Like many people you have been told that the problem with your pain is a specific condition like, Degenerated Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Herniated or Bulging Discs, Sciatica Leg Pain, Stenosis, Arthritis and Scoliosis Spinal Curvature. In 1996 doctors Vert Mooney, MD, Jeffery A Saal MD and Joel S Saal, MD discovered the cause for more than 80% of all back, neck and sciatica pain is the loss of the "Pump Mechanism" (1).
This natural ability for the spinal disc to get nutrition is called the "Pump Mechanism". When this fails a disc is unable to heal and enters a chronic cycle of degeneration, bulging and germination eventually leading to stenosis (end stage arthritis). This injury to the discs ability to get enough blood and nutrition is the cause of most chronic conditions that patients are told they have. Once corrected the disc can heal naturally.
The "Pump Mechanism of Disc Nutrition", as established by Mooney and Saal is the way your spinal disc gets all its nutrition so it can heal. Our Angiogenic treatment applies a controlled stress to the vertebral blood vessels promoting them to branch. This increases the availability of vital fluids to the disc through the end plates which assists the pump mechanism. These new pathways help prevent future injuries and degeneration much the same way that exercise keeps your muscles healthy. Clinical studies show our treatment program resolves 75% of cases in 4 weeks and 85% in 8 weeks. In a 4 year follow up study more cases were still symptom free. (2) (3)
Most people are told that all they need to do to fix their back or neck pain is exercise and this is usually the worst advice. If the cause of your pain is damage to the spinal disc then exercise will make the condition worse. That means no sit ups, no leg raises, planking, bridging, yoga, weight lifting, pilates etc... Think of it like this, you don't drive your car on a flat tire right? Why would you think exercise can repair an injured spinal disc? It can't. The only way to repair the injury is through the process of angiogenesis and time. Although most of our patients will have dramatic changes in pain within a few weeks (4 weeks specifically), the repair mechanism for the spinal disc, called "Glycosaminoglycan Turnover" takes around 500 days (4). So even when you feel better the disc will need just over a year to fully stabilize. Any movement that involves torque, such as golf, tennis or lawn bowling will place stress on the disc and hamper this healing process. We give patients a very specific set of instructions to follow during the healing phase so they can enjoy an active life without reinsuring the spinal disc before it is completely stable.
No surgery, injections or medications were used in the treatment of this patient. If your like me you would like to read more, download this paper to learn about this natural pump mechanism and how the spinal discs can regenerate and heal naturally, click (HERE)