What Your Doctors Won’t Tell You…
In 2011, researchers examined 274 cases in which people were told by a surgeon that they needed spinal surgery for their cervical or lumbar spine. The researchers put those cases under scrutiny, and re-examined 183 of them (second opinion). Of the cases that were re-evaluated, 60.7% of the cases were labeled as unnecessary surgery, 33.3% were labeled as the wrong operation, and only 6.0% of the cases were determined to be the right surgery for the situation. In other words, 94% of spinal surgeries were either unnecessary or the wrong operation according to researchers.
Correctly understanding your real medical problem can help you avoid unnecessary and dangerous surgical procedures.
If you are suffering from sciatica, spinal stenosis, bulging disc, degenerative disc, or herniated disc, your doctor or surgeon will present you with options for dealing with your damaged and dying disc. But they won’t spend time explaining to you the natural disc-healing mechanism with which your body was born. This built in mechanism delivers vital water and nutrients to your disc, allowing it to remain healthy and even repair itself. The dysfunction of this mechanism is the root cause of the development of disc conditions and disc disease.
But because this underlying problem has not yet been addressed, all of the other treatments you have tried so far (chiropractic, epidural injections, physical therapy, back surgery, etc.) have failed to provide you lasting relief. Your doctor or surgeon does not have a way of treating the underlying problem that caused your condition in the first place. Therefore, they treat your condition temporarily, but do not heal the actual disc.
In order to correct a medical problem, you need to find the root cause of the problem so you can treat it.
At the Disc Institute of Pittsburgh®, we address the physiological problem that is the root cause of disc conditions.
The following conditions develop as the end result of an underlying problem. IntraDiscNutrosis® is our innovative solution to treat the underlying problem. These conditions are not the actual problem; they are just the result of the problem.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, extending from the very low back (under the buttock muscles) through the legs and down to the feet. When there is irritation or pressure on this nerve it is called sciatica.
Although the term “bulging disc” is a popular description, it is actually a herniated disc. As your spinal disc deteriorates, it “bulges” outward. So, people call it a bulging disc because it is easy to understand.
Inside your spinal column is a small channel, or “canal,” that contains your spinal cord and nerve roots. When this space becomes constricted or compressed by either bone or tissue, the resulting condition is called stenosis.
As the amount of water and nutrients decrease in your disc, the disc itself experiences pathological changes. These changes are the result of a dying disc, and the deterioration it causes is called Degenerative Disc Disease.
You may have been told that you have one of the following conditions: spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, torn disc, spinal narrowing, prolapsed disc, pinched nerve, disc extrusion, disc protrusion, collapsed disc, annular tear, foraminal stenosis, or foraminal narrowing. Come to our office and find out the root cause of your condition and how we can help you.
Commonly called a “slipped disc,” “blown,” or “ruptured disc,” a herniated disc occurs when the inner disc material leaks through the protective rings of the disc. This causes the disc to bulge (protrude), and ends up pressing against the spinal nerve, causing pain.