After extensive reading in this forum [shudder] I am wondering if no one has heard of one treatment I am currently undergoing & another that the neurologist has proposed?
I also have DDD, herniated disc [L4-L5], osteoarthritis, osteopenia, stenosis, spondy...., and facet joint disease. This last has been causing many problems lately [bone spurs pressing on nerves] & interfering in the success I've had with my current treatment.
That is the 20 session IDD "AccuaSpina" regimen. It is much advanced from the old chiropractic "stretch your back" machine. I have had 14 treatments [FDA approved & insurance & MediCare both recognize & pay for it] and can't believe the relief I've gotten. The "table" is actually split in the middle & the machine is computer programmed for the amount of "tilt" & "expansion" during each session as indicated by your MRI. As the vertebrea are [U]gradually [/U] "pulled apart" and/or tipped up or down to realign, this allows fluid & oxygen to re-enter collapsed discs & to plump them up & regenerate!
I must admit I was very skeptical when I read about this, but did a lot of research online & talked to the neurosurgeopn & 8 of his patients. I wanted to prolong surgery & injections as long as possible, so decided to give it a try. Amazing results, so far........which brings me to the second procedure.
The facet joint disease
Those nasty bone spurs have thrown a monkey wrench into this treatment. This treatment will not help with them. The neurosurgeon has proposed using ultrasound to "shatter" the bone spurs. I know this is being used very successfully for kidney stones but have not heard of it for this purpose. Of course I know that the stones & spurs are both calcium so am figuring "why shouldn't it work"???
If anyone has heard of this procedure or has any info or experience to share I'd be most grateful.
To all of you that haven't heard of the other treatment; PLEASE do look into it!
Namaste, reiki gal