June 10, 2014 — When faced with severe and chronic back and neck disorders, patients typically have to choose between a surgeon and a doctor of chiropractic. Now, in a major step forward in the advancement of multidisciplinary healthcare, doctors at the Orange County Wellness Physicians Medical Center (OCWP) are bridging the gap between their two healthcare fields with their Spine and Disc Restoration (SDR) System.
SDR was developed by Matthew Griffith, DC, who specializes in the treatment of severe spinal conditions, such as disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Griffith has teamed up with well-known pain management anesthesiologist Al Liceaga, M.D., who has been established for nearly 30 years. Liceaga owns and operates two surgical centers, Orangewood Surgical Center in Orange and Imperial Surgical Center in Fullerton, both of which are accredited by the JACHO.
Griffith and Liceaga utilize SDR with the common goal of ensuring best practices in evidence-based patient care for serious spinal conditions.
“It is rare for medical specialists to work directly with chiropractic physicians,” Griffith said. “Dr. Liceaga and I feel this is a necessary trend to create true, unbiased, patient-centered care.”
Designed to provide a higher standard in patient care, SDR is a proprietary treatment method utilizing the latest technology in non-surgical spinal decompression, deep-tissue laser therapy, and neuropsychological training.
“The combination of these best practices has been producing amazing results,” Griffith said. “Best of all, patients are seeing improvement in their conditions with virtually zero side effects.”
In addition to better medical outcomes, patients are also requiring fewer invasive medical procedures, including fewer epidural injections and other surgical procedures. Early case study data shows an 88.9 percent reduction in pain after two weeks of treatment.
As SDR proves to be effective as a surgery alternative in spinal pain management, Griffith and Liceaga hope to see the system adopted by other medical and chiropractic offices so more data can be collected. While some of the components of SDR are not covered by insurance, third-party health plans may consider covering SDR based on accumulating data.
“We feel this trend of evidence-based patient care will lead to better outcomes and ultimately decreased healthcare costs as patients seek a solid alternative to their condition,” Griffith said.
Source: PR Web