I am a 68 year old financial advisor and have suffered from chronic back pain for many, many years. I had taken more medication than I care to think about, visited many chiropractors and orthopedic doctors over the years and never got any permanent satisfaction. In May 2008, I was introduced to Non-Surgical Decompression, which I found intriguing. After doing a bit of research, I decided to give it a try, after all, there would be no "cuts" and what did I have to lose besides the cost of the treatments...and what if they really worked? Well, after 6 months of treatments, I am free of discomfort in my back and I am back playing golf and doing other things which I find enjoyable. Now I don't even think about my back pain. I can exercise without pain. I was skeptical at first and a bit hesitant to write the check upfront for treatment, but again, what do I have to gain if it does work...well, it worked for me. It can possibly work for you if you give it a chance. - Roger M. Pleasanton, CA - Senior Financial Advisor
I injured my back a few years ago. I went to the doctor only once and she gave me Vicodin and told me to take it easy. The pain never went away and I just lived with it. I hate going to the doctor's so I didn't go back there either. As the years went by, the pain got so bad in my lower back that just trying to get dressed and putting on my shoes was a painful chore. I hike and travel a lot so after these activities it would be really bad and take days to recuperate. After going through spinal decompression for several months, my back is much better. I can get dressed, tie my shoes, and walk without noticeable pain. I'm really glad I did this.
- Donna A. Newark, CA
I am forty-nine years old and have suffered from chronic back pain since I was 25. I also had mid-back pain so bad that it felt like I had a knife stuck in it. One day I saw a spinal decompression commercial on television and thought I'd look into it. I was very skeptical because I had been through so many other treatments including; medications, physical therapy, Chiropractic and acupuncture. After Dr. Vernon explained how spinal decompression works, it made more sense to me than the other therapies. I started my treatments in January 2008, and after the first visit was able to sleep through the night for the first time in ten years. After a few more treatments my low back started feeling better. After three months of treatment and continued stretching and exercising prescribed by Dr. Vernon, I was pain free. It's a year later, January 2009, and I'm still pain free. I would highly recommend spinal decompression to anyone suffering from chronic back or neck pain. Dr. Vernon and staff are the best back treatments I have ever had. Thank you! - Mark K. Livermore, CA
I'm a 75 year old retired Heavy Duty Truck driver. I worked for Alameda County Public Works for almost 41 years. I hurt my back on the job in 1982 and was in severe pain. I went through six months of treatment including; physical therapy, pain medication, epidurals, traction, wore a back brace, but nothing seemed to help and I have dealt with back pain off and on for many years. I thought about surgery and was glad I listened to my family and friends who've had back surgery and advised against it. In June 2009, my wife and I were in a terrible car accident and both suffered with severe neck and lower back pain because of it. Our primary doctor prescribed us pain medication which we refuse to take. My wife picked up a flyer for the Non-Surgical Spine Care Center. After reading the information I decided to give his office a call and went in for a consultation. After my consultation, I determined that his treatment would definitely work for me. Dr. Vernon's program has been a blessing and his staffs are very friendly and accommodating. I strongly recommend anyone who is in pain to try the Non-Surgical Spine Care Center, it has truly helped me. Thank you Dr. Vernon and your staff! - Veldon R. Livermore, Ca
My name is Luis, I'm a 58 years old retired United Post Office worker that now lives in Carolina, Puerto Rico. I've had pain for about 25 years due to spinal degeneration, herniated disks and pinch nerves. My low back and leg pain got to a point to where I could hardly walk, sleep, bend or do anything without pain. As requested by medical doctor I had injections and took medications which did not help. My doctor then suggested surgery. After speaking with my daughter who lives in Pleasant Hill, she told me "daddy you must come to California and get this treatment". She told me about Dr. Vernon and non-surgical spinal decompression. I came to California for an evaluation and treatment and now can walk without pain and feel much lighter. I came to California to avoid back surgery and did. I'm glad I came to Dr. Vernon's Spine Care Clinic who all treated me well and I thank all of his staff who took care of me. - Luis S. Carolina, Puerto Rico
I'm the director of a local hair salon and have to stand the majority of the time. I have been treated periodically by various chiropractors since elementary school. My last bout with lower back pain was the worst and the longest period I have ever had of being in severe pain and extremely limited in my day to day functions. I was unable stand without severe pain. This was the first time I was actually not sure I was going to get better. However after 20 sessions of spinal decompression at Non-Surgical Spine Care Center I am back to virtually no limitations. I can stand all day with minimal soreness or stiffness. I am not 100% pain free however what in life is. I am very satisfied with my results. Life is good. - Michael B. Danville, CA
My name is Marian and I am 88 years old. I have had neck pain for 9 years and tried chiropractors and over the counter medicine to sleep for the past 3 years and nothing had worked for me. When I first learned about the Non Surgical Spinal Decompression at the Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival, I told my husband, "maybe this is something I should look into". A few days later I received a telephone call inviting me to a consultation visit at Dr. Vernon's office. I was very skeptical at first but after a few visits I began to experience a change in my sleeping habits. I no longer needed Tylenol to sleep at night. At first I had some pain with the treatments now I have none. In fact I find myself falling asleep during treatments, it's that comfortable. I am now pain free. I highly recommend this program for anyone suffering from back and neck pain. - Marian H. Lafayette, CA
Three years ago I came down with severe back pain and the most excruciating pain down my legs. I was unable to sleep, sit or stand any length of time. Two epidurals, one micro-discectomy surgery, another epidural, physical therapy and numerous visits to the chiropractor along with prescription drugs never gave me the long term relief that I was told I would have. My orthopedic surgeon told me that the only course to take at this time was to have another surgery with implanting plates and screws in my lower back. I came across a brochure entitled "NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION" and decided to give this a go before I was going under the knife for the second time in less than two years. Over the last three months being on this program, my back has never felt so good. I am not experiencing any pain down my legs. I am now able to play golf as much as I want and enjoy my golden retirement years. Thank you, Dr. Vernon, if it wasn't for you I don't know where I would be today. - Don C. Danville, CA
Note: Patient Testimonials are actual patients not actors. The statements made by them are based solely on their personal experiences and views and are not endorsed by Non-Surgical Pain Relief Center. Actual results may vary from patient to patient.
I have suffered with back pain from several injuries for more than 10 years and the pain has really impacted my ability to do the things I like to do. I heard about the Non-Surgical Spine Care Center at the Alameda County Fair in 2008. The representative explained the benefits of the treatment and offered a free evaluation and first treatment session. I have been receiving treatments for about 8 months. The pain has reduced significantly and I am able, once again, to work in the yard and participate in the activities I enjoy. I would definitely recommend that those with chronic back pain get an evaluation to see if this treatment will help them like it has helped me. - Emery W. -San Leandro
Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about this treatment before I started my therapy. I suffered from lower back pain literally every waking moment of the day. Wanting to cure my problem without the use of medicine or surgery, I decided to give this a try. After the two preliminary treatments that I was offered by Dr. Vernon, I was hooked. Today, both the intensity and frequency of my pain has decreased by at least 85-90%. I can now walk longer distances and stand for longer periods of time. I am sincerely grateful that I decided to give this a try and I have already recommended Dr. Vernon's services to two friends. - Chris S. Walnut Creek, CA
I am 46 years old and have worked as a heating A/C and sheet metal worker for the past 25 year. My job involves constant lifting and movement and my body rarely has had time to heal. For the last 15 years I've had lower back pain at one level or another and at times extreme enough to make me bedridden. I tried medication and physical therapy, none of which helped. Then I heard about Spinal Decompression therapy at Dr. Vernon's office. Dr. Vernon explained thoroughly what was causing my problems and provided a specific care plan for me. I was doubtful because of the lack of success with other treatments in the past. Although from my first visit I noticed a difference, and have rapidly improved over the last two months. The staff knows your name from Day 1 and they were always helpful with any scheduling needs or changes. Do to the success I've had I have already recommended my friends. I especially appreciate talking with other patients and comparing our progress. Thank you for all your help. - John K. Castro Valley, CA
I have had back pain on and off for 10 years. I tried painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers, to no avail. After a blood test showed my liver enzymes were high, I decided I needed to find another option. My girlfriend emailed me the link to Dr. Vernon's website. I followed up on it, called for a consultation and signed up. At first, I didn't notice any changes, but after the 7th session, I began to feel relief. With regular icing and stretching exercises, I continued to make progress. Today, I am miles from where I was when I started spinal decompression. I strongly recommend this therapy to everyone who asks how my back is. It saved my health and sanity. - Mark M. Los Gatos, CA
I'm a 52 year old webmaster and game designer. I've suffered with low back for over five years. It came to a point that could hardly walk and was unable to stand up straight because of the pain. I was at a scuba diving fair in Orange County when I came across some information from one of Dr. Vernon's other offices with the Non-Surgical Spine Care Centers. After reading about spinal decompression and its success rate, I wanted to give it a try. I was skeptical at first because I had already tried other types of treatment with little to no success. After the first two visits I felt much better and now I feel great. Even though Dr. Vernon's office is about an hour away from where I live it was well worth the time spent to put my back problems behind me. - Robert P. Santa Cruz, CA
When I was considering back treatment, I evaluated every other alternative to spinal decompression including; surgery, physical therapy, and cortisone injections, even non-conventional ones. As an engineer I wasn't satisfied with any treatment that didn't address functional and structural problems in the disc that only spinal decompression did. The rest were "feel good" remedies, but temporary ones. My Medical doctor and a nurse family friend did not support my decision. But I kept coming back to 85% of patients getting better according to the various clinical reports. I think the percentage is much higher at Dr. Vernon's Pleasanton clinic from talking to others. Spinal decompression therapy brought me from a low back pain level (L4 disc) of 5-8 out of 10, 50 % of the time to a pain level of 1, 0% of the time. I really have no noticeable pain. I experience some muscle pain only for a day or two after playing golf. The exercises provided by Dr. Vernon helps with this. The staff and Dr. Vernon were very professional and caring. - Carl Olson