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Below, I present cases based on a few of my real patients who have come to my practice. Most of them had chronic problems (long-lasting, severe and disabling, that do not resolve on their own), and they were worried about the uncertainty of their health, even affecting their psychological state. Most of these patients had already tried multiple treatments without results because the electromagnetic component of the herniated disc had not been corrected and/or other spinal problems (protrusions, discopathy, etc.). Many were determined to have surgery, which my treatment saves them from. Those I continue to see are satisfied with the treatment, and those who stopped coming… only they must know.

These examples show a variety of cases, in hopes that you may identify with them and/or potentially find similarities within the MRI reports. You will also see how patients act with my instructions, sometimes correctly and sometimes not. This is the reality of such situations, and, therefore, the results of my treatment depend on the extent to which the patient cooperates with the guidelines provided, both in the short and long term, something not always done.

When starting the treatment, I recommend being aware and disciplined with the guidelines to follow and not trusting if good results appear immediately, nor getting frustrated if results do not appear immediately. Let’s remember that the treatment requirements are: carry out the scheduled sessions, avoid activities that may be harmful and contact me if you feel unwell or worse than normal.


62-year-old male patient. In his work (food area), he stands on his feet for hours and continuously carries weight. He has lived with low back pain and sciatica for years, which radiates down his right leg below the knee and causes him to lose strength in both legs. When he has severe episodes, he can’t walk or work and is forced to take his leave from work. His body posture is leaning to the left. He has already visited several specialists and has taken medication without results. He is thinking of having surgery. He is concerned about his nearly incapacitating state. From the first three months of starting my treatment, he has improved remarkably and is satisfied with his progress. Then he quits the sessions and does not return to the consultations because he feels well (something I did not recommend).

Lumbar MRI shows sacralization, L5 retrolisthesis, and osteophytes. Dorsal and lumbar discs with Pfirrmann grade III, IV and V, decreased height and signs of disc rupture. Lumbar with diffuse disc bulge and bilateral mild foraminal stenosis, hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum with facet arthrosis related to lumbar canal stenosis at L5-S1.


39-year-old patient working as a driver in heavy machinery. For the past 3 years, after minutes of sitting down to drive, he has been experiencing severe pain in the lower back, causing sciatica that radiates towards the middle of the buttock, sometimes reaching the feet. There are days when he cannot finish the workday due to disabling pain. When he doesn’t work, it hardly bothers him. He has visited various specialists and undergone treatments without results, including pain medication. Even a specialist has recommended surgery. He worries about not seeing results and doesn’t know what else to do to improve. After 2 months of starting treatment with me (J.V.), he notices significant improvements and feels almost no pain while working. He is satisfied and is aware that due to his type of work, he must continue taking care of his back with my long-term treatment.

Lumbar MRI shows degenerative disc disease at L5-S1. Left foraminal disc herniation L4-L5, with partial stenosis. L5-S1 posteromedial herniated disc.


40-year-old patient working in a factory performing different tasks, including lifting heavy weights. He has had low back pain for years, but for the last 4 months, the pain has been getting worse, and he has had several severe episodes that have left him stuck in the back. The sciatica also radiates down his left leg to her buttocks, causing uncomfortable tingling sensations. He does not rest or sleep well and gets up badly every morning. He doesn’t feel well standing or sitting. The medication he takes does not relieve the pain. Other specialists have increased her medication, have offered her other treatments without results, and have suggested the option of surgery. He started treatment with me, and after 2 months, he noticed improvements and was satisfied until one day, he notified me that he must suspend treatment for personal reasons. Sometimes, when it seems we are on the right track, a reason arises from the patient who boycotts the treatment, which could have solved his problem in both the short- and long-term problem.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows degenerative disc changes, with small L2-S1 lumbar disc protrusions: left posterolateral, central posterolateral, and right posterolateral with reduced foraminal diameter.


38-year-old patient, driver. For 3 years, she has suffered from low back pain with sciatica in both legs and ankles. The pain and sensation are constant. The problem has been worsening during this time, but the specialists she has visited have not given it any importance. She has undergone rehabilitation without results, and she refused to be given injections. 6 months ago, she had a strong attack, staying stuck, and a few days before starting my treatment, she had another one. She also notices sensations in her right hand’s fingers and usually has cervical discomfort. In the past, she had a fall and a motorcycle accident. Since she started treatment with me, she has noticed improvements, and after 2-3 months, she no longer has strong episodes and hardly any pain. She continues with the recommended long-term treatment and is pleased with the results. The patient is well advised to continue with the recommended long-term visits.

Lumbar MRI shows features of rectification of lumbar lordosis, lumbarization of S1, and mild degenerative retrolisthesis of L3-S1. Degenerative signs on D10-L5 with slight loss of disc height, some small anterior osteophytes, and global disc bulges. Intradiscal vacuum in L3-L4 and L5-S1. Disc bulging at L3-L4-L5-S1. Posterocentral disc herniation in L4-L5 compressing both L5 roots. Degenerative changes in L5-S1 with loss of disc height, small anterior and posterior osteophytic proliferations.


77-year-old patient retired. He has been noticing discomfort and pain for some time, especially in the cervical and dorsal area of the spine, and lately, it has been getting much worse. 3 years ago, he had a fall while exercising. He also has slight scoliosis and senses discomfort when carrying weights such as backpacks. He tends to sit badly on the sofa and spends much time on the phone with a low look posture. At night it gets worse. For the rest, he is quite well, he has never had anything serious, but he is worried about these discomforts that have been worsening lately. He starts treatment with me and, after 2-3 weeks, notices significant improvements and continues with long-term treatment. He is satisfied. Although he does not show a hernia or protrusion now, the symptoms are making his life miserable.

Lumbar MRI shows chronic degenerative changes and decreased height of the C6-C7 interbody spaces. C6-C7 anterior osteophytes. Uncarthrosis in the C4-C7 segment. Other chronic degenerative changes in the thoracic column.


50-year-old patient works in the health field, with vertigo for 6 months and getting worse since then. She suffers from vertigo 2-3 days a week with vomiting, and it lasts about 7 hours and she has to be in bed. She has also gotten stuck in her lower back and walks as if she is stiff. She had tried the treatment for vertigo with a vestibular specialist without results. She starts my treatment and after several weeks his dizziness disappears. However, she decided to start another treatment with another specialist (something that I did not recommend), and she believed that the results were due to the other specialist and left my treatment halfway. He hasn’t visited me since. He’s probably feeling bad again. Although no disc protrusion or herniation is seen on MRI, the degenerative changes seen at C2-C3-C4 levels (unusual at those levels) indicate the cause of the symptoms that make her life miserable.

Lumbar MRI shows rectification of cervical lordosis (straight neck), and degenerative changes in the C2-C3 and C3-C4 spaces.


64-year-old patient, pensioner. 20 years ago, he limped for 6 months due to lower back pain and sciatica and underwent back surgery. The operation went well, but lately, the main problem is tingling in the left leg and the buttock towards the big toe. He has reduced mobility in his left foot and lost strength when lifting it. He started the treatment with me, and after 4 months, the symptoms improved, and he was satisfied with the results. He then left the treatment due to “feeling well.” Too bad because his problem requires long-term treatment.

Lumbar MRI shows loss of normal lumbar lordosis. Minimal global disc protrusion in L1-L2. Disc protrusion at L2-L3-L4 with significant stenosis of the central canal. L3 and L4 vertebral bodies with Schmorl nodes. Advanced L4-L5 disc degeneration with type II Modic changes and small left paracentral herniation displacing the dural sac. Hypertrophy of the articular facets. Moderate stenosis of the central canal. Post-surgical changes in L5-S1 with right laminectomy and new-onset left foraminal disc protrusion with associated osteophytes leading to significant foraminal stenosis at the level of L2-L5.


46-year-old man, firefighter. He has been noticing low back pain with sciatica that radiates down the right leg to the foot and severe pain in the hip, right calf muscle, and part of the groin for the past year. Muscle pain even travels up his spine to his head. 5 years ago, he had surgery for the same problem, although the pain was not as strong as now, and the operation went well until the problem returned. One month ago, he underwent rhizolysis without results. He has already visited several specialists without results and says that he will have to undergo surgery again if the pain does not go away. He had to stop practising sports (he is an athlete) and is on sick leave. In the morning, he has a hard time getting out of bed, washing his face and sometimes he has to sleep on the floor as it relieves the pain a bit. Standing up is the worst. He starts treatment with me, and after 2-3 months, he notices significant improvements. He has followed the long-term treatment, and today he is very satisfied, works, plays sports and leads a normal life without any problems.

Lumbar MRI shows disc dehydration at L4-S1. Hemangiomas at the L2 level. Reduction in the intervertebral disc height and posterolateral disc herniation in right L4-L5 that contacts the right L5 root. Height reduction of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc with annulus fibrosus fissure.


44-year-old patient, architect. He suffered from lower back pain, sciatica and back pain for over 2 years. He had performed other treatments without results. He had considered having surgery on several occasions. He started my treatment, and within a few months, he was satisfied with the results. After about 8 months, he stopped visiting because he felt better. After a while, he came back to visit me because his problems had returned, and now, after several sessions, he is fine again. To this day, he continues to visit me and is satisfied with the results. When he had the MRIs, he realized that his problem required long-term maintenance.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows a right posterolateral L5/S1 extruded herniated disc with a small fragment that migrates caudally, compromising the ipsilateral S1 root outflow tract. The dorsal MRI shows increased normal kyphosis and disc disease from T7 to T10 and incipient central posterior disc protrusions, which is more evident at T10-T11.


66-year-old patient, retired, 6 months ago she was stuck in the neck; she was “rigid as a stick and with a stiff head.” She also had pain in her entire back. During the following months, she visited various specialists who prescribed her morphine and cortisone. 3 months ago, her sister-in-law told her about chiropractic, and she contacted me online. She began more intensive initial treatment visits, and at 8 weeks, she noticed significant improvements. So, she started quitting the strong medication that had been prescribed. Now it has been almost 1 year since she started the treatment, and she is quite stable, without pain, without medication, and most importantly, very satisfied. As I have recommended, she can live a normal life without making significant physical efforts. She follows her visits long-term. Congratulations!

Cervical MRI shows loss of cervical lordosis (straight neck), and severe degenerative changes at C3-C6 with anterior and posterior osteophytes. Complete impingement in the left C4-C5 joint. C5-C6 disc impingement due to left posterior subarticular/foraminal herniated disc with discrete caudal hernial migration. C4-C6 cervical spinal canal stenosis. Moderate-severe C4-C5 left and moderate C5-C6 bilateral foraminal stenosis.


53-year-old patient working in education. For about 10 years, he has suffered from neck pain that radiates to his left arm. He also has lower back pain. He had already seen other specialists, but not regularly. He often feels tired and has occasional headaches. He starts my treatment, and after a few weeks, he notices a lot of improvement in his arm and neck pain. He continues to improve during the following months until he stops coming because he feels well enough. He may be unwell again in a few months due to his chronic condition.

Cervical magnetic resonance imaging shows loss of cervical lordosis (straight neck), grade III degenerative disc disease at C4-C7. Global disc bulging in C4-C5-C6-C7 with posterocentral disc protrusion at C6-C7.



A 44-year-old man, a cattle farmer, presents with back pain, especially lumbar pain and sciatica, which has radiated down the right leg to the foot for several months. He usually gets stuck on his back, and his physical work doesn’t help him to improve. He starts my treatment, and after a few weeks and months, he notices significant improvements. To this day, he continues with his work, something that, without treatment, he surely could not. Good job!

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows osteodegenerative changes with Modic II phenomena at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Degenerative disc disease in the D12-L1, L1-L2, L4-L5 and L5-S1 segments. Extruded disc herniation L4-L5. Left lateral L5-S1 herniated disc, which contacts the left descending root S1.


35-year-old man, transporter. He was severely stuck on his lower back one year and a half ago with sciatica in his left leg that lasted 15 days. He then had other episodes regularly not so strong. For 2 months, he has also been noticing neck pain with headaches predominantly on the left side of the head. After a few months under my treatment, he has improved greatly and is satisfied with the results. He knows his problem and keeps returning for his maintenance sessions. Sometimes he has had a relapse due to his profession, but we have been working on it and improving it. Great news!

Lumbar MRI shows lumbarization of S1. Reduction of the L5-S1 space with disc degeneration and small global posterior herniation, with lateralization to the left, rectifying the dural sac. Left foraminal partial stenosis. Modic type II changes. Small posterocentral protrusion of the L4-L5 disc.


39-year-old male, local policeman. He is desperate because he has tried various treatments for several years without results. He is sure he will need surgery in the next few months. A motorcycle accident started his lower back problem about 8 years ago. He had also suffered a lot from cervical pain with tingling in the last 2 fingers (he seems to remember that an MRI they did showed 4 cervical protrusions). They wanted to operate on him then, but he didn’t want to. He has ups and downs continuously. About 5 months ago he was stuck; he couldn’t even turn in bed. Now the worst is the lower back pain, especially on the left side, which radiates to the left leg and knee, the groin, and even the left testicle. He takes pain medication almost every day. Rest does not improve the problem. Standing and sitting get him worse. He starts with my treatment, and at 3 months, he notices some improvements; at 5-6 months, he is quite satisfied with the results. He has been following the long-term visits, and todayn he lives a normal life, which includes sport activities. With this patient, it was difficult to see more stable results, but over time they were achieved. And he has not had surgery. Congratulations!

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows hydropic degeneration in the L5-S1 disc with decreased height, posteroglobal disc distension, and preforaminal left posterolateral herniation that contacts the S1 root.


62-year-old retired patient. He presents with a lumbar problem of more than 20 years, which has been getting worse lately. He was stuck 5 months ago in the lower back and right hip. Every day he feels his right leg numb up to the foot, and lifting his leg is difficult. Two weeks ago, they suggested that he undergo surgery. He gets older and feels that he is losing his quality of life, which is worsening. He used to have an active life; he rode a motorcycle; he did some exercise… but now he can’t. He has already visited different specialists without results. He started treatment with me (J.V.) and noticed improvement from the beginning. Now, he is following the long-term treatment and is satisfied. He can do most of the activities he used to do with caution.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows a small decrease in the height of the L2-L3 disc due to degeneration and a discrete disc herniation. Left facet hypertrophy L3-L4 and L5-S1. Degeneration of the L4-L5 disc with a small disc herniation that contacts the exit of the right L4 root.


65-year-old patient, company manager. Five years ago, he had a severe episode of lower back pain and sciatica, from which he temporarily recovered with corticosteroid injections. After a few months, he had another episode and remained stuck lying on the ground for half an hour without being able to move. When he got up, he couldn’t bend down or move his left leg; the pain was unbearable, and he couldn’t stand up for 5 minutes straight. They pricked him again for the pain, and he continued well for a while, but then the pain and discomfort in his leg returned. He visited more specialists without results. The medication was not working either, and a surgeon explained that the operation was the last option. He gave him an epidural and waited a while. Through another patient, he visited me and started treatment. After these years, to this day, the patient continues with the treatment and has not had any episodes of pain or has remained stuck on his back. He lives a normal life and is satisfied with the results.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows lumbar spondyloarthrosis, L3 endplate herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and left extruded L4-L5 disc herniation.


A 57-year-old patient administrative visits me on the recommendation of another relative. She has had tingling in her left leg for 3 months. She has noticed some improvement with other treatments, but it bothers her. When she coughs, she feels she will get stuck on her back. She realizes that she has stenosis, and it worries her. She starts the treatment, and after 2-3 months she notices improvements and decides to suspend the  treatment because she feels better. It’s too bad because she has a problem that requires long-term follow-up, as seen on the MRI.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows congenitally reduced spinal canal diameters at the L3/S1 level due to shortened pedicles. L3/S1 disc disease with disc dehydration. Left posterotateral/left foraminal L3-L4 disc protrusion, causing a left L3-L4 foraminal stenosis and contacting the L3 root. L4-L5 posteroglobal disc protrusion and osteoarthritis that cause moderate/severe foraminal and spinal canal stenosis. L5-S1 posteroglobal disc protrusion and osteoarthritis causing mild bilateral foraminal and preforaminal stenosis.


43-year-old patient, sports trainer. She has been visiting me for suffering from vertigo for 3 months, that is getting worse, especially more so in the morning than at night. She has also suffered from headaches ever since. Six weeks ago, she visited another “specialist” who worsened her problem. The situation makes her nervous. She is off work due to vertigo. She starts treatment with me, and after a few sessions, she notices improvement. After a few months, she is well and stops the treatment. After a few years, the patient returns, saying that she has been fine all this time, but lately, her dizziness has returned along with low back pain and sciatica. She starts treatment again and gets better again. At 3-4 months, she is doing quite well again.

Cervical MRI shows features of reverse cervical lordosis with kyphosis. Degenerative changes of the discs from C4 to C7, with osteophytosis and degenerative changes in uncovertebral joints, leading to a reduction in the foraminal diameters of the C6 roots. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows mild rectification of the lumbar lordosis. Loss of signal from the L5/S1 interbody disc concerning degenerative disc disease.


48-year-old woman, teacher. She arrived at my consult concerned about her neck, lower back and hip pain, which has been worsening for about 6 months. She also has tingling in her arms due to another problem (tendinitis). She had already seen another chiropractor who retired, and now she visits me. After 1-2 months, her symptoms improve, she is satisfied, and she continues to take care of herself by continuing with regular visits. She is satisfied, considering the “mild stenosis”.

Cervical MRI shows loss of cervical lordosis (straight neck). Mild C5-C6 uncodyscarthrosis produces mild bilateral foraminal and canal stenosis.


67-year-old woman retired. At first, when she contacted me, she could not travel to visit me due to the seriousness that her problem had acquired. Her legs won’t support her, she can barely get up or walk, and she needs someone else to do it, albeit unsteadily and with fear. She had her first sciatica 3 years ago with low back pain and discomfort on the left side of the body. She is alarmed and desperate at the state she is in. Other specialists tell her that she has nothing serious. At that time, she is taking strong medication with no results. The patient manages to visit me and start the treatment, and she immediately begins to notice improvements. After 2 months, she has made an important change compared to the beginning. She is lively and continues the treatment for the following months and approximately 1 year. She has regularly followed the scheduled visits and, to this day, can lead a normal life, carrying out all activities cautiously and without force.

Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging shows the decreased height of the L3-L4 disc due to degeneration, mild osteophytosis and small Modic I focal changes, and mild posteroglobal disc distension. L4-L5 disc degeneration. Disc degeneration and a slight posteroglobal disc distension at L5-S1.


47-year-old male, works in sales. He suffered a sports injury 6 years ago playing volleyball and was on sick leave for 6 weeks, almost unable to walk. Since then, his “weakness” is his back, and he has been doing all kinds of treatments without results. Lately, the problem has been getting worse. Three months ago, he had a sciatica episode, and he had pain for 2 weeks as well as back contractures. The pain mainly affects the lower back and sacrum. He notices it a lot when sleeping, getting out of bed, and lifting any weight like his son. Throughout the day, he has to be aware of what he does so that he does not feel discomfort. They have also detected scoliosis in him. This patient was in a bad situation. He decided to come to me for a recommendation from a coworker. After 6 months of treatment, she says that she has improved by around 80%, although she still does day-to-day things carefully. He is quite aware of his problem; he takes care of it and continues with my recommended visits. This is the right attitude, congratulations!

Lumbar MRI shows degeneration of the L5-S1 disc with decreased height, degenerative platform changes with osteophytosis and Modic 2 changes, small bilateral facet hypertrophy, and posteroglobal and posterocentral disc distension that contacts the thecal sac and the outflow tract of the right S1 root.