Healed of Severe Lumbar Disc Extrusion and Sciatica

posted Jul 12, 2013, 5:57 PM by Bruce Bell

Laura Saldana Healed of Severe Lumbar Disc Extrusion and Sciatica

Before DRX: I experienced terrible pain on my low back, buttock and all the way down my right leg. For months I was only able to sleep and lay down 3-4 hours each night.  I could not sit for long periods of time. I could walk, but slowly. I had a hard time because I couldn’t do much at home.  I could not put my socks and shoes on.  I had a herniated disk for years.  I learned to live with the problem and the pain in my low back.  My orthopaedic doctor recommended surgery, but I did not want to have surgery.  In February 2008 I ruptured the Disk by coughing.  It was the worst day of my life.  I felt pain from my shoulders all the way down to my toes.  I was taken to ER and they did not find the problem.  They only gave me Morphine.  I wasn’t able to move or walk for days.  When I saw my orthopaedic doctor after a week, he thought I only had a flare-up.  The pain got worse and worse with time, but all he did for me was give me medication and kept me off work for months. I knew I needed to do something about it, either have the surgery or find another alternative. Thank God in June I found Dr. Bell.  He ordered the MRI and told me I had a ruptured disk and that I was a candidate for his treatment.  That same day I decided to start the spinal decompression  knowing that the DRX was a non-invasive treatment and that my pain was worse each day. I said, “I have nothing to lose”, and had the confidence that God had sent me to Dr. Bell’s office.

During DRX:  I had my ups and downs during the treatment, but was never worse than before the DRX.  It took several visits before I felt improvement. One thing everybody needs to know is that the treatment is not painful at all.  You will be sore, but it’s normal due to the spinal decompression.  I had a lot of hope in Dr. Bell and his treatment, and he didn’t let me down. He gave me more visits than what I paid for because he wants his patients to get better and because he really loves to help people. Dr. Bell and his staff did more for me than what I expected.  I don’t have words to tell you how much I appreciate all they did for me. I love them and God Bless their family and their business.

After DRX: I feel great!  Now I don’t have pain in my low back, buttock or down the leg. I have no numbness, no tingling. I sleep my 8 hours a day, not 3 or 4 hours like before. Now I can put my socks and shoes on. I feel I have my life back.  PLEASE TRY THE DRX BEFORE SURGERY! Dr. Bell will do whatever it takes to help you get better because he cares about you.

Laura Saldana: Administrative Assistant, El Cajon, CA