"This new technology we have been using in the past few years for Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression (NSDD) is truly a game changer in effective conservative treatment for damaged spinal discs. The results have even exceeded our expectations. Simply put, this is, in my opinion, the most significant advancement in spinal care for injured or damaged spines I have ever seen in my whole career. We are able to help patients that we would not have been able to help a decade ago. It is exciting to be able to see the positive changes in patients that might otherwise be headed for spinal surgery" -Dr. Mark Kestner
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Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy (NSDD) is one of the most promising forms of spinal treatment that has been developed in the past few years.
Our state-of-the-art equipment and exclusive proven treatment protocols have been selected to treat moderate to difficult cases. We offer a wide array of treatment options.
Research of various types of equipment and the effectiveness and safety of various protocols led to the selection of the our very effective Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression (NSDD) technology and development of our approach to treatment. This new generation of technology has significant advantages over the previous versions.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE...
Any clinic can SAY they have something called
spinal disc decompression.
Dr. Mark Kestner is the only area spinal physician
to have obtained National Certification in
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
and be accepted into the
Disc Centers of America network of spinal specialists.
Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression can be very effective in cases involving injured spinal discs. To increase the chances of a successful outcome it is important to also include other aspects of care such as spinal treatments, LASER pain treatment or acupuncture, proper nutrition and rehab training. As part of Disc Centers of America we are constantly working with other non-surgical spinal specialists from across the country to develop better protocols and improve outcomes.
Dr. Mark Kestner is the only spinal care physician in this area selected to be in the Disc Centers of America network.
Other components include training the patient in specific rehab exercises to perform at home to accelerate progress and lessen the chances of relapse. You will also receive treatment to decrease inflammation, accelerate healing response and restore more normal function to the spine. Our goal is to help each patient recover their optimum ability to function.
Our objective is always to help you get better faster and stay better longer.
The treatment is comfortable as well as effective. Spinal decompression (sometimes called inter-vertebral disc decompression or IDD) treatment typically has a good success rate; however, not every patient is a candidate for this advanced care.
Important: If you have already had MRI or other imaging please bring those results with you to the appointment.
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What kinds of conditions are treatable with Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression (NSDD)?
Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression is an innovative treatment program developed specifically to treat damaged spinal discs and other causes of chronic pain and pinched nerves. Conditions include herniated spinal disc, disc rupture, bulging disc, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, sciatica, lower back pain, leg pain, numbness or tingling in the legs or feet, neck pain, arm pain, numbness or tingling into the arms or hands.
Does the treatment hurt?
One of the most positive things about non-surgical spinal disc decompression (NSDD) is how remarkably comfortable it is. The patient lies on a padded treatment table and is completely relaxed during the entire treatment session. There is no pain and you will likely find that the treatment is very relaxing. Patients soften fall asleep during the treatment. Patients usually look forward to their next session, especially since they are gradually getting better each week.
How does non-surgical spinal disc decompression compare to spine surgery?
Unlike spinal surgery, there is usually no down-time or time lost from work. Although spinal surgery usually involves several weeks or months of recovery time, there is no recovery time needed for SDD. You simply come in for your treatments as scheduled then go about your daily business. Most patients gradually get better over a few weeks of care. There are no surgical risks such as infections, scarring, nerve damage or risks of failed back surgery syndrome.
What is “failed back surgery syndrome”?
It is widely known that many patients that undergo spinal surgery will need additional spinal surgery in the years to come. Some spinal surgeons estimate that at least 30% and possibly as many as 50% of patients that have spinal surgery will require more surgery later on. (We have consulted with several patients that have required 5 or more spinal surgeries one that had 8 and another that had 9... and still have pain!) This is because of two problems with spinal surgery: Either the surgery failed to resolve the problem or as a result of the spinal surgery further damage is caused to discs above or below the level being treated. Scar tissue and tissue damage are both concerns related to spinal surgery. Unfortunately the surgeon has to cut through healthy tissue to try to address the damaged discs. There is always scarring and other collateral damage resulting from spinal surgery.
Note: Not long ago a patient was referred to see me by a surgeon friend of his, hoping to avoid surgery. Unfortunately he had waited much too late and was not a candidate for NSDD. He had no choice but to proceed with spinal surgery. He visited with me recently and told me, "It happened like you said it probably would. I had fusion surgery and felt better for about 6 months. Then the disc above the fusion ruptured and I had to have another surgery. I am still in pain and taking opioid drugs daily." I always urge patients to not wait too late! These conditions do not get better over time, they get worse.
How many spinal decompression treatment sessions are required?
That varies with each patient, depending upon their unique health status and condition. Your plan will be specifically developed for your needs.
How does the cost of spinal disc decompression compare with other options?
The cost of an entire program of NSDD can be as little as a third of the out-of-pocket cost of spinal surgery. Considering that patients usually don’t miss time from work and that they are not in the hospital and don’t have other costs such as anesthesiology, therapy and other services, the total costs of NSDD is often a fraction of the cost of other treatment options.
What kinds of results are likely with Non-surgical Spinal Disc Decompression (NSDD)? Can I avoid spine surgery?
We have treated many patients that have been able to completely avoid spinal surgery by using NSDD. Each patient is unique. Overall, the results of the NSDD have been quite good and actually exceeded our expectations. Many patients have found that they are completely pain-free after their treatment is complete. For some patients the results seem like someone has turned back the clock on their bodies and they feel better than they have in years. NSDD is not ideal for every patient however. We don't accept every patient into the program. That is why we recommend an initial free consultation to determine whether this is a good option before proceeding.