Say Goodbye to Surgery: How Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Can Treat Your Back Pain

Are you considering surgery to treat your back pain? Before you go under the knife, consider spinal decompression therapy. This non-invasive treatment option can provide the same benefits as surgery without the risks and lengthy recovery time. Non surgical spinal decompression therapy uses a special table to gently stretch your spine, relieving pressure on the discs and nerves. It’s a safe, effective treatment option for a variety of conditions, including bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and facet joint syndrome. In this blog post, we’ll explore how spinal decompression therapy works and why it’s a great alternative to surgery. You’ll learn how this treatment option can provide lasting relief for your back pain.

Patients who qualify for our spinal decompression program typically present common complaints, and also have positive MRI findings of bulging or herniated discs.

The symptoms are typically inability to sit, stand, or walk for a period of time of 2-15 minutes and have trouble bending, stooping, lifting and moving around normally. They typically are having acute or chronic pains when they sleep.

The dead obvious presenting complaint is when someone walks into the office in a weird position, bending or tweaking their body as they move because it’s the only position that is somewhat comfortable. This is called an “antalgic posture”. 9 out of 10 times this person has a significant disc herniation that responds great to our decompression program.

During your consultation we perform a thorough history of the complaint, figure out why it happened in the first place, perform a comprehensive orthopedic exam to see what aspects of the spine are involved (disc, facets, muscles, core strength etc) and what aspects of the nerve are involved (sensory and motor exam if necessary).

Once we complete these exams, if we think you’re a candidate for care and we can help you, we send you out for an MRI to confirm the exact location of the disc injury so we can target therapy precisely, and you can get the best result from the program.

If you have any interest at all, or know someone dealing with this pain, please have them call us and request a consultation. All of our great outcomes have started with a conversation like this. 

Dr. Russell Teames at Desert Brain and Spine

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I went to Dr. Teames for some back pain, neck pain, and mostly dizziness that I was experiencing. He helped me out in my very first treatment and I walked out of his office already feeling better! He gave me exercises to perform at home to continue improving between visits.

I really enjoy the fact that he performs tests and relies not only on my feedback but actual data. I have improved tremendously over my time with him. He helped me get rid of my dizziness as well as helped me with my anxiety.

Ryan W

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Dr. Teames has been a lifesaver for us. My 14 yr old daughter has severe and complex TMJ due to bite issues and two past concussions. She was in level 7-10 pain all day. We had spent almost 15k seeing dentists, orthodontists, and TMJ specialists, doing PT twice a week, and using multiple supplements and medications to treat her. She was making no progress in her treatment. We finally came to see Dr. Teames and he very quickly narrowed down what her brain, neck, and eyes were doing and needed. In the first week of treatment with Dr. Teames, she had her first progress with the dental splint that was stabilizing her joints (she had worn this device for 4 months with no improvement). Over the next two weeks, her pain finally started to come down. He gave her exercises to do at home that helped strengthen her eyes so much that she could finally get through a full day of school.

Our only regret is that Dr. Teames wasn’t the very first doctor we saw. Because it would have saved us about 9 months of treatment and thousands of dollars.

Dr. Teames is also so friendly, and knowledgeable, and always made my kid really comfortable. We drive over an hour both ways, twice a week to see him, and if we lived out of state we would have flown in! He’s the best there is!

Highly recommend.

Carrington B

Happy Patient

I took a chance coming in from out of state for the intensive program Dr. Teames offers. In our two phone consultations beforehand, I was impressed how he listened and then had me run blood work that my team of doctors here had overlooked. It led to a significant finding which greatly influenced my treatment going forward.

Once I arrived, I continued to be impressed. The amazing thing is that Dr. Teames completely looked at me as a whole – my brain, my body, and my biochemistry. He listened intently and compassionately, providing insight on symptoms I have been dealing with for decades - chronic and acute pain, vertigo, tingling in the hands and feet, etc. He is passionate about what he does, and related to me genuinely without any arrogance or condescension. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with the multiple symptoms I had and how those symptoms affected my mind and body.

What I also liked is that from day one there were neurological and physical exercises I could do to help myself. These were all based on data he got from the neurological testing he did. He continued to tweak these as needed.

One wow moment that first day was that with just a couple of techniques he used, I was able to lift my arm up to 80%, which is crazy! Before that I had been to two months of physical therapy for my locked shoulder with very little improvement.

I left Desert Brain And Spine with a plan including exercises that I will continue, as well as how to use my practitioners here. Just as importantly, I left there with hope and a belief that I will continue to feel better and resolve my symptoms.

Connie F.

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