Conditions

Other Conditions We Treat

Annular Tear

A rupture in the outer layer of your disc causing pain in the arms and legs. Non-surgical spinal decompression can rehydrate and bring vital nutrients to the disc, helping to heal the tear, restore function and get rid of the pain.

Arthritis

Joint inflammation caused either by an autoimmune disease, gout, or general wear and tear, resulting in pain and stiffness. Non-surgical decompression can bring hydration and nutrients to joints, and further therapy can increase your strength and range of motion to reduce inflammation.

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Meaning “horse’s tail,” this is a nerve in the spinal cord which can get trapped as a result of serious disc bulges, disc herniation, or hypertrophied facets causing loss of bowel and bladder control, trouble voiding the bladder, or numbness and tingling in the inner thighs or groin. Go to the hospital immediately, as you likely need surgery to remove the pressure on your nerves.

Degenerative Spine

Also known as Degenerative Disc Disease, this is caused by the breakdown of the spinal discs resulting in back pain which can also affect the neck, hands, and feet. Non-surgical spinal decompression allows for nutrients to pour into the discs, allowing them to heal.

Disc Extrusions

A type of herniation, this means the protruding part of the herniated disc has moved behind the disc itself. Often caused by an accident or trauma, the result can be lower back pain, sciatica, and muscle weakness. Therapy through non-surgical spinal decompression can reduce the pressure on the disc, returning normal function to it. Further therapy can improve mobility, preventing the injury from recurring.

Disc Protrusions

When the disc protrudes out of the disc, this can lead to radiating pain or numbness typically on one side of the body. Protrusions can be caused by an accident or a more sedentary lifestyle which can gradually weaken discs. Non-surgical spinal decompression relaxes pressure on the disc and eliminates the pain associated with it.

Disc Sequestration

Caused by a weakened spine and/or a trauma which results in a piece of the spine breaking off that is now free floating. The severe lower back pain and sciatica can be remedied with non-surgical spinal decompression if the fragment is still attached; otherwise, surgery may be required.

Dizziness & Balance Disorders

Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by neuropathy in the feet, vision problems, middle ear issues, or other maladies. A complete neurological exam can help identify the root of your balance problems and develop a means of treating them.

Facet Joints & Facet Syndrome

Facet joint conditions affect the lower back when the disc is unable to function and stress is transferred to the facet joint. Non-surgical spinal decompression can restore movement as well as reduce pressure on the facet joints. Class iv laser therapy can also be used to help circulate the blood to promote healing. This is followed up with specific exercises to strengthen your spine.

Failed Back Surgery

This refers to patients whose condition was not alleviated or aggravated by spinal surgeries such as laminectomies, spinal fusion, or discectomies. Non-surgical options need to be exhausted before going under the knife, as many surgeries fail to eliminate pain caused by disc issues.

Foot Pain

Pain in your foot can come about through a variety of causes such as gout or improper standing and walking. Pain can register as burning, numbness, tingling, stabbing pain, or difficulty bending the toes. Treatment can include fitting for the right kind of orthotic, class iv laser therapy, exercise, and vibration therapy.

Foraminal Stenosis / Neuroforaminal Stenosis / Foraminal Narrowing

A narrowing of the opening on the side of vertebrae at the point where the nerve root exits, causing lower back or neck pain and can affect feeling in the arms and legs as well. As with most spine and disc conditions, treatment with non-surgical spinal decompression can reduce pressure on the disc and any pinched nerves.

Headaches

These can manifest in different ways and be caused by numerous factors such as stress, TMJ, vision issues, etc. While some headaches are so severe they require hospitalization, the average headache can be examined and treated after a neurological exam.

Herniated Nucleus Pulposis (HNP)

Any type of disc herniation an associated pain, whether neck pain, sciatica, leg or arm pain, numbness, etc. Non-surgical spinal decompression can alleviate the symptoms by lowering the pressure on the disc which reduces the size of the herniation.

Hip Pain

Degeneration of the hip bone or cartilage is usually to blame for hip pain, stemming from exercise to congentive conditions. Hip pain can make even walking excruciating. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain; though while many opt for hip replacement surgery, a thorough chiropractic analysis should be performed beforehand.

Knee & Joint Pain

Whether damaged cartilage or torn ligament is to blame, knee pain makes it difficult to get around. A functional and neurological assessment can identify the cause of your knee pain and begin relieving it.

Lumbar Myelopathy & Cervical Myelopathy

Caused by compression of the spinal cord resulting from disc herniation, hypertrophied facets, or bone spurs. This leads to leg weakness and poor coordination. Non-surgical spinal decompression is an alternative or going under the knife unless your condition is too advanced or your issues stem from bone spurs.

Muscle Weakness

Our muscles weaken with disuse and inactivity, or from neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and ALS, among other causes. A neurological evaluation can pinpoint the reason for your muscle weakness and find treatment options to improve mobility.

Neuritis

A type of nerve inflammation, neuritis is caused by an infection, trauma, compression, or an autoimmune diseases resulting in different ailments depending on the affected nerve. A neurological exam can determine the course of action, including strengthening your autoimmune system.

Numbness & Tingling in the Arms and Legs

This can result from a vascular or neurological condition or both, in the case of diabetes. It can also be caused by a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or lower back, in which case spinal decompression can bring relief by reducing the pressure on the disc, allowing it to shrink.

Pinched Nerve

When a nerve exiting the spine is being squeezed, it can cause shooting or burning pain, numbness, or tingling. Spinal decompression can eliminate the pressure on the nerve which can alleviate the pain.

Piriformis Syndrome

Caused by compression to the sciatic nerve and resulting in pain or numbness on the infected side of the body. Pain caused by the piriformis muscle can be helped by our class iv laser to bring down inflammation followed by Active Therapeutic Movement to restore mobility.

Prolapsed Disc

A prolapsed or ruptured disc can lead to severe pain in the extremities, as with any type of disc herniation, and is often caused by a fall or other form of trauma. Non-surgical spinal decompression can bring relief by reducing the pressure on the pinched nerve(s).

Radiculopathy

Nerve roots that are compressed or get infected can result in radiating pain in the arms or legs caused by ruptured or herniated discs or spinal stenosis. With non-surgical spinal decompression, pressure on the nerves is relaxed and proper disc function is restored.

Retrolisthesis

Aching lower back pain can mean vertebrae slippage onto the vertebra under it, caused by disc degeneration or bulging. This is treatable with non-surgical spinal decompression performed in a position that works to relieve retrolisthesis.

Shoulder Pain

Causes can be anything from pinched nerves in the neck to disc issues to rotator cuff injuries. You need to be properly evaluated regarding what might be causing your shoulder pain, but there are non-invasive procedures which can help relieve the pain.

Spondylolisthesis

When one vertebra slips over another, the cause is typically either related to a congenital or birth defect or disc degeneration, leaving a person with aching lower back pain. Surgery may not be necessary in all cases, and spinal decompression, class iv laser, and functional neurological orthopedic rehabilitation can help reduce the pain.

Spondylolysis

A defect in the bone connecting vertebrae, Spondylolysis may be causing you no pain at all, but may instead leave you vulnerable to a spondylolisthesis.

Torn Disc

Or annular tear, any tear in the disc can lead to pain in the upper back, arms, or legs. Surgery will not help with such an issue, but after a thorough neurological exam, we can determine the cause of the tear and alleviate the pain without resorting to surgery.

Wrist Pain & Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

As the median nerve in your wrist becomes trapped, pain in the hands is common and can even radiate up the arm and include tingling in the finger tips. Depending on the source of the wrist pain, there are several non-surgical neurological procedures available to reduce the pain including joint manipulation to class iv laser treatments.

Integrated Physicians Medical Group
Jeffrey James DC DACNB

Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

2001 S. Barrington Avenue,
Suite 103,Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone. 310-575-5575

Fax. 310-575-5570

Hours

Mon-Fri | 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Sat-Sun | CLOSED