System, patients now have a non- surgical option to relieve the nonstop pain they have been experiencing.

The technology today appears to be a dream come true for those who suffer with compressed disks. Some may say that it is too good to be true, but research indicates that 92% patients report overall improvement; of these, 5% improved 25-50%; 17% improved 50-75%; 70% improved 75-100%. (Gose, Naguszewski & Naguszewski , The Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 20)

As more people are experiencing relief and full recovery using the technology available, this dream becomes a reality.If you have tried with chiropractic manipulations, physical therapy, drugs, and do not want to assume the risks associated with back surgery, then spinal decompression is the next logical choice.

This is what Rosina Duenas had to say:

Before seeing Dr. Mark I suffered from low back and neck pain due to multiple disc bulges. Dr. Mark recommended that I start spinal decompression treatment. i am pleased to say that after a series of treatments I am pain free in both my lower back and neck. The treatment was amazing and painless. the table along with the other therapies and adjustments have allowed me to live a pain free and happier life. I recommend Dr. Mark and his treatment to anybody suffering from a disc bulge/herniation. Thanks to Dr. Mark I have my life back!

-Rosina Duenas

Here is what Kimberly Olas had to say:

In mid April, 2010 my neck was in a bad position and something "slipped." Days later, I got arm and shoulder pain (pain level 8-9). I turned to natural healing by going to a Chiropractor (not Dr. Cafagna). After 2 weeks of treatment and not much relief, I began Acupuncture treatments. After 2 weeks of both Chiro and Acupuncture, I was still at pain level 7-8. Being extremely annoyed by the pain, I resorted to taking pain pills and muscle relaxers hoping this would reduce occasional muscle spasms. After taking the meds just twice, I experienced severe joint pain and tinnitis; I had to discontinue that path. I thought I may have to quit my 8-10 hour/day computer job and who knows what then?

By mid May I began experiencing mild numbness in my right fingers. An MRI diagnosed me with a herniated C6 disc. I had continued the Acupuncture treatments (solely), but then in mid June decided it wasn't helping enough to keep me at my job. This led me to research on the internet, which led me to spinal decompression with Dr. Cafagna. Just prior to beginning the spinal decompression treatments my arm pain level was 7-8. After approx. 2 weeks (2-3 treatments of spinal decompression) the pain level was reduced to 1-3. By the 10th treatment, the pain level for my whole back, arm and shoulder was at ZERO (a tiny bit of occasional numbness came about if I was on the computer too long) Without a doubt, this was the best and the quickest path to healing.

Today, August 1st - thanks to the good Lord with his many provisions and leading me to Dr. Cafagna - I no longer need Acupuncture and feel very good. It's wonderful that I can remain at my job, I have no idea where I would be without the spinal decompression treatments!


-Kimberly Olas

This is what LaVonne Hogue had to say:

When i decided to go to Dr. Mark it was with fear and trembling as my previous experience with a Chiropractor was not very good. I soon was put at ease with what was explained to me and the techniques that were used. The Spinal Decompression treatment made a big difference in relieving my pain. I am so pleased i didn't have to go on pain pills for the rest of my life. Thanks Dr. Mark, Pam and Vanessa for always caring for me in such a pleasant and professional manner.

-LaVonne Hogue

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