Disc Centers of America doctors offer Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, which is a conservative approach to disc restoration, maintenance, and support through TDC Therapy, exclusive to Disc Centers of America.
Millions of Americans who have suffered or know someone suffering from back pain now there is a non-surgical, non-invasive solution. Back Pain has reached epidemic proportions. Now to understand how severe this epidemic is consider that Low back pain is the second most common symptom related reason for seeing a physician in the United States, or approximately 19 million physician visits annually. It is estimated that 85% of the US population will experience an episode of LBP in their lifetime.
The cost for the treatment of low back pain is staggering. Back pain is a billion dollar industry. According to Newsweek magazine in an article THE PRICE OF PAIN, by Karen Springer, that in the year 2005 American spent $85.9 billion looking for relief from back and neck pain through surgery doctor’s visits, X-rays, MRI scans and medication, up from $52.1 billion in 1997, according to a study in the Feb 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
She went on to report “Not only are more people seeking treatment for back pain, but the price of treatment per person is also up. In the JAMA study, researchers at the University of Washington and Oregon Health & Science University compared national data from 3,179 adult patients who reported spine problems in 1997 to 3,187 who reported them in 2005—and found that inflation-adjusted annual medical costs increased from $4,695 per person to $6,096.