Back Pain Treatment News

/ August 26th, 2010/ Posted in Health News / 1 Comment »

California Disc Institute States “There Are Better Choices Than Back Surgery”

Millions of Americans across the country will experience a potentially debilitating low back or neck injury over the next 12 months. The unfortunate news is that many of those people will suffer from their injury as long as they live- due to misleading, improper and inadequate medical and chiropractic care. However, if you obtain such an injury, there is still hope. Recent advances in back and neck pain treatment have provided an option for people looking for a non-surgical, and painless way to take care of their condition. At the California Disc Institute (CDI) in Rancho Bernardo, Dr. Montes M.D., Dr. Kancilia-Physical Medicine Director, and a team of specialists have designed a proven program using their new medical technology and procedures, known as” Medical Decompression Procedure”, to successfully treat patients and rid them of their neck and back pains, and spinal related conditions.

This new medical protocol and advancement can be held accountable for saving thousands from having to get unnecessary traditional back surgery. Medical decompression procedure could just quite be the answer to countless cases of low back and neck pain. With the amount of people that suffer from low back injuries and pain or numbness radiating down the legs, this new treatment is guaranteed to help a lot of people get out of pain. Before traditional back or neck surgery is considered, this new type of proven treatment program, that’s available at the CDI, should seriously be considered.

Patient M.D says; “Before my treatments I could not raise my right arm above my shoulder, could not hold it out to my side without discomfort. Could barely lift my right leg up or drive a car. I liked the fact they had a well rounded program, I think that made me get better.”

Medical decompression procedure is more effective, than traditional therapy, chiropractic, epidurals, or medication alone and completely pain-free. Most patients describe their experience as relaxing and painless, as stretching a muscle. It can be performed on a lunch hour since there is no down time or anesthesia. Each session of the proven customized program includes several medical procedures that when used in combination provide the patient with maximum recovery and benefit. Many health insurances companies cover the majority of treatment up to 100%.

Keep in mind that many patients experience substantial, immediate relief of their symptoms after just the first treatments. The best part about all of this is that it is not something patients have to continue for the remainder of their lives! So, it’s not a huge commitment, in time and money but rather just about making a smart choice.

According to the doctors at CDI medical decompression promotes the return of fluid, blood, water, and nutrients back into the disc. Also the muscles guarding the injured area are able to relax reduced inflammation and repair back to normal. When that occurs, the discs and muscle function is restored which alleviates the neck, low back and leg pain.

Patient DD- states” After completing the program that was tailored to my condition, I was 100% pain free! I would highly recommend the program they offer”.

According to Health Issues Today-Back pain is one of the most prevalent conditions in America. It is estimated that at any one time over thirty million Americans are suffering from back pain. In the general work force population half of those employed will complain of back problems during the average year. Back problems are so common that at any given time you can take the average American over eighteen years old and you will find that half of them have had some problem with their backs in the last five years. 90% of Americans will have back pain at some point in their lives. Estimates are that these back pains cost the country fifty billion dollars yearly in missed work and medical costs since it is believed that nearly forty percent of all employee sick days are caused by back pain.

The CDI’s teams of specialists are working together to provide patients with the advanced back pain treatment program through the use of medical decompression program. Their back pain relief program will probably be the last treatment you will ever need. Sciatica, herniated and bulging discs, back pain, arthritis, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery, headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling, and degenerative disc disease are all candidates for this new state of the art back pain treatment technology. The revolutionary treatment methods at CDI have patients canceling their surgeries and living life to the fullest, all while being pain free.

Since countless amounts of back-pain sufferers take pain killers for years on end and eventually resort to surgery, the CDI was the first facility to introduce the new FDA approved back-pain treatment technology to the Rancho Bernardo area. Medical decompression has had an outstanding success rate, with over 86% + of patients recovering from some of the worst back injury cases such as disc herniation, spinal stenosis, neck pain, disc degeneration, pinched nerves, headaches, and disc bulging. It is everything one could wish to experience when wanting to rid them selves of torturous neck and back pain and return to their normal pain-free lifestyle.

In addition to the medical decompression proven medical procedures, small muscle injections may also be performed for maximum results and a quicker recovery. Once the proven treatment program is completed, patients no longer experience severe pain like before.

In Rancho Bernardo, CDI has successfully treated numerous cases of back and neck pain. They continue to stay informed on the latest medical treatments available and strive on providing patients with the most advanced minimally invasive medical treatment available.

Each patient and their condition are different. To see if you qualify for this treatment program, you will need to go through a personalized consultation with a doctor who specializes in this form of treatment. Upon completion of the free consultation (limited appointments available), you will know if you are a candidate, for this proven program, how much treatment is recommended for your condition and the verification of your insurance coverage or low interest free financing options, that are available.

To get in contact with the CDI and schedule an appointment for an evaluation, please call our office in Rancho Bernardo directly at (858)-345-4887. The offer is limited so call now or visit to review the 5 phases of our proven treatment program, and get ready to experience a pain free life again.

Treatment of perceived pain after cosmetic procedures begins from within

NEW YORK — Psychosomatic pain is a real issue, and it is reaching epidemic proportions in our modern age. Managing the pain is much more complicated than prescribing a pain pill; it requires educating patients about the connection between body and mind, as well as integrating this concept into consistent, structured therapy for the patient.

“I believe that the psychological component of disease is underappreciated and largely neglected here in the U.S. Though there are some gray areas that are not yet completely understood, the mind plays a large role in the development of many medical conditions, including pain syndromes,” says Roy Stern Seidenberg, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, and director of Central Park Dermatology, Manhattan, N.Y.

“Most physicians would agree that stress can exacerbate physical symptoms, but not actually initiate them. However, one does not have to look further than the placebo effect regularly seen in clinical trials and everyday medical practice. Watching a young man with tattoos pass out from a simple skin biopsy is witness to the power the mind has over the body,” says Dr. Seidenberg, who also teaches at the Manhattan VA Hospital.

European countries are very much attuned to the potential of the mind-body connection. In Paris, for example, a clinic led by psychoanalysts (L’Institut de Psychosomatique Pierre Marty) is a tertiary referral center for patients deemed to have psychosomatic illnesses. Germany has residency programs with board certification in psychosomatic medicine. In contrast, the concepts of psychosomatic medicine are often not taught in medical schools in the United States, and thus the root of patients’ symptoms is overlooked. This may be due in part to profound differences in healthcare, medical-legal issues and societal beliefs.

In his lecture “Psychosomatic Dermatology,” given at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Seidenberg highlighted the case of a patient who had psychosomatic illnesses that she attributed to a simple cosmetic procedure.

“I start with this particular case,” Dr. Seidenberg said during his lecture, “so plastic surgeons and dermatologists realize that these concepts are important for their cosmetic patients as well as medical patients.” In another well-known case, a famous dermatologist was sued by his patient after she developed chronic muscle pain, fever and hives for up to a year after a Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA, Allergan) treatment (February 2003, Los Angeles County Superior Court; Irena Medavoy v. Arnold Klein, M.D. and Allergan, Inc.).

THE MIND–BODY CONNECTION Psychosomatic medicine is based on the concept that the unconscious mind and the body are interconnected. Psychosomatic disorders are thought to be created by the unconscious as a defense mechanism to prevent undesirable emotions from coming to consciousness.

Oftentimes, these disorders first appear through a false trigger — the unconscious will initiate a psychosomatic disorder at the occurrence of a particular event, thus providing circumstantial evidence for the conscious mind. Ubiquitous across all specialties in medicine, psychosomatic disorders can encompass everything from migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, allergies and back pain to many other conditions and diseases (both cutaneous and internal). Dr. Seidenberg says he learned these concepts from his mentor, John E. Sarno, M.D., who has used the concept of “cognitive cure” to heal tens of thousands of patients with chronic pain syndromes and/or medical diseases. “The unconscious mind can initiate real physical changes, causing real physical disease, which can be verified on clinical and microscopic examinations, such as adult acne, eczema or urticaria. Psoriasis or alopecia areata can often first appear in patients soon after a psychological trauma such as a death in the family,” Dr. Seidenberg says.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS The two main parts of treating psychosomatic pain after a cosmetic procedure are careful patient selection, and teaching and implementing the following cognitive treatment.

When seeing cosmetic patients, Dr. Seidenberg says he first tries to determine whether the patient has any history of psychosomatic conditions. “I get a sense of my patients’ ‘psychosomatic signal’ even before I see them by inquiring about the presence of other psychosomatic disorders on my patient intake form,” he says.

Should a patient reveal a fair amount of psychosomatic-related illnesses upon first presentation (chronic fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and migraines), Dr. Seidenberg exercises caution because of the increased likelihood of psychosomatic-related complaints. According to Dr. Seidenberg, such patients seem more likely to have pain after a cosmetic or surgical procedure, and he notes that other factors — such as cultural or genetic — may also be playing a role.

“If a patient has had some of these conditions, I would put off a cosmetic procedure, or at least until I got to know them better,” he says. “I realize, of course, that if a physician doesn’t believe in psychosomatic medicine, then she/he won’t consider the above conditions to be psychosomatic.”

According to Dr. Seidenberg, establishing whether the patient is open to the connection of mind and body is the first step of treatment. This can be ascertained by taking a thorough history that includes specific questioning presented on an intake form (for example, “How do you rate the connection between the mind and the body?”). The next step is educating the patient in this regard and offering guidance.

“I often hand out a ‘prescription’ with a list of Dr. Sarno’s books. Ironically, I’ve cured more back pain than psoriasis (this way),” he says, adding that the books can help with teaching patients how to reflect and address deep-seated, or sometimes obvious, unresolved issues. If improvement reaches a roadblock, psychotherapy can be very enlightening.

Addressing the root cause of physical pain and other conditions generated from the mind may appear to be a daunting task. Simply turning to pharmacology to treat pain and other disorders, however, is a temporary solution at best and masks the true etiology of disease.

Dr. Seidenberg offers two psychosomatic pearls: “It’s important that the patient knows that their physician believes their pain or symptoms are real. Also, the patient needs to understand that they don’t have to get rid of ‘stress,’ which is impractical; they just have to understand the mind-body connection,” he says.

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