Local doctor offers promising treatment to avoid back and neck surgery
An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from back and neck pain on a daily basis. According to Dr. John Theeck of Legacy Clinic, one common culprit is an injury or wear and tear to the gel-filled cushions or discs in the spine. This can lead to painful bulging or herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease. Even worse, the bulging or herniated discs may begin to pinch the delicate spinal nerves, causing sciatica, stenosis, or radiculopathy. This can result in debilitating back or neck pain, as well as pain, numbness, or weakness traveling into the buttocks, legs, or arms. Many desperate patients turn to prescription pain pills, invasive spinal injections, and even back or neck surgery, trying to find relief. “In many cases, those traditional treatments fail because they do not address the cause of the problem, and instead focus on covering up the pain,” states Dr. Theeck. “This can leave patients frustrated and without hope, as they face the possibility of endless medications, injections, and surgeries.”
The painless solution
“With advancements in medical technology, there is now a way to treat the source of the pain! Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a break-through, FDA cleared procedure that takes the pressure off bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs, allowing them to rehydrate and heal,” explains Dr. Theeck. “This often relieves pinching on the nerves and reduces pain. The best part is that spinal decompression helps to heal the injured areas, rather than just managing (or masking) the pain.” The treatment is non-invasive, pain-free, and drug-free. There are no needles or anesthesia and it can be completed in a few weeks on an outpatient basis. It is considered a viable and reliable alternative to surgery in many cases. Thousands of patients are treated every day using this procedure.
How decompression works
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression uses a specialized table that gently pulls the two vertebrae on either side of the affected disc, producing a vacuum effect. This allows bulging material to be drawn from the nerve and back into the disc, allowing it to heal naturally over time. Advanced technology and computerized load sensors combine to create a gentle, pain-free treatment that avoids the muscle spasm or guarding reflex that is commonly triggered with traditional rudimentary traction or inversion devices. “Most patients find spinal decompression to be very relaxing and it’s not uncommon to fall asleep during the procedure states Dr. Theeck. “Although results can vary, many of our patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, there is a significant improvement by the second or third week of treatment.”
Spinal decompression helps reduce pain caused by:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative discs
- Pinched nerves
- Arthritis of the spine
- Spinal Stenosis
- Neck and arm pain
- Car accidents
The full program
The treatment at Legacy Clinic includes a combination of the latest modalities to help patients get on their feet and out of pain. Spinal decompression, core strengthening, laser therapy, and manual therapy are among the many modalities incorporated into each program. ‘With so many different therapies available, we are able to customize a treatment program for each patient depending on their pain level and the cause of the pain,” says Dr. Theeck. “Our goal is to treat the source of the pain, so you can get back to living life again!”
For more information about Legacy Clinic, visit us, or call 352-259-0024
What doctors are saying
“There is a place for surgery, but it is definitely not at the front line. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy should be a front line treatment for chronic back pain patients suffering from bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease and facet syndrome. As a surgeon, I only want to do surgery when I absolutely have to. Spinal Decompression Therapy gives my patients a more conservative treatment option that can eliminate the need for surgery altogether, and that’s a very good thing. It also gives me a treatment option for those patients who have had surgery and relapse or experience a return of pain following surgery. It allows me to offer patients a key, non-surgical weapon on the war on back pain.” –Dr. Bernard Zeliger, DO FACOS, FAOAO, FICS, Osteopathic Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon; Founding Dean and Provost of Touro University. College of Osteopathic Medicine; Vellejo, CA, Former President of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
What Patients are saying
“After suffering 2 bulging discs and 2 severely herniated discs and months of pain –such severe pain that I was thinking I could not go through the rest of my life like this, I went to a spine orthopedic doctor that offered nothing but shots and no real cure. I was not about to have a risky epidural or back surgery.
I came across Legacy Clinic and heard great things about the non-invasive decompression therapy. After just a few treatments I was able to sleep through the night for the first time in over 4 months. And after going through the full treatment I feel better than ever.
I would highly recommend Legacy Clinic’s decompression therapy to anyone having back pain. It saved my life.”
-Daniel J The Villages, FL
About the doctor
John Theeck, DC attended Palmer College in Port Orange, FL, where he was distinguished as a presidential scholar. He attended Eastern Michigan University for his undergraduate studies. Dr. John has been nominated for numerous national awards in the chiropractic field.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call or visit his office in The Villages at 1950 Laurel Manor Dr. Suite 204 (352) 259-0024