Degenerative Disc Disease – Great Facts and Treatments


Degenerative Disc Disease – Great Facts and Treatments

Degenerative disc disease is one of the top five most common causes of low back pain and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood diagnosis.

For a patient who is new to , common questions often include:

  • If I have pain from degenerative disc disease in my thirties, how much worse will it become with age?
  • Will the degenerative disc disease become a crippling condition? Will I end up in a wheelchair?
  • Should I restrict my activities? Can I still play sports?
  • Will the disease spread to other parts of the spine?
  • Will the degenerated disc(s) cause any permanent damage?
  • What can I do to reduce the symptoms from a degenerated disc?
  • Is surgery inevitable?

The most common symptom of Degenerative disc disease is pain and possibly radiating weakness or numbness stemming from a degenerated disc in the spine. While this may sound simple, many patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease are left wondering exactly what this diagnosis means for them.

What you should know!


Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones also known as vertebrae, that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back lumbar region and the neck cervical region.

  • The changes in the discs can result in back or neck pain and/or:
  • Osteoarthritis, the breakdown of the tissue cartilage that protects and cushions joints.
  • Herniated disc, an abnormal bulge or a breaking open of a spinal disc.
  • Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal, the open space in the spine that holds the spinal cord.

These conditions may put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to pain and possibly affecting nerve function.

What causes degenerative disc disease?

As we age our spinal discs break down or degenerate which may result in degenerative disc disease.

These age-related changes include:

  • The loss of fluid in your discs. This reduces the ability of the discs to act as shock absorbers and makes them less flexible. Loss of fluid also makes the disc thinner and narrows the distance between the vertebrae.
  • Tiny tears or cracks in the outer layer annulus or capsule of the disc. The jellylike material inside the disc nucleus may be forced out through the tears or cracks in the capsule, which causes the disc to bulge, break open rupture, or break into fragments.

These changes are more likely to occur in people who smoke cigarettes and do heavy physical work such as repeated heavy lifting. People who are obese are also more likely to have symptoms of degenerative disc disease.

A sudden acute injury leading to a herniated disc such as a fall may also begin the degeneration process. As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable. The body reacts to this by constructing bony growths called bone spurs osteophytes. Bone spurs put pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord, resulting in pain and affecting the nerve function.

The Right Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

Usually the goals of treatment for degenerative disc diseases are to rest and immobilize the area affected. This is done to give the soft tissues sufficient time to heal, as well as to decrease the inflammation in the supporting tissues and the affected nerve roots. Degenerative disc disease can be successfully treated with conservative, meaning non-surgical care consisting of medication to control inflammation and pain, steroid medications delivered either orally or through an epidural injections and physical therapy and exercise. Surgery is only considered when patients have not achieved relief over six months of nonsurgical care and are significantly constrained in performing everyday activities.

What you should know is the right DDD treatment is essential to relieving the pain of degenerative disc disease and is part of almost every treatment program for degenerative disc disease. Our degenerative disc disease treatment (Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems) has several great components like – Hamstring stretching, since tightness in the hamstring muscles down the back of the thigh can increase the stress on the back and make the pain caused by a degenerative disc worse. Hamstring stretching is always recommended to help relieve the pain and pressure. Back strengthening, where patients are taught to find their ‘natural spine,’ the position in which they feel most comfortable, and to maintain that position. Low-impact aerobic conditioning (such as walking, swimming, biking) to ensure adequate flow of nutrients and blood to spine structures, and relieve pressure on the discs. While it is common for patients to want to rest when the pain flares up, it is usually not advisable to rest for more than a day or two. I know it can be extremely uncomfortable to be active when dealing with this disease but I assure you it’ll get better with time. Stay active and keep great posture and I recommend Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems to strengthen, condition and relieve pressure on the discs and nerves that causes your DDD to flare up!

Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain



Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain

As many as 40% of people will get Sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life. The most common symptom from Sciatica is pain. Most people describe a deep, severe pain that starts low on one side of the back and then shoots down the buttock and the leg with certain movements. Sciatica can also cause hip pain. The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing. In most people, the pain gets worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or a hard bowel movement. Bending backward can also make the pain worse. You may also notice a weakness in your leg or foot, along with the pain. The weakness may become so bad you can’t move your foot.

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the Sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. This nerve comes from either side of the lower spine and travels through the pelvis and buttocks. Then the nerve passes along the back of each upper leg before it divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet. Anything that puts pressure on or irritates this nerve can cause pain that shoots down the back of one buttock or thigh. The sensation of pain can vary widely. Sciatica may feel like a mild ache; a sharp, burning sensation; or extreme discomfort. Sciatica can also cause feelings of numbness, weakness, and tingling. Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Other Common symptoms of Sciatica include:

  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the Sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from Sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the Sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, and has the potential to get worse.

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.

Other common causes of Sciatica include:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)
  • Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • and even Pregnancy

Other things that may make your back pain worse include being overweight, not exercising regularly, wearing high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft, yeah you heard that right, a mattress that is too soft can cause your back to hurt!

Treatment for Sciatic pain ranges from hot and cold packs and medications to exercises and complementary and alternative remedies. While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise is usually better for relieving Sciatic pain than bed rest. Patients may rest for a day or two after their Sciatic pain flares up, but after that time period, inactivity will usually make the pain worse. Without exercise and movement, the back muscles and spinal structures become deconditioned and less able to support the back.

The deconditioning and weakening can lead to back injury and strain, which causes additional pain. In addition, active exercise is also important for the health of the spinal discs. Movement helps exchange nutrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy and prevent pressure on the Sciatic nerve. Caring for Sciatica should be considered part of one’s daily living, not just something to add to the routine at the end of the day. In addition to an exercise routine, patients with Sciatica should minimize everyday stress on the lower back, including using appropriate ergonomics while lifting, maintaining good posture, making sure the lower back is supported while sitting, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.

We Recommend Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems, which is one of the best treatments for helping and relieving Sciatica. Which is a specific, controlled, progressive exercise program and back treatment that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatic pain. The specific Sciatica exercises serve two main purposes:

  • Reduces the sciatic pain in the near term
  • Provides conditioning to help prevent future recurrences of the pain

If your dealing with Sciatica and have tried countless of exercises, home remedies, medications and treatments, and nothing seems to help. Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is the one system that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatica and back pain. It’ll strengthen the abdominal and back muscles in order to provide more support for the back. Stretching exercises for Sciatica target muscles that cause pain when they are tight and inflexible. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, they can recover more quickly from a flare up of Sciatica and are less likely to experience future episodes of pain. Learn More about Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems!

Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!


Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!

Back pain is a common health issue today that affects at least eight out of 10 people. It’s a prevalent problem among Americans. In fact, statistics from the American Chiropractic Association reveal that at least 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.

The ACA report also says that:

  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office (next to upper-respiratory infections).
  • As many as 75 to 85 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. In most cases, this pain is mechanical in nature – it is NOT caused by a serious medical condition, such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.

Chronic back pain has become such a debilitating problem – and it’s costly, too. According to the ACA, Americans spend at least 50 billion dollars each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs! I cannot stress enough that preventing or treating disease is possible without the intervention of medications. The same is true for back pain. You only need to address the root cause of the problem by changing your lifestyle and the way you eat and move. 

Conventional health care practitioners are quick to prescribe medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and even opioids for chronic pain. But even if these medications can provide immediate back pain relief, their effect is only temporary – the pain will come back sooner or later and in some cases will cause hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain!

What’s more, medications touted to provide back pain relief are saddled with severe side effects. For example, NSAIDs, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market, not only put you at a two- to four-fold higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, but may also cause:

  • Severe gastrointestinal problems, like digestive tract bleeding
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney problems

Be mindful that these life-threatening side effects of painkillers are not restricted to prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, but may also come from over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil, and Motrin. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin, which are also commonly prescribed for back pain relief, also have a highly addictive nature. In fact, opioids are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs today, and are a leading contributor to the increasing rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. This is why back pain is now one of the primary reasons why so many American adults get addicted to painkillers.

The bottom line is that painkillers always come with risks. Unfortunately, if you consult your conventional physician about your chronic back pain, he will often prescribe a long-term treatment plan that may include anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication or even anti-seizure drugs – a poisonous chemical cocktail that will put your health at severe risk!

If you are already suffering from chronic back pain or pain of any kind, you should understand that there are many safe and effective alternatives than prescription and over-the-counter painkillers, though they may require some patience. As a chiropractor I can assure you one of the best tactics to help treat back pain is to see a qualified chiropractor. Chiropractor Physiology puts great emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and does not rely on “Band-Aids” like drugs and surgery. 

The problem is that a lot of people ignore chiropractic care, thinking that it’s just “pushing bones into place.” However, there’s a whole lot more to chiropractic care. In fact, one of the basic foundations of this health system is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate healing intelligence or ‘life force’ that guides and directs your body’s healing process. Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate healthcare training, which lasts between four to six years. These health experts have comprehensive training in musculoskeletal management.

Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for low-back pain treatment. What’s more, researchers have also found that chiropractic adjustments may affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Chiropractic care can affect the basic physiological processes that profoundly influence oxidative stress, immune function and DNA repair. This means that aside from addressing any immediate spinal misalignment that might cause back pain, chiropractic care can also help address, prevent and treat deeper dysfunctions in your body. If you live in Richmond, Virginia or outside the area. I recommend taking a trip to Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions. For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available. Dr. Hurst has developed his own treatment protocol, Laser Vibe Therapy.  Through the use of Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, Whole Body Vibration Therapy, and a specific stretching and exercise protocol that he developed for his patients.

Dr. Hurst is seeing results with his patients that are typically unheard of. Many of his patients are those who have been referred back and forth over the years from doctor to doctor without getting any real relief.  Even with the odds stacked against him… Dr. Hurst is still getting over a 90% success rate with patients getting relief in just the first visit! You can also purchase his amazing Doctors Pain Relief Systems which is all Natural and Effective! It has exercises that helps strengthen the muscles of your spine. Exercises that are simple but powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture and address the root cause of lower back pain, which is related to weakness and imbalance among your posterior chain of muscles that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting. It focuses on your core – the part of your body connected to your pelvis, whether above or below it. These include your hamstrings, gluts, and adductor muscles. It teaches all these muscles to work together through integrated chains of movement, which is how you’re structurally designed to move. Every exercise included lengthens the front of your body, which is over-tightened, and strengthens the back of your body, helping you stand tall and move with grace and flexibility.

This is your opportunity to final find a solution for your back pain. End your journey today with Dr. Hurst and his caring staff. No more medications, no more physical therapy and no more monthly payments and thousands of dollars down the drain. Find out why Doctor’s Back Pain System is different from all back treatments on the market.

11 Ways To Avoid Back Pain


11 Ways To Avoid Back Pain

If you’ve been dealing with a sore back, you’re not alone. Four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their life, making it the fifth most common reason for visiting the doctor. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental injury. It can stem from a disease or medical condition, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord runs). Many people develop back pain in part because they’re overweight or sedentary.

The good news is that most lower back pain usually gets better within a few days or weeks, and surgery is rarely necessary. What’s more, simple self-help strategies such as these can be surprisingly effective at preventing back pain and keeping it from returning:

1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, you may think the best way to get relief is to limit exercise and to rest. A day or two of rest may help, but more than that may not help the pain. Experts now know that regular physical activity can help ease inflammation and muscle tension.

2. Watch your weight. Extra pounds, especially in your midsection, can make back pain worse by shifting your center of gravity and putting strain on your lower back. Staying within 10 pounds of your ideal weight may help control back pain. Here’s help to get started on weight loss.

3.Sleeping position. If you’re prone to back pain, talk with your doctor about the best sleeping position. Sleeping on your side with your knees pulled up slightly toward your chest is sometimes suggested. Prefer to sleep on your back? Put one pillow under your knees and another under your lower back. Sleeping on your stomach can be especially hard on your back. If you can’t sleep any other way, place a pillow under your hips. 

4. If you smoke, stop. Smoking restricts the flow of nutrient-containing blood to spinal discs, so smokers are especially vulnerable to back pain. 

5. Pay attention to your posture. The best chair for preventing back pain is one with a straight back or low-back support. Keep your knees a bit higher than your hips while seated. Prop your feet on a stool if you need to. If you must stand for a prolonged period, keep your head up and your stomach pulled in. If possible, rest one foot on a stool — and switch feet every five to 15 minutes. 

6. Be careful how you lift. Don’t bend over from the waist to lift heavy objects. Bend your knees and squat, pulling in your stomach muscles and holding the object close to your body as you stand up. Don’t twist your body while lifting. If you can, push rather than pull heavy objects. Pushing is easier on the back.

7. Stash the skinny jeans. Clothing so tight that it interferes with bending, sitting, or walking can aggravate back pain.

8. Avoid high heels. They can shift your center of gravity and strain your lower back. Stick to a one-inch heel. If you have to go higher, bring along a pair of low-heeled shoes and slip into them if you become uncomfortable.

9. Lighten your wallet. Sitting on an overstuffed wallet may cause discomfort and back pain. If you’re going to be sitting for a prolonged period — while driving, for example, take your wallet out of your back pocket.  Better yet… keep your wallet in your front pocket from now on!

10. Pick the right handbag or briefcase. Buy a bag or briefcase with a wide, adjustable strap that’s long enough to reach over your head. A messenger bag (like the ones bike messengers wear) is made to wear this way. Having the strap on the opposite shoulder of the bag distributes the weight more evenly and helps keep your shoulders even and your back pain-free. When carrying a heavy bag or case without straps, switch hands frequently to avoid putting all the stress on one side of the body. To lighten the load, periodically purge bags, cases, backpacks, and other carriers of things you don’t need.

11. Forget about back braces. Various back supports are available, from elastic bands to special corsets. They can be helpful after certain kinds of surgery, but there is not much evidence that they help treat chronic back pain. 

If you follow the 11 steps given to you, you’ll be able to avoid a great deal of back pain. Most Back Pain is caused by us, lifting, working ourselves to death, lack of exercise and most important posture.

There are a lot of causes but I guarantee if you make some changes you’ll be able to feel a difference and avoid severe back pain. If your experiencing severe back pain, you’ll be surprised just how much exercise can help.

Check out our Award Winning all natural back pain treatment that responds to your back pain, treats multiple conditions that cause back pain and is unlike any other back treatment on the market.

What Makes Doctor’s Back Pain Systems Different

Live a Pain Free Life – Best Back Pain Treatments


Live a Pain Free Life – Best Back Pain Treatments

A typical response to experiencing back pain is to take it easy – either staying in bed or at least stopping any activity that is at all strenuous. While this approach is understandable and may even be recommended in the short term, when done for more than a day or two it can actually undermine healing. Instead, active forms of back exercises are almost always necessary to rehabilitate the spine and help alleviate back pain.

Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems has active back exercises that distribute nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues in the back to keep the discs, muscles, ligaments, and joints healthy. A regular routine of lower back exercises helps patients avoid stiffness and weakness, minimize recurrences of lower back pain, and reduce the severity and duration of possible future episodes of low back pain.

Our Pain Relief System is effective and comprehensive, even though it targets the back it also works the whole body. The two main back exercises that are always advised to treat back pain are McKenzie exercises and dynamic lumbar stabilization. Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is a balanced workout of back exercises that include a combination of stretching, strengthening, and low-impact aerobic conditioning. We recommend the Doctor’s Back Pain Systems in such cases. This natural back pain treatment will help relieve most of your pain if not all of it in just a few weeks. We understand what it’s like to deal with back pain. It can take a toll on your life and always in the way. The majority of therapies are only designed to help manage your symptoms, but they never help you keep the back pain away for the long term.  So you get some relief… you get excited… but then the relief wears off…  Sound Familiar?

That’s why the Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is designed for you. This system will FINALLY be the only thing you will ever need to be back pain free for good! The reason this is possible is because we’ve taken the 3 most common postural imbalances and created individual plans for each imbalance. So whatever your specific postural imbalance is… you’ll now have an exact Blueprint to follow that’ll help eliminate your back pain, not just temporarily… but possibly forever! Don’t worry… I’ll teach you how to identify which imbalance you have.  Many of our patients have said this is their favorite part of the entire program because they finally know WHY they have been in pain for so long. Understanding this simple key can be very liberating!

Learn why Doctor’s Back Pain Systems is a one of a kind back treatment that is rewriting chronic back pain.


Yoga – Giving You Sciatica Relief!


Yoga – Giving You Sciatica Relief!

Are you dealing with shooting pains or numbness from Sciatica? Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is due to compression and inflammation of the spinal nerves. A sharp pain radiates from the lower back to the leg and foot in a pattern determined by the nerve that is affected. It feels like an electric shock and increases with standing or walking. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating.

Yoga can reduce the pain of Sciatica without meds. BELOW are Five of the best Yoga Poses that can help Sciatica and most common Back Pain! When doing Yoga, be sure to listen to your body. If a pose causes shooting pain, don’t do it. Yoga should never hurt. It can at times be challenging, but yoga should never hurt. The goal is to strengthen the area around the nerve without causing pain in the least invasive way possible. Start with some deep ujjayi breathing. Holding our breath tightens the muscles and if we fear pain, we’re even tighter. In order to allow the muscles around the lower back to soften, start by connecting with your breath this will release the fear that’s associated with the sharp pains of sciatica.

Note: Sciatica pain has the potential to get worse. Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Reminder, while doing Yoga relax and let Yoga do it’s job, releasing all the stress and help with your pain.



1.  Bridge pose.  Sciatica is often caused by tight hip flexors (from sitting too long), which “turn off” the large gluteal muscles.  This is a concept called Reciprocal Inhibition, and it’s one factor that starts a cascade of reactions and compensations leading to the final injury pattern. Restore strength to the gluteus Maximus by doing 3 sets of bridge pose lifts, holding for 5 breaths each.  Too easy?  Alternately lift one foot at a time off the ground while you maintain the lift.  



2.  Runner’s lunge (dropped knee).  Stretch out those pesky hip flexors with this variation of runner’s lunge. Shift your body weight forward, and increase the stretch through the front of your rear thigh by scooping your pelvis under and up (posterior pelvic tilt).Check that your front knee is aligned over your front ankle; if it’s travelled too far forward in order for you to feel that stretch in the rear leg, scoot your rear knee back a few inches and re-do the stretch. Holding a static stretch like this for 30 seconds is long enough to allow for muscle relaxation and restoration of the normal muscle length.
3.  Warrior 3. This pose challenges your balance and increases glute strength on the standing leg. When you raise your right leg, your right hip should stay even with your left (don’t allow it to turn up toward the sky!). Spinning your right foot such that your toes point to the floor can help guide you into the correct alignment. Arms can reach forward, or rest your hands on your hips if the full version is causing your form to collapse.

4.  Pigeon pose (or Figure 4 stretch). Pigeon pose allows for deep relaxation and stretching of the gluteal muscles, specifically the deep external rotators.  NOTE: If you have an entrapment of the sciatic nerve at the piriformis or at one of the lesser recognized external rotators, this stretch may actually aggravate your sciatica, and should be avoided until you’ve visited an Oakland sports chiropractor who specializes in sciatica. Non-surgical treatments such as Active Release Techniques (ART) are performed by specially trained Oakland chiropractors, and can reduce this nerve entrapment. Figure 4 stretch is an alternate version of pigeon that may be performed lying on your back, and which is often less strenuous on the knee joints. With bent knees and soles of feet on mat, cross your right ankle over your left knee. Thread your hands through and grasp the back of your left thigh. Guide that thigh into your chest to deepen the stretch. Dorsiflex both of your ankles to protect your knees!

5.  Frog stretch. Frog movements help restore internal rotation to tight hips. The trick to frog pose is to have adequate padding for your knees, so grab a blanket or an extra yoga mat. From an all-fours position, spread your knees as wide as you can, shins and feet in line with your knees. Lean forward onto your forearms, and then shift your weight forward and back and work into any tight spots you find. Go slowly and gently, and only stretch into the range that feels comfortable and safe.

Chronic Back Pain Treatments For 65 Years And Older

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Chronic Back Pain Treatments For 65 Years And Older

Chronic back pain is a condition that is affecting more and more older men and women. With rising medical cost and more patients being diagnosed with chronic back pain, many are finding it difficult to seek help. One company continues to make a difference in 65 year old patients and older, Integrative Health. If your 65 or older and you live in the state of Virginia, Integrative Health can help.

Dear Chronic Pain Sufferer, There is a very good reason why thousands of former chronic pain sufferers are calling non-surgical Laser-Vibe™ Therapy the “Eighth wonder of the world.” This amazing new medical breakthrough is responsible for “cracking the chronic pain code.” Many previously tried everything and were thought to be hopeless cases. So many people who were told by other doctors that… “We’ve done all we can do for you… you’re just going to have to live with the pain,”… are now PAIN FREE!… You gotta ask yourself… Wouldn’t it be great if “I” was finally PAIN FREE! Keep reading below to see how you can experience for yourself exactly what our Laser-Vibe™ Therapy can do for you. Best of all… YOU ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR FIRST 2 VISITS, INCLUDING TREATEMENT, ABSOLUTELY FREE!…


We Are Not Medicaid Providers

Are you in pain? Is someone you love in pain?  Have you tried everything under the sun to get rid of your pain with little or no success?  Well, keep reading, because you are going to learn about a new treatment protocol that is truly phenomenal!

Hello, my name is Dr. Jason Hurst.  Dr. Kim and I have been helping patients get out of pain for many years now.  When other doctors would simply just try to refer these patients out to someone else… when other doctors said they couldn’t help… we raised our hands and said we will help you.


For years now, our primary focus has been using our state of the art Class IV Lasers, and Spinal Decompression.  Those modalities, along with our specific physical therapy protocol, we have helped thousands of people regain their life again.  Patients often come back in tears of joy because we have finally helped them get rid of their chronic pain.


This treatment continues to be so successful because we don’t just have the lasers in our office and use them on just some of our patients … over 90% of our patients utilize our specific protocol for advanced healing and faster recovery times, because our only focus is on chronic pain cases.

But hold on…

Because it is about to get even better! 

We are constantly researching what the best treatment modalities are, and we have recently added WBV to our arsenal of pain destroying therapies.  The combination of Class IV Laser Therapy and WBV makes it almost unfair how quickly we can help you eliminate your pain…


So what in the world is WBV?

Combining Class IV Laser Therapy with

Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBV)!

LaserVibe TherapyOur Laser-Vibe Therapy protocol helps in many ways.  The lasers deliver deep, soothing, long lasting pain relief to the area being treated, while the WBV platform builds strength and balance like never before.

The results of Class IV Laser therapy are…

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased blood flow to the damaged tissues
  • Faster recovery times
  • Removes non-essential waste from the body

The results of Whole Body Vibration are…

  • Increased tone in postural muscles
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved balance and flexibility
  • Increased strength
  • Improved circulation of blood and lymph fluid
  • Injury prevention
  • Assists in weight loss

More Results in Less Time!

Not only will you finally have a chance to get rid of your pain once and for all… you will also be able to get the equivalent of a 1 hour workout at the gym completed in only 10 minutes!  Without having to over-exert yourself!  So regardless of your pain, your weight, or how out of shape you are… you can finally take back total control of your health without the dangerous side-effects of drugs, meningitis causing injections, or painful surgery!

We Can Help If You Are Suffering From One Or More Of These Conditions… Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Neck Pain, Migraines, Headaches Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Arm, or Leg Pain












2 Free Treatments Just for Calling Our Office!


Make sure to tell our staff that you are calling because you saw our website!

Located in the heart of Midlothian, VA, the leading health professionals at INTEGRATIVE HEALTH are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — Dr. Jason Hurst & Dr. Jackye Kim are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by always staying on the cutting edge of pain relief management.  You can be sure to get the most current and most extensive care available.  Live Pain Free Virginia!

Dr. Jason Hurst & Dr. Jackye Kim

Call to see if you qualify to receive your FIRST 2 TREATMENTS ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Utilizing our Laser-Vibe™  Therapy Protocol. 

*Free visits are for chronic pain conditions only.*  You will receive a consultation, examination, X-Rays if necessary, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, and Whole Body Vibration Therapy. (Services received will be determined by the doctors after your consultation and examination.)

**Free Visits do not apply to Chiropractic Adjustments or Acupuncture.**


We Are Not Medicaid Providers

Call the office for details.  Make sure to ask if you qualify to receive your FIRST 2 TREATMENTS ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Understanding Back Pain – Causes & Treatments


Understanding Back Pain – Causes & Treatments


Lower Back Pain

The lower back is an intricate structure of interconnected and overlapping elements. Tendons and muscles and other soft tissues. Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the lower back down into the legs and feet. Small and complex joints, Spinal discs with their gelatinous inner cores. An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause lower back pain and/or pain that radiates or is referred to other parts of the body. Pain from resultant lower back muscle spasms can be severe, and pain from a number of syndromes can become chronic.

While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly. A simple lower back muscle strain might be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit, while a degenerating disc might cause only mild, intermittent discomfort. Identifying the symptoms, along with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain, is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief.  

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can occur as a result of trauma or sudden injury or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. As an example of the latter cause, in recent years upper back pain has become a familiar complaint from people who work with computers most of the day. Often upper back pain occurs along with neck pain and shoulder pain.

The vast majority of cases of upper back pain are due to one (or both) of the following causes:

  • Muscular irritation (myofascial pain)
  • Joint dysfunction

Muscular Irritation Causing Upper Back Pain

The shoulder girdle attaches by large muscles to the scapula (the shoulder blade) and the back of the thoracic rib cage. These large upper back muscles are prone to developing irritation (myofascial pain) that can be painful and difficult to work out. Often, muscular irritation and upper back pain is due to either de-conditioning (lack of strength) or overuse injuries (such as repetitive motions). Muscle strains, sports injuries, auto accidents, or other injuries can all result in pain from muscular irritation.

Treatment for back pain usually depends upon the patient’s history and the type and severity of  the pain. The vast majority of back pain cases get better within six weeks without surgery, and back pain exercises are almost always part of a treatment plan. Living a healthy lifestyle and applying the right exercises will most certainly relieve your back pain. Doctor’s Back Pain Treatments is designed to relieve lower and upper back pain. It’s helped thousands of our back pain patients. Dr. Jason Hurst is the creator of Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.  He is the owner of Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions.  For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available and also giving them The Best and Rated Top Five Most Effective Pain Relief System, Doctor’s Pain Relief System. Don’t suffer any longer with back pain, we can and will help you get the relief you deserve, so you can go back to enjoying your life the way you should be,, Pain Free.

What Is A Herniated Disc?

What Is A Herniated Disc?

Herniated DiscThere are a number of different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as herniated disc, pinched nerves, and bulging disc, and all terms are used differently by doctors. Many healthcare professionals do not agree on a specific definition of any of these terms, and patients may be frustrated when they hear their diagnosis referred to in different terms. A variety of interchangeable terms (ruptured disc, torn disc, slipped disc, collapsed disc, disc protrusion, disc disease, only add to the confusion. We wish the terminology was more precise and simpler but it’s not. For someone that isn’t advanced in their medical terminology, it could be like reading a foreign language.

Two Causes of Back Pain: Disc Pain And Pinched Nerves

When trying to determine the cause of a patient’s pain, there’s usually (2) types of spinal disc conditions used. Referring to pinched nerves, the spinal disc is not the cause of the pain, rather it’s the nerve that is being pressured. This produces pain that we refer to as nerve root pain or radicular pain. If the pain is described in the lower back, pain that radiates down the back of the leg, this is often called sciatica.

When referring to disc pain, this is when a patient has symptomatic degenerative disc. Due to the mobility of the lower back among other things, we typically see this in the lower back. With this condition, the disc space is the cause and source of the pain, also known as axial pain.

Either of the above two conditions can occur in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. They tend to be most common in the lower back because the lower back bears the most torque and force on a day to day basis.

It should be kept in mind that all the terms – herniated disc, bulging disc, pinched nerves, slipped disc, ruptured disc, etc. – refer to radiographic findings seen on a CT scan or MRI scan. While these test results are important, they are not as meaningful in determining the cause of the pain as the patient’s specific symptoms and the doctor’s physical exam results.

Herniated Disc Treatment

Herniated disc can cause minor pain up to severe pain that can make you feel terrible. The main goal of herniated disc treatment is to relieve the pain of the patient and any other symptoms that may be present. We always want to start out with treatments that are non-surgical and natural if possible. We have to keep the patient’s pain in mind. We recommend the Doctor’s Back Pain Systems in such cases. This natural back pain treatment will help you relieve most of your pain if not all of it in just a few weeks.

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Preventing Future Lower Back Pain

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Preventing Future Lower Back Pain

Is it possible to prevent future lower back pain? An honest answer to this question We is yes and no. Accidents are going to happen and it’s possible to get lower back pain again. Although this is true, a large percentage of back pain can be avoided by taking the measurements below. In order to solve your lower back pain, we have to know what is causing the lower back pain. There’s a variety of different causes of lower back pain. To correctly determine the cause of your back pain, you’ll have to see a doctor. Lower back pain can be caused by herniated disc, bad posture, obesity, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves and many other conditions. If your condition is related to chronic back pain, we can help. I’ll talk about this later. You’re likely here because you have lower back pain can you need relief.

Lower back pain can range from minor pain to severe pain. Everyone reacts to pain differently. In the same sense, everyone reacts to treatment differently also. Today, we’re talking about preventing future back pain. How can you prevent back pain? The best way to prevent future lower back pain is through exercise, stretching and mobility. Now, it shouldn’t be just any type of lower back exercise. It should be specific exercises aimed at increasing the strength and flexibility of your lower back. This is similar to the Doctor’s Back Pain Systems protocol. In our own back pain system, we give you detailed guidelines how to do this.

Prevention and education are two factors of preventing future back pain. I don’t have the percentages but a lot of our clients that invest in our back pain treatment have very demanding jobs. One of our recent back pain patients is a construction worker. For more then a decade, he put hard strain on his lower back and it finally caught up to him. He is now finding relief in treatment but a lot of his back pain could have been avoided by protecting his lower back when he worked. Proper lifting techniques can save you a lot of back pain, time and money. When you lift heavy objects, make sure you hold them close to your chest. When you lift objects off the ground, use your knees. Don’t bend over when your picking up objects, bend your knees. All of these proper lifting techniques would have saved him months of back pain and it can prevent back pain in the future.

Obesity is another leading cause of lower back pain. Your lower back supports the entire weight of your upper body. If you are obese or overweight, this can put a lot of strain on your spine and lower back. If you can take the time to lose weight, you will decrease your lower back pain. I know it’s not easy to lose weight when your obese and in pain. You have to though. Obesity kills and lower back pain doesn’t make it any better. We have several resources to help you lose weight if you need help.

Back pain sufferers, how much do you pay for your lower back pain? This is an honest question. Are you going to physical therapy every few weeks? Are you taking medications for your lower back pain? How much money are you paying to see the doctor? How much is the monthly cost? If you add them all up and they are cheaper then $97.00, you’re getting a great deal. More then likely, it is much higher. Our survey showed that back pain patients were spending an average of $312.33 a month to treat their back pain. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to pay this out every month to find back pain relief.

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