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Conditions - Pain - Herniated discs


Patrick Massey MD, PhD,  Daryl Massey PT, MPT  ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, Elk Grove Village Il and serving the Chicago area

Most herniated discs have little or nothing to do with simple back pain (pain not radiating below the knee). They are often incidental findings on MRI. Most back and neck surgeries in the US are probably unnecessary.

There are specific symptoms and conditions that make surgery an absolutely necessity but, in most cases, surgery for a herniated disc should not be done until other conservative therapies have been exhausted. Many can find complete and lasting pain relief and still have a herniated disc.

Benefit from back and neck pain may be found with ALT-MED physical therapy (click here), massage (click here), acupuncture (click here) and select vitamins and dietary supplements.

Dr. Massey published research on the effectiveness of the ALT-MED therapy approach for pain associated with herniated discs (click here and here).


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2 different chiropractors and the sports medicine physician with physical therapy did not provide relief from constant back pain. After the sessions with Dr. Massey, there was, as he promised, major improvement and I put away the cane I was using. The program works!

- Joseph Flores
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