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Relief from Chronic Back Pain without the Risk of Surgery? It’s Coming Here to Sarasota!

Sep 02, 2019 07:56PM ● By Janet Lindsay

by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer 


It’s been over two decades since Dr. David Cifra, DC, observed a rampant need in the medical community for patients to access a non-invasive treatment for spinal disc injuries without the pain and risk of drugs or surgery. Trained in addressing chronic back issues, Dr. Cifra is a nationally certified practitioner in the field of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD). 

This breakthrough medical technology is used to repair degenerated, stressed, herniated or bulging discs with a conservative approach that eliminates the need for complex surgeries and subsequent medications for recovery. Dr. Cifra was first drawn to NSSD because it enabled him to offer a solution to patients who had experienced no relief elsewhere.  

“From the start of my career, I wanted to help those with complicated issues who did not respond to conventional methods. This advanced technology allows patients to heal without surgery. People come to me as their last defense before epidural injections, narcotics and unnecessary surgeries,” he explains.  

So how does the process of NSSD actually work? Dr. Cifra describes it like the metaphor of a garden. “Think of an impaired disc as a garden that’s starting to die because its nutrition source has been shut off. Conventional medicine procedures cut away those dead segments of the disc, but my approach will suck the nutrient material back into this damaged area which nourishes and lubricates the disc, restoring it to life once again.”  

NSSD is a safe, gentle and effective treatment protocol for anyone who suffers from a number of conditions related to the spinal column such as the aforementioned degenerative, herniated or bulging discs, as well as sciatica, stenosis, and chronic neck or lower back pain, to name just a few.  

Dr. Cifra adds, “One testimonial of success I love talking about is an 80-year-old former patient of mine who had sustained major damage to her spine in addition to other medical issues too. She had been to the Laser Spine Institute but found no results there, and when she came to me, the energy of her body was split in conflicting directions. I treated her with NSSD, and she finally experienced relief. Now I use her story as an example that if an 80-year-old woman can heal from chronic pain, then don’t be discouraged—you can too!” 

   In fact, Dr. Cifra is so confident and passionate about this technology that he is opening a second location to his Syracuse, New York-based practice here in Sarasota. This latest expansion to his work comes on the heels of a recent advanced training certification he obtained in 2018 through the International Disc Education Association, Disc Centers of America and International Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression. This is considered the “gold standard” for accreditation in this field, and is only awarded to a select few doctors each year. 

Dr. Cifra plans to continue this benchmark of efficacy and excellence as he welcomes patients to his brand new Sarasota office this month. Appointments can be scheduled as early as September, and consultations are always free of charge. “All you have to lose is the pain,” he quips in conclusion.    


Dr. David Cifra, DC, specializes in the treatment of complicated, progressive spinal injuries with the use of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. His newly opened practice is located at 2415 University Parkway, Sarasota. For more information and to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION, call 315-345-7390 or visit his current website at 


Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer is the Managing Editor of Natural Awakenings Sarasota–Manatee. She also works as a freelance writer, blogger and social media marketer based in Southwest Florida. Her personal blog features practical tips for embracing an active, nutritious and empowered lifestyle.  



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