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ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Another option for persistent back pain?

by DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER JR./Natural Spine Solutions
| November 2, 2022 1:00 AM

It’s a situation no one wants to be in. You are experiencing sharp, debilitating pain. This pain is not like your standard muscle spasm, this is definitely nerve pain. You’re getting pins and needles, or burning sensations along your arms and legs. It’s gotten to the point where it’s effecting your daily life. You can barely make it through your day. Let alone play with your kids or grandkids. So you go and get yourself checked out. After testing, it is determined that you have some sort of disc injury causing nerve impingement, or spinal stenosis.

Now what do you do? A lot of times, there are a series of standard treatments that are recommended before surgery will be authorized. Typically, the first step is some type of prescription. Prescription muscle relaxers, painkillers, or anti-inflammatory medications are tried. Then it’s off to physical therapy. Exercise is essential for optimal health; however, exercise often exacerbates the pain if you have nerve compression. The last step before surgery typically is steroid injections. While they may provide temporary relief for inflammation, they rarely offer lasting relief for nerve compression. In the conventional medical treatment model, all that remains is spinal surgery.

Prompted by the poor success rate and high incidence of complications for spine surgery, medical researcher, Dr. Allan Dyer, MD, Ph.D. invented non-surgical spinal decompression. Spinal decompression was designed to mechanically reduce nerve compression without drugs or surgery. By combining his medical background with basic physics principles, he figured that applying a sufficient axial force to the spine would create a vacuum within the disc that could reduce the protrusion of a herniated disc.

At Natural Spine Solutions, all of our treatments are drug-free, non-surgical, safe, and pain-free. We use a unique and comprehensive treatment protocol that provides relief so you can regain your quality of life.

Treatment for spine-related conditions often includes:

• Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, to reduce nerve pressure and repair damaged discs.

• Chiropractic adjustments to restore proper motion.

• Low Level Laser Therapy, to reduce pain and inflammation, and accelerate nerve repair.

• Functional rehabilitation, to restore control, strength and endurance.

Although each of the therapies we use contributes to the healing process, non-surgical decompression is the chief treatment for nerve compression and disc conditions.

At Natural Spine Solutions, we have been able to help patients find relief from symptoms due to disc conditions and nerve compression. To be clear, we believe there is a time and place for surgery. If comprehensive conservative treatment is not successful, surgery may be the only option. We believe the best treatment for a patient, is the treatment that is the safest, most effective, and least expensive. We would like nothing more than to help you find relief and regain your ability to live your life.

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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, please contact us at 208-966-4425.

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