Thursday Sep 01 2011
Clinic provides non-surgical spinal rehab
By: Paul Apfel Inside Lincoln Correspondent
Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation, Inc. on Lincoln’s Twelve Bridges Drive is one of the newest medical facilities in the city. It features innovative physical therapy designed to reduce or eliminate neck and back pain. According to owner Larry Geis, DC, the clinic is the first physical therapy and decompression clinic in Northern California to provide non-surgical spinal rehabilitation by combining physical therapy, spinal decompression and cold laser therapy. Gies opened the Lincoln clinic eight months ago. Although Gies is a chiropractor, he emphasized that these clinics do not provide traditional chiropractic services. Rather, he emphasized, these are physical therapy clinics designed to relieve or reduce neck and back pain. Clinic physical therapists can also treat other joint and musculoskeletal problems, if needed. Gies said that the use of a new medical device dubbed the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression System makes his clinic unique in the Lincoln area. With more than 20 years experience as a chiropractor treating back pain, Gies said, he became interested in the DRX 9000 system in 2003. He found this new system offered promise to provide pain relief without the harsh side effects of drugs and surgery. And his research suggested there was adequate support for this among orthopedic and family physicians and physical therapists. A review of available literature shows the DRX 9000 spinal decompression system is mentioned as an option for treatment of herniated discs in the neck and lower back and, in some cases, spinal stenosis. According to Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation, Inc., most insurance companies pay for the majority of the treatments and they accept Medicare. For those without insurance plans, the company offers a variety of payment plans. The Lincoln clinic is located at 845 Twelve Bridges Dr., Suite 140 in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center. The phone number is 209-3484.