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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

You have failed back surgery syndrome


Dr. William Booker D.C.
You have been told to consider back surgery
Dr. William Booker D.C. holds a
Doctorate of Chiropractic from the
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy, also known more simply as Spinal
Cleveland College of Chiropractic,
Los Angeles. He completed his Decompression, is a proven treatment for back pain and sciatica caused by
undergraduate studies at the bulging, herniated and degenerative discs. Spinal decompression has even shown
University of Virginia, where he significant pain relief for post-surgical patients suffering from spinal stenosis.
graduated with a major in
psychology and a minor in Biology. Spinal Decompression, not to be confused with traction, gently lengthens and
decompressed the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. This reversal
After completing his internship in pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that not only takes pressure off of pinched
Philadelphia, Dr. Booker relocated nerves, but it helps reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back
to Arlington to open the first
into place. This process is also believed to draw nutrients, oxygen and fluids back
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into the disc, creating a revitalized environment conducive to healing.
Gym. Dr. Booker established
Capitol Rehab-Arlington as the
flagship for what would be the Low back pain is the result of heavy lifting and hard living. Without proper
eventual opening of eight treatment, pain will progressively worsen, resulting in decreased movement in the
additional Capitol Rehabs located joints and a gradual weakening of the supportive spinal muscles. Over time, a
throughout Virginia, West Virginia healthy disc will become dysfunctional. Small tears will develop around the outer
and Maryland. surface of the disc, the disc will lose height, and the joint progressively loses
strength. The 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
put on the spinal discs while lifting, standing, sitting and lying down. They have
Can Spinal Decompression also been able to measure the reduction in pressure through spinal manipulations,
Help My Sciatica Stenosis traction and spinal decompression. They found the following:
or Degenerative Disc?
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
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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

Additionally, spinal decompression has shown the following results in a study


Dr. William Booker D.C. conducted in patients 4 years after completing a treatment program that included
Spinal Decompression.
Dr. William Booker D.C. holds a
Doctorate of Chiropractic from the STUDY FINDINGS
Cleveland College of Chiropractic,
Los Angeles. He completed his Average pain levels were reduced from 7.41 to 1.57
undergraduate studies at the
University of Virginia, where he 86% showed a 50% or better pain reduction at four years
graduated with a major in
psychology and a minor in Biology.
52% of respondents reported a pain level of zero, 4 years after treatment
After completing his internship in
Philadelphia, Dr. Booker relocated If you continue to experience pain and discomfort, consider a second opinion
to Arlington to open the first from an integrated practice that incorporates the best in physical therapy,
Capitol Rehab inside of Gold’s chiropractic and rehabilitation.
Gym. Dr. Booker established
Capitol Rehab-Arlington as the For more information feel free to visit us at our website, www.CapitolRehab.com
flagship for what would be the or call or email me directly at 703.527.5492 or DrBooker@CapitolRehab.com.
eventual opening of eight
additional Capitol Rehabs located
throughout Virginia, West Virginia
and Maryland.

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