Chiropractic Health Club     Dr Jay Kang, DC
      6700 Indiana Ave, Suite 100, Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 341-6565
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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is the best
 Non Surgical treatment for lower back disc problems,
 before having to resort to surgery.

There may be a need for surgery if you have:
--Severe, prolonged, incapacitating, lower back or leg pain with MRI documentaton
--Severe pinching of the nerve causing extreme neurological deficit of the leg
--Severe central spinal canal stenosis causing pinching of the spinal cord and/or bowel or bladder problems

Chiropractic treatment is good for Mild disc problems.


Spinal Decompression is good for Moderate to Severe disc
problems, that don't have an immediate surgical need.

Spinal Decompression is computerized stretching of the lower back disc that creates a negative pressure in the disc that draws the liquid nucleas of the disc back towards the center (where it is supposed to be) and promotes increased blood flow to the disc (which increases healing).

A Pelvic Harness and Thoracic Harness is securely strapped on, while laying on a comfortable memory foam table.

The computer senses if your muscles are relaxed or not relaxed and self adjusts the amount of decompression pull, making the treatment very relaxing and painless.

Don't Get Confused with Other Types of
Traction / Decompression / Inversion Tables?

Other Decompression Table Our Decompression Table

Which one looks better to you?

Inversion Tables only tractions your spine based on your weight and gravity, which is not enough to get the true clinical decompression on the disc.

Also, your back muscles won't be relaxed enough to allow the disc to decompress because hanging upside down from your feet is uncomfortable and there is a lot of blood rushing to your head.


Spinal Decompression
is the Best treatment
for Lower Back...

Disc Bulge / Protrusion: The outer fibers of the disc start to weaken and stretch, allowing the "jelly center" of the disc to "bulge" outward.

Disc Herniation: (More severe than a disc bulge) The outer fibers of the disc start to tear, allowing the "jelly center" of the disc to "herniate" or protrude outward, further than a disc bulge.

Degenerative Disc Disease: The "wear and tear" from excessive bending, lifting, and twisting leads to disc dehydration and the Progressive loss of disc height. Since the disc has no direct blood supply and the discs are under constant pressure, Disc Dehydration occurs when excessive disc pressure causes more fluid to be pushed out of the disc, than is pulled back in.

Slipped Disk: This is a "generic" term that refers to a disc bulge or herniation.


Symptoms Associated with
Disc Problems:

Disc Bulge and Herniation: The majority of pain comes from the disc bulge or herniation pinching a spinal nerve. The Sciatic nerve, which controls the leg, is then irritated causing tingling, numbness, burning, sharp pain, and weakness of the legs or feet.

Degenerative Disc: The most common symptoms include stiffness and deep achiness in the lower back, increased with movement. There may also be a decrease in pain as the disc "warms up" with more continual movement.

However, the associated loss of disc height makes the hole, where the spinal nerve goes through, Smaller. This can cause direct bone-on-nerve compression of the spinal nerve, which leads to tingling, numbness, burning, sharp pain, and weakness of the legs or feet, known as "Sciatica".

Disc Problems can
Present with Different

Patients with disc problems can have:
1. Both lower back and leg pain
2. Just lower back pain
3. Just leg pain

The Best Way to Confirm a Disc Problem is to
have an MRI

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows both bone and soft tissue.

The best MRI for finding disc problems is Weight Bearing MRI, either sitting or standing. Unfortunately, most MRI's are still taken laying down and disc problems can be missed or mistakenly classified as mild.

Depending on your Health Insurance or Hospital, Medical Doctors are reluctant to order an MRI unless you tried taking Medication and Physical Therapy first? They are hoping your pain will just disappear.

Unfortunately, Muscle Relaxers and Pain Medication just covers up the symptoms temporarily, if at all, but doesn't fix the problem.

Physical Therapy
can aggravate your symptoms because you are exercising while you are hurt and that doesn't make sense?

Also, some physical therapy offices just shows you how to exercise and stretch in a group class setting, which really doesn't help much.

If you have a PPO insurance,
Dr Kang or Dr Ehl can order a MRI for you, right away.

If you don't have health insurance,
Dr Kang or Dr Ehl can order a MRI for you and get you a discounted non-insurance price of about $300
 at a local MRI center.

If you don't have an MRI,
Dr Wong can do an Exam and X-Ray and let you know if you potentially have a disc problem.

Then Dr Wong will tell you if Chiropractic Treatment or Spinal Decompression is right for you?
Either choice is better than the alternative and risk of having Surgery.

Who Needs Spinal Decompression?

Have you been told that you need back surgery?

Are you trying to Avoid Surgery?

Has a moderate to severe disc problem?

Spinal Decompression
is for those who:

1. Have a moderate to severe disc bulge or herniation, documented by MRI or chiropractic exam and x-rays.

2. Tried chiropractic treatment before, but the disc problem was more severe than expected.

3. Wants to Avoid Surgery.


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