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Office of Dr. Husbands

Our address:
Douglas Husbands DC IFMCP
1100 Laurel St Ste B
San Carlos, CA 94070

His office is in Suite B, in the same suite as New Life Chiropractic, in the same building as Quest Diagnostics.

Cervical Herniated Disc Treatment

Post Series: Herniated Disc
cervical herniated disc

By user:debivort [GFDL]

Pain due to cervical herniated disc, which is also known as cervical herniated disc, can be one of the most debilitating causes of chronic pain.  Though not as common as lower back disc protrusion, it can interfere with all daily activities, including being able to sleep.  Of course, when a person does not get enough sleep at night, it affects his or her performance at home or at work during the day.

Unfortunately many people with a cervical herniated disc think they have to live with it, or have had risky surgery which is very often unnecessary.  Most rely on pain medication and ongoing pain management.  Moreover, a lot of them are not aware of a chiropractic method that is extremely effective in not only decreasing the pain of acute and chronic cervical herniated disc , but most importantly, in getting the herniated disc healed.

The chiropractic method I am referring to is called Cox Flexion Distraction.

The success rate of the use of Cox Flexion Distraction for eliminating cervical herniated disc and significantly reducing neck pain from degenerative disorders of the neck within about 8 to 10 weeks of treatment is impressive.  It is so effective for treatment of the back or cervical herniated disc that many patients were saved from having surgery.  Surgeries are not only expensive, they come with great risks.  Having used this method for over 20 years, I’ve saved my patients from the discomfort, temporary disability and expense of cervical surgery.

Cox Flexion Distraction is performed by using a specially designed chiropractic table.  To perform the procedure for the cervical disc, the patient lays face down.  The doctor then gently and slowly moves a section of the table that bends at the front of the patient’s neck.  This has the effect of “suctioning” the herniated disc material away from the nerve being irritated.  An alternative method is to gently move the part of the table below the patients waist, with the doctor’s hand on the patients neck, providing a gentle and comfortable tractioning effect concentrated in the neck.  The term “suctioning” might lead you to believe that this is a painful procedure.  It is actually a gentle and safe procedure.    It gently opens up space in the irritated segment.  It gently provides controlled motion so that any inflammatory byproducts can be mobilized from the area.  I’ve used this on patients with severe acute pain, including frail, older people with osteoporosis with excellent results.

Not all chiropractors are trained in Cox Flexion Distraction.  For additional information on Cox Flexion Distration, go here.  If you have questions regarding this procedure, or to schedule an appointment call our office.  If you are outside the San Francisco Bay Area, ask your local chiropractic clinic if they use the Cox Technic. You can also find a chiropractor through the Cox Technic website. Note that not all chiropractors with Cox training are listed in the Cox Technic website.

Let me know what you think by posting a comment below.  If you have any questions regarding cervical herniated disc, you can post it as a comment or contact us.

Douglas Husbands DC IFMCP CCN
Douglas Husbands DC IFMCP CCN

Dr. Husbands is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He specializes in digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, mold-related illness, and musculoskeletal conditions, such as herniated disc and sciatica. He’s been in practice for over 28 years, with the last 12 years in San Carlos, CA.

He is a San Francisco native, and he loves the Giants. [Read Full Bio]

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