What is nonsurgical spinal decompression and who does it help?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is an amazing new therapy for anyone suffering from herniated or bulging discs.

MRI is the main diagnostic criterion for confirming a herniated disc. If someone diagnoses you with this from an X-ray, RUN.

Some of the worst herniations are posterior lateral herniations found on an MRI. These often present as severe antalgia (bending, walking, or sitting at a weird angle to decrease some of the pressure that causes the symptoms in the low back or legs).

These particular herniations are very tricky because they don’t respond to the typical therapies. PT, Chiropractic, even decompression, and other therapies like laser and electrical stimulation don’t work. That’s because these are special herniations and you must work with a practitioner who knows how to deal with them accordingly.

Our job here at Desert Brain and Spine is to map out and understand what’s causing your problems. If it’s a posterolateral disc herniation, our job is not to tell you “you have a big disc herniation and decompression will hopefully fix it.” 

Our job is to work with you and your body to determine the absolute best type of treatment that your body will respond to. We do multiple different tests and therapies to reduce your symptoms almost immediately while working towards the longer-term solution so that this disc herniation remains a thought of your past.

We use technology that reduced inflammation and pain and can literally shut down the pain response. These types of therapies in addition to non-surgical spinal decompression allow for the body to start to heal on its own, and in turn, the body starts to feel better.


It’s that simple.

1- Map out the problem

2- Work with us to figure out the exact therapy you’re going to need to resolve your problems

3- Do the work needed to resolve your problems

4- Tell all your friends, family, and co-workers about the amazing results you’ve had at Desert Brain and Spine.

See? Simple.

Give us a call to find out how we can help you.

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

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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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