Positive Results Point to Accu-SPINA

Quality patient care is top priority at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2008

Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma is the only physician-directed Accu-SPINA treatment center in the area. (L to R) Dwight Korgan, M.D., Steven Egleston, M.D., and Gary Fortner, M.D., treat back and neck pain by administering treatments on the Accu-SPINA machine.

Are you one of the 85 percent of Americans who has experienced some form of back or neck pain? If you’re hesitant to use drugs or have surgery to deal with the problem, the specialists at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma (SDO) offer an alternative solution. Dr. Dwight Korgan and his colleagues Dr. Gary Fortner and Dr. Steven Egleston effectively treat neck and back pain through spinal decompression therapy.

Intervertebral Disc Decompression (IDD) Therapy was developed by a team of neurologists, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons to rehabilitate and heal damaged structures in the spine. It is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, and general low back and neck pain. IDD Therapy relieves pressure between vertebrae, causing water, oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout the spine and re-hydrate discs.

“The benefits of spinal decompression include reduction in pain, shrinkage of herniated discs, increased mobilization, and the ability to work and perform other daily activities during treatment,” said Brenda Garrett, the clinic’s medical assistant and a certified health fitness instructor. “Spinal decompression has a 90 percent or greater success rate for relieving chronic or severe pain in the neck or back.”

Quality patient care is top priority at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma. Staff assures that all patient concerns – including treatment procedures and outcome expectations – are addressed and thoroughly explained prior to beginning therapy. The facility is the only medical physician-directed Accu-SPINA treatment center in the area, with a qualified doctor overseeing all procedures. Most insurance companies cover spinal decompression as a form of physical therapy when administered by a qualified physician.    

Spinal decompression therapy typically consists of 20 sessions that last about an hour and a half each. Patients can continue daily activities during therapy but must avoid heavy labor and lifting, as tissues are in a weakened state. Treatments are custom-designed, with pain relief occurring at different times for each patient.

According to Brenda, it is crucial to stay positive while undergoing treatment, even if the process feels like a roller coaster ride at times. “Many patients have had their injuries for 15 or 20 years. When they receive treatment, it’s not customary to feel instantaneous relief, and they get discouraged,” she said. “But their bodies are adjusting to the change and re-alignment. We always encourage our patients, reminding them that healing takes time and pain relief will come.”

In addition to the patient’s attitude, an important factor in obtaining a positive outcome is providing feedback to the doctor. “Various circumstances arise and must be addressed immediately,” said Brenda. “IDD Therapy requires constant communication between the patient and staff. We utilize feedback, the doctors’ expertise, and all available resources to make therapy successful.”

After-treatment success has been validated by the exit interviews of SDO patients, in which they are asked to rate their overall experience. Nearly every patient said that concern for privacy was outstanding, appointments were easy to make, staff was very courteous, and the doctors were attentive, concerned, and friendly.

The majority of patients would suggest spinal decompression to others. “I have and will continue to recommend spinal decompression to anyone who has back problems. I am so glad this was one of the choices I had. And the atmosphere was very comforting,” said Rhonda Pyles of Claremore. Beverly Livingston of Claremore agreed: “Everyone was so nice and a blessing.”

Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma is associated with Claremore Health Associates, Inc., a board-certified medical family practice established in Claremore in 1979. For more information about spinal decompression, call (918) 341-1250, or go online to www.sdoback.com.

For more information, contact

Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma

1408 N. Florence
Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-1250


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About Author Sheryl Sowell

Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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