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Our Mission and Purpose:

To Relieve Pain and Restore Lives With Natural, Evidence Based Nonsurgical Regenerative and Rehabilitative Treatments and Procedures.

The South Coast Spine Center specializes primarily in the correct diagnosis and treatment of  Chronic and Severe Disc Related Lower Back and Neck Pain. While our process begins with proper diagnosis through determining the factors that are the ultimate cause of the patient's pain, our MISSION is even more clearly defined as follows:  To Relieve Pain and Restore Optimal Health and Living To Our Community Through Accurate Diagnosis and  Advanced, Evidence Based, Nonsurgical, Regenerative and Rehabilitative Treatments and Procedures

Our initial consultation and evaluation is followed with recommendations for appropriate diagnostic imaging as needed, ie. (MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Bone Densitometry, Digital X-Ray) Any additional necessary neuro-diagnostic testing obtained, ie. Dynamic and/or Static sEMG (Surface Electromyography) Nerve Conduction Velocity  Studies (NCV), are utilized for correlation with skilled orthopedic and neurologic evaluation. Once the correct diagnosis has been made, the best options for care are explained and discussed, and necessary referrals to appropriate specialists can be made. If a patient qualifies for the type of care that we provide, a custom designed treatment program is created and recommended to ensure a safe, comfortable and speedy recovery. Additional comprehensive computer based exercise and rehabilitation programs are customized for each patient as they enter the rehabilitation phase of care. Both high-tech physiotherapeutic modalities and time tested, highly skilled "hands on" manual therapies, are utilized as critical components in the healing and rehabilitation process, helping to restore functional capacity and reduce the chance of recurring symptoms. 

As a Spine Center of Excellence, we provide only  "Evidence Based" treatments, utilizing procedures, techniques, and advanced medical technology that have been proven to be highly successful in clinical trials and medical studies. Through the joint efforts of our multidisciplinary approach, we strive to deliver "World Class" nonsurgical spine care for each of our patients by demonstrating excellence at each phase of patient care. We value and express  honesty, concern, integrity, and skilled professionalism throughout the evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of each of our patients.  We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to serve our patients with the most advanced array of physical medicine tools, techniques and equipment available in one location, enabling us to provide the most comprehensive nonsurgical, pain relief and physical rehabilitation care and services that we can for our community.

Core Treatment Procedures: Our treatments are based on solid published research and over 30 years of our professional clinical experience gained from treating a broad range of orthopedic cases in a number of multidisciplinary settings. Most physicians agree that spinal surgery should be the final option for most back and neck pain, and that nonsurgical options should be implemented first. Nonsurgical spinal decompression technology was developed with this goal in mind by the same doctor who was instrumental in the development of the cardiac defibrillator, Dr. Allen Dyer, M.D.. His VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression) technology was FDA cleared over 20 years ago, and has been used in hospital and clinic settings around the world with a proven track record of safety and success.

After personally testing the VAX-D Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression (NSD) technology, I began recommending it for selected patients as an alternative to spinal surgery, while working as a Qualified Medical Evaluator at a multi-site Orthopedic Surgical Group based in Beverly Hills, CA. As patients reported success with their NSD treatments, I prescribed it countless times over the last 20 years, saving many from risky spinal surgeries. The repeated successful outcomes for my patients have also been confirmed by successful outcomes in patients of prominent neurosurgeons, osteopaths, and chiropractic physicians accross the country. Over the last 20 years  NSD technology has improved dramatically, resulting in the development of the DRX9000 Systems, which are FDA Cleared as the only form of "True Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression".  

A Medical Advisory Board consisting of a team of highly respected physicians from prominent medical institutions which include the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities, have published additional evidence based medical studies proving a nearly 90% average success rate for reduction of disc related low back pain patients.  The substantial evidence for the efficacy of this treatment, along with further advancements in the technology (DRX True Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression) are what led me to establish the South Coast Spine Center of San Diego, which as a Spine Center of Excellence, focuses on the utilization of advanced nonsurgical treatment options, with DRX technology as the cornerstone of our pain relieving, life restoration protocols.

I selected the DRX Spinal Decompression units from Axiom Worldwide for our patients  after carefully evaluating every machine on the market. I've found that the DRX Systems were of the highest quality and durability, having the greatest proven success in published research, the best endorsements from renowned neurosurgeons and physical medicine specialists (based on their own successful clinical experiences with the DRX) and having the most versatility in terms of physician programming and adjustment of all treatment parameters, which is essential in achieving the best clinical outcomes. 

Additionally, as with any modern medical procedure, we've discovered that the experience, knowledge and skills of the treating physician are just as important as the technological capabilities of the equipment being used. The best results are achieved with the best technological tools, utilized for the correctly diagnosed condition, performed by experienced and highly skilled practitioners. This winning combination is what we strive for at the South Coast Spine Center of San Diego. That is also why we offer so much more than just DRX Decompression. (Click Here for our Services page  to see all of the Services We Provide)

We are so grateful to have an established record of "DRX Success"  (Click Here for our Testimonials page) here in our clinic that has surpassed everything I've seen in over 25 years of multidisciplinary practice. We're honored to be able to provide this type of treatment for our patients and community, in combination with all of our modern therapies and modalities here at the South Coast Spine Center of San Diego!

Yours in optimal health and wellness,

DR. BRUCE BELL, D.C., Q.M.E., CCSP®

Doctor of Chiropractic, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician/Practitioner®, American Academy of Spine Physicians