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 »  Home  »  Regional Editorials  »  Long Island, Metro NY  »  Treating Back Pain by Dr. Leonard Izzo, Chiropractor
Treating Back Pain by Dr. Leonard Izzo, Chiropractor
By Terrence Jordan | Published  06/29/2007 | Long Island, Metro NY | Unrated
A Non-Surgical Approach to Getting Your Life Back

A visit to the doctor meant James had to lie down on pillows in the back of his car while his wife drove. Walking to the car was more than just painful, it seemed impossible. A car accident 14 months earlier left him with the effects of significant whiplash, which included several bulging discs in the cervical spine and two herniated discs in the lumbar spine. Golf was definitely out of the question. After one year of seeking pain relief from various modalities including physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and epidural injections, James was told that surgery was his only alternative. It was then that a friend told him about spinal decompression therapy performed on a machine designed with NASA technology.

    At that point, James was feeling metabolically fatigued from the prior uses of high doses of pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Today James, 45 years old, is feeling grateful for following a friend’s suggestion. He has undergone 10 weeks of spinal decompression therapy along with an integrated nutritional approach to rid him of the pain and physical limits he experienced. Following this complete holistic protocol, he is back to taking golf lessons and has a renewed outlook on life.

    James’ story is not an unfamiliar one. Chronic low back pain disability is the most expensive benign condition treated medically in industrial countries. It is also the number one cause of disability in persons under the age 45. After 45 it becomes the third leading cause. Disc disease costs the health care system more than $50 billion a year. Besides trauma, disc-related back pain has several causes, including disc degeneration due to nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, metabolic toxicity, and of course, stress. In James’ case, the automobile accident did not cause every one of those discs to herniate and tear. Like most middle-aged people in our culture today, James had a predisposition to disc injury and degeneration. The car accident was the final trauma in the equation.

    Spinal decompression, complimented with sound clinical nutrition, can correct herniated discs without surgery and can help individuals reverse the underlying cause for disc degeneration. Clinical experience of integrating conventional medicine with advanced clinical nutrition, spiritual practices, and other holistic modalities make for a more effective and comprehensive approach in treating the “whole person.” Used in conjunction with spinal decompression, this integrated approach has helped many patients turn their lives around without the risk and cost of surgery.

Dr. Izzo
is the Director of the Long Island Center for Spinal Decompression located in Huntington, New York, a facility that houses the DRX 9000 TM. The DRX is the only system with FDA 510 K clearance for True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Call Dr. Izzo at 631-547-5433 or visit his web site at .