By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2007
The doctors at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma welcome you to consult with them about how Accu-SPINA Intervertebral Disc Decompression may improve your back and neck problems and help you regain your quality of life. (L to R): Steven Egleston, M.D., Gary D. Fortner, M.D. and Dwight Korgan, M.D.
If you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from chronic back pain, read on. Dwight Korgan, M.D., Gary D. Fortner, M.D. and Steven Egleston, M.D. and their staff at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma are helping patients in most cases return to an active lifestyle and reduced or no pain activity level with the help of an effective treatment called Accu-SPINA or Intervertebral Disc Decompression (IDD) therapy. This IDD therapy offers hope to patients with back or neck pain, who have given up on ever living normal lives again.
Dr.’s Korgan and Fortner purchased the clinic’s first Accu-SPINA System in June 2004. They chose this specific system after extensive research had shown that it worked, and unlike other systems available this one was FDA approved and covered by most insurance plans. Since its implementation, they and their staff have seen patient improvement rates ranging from 70 percent or greater, depending on the type of injury and when it occurred. Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma is a highly regarded medical clinic and not a pain management or pain specialist clinic.
Accu-SPINA therapy’s innovative approach can help with several problems, including herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica and other types of severe back pain. This system is considered highly advanced and is effective for treatment of cervical and lower back problems. The method is non-surgical and non-invasive and used by numerous family practice physicians’ offices throughout the country. Many of their back patients have improved. They were able to avoid surgery, eliminate the need for pain medications and get back to a normal lifestyle after completing their prescribed Accu-SPINA treatment plan. You can have confidence in your care because you are receiving help from a group of medical doctors and their skilled staff who are highly sensitive to your needs.
To determine if you are a good candidate for Accu-SPINA therapy you will first talk by phone with a physician-directed staff member who will assess your problems. If you qualify, then you can make an appointment with one of the doctors. Treatment begins after thorough evaluation and determination that indeed Accu-SPINA treatment is appropriate for your case.
Typically the clinic sees the best results from individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. Accu-SPINA is very helpful to those with back or neck problems, especially radicular pain, that is recent or less than three to five years old in people who are non-smoking and in otherwise good physical condition. However they have currently been receiving patients with over 15 years of back pain, some patients are over 65 years of age, and have a great deal of success. Outside of this, if you have had spine instability, severe osteoporosis, acute vertebral fractures, spondylthesis-grade two or higher or surgical hardware in the spine you will probably not be served by IDD.
Accu-SPINA therapy is performed under a physician’s direction using a unique, physio-therapeutic device. Full treatment requires approximately 20 sessions lasting about one and a half hours each, which are scheduled over approximately six weeks. By isolating specific lumbar or cervical vertebrae and distracting the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc by five to seven millimeters, the treatment provides static, intermittent and cycling forces on structures that may be causing the back pain. It relieves back pain by reducing pressure on the vertebral joints, promoting retraction of herniated discs and rehabilitation of damaged discs. It is safe, comfortable and an effective alternative to surgery that has gained great prominence in recent years.
If you would like to find out if Accu-SPINA Intervertebral Disc Decompression will help you contact the friendly, caring staff at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma for an appointment and consultation at (918) 341-1250. They are here to help you improve your quality of life and help you get back to an active lifestyle.