What We Treat
Neck & Back Pain Treatment in Murray UT
Dr. Clark specializes in the treatment of spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica with spinal decompression therapy and other proven, surgery-free methods. Learn more about each condition and its symptoms.
Degenerative Disc Disease
WHAT IS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE?
Degenerative Disc Disease is the normal degeneration of your discs as you age.
Degenerative Disc Disease is a term which is used to describe the normal degeneration of your spinal discs as you age. This process includes a loss of fluid and the development of tiny tears or cracks in your discs that can cause pain or weakness.
WHAT IS A HERNIATED OR BULGING DISC?
When your disc is damaged or torn, the nucleus—the soft jelly-like substance inside the disc—can leak out. If it leaks out completely, it’s called a herniated disc. If the layers of the outer material (annulus) are not all completely torn, discs can bulge without herniating. It’s like if you step on a balloon and it doesn’t pop. The balloon bulges out to one side or the other without the rubber breaking.
WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica refers to pain, tingling, or numbness along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the bottom of your spinal cord down the back of the leg.
Sciatica refers to pain, tingling, or numbness along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the bottom of your spinal cord down the back of the leg. This condition commonly occurs when the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve are compressed.
WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS?
Spinal Stenosis is a Narrowing of the Spinal Canal.
There are multiple canals, or openings, that the nerves in your neck and back travel through. The canal in the center that runs from your ribcage up and down is called the Central Canal. This canal is really a long tube created by the hole or canal in the middle of each of the vertebrae. These vertebrae that form your spine are stacked on top of one another. The central canal is where your spinal cord and spinal nerves run.
What causes Spinal Stenosis?
The Parts of the Spine that can be Involved with Spinal Stenosis
What can be done about my stenosis?
Very Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
Because it is difficult to diagnose spinal stenosis, Dr. Clark does not even consider whether his Spinal Stenosis Program is right for you until he has thoroughly studied your condition, done an extensive exam, and spent ample time reviewing your current MRI… as well as any other tests you may have had that will assist us in establishing the best treatment for you to get the very best result.
He does not accept all cases for treatment because some cases would not be amenable to our care. He does not want to waste your time or money! Whether or not you are a good candidate for Dr. Clark’s program is entirely contingent on what your MRI shows.
If he can’t help you, he will tell you upfront and direct you to the best health care practitioner for your situation.
He has successfully treated thousands of spinal stenosis patients and can identify if it will work for you.
Because spinal stenosis can involve poor muscle support, spinal alignment, loss of normal low back curve (bad posture), spinal flexibility, along with the other factors discussed above, an effective treatment program must address each of these problems. Spinal surgery is not the best choice for most spinal stenosis patients.
Our Spinal Stenosis Program is aimed at correcting the actual problem, not just the symptoms. It utilizes non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX 9000 and uses methods designed specifically for spinal stenosis to actually increase the space in the canal and reduce the pinching on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. During this program, you will receive therapies
that relax spasmed muscles and prepare the low back area to receive the other aspects of the treatment.
Spinal Decompression Therapy decreases disc bulges and herniations, promotes disc rehydration, and increases the size of your spinal canal.
Specific exercises, when done correctly, will stabilize the spine, correct posture, tighten spinal ligaments, and expand the spinal canal.
Spinal Alignment with gentle chiropractic care can actually increase the size of the canal when applied correctly and at the appropriate times.
Interferential Therapy promotes healing and regeneration in the nerves that have been damaged or pinched.
Yes, it is difficult to treat, but just ask our patients and they will tell you that our program has given them their life back! We have taken the very best in non-surgical treatment and created this very effective program.
Please, if you believe you have spinal stenosis, don’t give up and settle for a lifetime of epidural shots, surgery, or just living with the pain.