Local Doctor Explains Origin Of Back Pain

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Dr. Richard Rafferty of the Disc Institute of Pittsburgh was with Rob Pratte Sunday to discuss back health.

Most back issues are treated wrong, and that is because they treat the pain not the problem. Rafferty addresses the disc that causes the pain and he uses newly developed technology.

The discs in our back are an a-vascular structure, which means it doesn’t have it’s own blood supply.

The spine delivers circulation to the discs, the technique used by the Disc Institute allows your discs to receive circulation again. After circulation is restored, your problems are over, no more pain or tightness.

Instead of treating pain with medication, Rafferty treats the disc that causes the pain. By fixing the circulation problem in your disc, it will fix the pain.

Listen to Rob Pratte Saturdays 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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