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The FDA warns against spine injections.
In a safety announcement dated April 23, 2014, the FDA warned that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine might result in rare but serious reactions including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death. What's more, even in patients who don't experience complications, there is no evidence of long-term relief as the injection procedure merely reduces swelling and inflammation rather than improving the anatomy.
There is however, good news for patients suffering with neck and back pain or pain that radiates through the arms and legs.
FDA-approved, non-surgical spinal decompression has been the subject of multiple studies that have proven the procedure to be safe and successful for the treatment of many sources of back and neck pain including degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs with associated sciatica and facet syndrome. The study success results vary with the lowest success rate of 71% and the highest success of 90%.
How Does Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Work?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that targets degenerative discs and creates repetitive reduction in intra-discal pressure. This repeated reduction in intra-discal pressure draws hydration, oxygen, and nutrients into the disc allowing for an increase in disc height. The increased disc height allows for more space between the vertebrae, takes pressure off the nerves as they exit the spine, and also takes pressure off the facet joints so they no longer cause pain.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Provides Long Term Relief
The treatment is not painful and has provided long-term relief - even after years of pain - for patients suffering from back pain. Long-term advantages of this treatment regimen include allowing the patient to perform activities of daily living and creating cost savings in treatment by reducing or eliminating subsequent (lifelong) medications.
Why accept the risk inherent with spine injections or continue to live in pain when there is a safe, FDA-approved, non-narcotic treatment to reduce or even eliminate your chronic pain? Click on the questionnaire button to answer a few questions that will determine whether or not you qualify for non-surgical spinal decompression. It's your life, and there's no time to lose.