The Morris Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center designed a protocol which is taught to health care providers all over the country. It’s very thorough, safe and comprehensive. It utilizes Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression Device as well as methods designed specifically for the treatment of spinal stenosis from physical therapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation. If your spinal stenosis fits our treatment guidelines, our outcomes are exceptional. Patients often double and triple their walking and standing abilities within two months!! Their use of medication is often cut in half. But, it isn't for all types of spinal stenosis (Click Spinal Stenosis Research to learn the results of a study performed in our center on patients with severe spinal stenosis).
Approximately 11% of patients with spinal cord injuries meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Therefore, in patients with spinal cord injuries who show symptoms of depression, such as suicidal ideation, it is important to screen for major depression and consult for psychological care.
Bombardier et al found % of participants with spinal cord injuries met criteria for MDD. They found MDD was associated with poorer subjective health, lower satisfaction with life, and more difficulty in daily role functioning.
Kishi et al found that both acute and delayed-onset suicidal ideation was strongly associated with the existence of major depression and impaired social functioning in patients with spinal cord injury. They argue that the detection and appropriate treatment of depressive disorders and social isolation may be the most important factor in preventing suicide both during the acute and chronic period following spinal cord injuries.