Silvia: Lower back pain affects about 80% of the population and in fact, it's the second most common cause of lost work time.
I'm Silvia Castaneda here with Dr. Gil Kentof and Dr. Wendy Twohey of the Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief.
Dr. Wendy let's start with you. Talk to us about why so many people suffer from back pain.
Dr. Twohey: It can be many things, Silvia. It can be issues from the past, previous falls, automobile accidents. It can be things we do every day. Looking down and texting puts a lot of stress on our neck. Sitting at a computer for long periods of time puts a lot of stress on the low back and speeds up the degenerative process. So we want people to know that there are safe and effective alternatives that don't involve the use of drugs and surgery.
Silvia: So good to know. Then Dr. Gil, how do you treat chronic neck and back pain here at, at your office?
Dr. Gil: We're standing here near the spinal decompression machine and this technology is very advanced. It takes these joints that are compressed and degenerated and begins to gently separate them allowing fluids and nutrients the opportunity to re-enter the disc.
Dr. Gil: This treatment is excellent for those suffering from degenerative, bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, which is pain down the leg, and chronic neck pain, without drugs, without surgery. People often take a nap during the treatment process.
Silvia: Dr. Gil, talk to us about a special offer you have for our viewers.
Dr. Gil: That's right. The first 25 callers right now will receive an examination, x-rays, an explanation of findings and their first treatment all for $39. The number to call is 615-752-4445 and remember don't take a pill, call Dr. Gil.
Silvia: Again, be one of the first 25 callers to 615-752-4445 and receive an examination, x-rays, a complete explanation of findings and your first treatment for only 39-dollars. Call and make your appointment now.
Today's Take 2 segment was sponsored by the Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck and Chronic Pain Relief.
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