Spinal Decompression/SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

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I WAS JUST TOLD BY A CHIROPRACTOR THAT MY NECK HAS A BACKWARDS CURVE IN IT FROM SOME KIND OF INJURY I HAVE SUSTAINED IN THE PAST.I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY MY UPPER BACK AT SHOULDERS BURNS AND HURTS,HEADACHES DAILY AND MY RIGHT ARM STARTED AT SHOULDER THEN ELBOW AND NOW TO MY FAR TO FINGERS ON THAT HAND THAT KILLS ME WITH PAIN,SINCE 2009.HE WANTS TO DO ADJUSTMENTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPINAL DECOMPRESSION,WHICH MY INS PAYS NONE ON. $2700.00 JUST FOR THE SPINAL DECOMPRESSION.I JUST WANT ANOTHER OPINION ON CORRECTING THIS PROBLEM AND WORKING 2 JOBS TO TRY TO PAY FOR THIS,I AM IN PAIN EVERYDAY AND THE THOUGHT OF MAKING THIS GO AWAY MAKES ME SO HAPPY,HE ALSO SAID I HAD 4 BULGING DISCS IN MY BACK BUT THEY DO NOT BOTHER ME BUT HE SAID 2 ARE REAL BAD THEY HAVE TEARS IN THEM ALREADY.IS IT WORTH THE MONEY OR CAN I MAKE AS MUCH DIFFERENCE WITH ADJUSTMENTS AND PT????THANKS FOR ANY INFO.

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Good morning Beverly, Thanks for writing to me.  With regards to Spinal Decompression Therapy, for the right patient the care is excellent providing the doctor is experienced and has excellent technology. As much as I would like to say that you need it based on your comments provided it is not enough for me to comment.  I would strongly suggest you obtain a second opinion of a spinal decompression expert.  I can say that disc related problems most certainly can cause many of the symptoms you have reported to me.  My advice would be the same regarding the adjustments, speak to another chiropractor and see what he or she says after they have examined you and seen all reports.
In the mean time please go to www.backclinicsofcanada.ca to learn more.


Good luck Beverly,

By the way if you have a moment I would appreciate it if you could rate my answer and consider nominating me as expert of the month.

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Dr. Ron Nusbaum

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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.

Experience

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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