Dr. Matthew Pyhala and Kelly Rholl demonstrate the new SpineMed Therapy apparatus at the Soldotna Advanced Care Chiropractic Clinic.
According to statistics 80% of Americans will experience neck or back pain in their lifetime. Here in Alaska Dr. Matthew Pyhala of the Alaska Advanced Care Chiropractic Clinic in Soldotna says that serious disc degeneration is a common problem, “On top of the general sprain and strain injuries we see a lot of herniated discs and disc degeneration due to industrial and construction accidents as well as commercial fishing injuries and by far these disc injuries are the most debilitating,” said Pyhala.
After doing some research Dr. Pyhala recently purchased a new non-invasive devise for patients afflicted with serious back injury known as SpineMed Therapy, “Through my years here on the Peninsula I had become frustrated with some of the more difficult injuries that after a certain point became non-responsive leaving the only options for pain relief more invasive procedures such as surgery which had to be performed in Anchorage,” Pyhala told the Dispatch. Pyhala’s research showed that highly advanced decompression therapy was proving to have a vastly improved success rate in back and neck pain treatment without surgery, drugs, incisions, or injections and with without causing pain to the patient. “I looked at all the decompression alternatives, devices and styles and decided on the latest model from the SpineMed Company which is proving to be highly effective and is different from other decompression tables and more comfortable for the patient. The SpineMed table uses clinically proven principles to non-surgically decompress the spine and reduce the pressure inside the discs. Decompression or reduction of pressure inside the discs facilitates the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc and results in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, providing the welcome relief of nerve pressure. SpinMed Spinal Disc Decompression therapy is designed to facilitate the natural healing of the discs. The treatment is so comfortable that most patients fall asleep during the therapy session,” said Pyhala.
Dr. Pyhala says that his table is unique to the Kenai Peninsula and only requires 25% rather than the customary 50% of body weight to accomplish the necessary decompression results. He says his first batch of patients that were considering more invasive procedures to relieve their back pain have already tried the table with very positive results, “We’ve already had people that have not been able to work for several years due to a back injury and severe sciatic pain that have returned to work and their normal activities and the therapy has definitely effected their whole life,” said Pyhala.
The Alaska Advanced Care Chiropractic Clinic is located in Soldotna on the Sterling Highway across from Baileys Furniture in the same strip mall as JoAnn Fabrics. For an appointment you may call 262-6050 and to learn more about decompression therapy go to www.spinemedtherapy.com.
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