To determine if you are a good candidate for Disc Rehydration Therapy you will consult with Dr. Campbell personally to review your history and the results of any imaging tests relative to your current spine/disc condition.
Common tests for a patient with low back and lower extremity pain may undergo: lumbar spine X-rays (films), CT scan (computed axial tomography scans), MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging), myelograms, post myelographic CT scans, EMG/NCV (electromyogram/nerve conduction velocity) studies, discograms, and bone density tests.
Below is a brief description of each test:
- Lumbar spine films: these plain X-rays are good at showing alignment of the spine. Degenerative changes, thinning disc spaces, any slippage, known as spondylolesthesis or subluxations are easily visible on plain X-rays. Also, compression fractures of the vertebral bodies are easily visible on plain X-rays. Tumors can also be detected with plain film radiography.
- CT scans: these show “cross sections” of the spine. They are pictures of the body divided into very small slices. These “slices” of the body, can accurately reveal the anatomy within. When used on the spine, they detail bone very well, but are not quite as good at showing soft tissue, such as herniated discs, nerves and tumors. CT scans use X-rays, which are sent through the area of interest in numerous directions, then a computer adds the images in 3-dimensions, and then displays the pictures so they can be easily understood by your doctor.
- MRI scans: the images provided are similar to CT scans; in as far as these images provide serial slices through the spine, or other areas of interest. They use magnetism, instead of X-rays, to get the images. Besides showing information in additional planes, the MRI gives much better detail of the soft tissue anatomy of the spine, than does CT scans. Discs, nerve roots, and tumors are all seen more clearly. On the other hand, bone is seen better on CT scans.
- Myelograms: a myelogram is a study in which the radiologist performs a spinal tap, places a dye (a dye which shows up on X-ray and CT scans) into the spinal fluid, then is X-rayed; following this, post myelographic CT scans are performed. What is provided is an “outline” or “shadow” of the pathology. For example, instead of seeing a nerve root sheath filling nicely from the dye in it, it may show nice filling to a point, and then show a bump in it. These studies are often performed in patients where the MRI studies are ambiguous, or in patients who have a pacemaker implanted for the heart (pacemakers cannot be used in the presence of an MRI machine). Although they have been used very infrequently in the past, MRI scans are obtained much more commonly now because they are non invasive.
- EMG/NCV studies: these studies monitor the electrical function of nerves and muscles, whereas, the above studies detail anatomy or appearance. There is a difference. Imaging is taking a picture of that which is visible; e.g., you could tell how tall a person is and color of one’s eyes; however, you would be unable to determine whether they had high blood pressure. A blood pressure measurement would tell that. These are tests of function. In a similar way, an EMG/NCV is a test of function, which looks at how well a nerve or muscle works.
- Bone density tests: this test measures the density and strength of bones. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of vertebral compression fractures. A number of tests are available, but the most common is the DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) test.
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Read some of our 30 testimonials!
It has been 8 months since I completed treatment and my quality of life has returned completely.
I recently had an MRI done of my neck and back. It showed 5 bulging disc in my neck and 3 in my back. Dr Campbell was recommended to me by a neighbor as a disc specialist.
After meeting Rob and reviewing my MRI, he recommended Non-Surgical Disc Treatment. Long story short…it worked. It has been 8 months since I completed treatment and my quality of life has returned completely.
All the Doctors I saw recommended surgery…it was a neighbor who recommended Dr Campbell. Had my neighbor not said anything to me, I would have had surgery…that was a close call!!
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…this treatment really works.
After having an MRI, I knew that I had 3 bulging disks in the lumbar area of my spine in addition to spinal stenosis. On a scale of 1 to 10, my pain level was a 10. I was taking 800 mg. of Ibuprofen 4 times a day. My pain totally changed my life. The only way that I could get relief was laying flat on my back. I couldn’t golf. I couldn’t lift anything. I couldn’t bend over. I really couldn’t do anything physical. After hearing about Dr. Campbell’s treatment on the radio, I had an initial consultation on Wednesday, and I began treatment the following day. After about 12 treatments which took 3 weeks at Dr. Campbell’s office, I was able to get off all medication. THIS TREATMENT REALLY WORKS. I would highly recommend Dr. Campbell to anyone dealing with disk problems. His staff was totally professional and very caring when they interacted with me during my treatments. If you do not want surgery or epidural shots, PLEASE call Dr. Campbell. This was an answer to my prayer. I just want to reiterate; this treatment really works.
He honestly cares about his patients and brings his best to each situation.
I highly recommend Rob as he is a caring & thoughtful person. He is a leader in his field and supports his community. He honestly cares about his patients and brings his best to each situation.
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100% pain free
I came in with lower back pain and after completing the treatment I was pain free. I went on a mission trip to Africa and did not experience any discomfort. I feel 100% pain free.
The treatment is gentle and gradual
I am pain free from sciatica and my back is 90% improved. At the first visit, the treatment was well explained by Dr Campbell and made perfect sense for me to move forward. Everyone is like family in the office. The treatment is gentle and gradual. I definitely recommend it!
Thanks for the great results Dr. Rob!!!
I was a patient of Dr. Rob Campbell’s and he explained to me more about disc health than any other doctor or healthcare provider I’ve ever spoken to and what my problem actually was. He explained in great detail how his protocol works and how he could resolve my issue without taking drugs or surgery.
Thanks for the great results Dr. Rob!!!
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Dr. Campbell’s disc program worked for me!
I had multiple herniated disc bulges in my neck from a car accident one year ago. Dr. Campbell’s disc program worked for me! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get better without having to take drugs or get shots. He genuinely cares about your well-being!
Rob has proven to be a trustworthy and dedicated man who has a heart for others.
Dr. Rob and I have attended the same church together for over five years. I got to know Rob through men’s ministry and I can attest to his high moral character, and his commitment to his family and those in the community. Rob has proven to be a trustworthy and dedicated man who has a heart for others. I would highly recommend him.
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Treats his patients so much like friends
Dr. Rob treats his patients so much like friends that we have truly become friends. His knowledge and skills surpass what you would expect with outcomes that wow and surprise.
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No more pain!
I never thought in a million years that I would be using a walker at age 55! But here I was, unable to get up off the couch & use the restroom without it, or anything else for that matter! I’ve been very active my whole life, hiking, dirt bikes, street bikes, snow skiing, etc. I was injured from a fall in my early 20s. Then had a few additional accidents through the years. My neck & back gradually got worse & worse. Last year my L3-L4 had a 3 mm disc bulge, and my L4-L5 had a 4 mm disc bulge. This year my disc herniated and was over 5 mm bulge. I had to take a 5-month medical from work last year, and not even a year later, I was on another one. Things weren’t looking good for me. The Dr. said he wanted to give me an epidural shot in my disc & shrink it like a raisin, and if that didn’t work…surgery! Shrinking it like a raisin kept running through my mind, that didn’t sound like a good option. I just pictured bone on bone. So we started looking for different options, a lot of them said minimally invasive. Bottom line they’re cutting you enough that it takes months to recover. I don’t know about you, but any kind of surgery on my back scares the heck out of me! I would try anything before I did that. Then my husband heard Dr. Campbell on the radio; that was a God-sent! Unlike some who wanted $250-$500 for a consultation, his was free! He just wants to heal people! Before I came to him, I had been diagnosed with two bulging discs, one herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, pinched nerve, sciatica, scoliosis & arthritis of the spine. During my 1st treatment, I felt relief. As time went on, my husband said I was walking straighter & noticed I wasn’t complaining as much about pain. Very quickly into it, my neck didn’t hurt at all! It was so weird not to feel it anymore; I’ve lived with chronic pain for years. My back was also feeling better & better as time went on. At the end of my treatments, I had no pain at all! Zero pain! And it’s different than all my other treatments and past recoveries, my spine feels different, stronger. I’ve noticed the little things that no longer give me pain, like sweeping, mopping, sitting for long periods, reading, and not having to hold on to the counter to load my dishwasher. NO MORE PAIN! I’m riding my Harley and hiking with my dogs again; I have my life back…but better than ever!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Campbell, and staff! Love you guys
Looking forward to more progress!
I came to OC Disc skeptical because I had already done everything I could to avoid another surgery. Since starting treatment, I have had positive progress and feel great relief. Looking forward to more progress!
I would advise people to see you before they consider back surgery
Thank you, Doctor Campbell. Glad I found you (referred by a trusted friend) for my lower back pain. My back is improved by over 90% since I started seeing you and your team. Now my back is almost pain-free. Thank you for your diagnosis and advice. Your support team is great and very helpful. I would advise people to see you before they consider back surgery. Thank you again.
Dr. Campbell made my treatment plan something that I could incorporate into my busy work schedule and maintain.
I met Dr. Campbell 4 years ago when I severely injured my back and could not walk. I was diagnosed with 3 bulging discs and 2 torn discs from L1-L5 and was in horrible pain. No amount of massage therapy, acupuncture, or holistic medicine could help get rid of the pain or allow me to stand upright. My quality of life had diminished and I had to rely on family/friends to take me places since I could not even drive or walk. I was miserable and being 30 it was unacceptable for me to be in this condition nor remain in it. I had been to multiple healthcare providers and tried every outlet to avoid having surgery….that is when I came across Dr. Campbell and learned more about his Disc Care Program.
I can tell you it was one of the best decisions in my life to go through his program. Dr. Campbell explained what was happening with my discs and the best treatment plan for my situation. He outlined what I needed to do so I could get back on my feet again. Within a short period of time I was able to stand up straight, go back to work and get my quality of life back. Dr. Campbell made my treatment plan something that I could incorporate into my busy work schedule and maintain. The best part of the disc program is that it was affordable and I did not have to go through surgery.
I highly recommend Dr. Campbell for anyone who has a disc problem and does not want or can’t afford surgery or other alternative options. You will be just as grateful as I am to get your life back and will not be disappointed in the service and level of care Dr. Campbell provides.
Thank you Dr. Campbell!
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I am so thankful to physically see a HUGE improvement through the treatments I have been provided here with Dr. Campbell. My life has changed in my personal daily activities, where I’m able to live a life that truly has given me the freedom to do many things now. I also want to mention that the staff that Dr. Campbell has, each one of them, have been a true light in kindness in their own unique way; I’ve always felt welcomed and loved by all of them! I will miss going, but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get to know each and every one of them! Thank you, Dr. Campbell, for offering a special gift to me, I am so thankful again to have known you and receive the special care you provide in restoring me back to great lengths in my health!! Anyone who is in pain needs to come and receive what you offer, its life-changing without the difficulties of dealing with chronic pain and discomforts in your life. God Bless your business and patients! I am 90% well in my improvement as of today’s date after receiving my treatments. I came in with severe pain that dealt with having three cervical herniated discs and a cervical herniated bulging disc. C-4, C-5, C-6, C-7.
You are a miracle worker, Dr. Campbell.
You are a miracle worker, Dr. Campbell. Something I tell you every time I see you. Because you never cease to amaze me with how much healing your treatments generate. And it is such fun to discuss healing modalities with you. Now, I am even traveling from Los Angeles to get your services. You are worth it.
I am completely out of pain and enjoy my normal life.
Thank you Dr. Campbell for helping me with my disc problem. I no longer have to have surgery. I am completely out of pain and enjoy my normal life. You are the best, thanks Dr. Campbell
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I was able to resume life again and was hopeful for the first time in months!
Dr. Campbell helped improve the quality of my life tremendously! I came in, hardly able to sit through the consultation. I wasn’t able to care for my family or drive. After finishing treatment, I was able to resume life again and was hopeful for the first time in months! It has been a blessing to be able to heal my back drug-free.
Staff are knowledgeable, professional, and fun, and they provide a caring, family environment
I have had multiple back surgeries and hundreds of alternative treatments to no avail until experiencing Dr. Campbell’s disc treatment. I am back to playing golf and living a “normal” lifestyle. My disc’s are healthy. Dr. Campbell’s staff are knowledgeable, professional, and fun, and provide a caring, family environment.
[Dr. Campbell] just wants to heal people!
I never thought in a million years that I would be using a walker at age 55! But here I was, unable to get up off the couch & use the restroom without it, or anything else for that matter! I’ve been very active my whole life, hiking, biking, dirt bikes, street bikes, snow skiing, etc. I was injured from a fall in my early 20’s.Then had a few additional accidents through the years. My neck & back gradually got worse & worse. Last year my L3-L4 had a 3 mm disc bulge, and my L4-L5 had a 4 mm bulge. this year my disc herniated and was over 5 mm bulge. I had to take a 5-month medical from work last year & not even a year later I was on another one. Things weren’t looking good for me. The Dr. said he wanted to give me an epidural shot in my disc & shrink it like a raisin, and if that didn’t work……SURGERY! Shrinking it like a raisin kept running through my mind, that didn’t sound like a good option. I just pictured bone on bone. So we started looking for different options, a lot of them said minimally invasive. Bottom line they’re cutting you enough that it takes months to recover. I don’t know about you, but any kind of surgery scares the heck out of me! I would try anything before I did that. Then my husband heard Dr. Campbell on the radio, what a God sent that was! Unlike some who wanted $250 – $500 for a consultation, his is free! He just wants to heal people! Before I came to him, I had been diagnosed with 2 bulging disc, 1 herniated, degenerated disc disease, spinal stenosis, pinched nerve, sciatica, scoliosis & arthritis of the spine. Chronic daily pain! during my 1st treatment I was feeling relief. As time went on my husband said I was walking straighter & I wasn’t complaining as much about pain. Very quickly into it my neck didn’t hurt at all! It was so weird not to feel it anymore, I’ve lived with chronic pain for years. My back was also feeling better & better as time went on. At the end of my treatments, I had no pain at all. ZERO PAIN! And it’s different than all my other treatments and past (temporary) recoveries, my spine feels different, stronger. I’ve noticed the little things (that people take for granted) that no longer give me pain, like sweeping , mopping, sitting for long periods, reading, not having to hold onto the counter to load my dishwasher. NO MORE PAIN! I’m riding my Harley & hiking with my dogs again; I have my life back…… but better than It’s been in YEARS!!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Campbell & all you staff!
Gradually, the pain went away.
I am an airline pilot. As a result of doing a lot of long haul flights between Los Angeles and Sydney Australia I developed some severe back pain and severe upper leg pain.
I had seen many chiropractors and others that would only fix it temporarily, then it would come back.
So I meet Dr. Campbell. He suggested I get an MRI, and he verified that I has severe disc problems. So he suggested that I go through his program, which I did. Gradually, the pain went away.
It hasn’t really come back. I was at the point where it was really causing problems to the point that I couldn’t sit still. I was always moving around in the pilot’s seat while I was working, and I had trouble sleeping at night. And his program really worked out well for me and I’m very appreciative of it. Thank you Dr. Campbell.
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This treatment is a fix, not a band-aid
I came in doubtful of the treatment but started feeling positive after a couple of weeks. I didn’t think I would be able to go back to normal, but I feel great now. I have had nothing short of a great experience with the staff. They were always helpful and encouraging. I like that I always got truthful and realistic answers. Thanks to you all, I now know I can live my life normally again. I appreciate all you’ve done for me. This treatment is a fix, not a band-aid.
Saved my life!
Dr. Rob Campbell saved my life! I’m 72 years old and broke my L2 playing football in college. By the time I was 69, I could not go up a flight of stairs without the support of the banister. After full treatment by Dr. Campbell, my life has turned around. Today I worked 5 and 1/2 hours stripping and painting iron railings, went to the gym afterward, and did weight machines and the treadmill. Thank God for Dr. Campbell!!!
Rob is a trustworthy business professional and I am happy to recommend him.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rob personally for over 7 years. In my experience, there are few as passionate as Rob Campbell; both in his appreciation and respect for the business and, more importantly, for his family. Rob is a trustworthy business professional and I am happy to recommend him.
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Expert on the treatment of non-surgical spinal disc repair and recovery
Dr. Rob Campbell is an expert on the treatment of non-surgical spinal disc repair and recovery. If you are suffering from disc injury, I recommend you talk to Dr. Campbell
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…rather then medicate the issue he worked on repairing the issue.
I had some pretty severe back issues over the last 25 years and back in December they started to flare up again. By some recommendations I received from some friends I went to Dr Campbel to see if he could help and rather then medicate the issue he worked on repairing the issue and I am happy to say that after treatments over the last 2 months I am feeling great and looking forward to not having back issues going forward.
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Dr. Campbell is diligent, trustworthy and dedicated to his patients.
I am proud to know Dr. Rob Campbell and would fully recommend him to anyone with serious back problems. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Campbell for over 10 years on a professional and personal level. I can say without a doubt that you are dealing with a person of very good moral character and who operates with integrity. I have only positive remarks regarding the exceptional care that I have received from Dr. Campbell. He is thorough and comprehensive in his examination and diagnosis, and answers my questions in an easy to understand manner. Dr. Campbell is diligent, trustworthy and dedicated to his patients.
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highly recommend OCDA, the staff was great and Dr. Campbell always answered my questions
I can honestly say that Dr. Campbell’s therapy helped my back. L3-L4 herniated disc L4-L5/L5-S1 disc degenerations causing significant pain sometimes unable to walk for two-three days. 1-3 months after therapy I really noticed a big difference. I’m able to workout, play golf and do other activities in the past that would cause me pain and start the whole flare up/downtime/healing cycle all over again. My back isn’t brand new and I still need to take care of it but it’s stronger and I haven’t had a flare up in almost 5-6 months now and no daily sciatica! I highly recommend OCDA, the staff was great and Dr. Campbell always answered my questions.
As he detailed his unique treatment plan we knew we were in the right place.
My wife had degenerative disk disease that required three epidurals with diminishing results so her MD suggested surgery to fuse the bones in her neck. We had heard great things about Dr. Rob so we reached out for a second opinion. As he detailed his unique treatment plan we knew we were in the right place. All I can say is the proof is in the pudding. Four years later, her pain is markedly decreased with NO surgery! Thanks Dr. Rob!
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Get your life back.
I have been having mid to lower back pain for over 5 years and it was getting progressively worse with time. I visited chiropractors regularly but that only relived the pain temporarily and very little at best. Thank God I heard of Dr. Campbell on KWAVE, so I decided to inquire about his therapy. He provided a free consultation; he reviewed the images of my MRI and it turned out that I was a candidate for the nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy. After the first few visits I immediately noticed a difference in my back. As the therapy progressed, I noticed even more improvement in my back. I noticed a decrease in my mid and lower back pain. I was now able to play with my sons on our trampoline, I could wrestle with them, and I could sit at work without most of the pain I had before. I would say I’m at approximately 70%-80% better. From what I understand, there’s a period from where my back should continue to heal and over time it should (God willing) continue to improve. What I thank God for is that I don’t have much of the pain I had before. I can roll out of bed without the stiffness and bulges I used to feel in my back. I can sit down for longer periods of time before I feel discomfort. I no longer have this crushing feeling in my lower back that was there often. I no longer have numbness in my left leg. As I write this, I was able to play tag with my sons at the park yesterday and I was able to run and play with them. I can also continue to provide for my family. For me, this is priceless. For me, I felt I had more to lose by not getting this treatment than by getting it. I’m in the medical field and I know the path that degenerative disc disease follows. It’s usually pain control and eventually surgery. I wanted neither. So if you’re considering this treatment or if you’re considering surgery, make time to consult with Dr. Campbell. You may benefit from the treatment, avoid surgery, get off pain meds, and get your life back. I also I understand that each case will vary, each of us deal with different levels of injuries but it can’t hurt to at least inquire. Last but not least, thank you all at OC Disc Associates for all your kindness and attentiveness. All of you were great every time. May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace’ (Numbers 6:24-26 NLT) to each and every one of you.
…so caring and on top of his work.
I love Dr. Campbell’s work. To be able to decompress your low back is essential to many different conditions. I, myself, have 10-disc protrusions. No joke…I have been in 2 severe car accidents being hit. The first was a head-on collision by an 84-year-old man that should not have been driving…I suffered five-disc protrusions (3 in my neck and 2 in my low back), which took me out for three years! The next was in 2016 when a guy (high on medical marijuana) broad-sided me directly into my driver’s door. I was hit so hard; I flew out of my seat ( not being held back by the seat belt). That resulted in a traumatic brain injury, full spine injuries again, hip injury, and pelvis: three more lumbar disc protrusions and 2 in my mid back. Meeting Dr. Campbell was so pleasant. He is so caring and on top of his work. I recommend him highly for any of your spine and disc needs!!!!