By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009
After receiving treatment from Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma, Virgil Jones no longer suffers from back pain.
Studies have shown that Americans are so plagued with back or neck pain that 85 percent are unable to perform simple, daily activities. Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma has good news. Treatment is now available without surgery, long recovery times or drug therapy.
Intervertebral Disc Decompression Therapy, called IDD® Therapy, is a noninvasive option many people are making to relieve the pains brought on by herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome or spinal stenosis. The Food and Drug Administration has approved IDD® Therapy for rehabilitating and healing damaged spinal structures.
Virgil Jones of Broken Arrow had received chiropractic treatment for years. After being diagnosed with several bulging discs, he was referred to a surgeon. He had received four steroid injections with short-lasting effects. Physical therapy sessions had helped for short periods of time, but the pain always returned. In short, he had never been able to find treatment that afforded him long-lasting relief. He still suffered from chronic back pain. Surgery was presented as an option, but Jones felt he could not afford to be off work for the recommended six-week recovery time.
Hearing something about IDD® Therapy, he began doing some research. Jones came across a Value News article about Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma and the success it had in treating patients with back and neck pain through IDD® Therapy. He gave the company a call and made an appointment to learn more about the treatment process. He wanted to find out if his own problems were treatable.
Prior to calling Spinal Decompression, Jones’ condition had deteriorated to a level where he was unable to climb or descend stairs; he could not bend over or lift anything, including his grandchild; and he was unable to lie down. For over two months, he slept in a recliner, the only way he could find little comfort from the pain.
Three board-certified medical physicians at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma, Dwight Korgan, M.D., Gary Fortner, M.D., and Steven Egleston, M.D., are qualified to counsel patients for IDD® Therapy. This past spring, Dr. Fortner recommended that Jones receive 20 treatments in a six-week period. Five would be administered each week for two weeks, and a rotation of three and two treatments would be given for four additional weeks. Jones says he saw an immediate improvement in his condition.
After 20 treatment sessions, Jones was not completely back to normal; however, Dr. Fortner advised him that the healing process would continue for several months following treatment. And it did. Today, Jones says it is as though he never suffered from chronic back pain. He can do anything he desires. At work, he frequently unloads 70 to 90 cases of groceries each week, and he does it without any pain.
Would Jones recommend IDD® Therapy to others? He answers with an emphatic, “Yes!” He always keeps IDD® Therapy literature on hand and eagerly shares it and his successful recovery story with others. Jones suffered from chronic back pain for years and credits his remarkably successful recovery to Dr. Fortner and IDD® Therapy at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma.
If you suffer from back or neck pain, the time is right to call and find out if you are a candidate for IDD® Therapy. Visit Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma online at www.sdoback.com or call (918) 341-1250 for more information.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.