Those programs focused on one thing, your pain, but didn’t focus on what was causing the pain and the proper treatment to alleviate the pain from recurring. The DBC Active Spine Care® program that you will use, has treated over 150,000 patients worldwide that were just like you, and has published scientific research showing that 85%-90% of those people had successful long-term outcomes. This program, unlike the others you have been to, will provide functional restoration to the stabilizing structures of your spine and not only relieve the pain, but provide strength and more importantly endurance to the stabilizing structures in your spine that have deteriorated over time. Maintaining this will be a priority for you as your grow older.
Science shows that the spine is in constant loading and movement 24 hrs a day, even while you are sleeping. During the actual treatment the soft tissues of the spine; muscle, ligament, tendon, etc. don’t become stronger and more productive, the treatment itself breaks down these tissues. It's the recovery period, which is usually several days between treatments and the biochemical processes responsible for soft tissue repair, and synthesis that actually makes the treatment beneficial.
DBC has done the research looking at the physiological gains and risks associated with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days of treatment in succession in the DBC Active Spine Care® program. 2-3 days per week provided the same gains as 3, 4, and 5 days per week, but the risk of injury was 10 times greater at 3, 4, and 5 days per week. So a combination of improvement in the program with little to no risk is why you only come 2 days per week.
Yes: Chronic Lower Back Pain or Acute back pain quickly triggers spasm reactions and reflex inhibition (reflexes are compromised) of the paraspinal muscles. This is not always restored to normal after pain recedes. If tissue damage becomes prolonged, widespread deficits in motor control develop. This may lead to a continuous chronic pain cycle, disability and psychosocial disorders. Addressing the stabilizing structures of the spine early and then in a continued program has been shown to prevent recurrences in 85%-90% of the cases.
Without proper recovery after treatment in W.A.R, the benefits will begin to stagnate. What gains have been made through the superior treatment methodology at W.A.R can quickly be diminished by other exercise programs or treatments that load the spine. The DBC Active Spine Care® program protocol highly recommends some form of aerobic activity such as walking (properly) during the off days of treatment. We highly recommend that you only follow the prescribed stretches and aerobics directed by our certified clinicians.
DBC has treated more than 170,000 patients worldwide since its inception. Those patients are from all conditions of the spine. The outcomes have been in the 85%-90% range in all of these cases. We expect that your condition and outcome will be no different than what has been seen before and this protocol along with is technology and documented care results are what are used by the certified clinicians at each What A Relief Clinic.
The protocol and goal of the DBC Active Spine Care® program is to reduce your pain while restoring function to the spine so that you can return to your normal activities. There will be some initial sessions where your tissues are changing and soreness may seem like pain. We want you to understand that there is a big difference between pain and soreness.
Pain is indicative of tissues and structures in your spine not working in sequence together and probably coming in contact with a nerve(s). Soreness is caused by the tearing down and rebuilding of soft tissue as the DBC Active Spine Care® program works to return the proper sequencing of these structures to normalcy. You will experience some soreness and that is why we have you do specific stretches each day to help ease this soreness. As you progress in the program, the soreness will initially dissipate and then as more load and motion are increased, slight soreness will come and go. Soreness is indicative of positive change in the stabilizing structures of your spine.
First, understand that your spine is not severely damaged.
Secondly, we have explained the DBC Active Spine Care® program and the positive results if you are consistent in your sessions; follow the directions both in the program and away from the program given by the certified clinician.
Lastly, the scientific research shows that recurrences of LBP are usually due to lack of endurance in the paraspinal muscles. DBC has documented that those individuals that continued participating in the program had statistically significant fewer recurrences of LBP compared to those that stopped participating. So you need to continue to have some sessions regularey as a part of a "Pain Free Lifestyle".
The machines you see in the WAR Clinics are the DBC Active Spine Care® DAVID's and are are actually FDA Classed (FDA #K952163). Similar looking equipment idoesnot provide the isolation and stabilization required to functionally restore the stabilizing structures of the spine to normalcy. Along with these devices, is a copyrighted and scientifically published protocol that has proven over the years to provide superior outcomes compared to conventional treatment and exercise machine models.
In the beginning it will take longer, while you are learning the correct set up of the devices, the correct motion and rhythm of movement, maybe 35-45 minutes. Once you are use to the set up and how you are to move in the devices correctly, then a complete session should only take about 25-30 minutes.
As long as the patient does not have radicular symptoms almost all low back pain patients are indicated. Patients with a history of LBP, those that have failed in other treatments, sub-acute (have had an acute episode last 3 months or longer), chronic and recurrent or persistent LBP and post-operative patients.
Contraindications include; spinal cord compression, cauda equine syndrome, fresh fracture, severe osteoporosis, sever instability, major surgery, acute infection, extreme high blood pressure, severe cardiovascular disease, aortic aneurysm, and severe psychosocial issues.
I’ve just completed my 2nd round of 12 sessions on the DBC machines at Texas Back Institute of Plano, and I have to tell you I’m extremely grateful to Dr. Nayan Patel, MD who recommended this treatment to me early this year. These machines are a gift from God and they have quite literally given me my life back! I was scheduled to have a discectomy / laminectomy on April 2, 2013 but I decided to try one last injection. The injection eased my pain enough to allow me to start on the ‘DBC core machines and I haven’t looked back since.
Even after a few sessions I could feel my core muscles growing stronger. And now, I have minimal pain and stiffness when I wake up and I can exercise and even engage in my real passion: Snow skiing!
I think these machines could and should be used as a part of a comprehensive, preventative program by anyone with even a hint of a back problem. I wish they had been around 20 years ago!
Sincerely, D. Becker – Flower Mound TX
I highly recommend DBC America's program. After going through months of back pain and sciatica, I was desperate to find relief. I visited several doctors and tried everything from chiropractic care, homeopathic treatment, and epidural shots, to back surgery.
After my recovery from back surgery, December 16, 2010, (I was told I had an 85% chance of success), I really thought my pain was behind me... after all, I did everything the doctors told me to do.
Then after about a month, the pain came back. Feeling terrified of another surgery, I was desperate. I was recommended to the DBC clinic a month later and set up a consultation.
After meeting with the team at DBC and taking a tour of their facility, I knew we were on the right track.
The treatment began working. I could walk, stand, bend over, kneel... I no longer hurt! I was back!
I know, for me personally, the program has given me the reassurance that something CAN be done about chronic back pain and that I’m not headed back to countless back surgeries.
Thanks to the DBC America Team!
“I got out of bed this morning with no pain for the first time in many years.”
“There shouldn’t be a good physician around that wouldn’t fully support this method after all the research and technology that has been shown and the results it produces.”
“I have been a believer for 13 years and will follow this equipment where ever it goes. I have used it 2-3 times a week, and made it part of my every day routine.
“I was told I needed a lamenectomony, and Ihave been operation free for 5 years...thanks!!!"
“I have my life back"
“After having back pain for most of my adult life, I can actually say I have found a soultion. Its not easy, but it beats not living my life because of back pain"