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October 10, 2008

Spinal Decompression
Can Spinal Decompression Help My Sciatica Stenosis or Degenerative Disc?
By Dr. William Booker, D.C. You are a candidate for Spinal Decompression if: You have chronic or severe back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and/or facet syndrome You have been diagnosed with a clinically unstable low back

Dr. William Booker D.C.
Dr. William Booker D.C. holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Cleveland College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a major in psychology and a minor in Biology. After completing his internship in Philadelphia, Dr. Booker relocated to Arlington to open the first Capitol Rehab inside of Gold’s Gym. Dr. Booker established Capitol Rehab-Arlington as the flagship for what would be the eventual opening of eight additional Capitol Rehabs located throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

You have failed back surgery syndrome You have been told to consider back surgery Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression erapy, also known more simply as Spinal Decompression, is a proven treatment for back pain and sciatica caused by bulging, herniated and degenerative discs. Spinal decompression has even shown significant pain relief for post-surgical patients suffering from spinal stenosis. Spinal Decompression, not to be confused with traction, gently lengthens and decompressed the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. is reversal pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that not only takes pressure off of pinched nerves, but it helps reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place. is process is also believed to draw nutrients, oxygen and fluids back into the disc, creating a revitalized environment conducive to healing. Low back pain is the result of heavy lifting and hard living. Without proper treatment, pain will progressively worsen, resulting in decreased movement in the joints and a gradual weakening of the supportive spinal muscles. Over time, a healthy disc will become dysfunctional. Small tears will develop around the outer surface of the disc, the disc will lose height, and the joint progressively loses strength. e loss of disc height results in degenerative disc disease and eventually, bony formations known as osteophytes, which can cause the surrounding vertebrae to fuse together. Remember, it is the increased pressure inside of the disc, caused by compression,that causes the disc to bulge, herniated and eventually rupture. Scientists have been able to use pressure sensors to measure the various pressures

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Spinal Decompression
Can Spinal Decompression Help My Sciatica Stenosis or Degenerative Disc?
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put on the spinal discs while lifting, standing, sitting and lying down. ey have also been able to measure the reduction in pressure through spinal manipulations, traction and spinal decompression. ey found the following:

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
Incorrect Lifting: 800 mmHg Correct Lifting: 300 mmHg Standing: 100 mmHg Lying Down: 75 mmHg

TREATMENT MODALITIES
Traction: 40mmHg Spinal Manipulation: 40 mmHg SPINAL DECOMPRESSION: -160 mmHg

Dr. William Booker D.C.
Dr. William Booker D.C. holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Cleveland College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a major in psychology and a minor in Biology. After completing his internship in Philadelphia, Dr. Booker relocated to Arlington to open the first Capitol Rehab inside of Gold’s Gym. Dr. Booker established Capitol Rehab-Arlington as the flagship for what would be the eventual opening of eight additional Capitol Rehabs located throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

Additionally, spinal decompression has shown the following results in a study conducted in patients 4 years after completing a treatment program that included Spinal Decompression.

STUDY FINDINGS
Average pain levels were reduced from 7.41 to 1.57 86% showed a 50% or better pain reduction at four years 52% of respondents reported a pain level of zero, 4 years after treatment If you continue to experience pain and discomfort, consider a second opinion from an integrated practice that incorporates the best in physical therapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation. For more information feel free to visit us at our website, www.CapitolRehab.com or call or email me directly at 703.527.5492 or DrBooker@CapitolRehab.com.

Capitol Rehab of Arlington : 801 N. Quincy, Suite 130 : Arlington, VA 22203 : 703.527.5492 : @capitolrehab : DrBooker@CapitolRehab.com