In most cases, non-surgical treatment options are the solution to ending your pain and bringing you back to a full and healthy life. Dr. Herman will guide you through your best options for treatment, and if surgery or another form of care may be needed, he will refer you to the appropriate provider.
Flexion distraction is a technique that is most often utilized for lower back complaints such as disc herniations with or without radiculopathy (pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg). With the patient lying face down on a specially designed table, Dr. Herman applies a gentle force with his hand to the patient’s back while the lower section of the table is slowly moving up and down. Dr. Herman will discuss your condition with you, will educate you on your options, and will determine if this treatment is indicated.