“My doctor said I need surgery to repair my herniated disc…what should I do?”
Dr. Larry Van Such, DC, explains the benefits of spinal decompression therapy:
At a minimum, get a second opinion. Remember, surgery, whether it is successful or not, is permanent. Plus, there are a lot of things that can go wrong during an operation. If the doctor accidentally nicks a nerve, you can get paralysis of the lower legs, you can lose feeling in your legs and a lot of times, there is so much scar tissue that develops from the surgery that your symptoms can actually get worse. So if you are about to have surgery, you owe it to yourself to get a second opinion immediately.
With spinal decompression therapy, there are no side affects. Either it works for you or it doesn’t. We are currently getting around a 75-80% success rate, so there is a very good chance that you will benefit from treatment.