Why doesn’t my doctor know about spinal decompression? Dr. Larry Van Such, a chiropractor in Columbus, Ohio, explains why in the video below:
For starters, it takes at least 23 years for current research to find its way into clinical practice. This is according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Knowing this, along with the fact that spinal decompression therapy is still very new, many doctors simply do not even know it exists.
Plus, even if they did, it takes a lot of time and effort to learn about new things and many doctors are either not interested as they are practicing some other form of healthcare, or, they don’t have the time.
The other thing to consider, is medical doctors are conditioned to either write you a prescription for your lower back or neck pain and if that does not work they recommend either physical therapy or surgery.
And if you are taking prescription medication for a back problem, consider this…you are trying to correct a mechanical, or, structural problem (that being a herniated disc or protruding disc) using a chemical solution (that being the medication).
There is no way medication was ever intended to correct this type of structural problem. Instead, it was designed mainly to mask your symptoms.
Now let’s also mention that there are financial incentives to perform surgery and this is not good either. The average back surgery today costs well over twenty thousand dollars and it would be hard not to think that money is at least some sort of motivating factor to recommend surgery and not mention anything about spinal decompression therapy.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of us doctors who do know about spinal decompression and the doctors in our office are willing to share this information and treatment with you. All it takes is a phone call to set up a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for the remarkable treatment for disc injuries.