9/15/2014 0 Comments
AARP Warns Its Subscribers to Avoid 4 Spinal Surgeries...
AARP published an article discussing "4 Surgeries to Avoid." One of the surgeries is a "Spinal Fusion for Spinal Stenosis." This caught my attention because one of the most commonly treated conditions in my office is spinal stenosis.
Spinal fusion surgeries are very common surgeries, especially when there is significant degeneration and compressed nerves. I see patients on a daily basis that have complications and/or complete failures from these procedures that are looking for anything that could possibly improve their pain from these failed procedures.
In these procedures, the vertebrae are "fused", or bolted and screwed together, and connected by rods. The idea is that you can keep the bones apart, and make room for the nerves.
A recent study of medicare patients showed that the number of Spinal Fusion surgery had increased 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2007 although the risks associated with this surgery are very high. Some of the complications associated with spinal fusions are that the fusion never takes, or does't heal. In this case you have bones that are broken, in fragments, and there is nothing that can be done. Other complications are infections, reactions to the anesthesia, nerve damage, and of course death.
Some of the most significant issues when considering these surgeries are:
I tell every patient, go from least invasive to most invasive procedures, and not to skip anything! With these types of complications, you absolutely must exhaust every option possible or you are putting your health at serious risk
We have had several patients that have been told they need surgery, you can listen to their stories here:
6/27/2014 0 Comments
Hickory, NC Chiropractic Physician Shares New Research On A New Treatment for Back Pain - Spinal Decompression Therapy
Significant analgesic action and an improvement to spinal mobility were observed. Significantly better results were obtained in Group I where the patients had been treated with the use of lumbar traction."1
In our clinic we have two spinal decompression tables that have proven to be one of the most effective non-drug and non-surgical treatment options for lower back and neck pain that we have ever seen. If you have back pain, a disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, a slipped disc, scoliosis, or a degenerative disc condition we may be able to help you with this new technology.
Dr. Shook created a DVD on spinal decompression therapy that you can watch online if you are interested in learning more. To get access to the presentation all you need to do is enter your email in the form below and we will send you a link where you can view the presentation. If you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call. (828) 324-0800. You can also visit us online at www.hickoryspine.com
Pingot J, Pingot M, Łabecka M, Woldańska-Okońska M., Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2014 May;36(215):330-5. The use of Saunders lumbar traction in physiotherapy of patients with chronic lower back pain. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2014 May;36(215):330-5.The use of Saunders lumbar traction in physiotherapy of patients with chronic lower back pain.
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New technology is proving to be an effective non-surgical and non-drug treatment for many disc herniations, bulging discs, slipped discs, sciatica, pinched nerves and degenerative discs. What is this technology you ask?
Well, there are actually three:
We offer all three of these leading edge therapies in our clinic, and we have close to 30 video testimonials from real patients that have benefited from these gentle, effective, cutting edge treatments.
Watch the video testimonials below to hear about these results for yourself. We are dedicated to bringing you the latest technology at our chiropractic clinic in Hickory, NC.
If you would like to know if treatment in our office may be able to help you, give us a call at (828) 324-0800, we would love to hear from you. You can also learn more at Hickory Spine.
5/9/2014 0 Comments
Chiropractor Hickory NC Auto Accident Whiplash Specialist Doctor - Patient Testimonials
Chiropractor in Hickory NC Answers the Question, "Can Neck Pinched Nerve Cause Hand Numbness?" He is a Chiropractor Hickory NC 28601
Are epidural injections safe for back pain. learn more at www.hickoryspine.com.
Visit www.HickorySpine.com for tips on how to prevent and heal Sciatica. Dr. Shook is a board certified chiropractic physician in Hickory, NC.
Dr. Brad Shook focuses his practice on the treatment of spinal injures, pain and automobile collision trauma.
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