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My question is,I have a large osteophyte, at c5-6 disk collapse with severe narrowing, I also have L5-S1 disk herniation. They also found a incidental hemangioma at T11. I do have DDD, however a work injury did cause aggravation of cervical condition verified by a Work Comp Doc. My main concern is whether or not to have surgery to correct the disk injury d/t several medical problems some of which are mitochondria myopathy, connective tissue disorder, and POT's Tachycardia. I have had all of the conventional treatment, therapy and injections without any relief, in fact the injections made low back symptoms worse. what are your thoughts on this? thank you for time.

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Hello C (not sure if you are a man or woman)
Sorry to hear about your situation. It's scary when you suffer and don't have clear knowledge of what path to take.
As much as I would like to counsel you as to what to do, I cant without having conducted a thorough history and examination of  you and evaluate all test results. However, it sounds like it you would benefit with a second opinion regarding the neck problem. Please check out my website to learn more about non-surgical treatment options for lumbar spine disc herniations.
Every day I treat a patient who is not from Canada, we have a proprietary non surgical system that is awesome, it's called the High Performance Healing System.
My experience with patients who have had injections revealed poor results if any with injections.

Hope this helps
Dr. Ron Nusbaum
www.backclinics.ca

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Spinal Decompression Toronto. I have treated patients many thousands of times which enables me to answer questions about which conditions are most successfully treated by Spinal Decompression. I can answer any questions regarding the science and methodology of how Spinal Decompression works. I can speak about who is and who is not a good candidate for Spinal Decompression, and I can speak about alternative treatments for severe, chronic back pain and neck pain. I can also speak about the various conditions which respond to spinal decompression care as well as which conditions should not receive this care I cannot make specific diagnoses or specific treatment recommendations for a patient without first conducting a consultation and examination with them. There are general protocol guidelines that I can share. I cannot recommend any individual to make changes to their medications or current medical care (prescribed by another doctor). I cannot make specific comments about another doctor.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy Toronto. Patient care has inspired me to advance my knowledge and expertise. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic, treating back pain and neck pain since 1989. I am the founder and CEO of Back Clinics of Canada www.backclinicsofcanada.ca. I've been performing Spinal Decompression for several years, and have performed Spinal Decompression several thousand times. I have worked with a team of medical doctors and have been involved in treating the total patient to help each person achieve a pain-free life and a renewed active lifestyle. Back Clinics of Canada has a numbe of Spinal Decompression Tables. My clinic was the first clinic, world wide, to receive the Newly Redeveloped DRX9000, and time of writing this is the only clinic in Canada offering care with it.

Organizations
Ontario Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Association York Region Chiropractic Society Masters Circle Chiropractic Leadership Alliance

Publications
I can be regularily heard on Newstalk 1010 AM radio Canadian Living Magazine CJN The Better Back Program The Liberal The Era Banner Canadian Chiropractor

Education/Credentials
Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College: 1989, completed Doctor of Chiropractic University of Toronto: 1982, Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology

Awards and Honors
October 2007: Dell Small Business Technology Award, recognizing innovative use of technology. We have integrated advanced technology into every aspect of our practice, from diagnosis to patient care to business processes and automation.

Past/Present Clients
While we primarily serve the Southern Ontario Region, we do see patients from across Canada and the United States, and even from overseas. Our clients include everyone from office workers to professional athletes, from those on the factory floor to those occupying the corner office. In general an extremly wide cross section of the population.

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