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Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy with the DRX 9000 is a non-invasive procedure used for the treatment of neck and back pain. Spinal decompression is used to heal disc bulges, disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, sciatica and spinal stenosis.

Why Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a therapeutic way for spinal discs to get nutrition and oxygen, and to remove waste products. Also, since spinal decompression is non-invasive and non-surgical, there is virtually no recovery time required.

Where is Spinal Decompression performed exactly?

Spinal decompression is performed on the spinal bones (vertebrae) above and below the disc that squish like a sponge and release fluid (nourishment) onto the disc.

When to get a Spinal Decompression?

If you have symptoms like numbness, tingling, burning and pain in your neck, back or limbs, spinal decompression may be an option for you.
Picture a squished jelly doughnut with the jelly seeping out the side. A spinal disc is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer centre encased in a tougher exterior. When the “jelly” pushes out through a tear in the tougher exterior, a herniated disc occurs and results in immense pain due to mass inflammation of the spinal nerve soaked in this jelly.
Spinal decompression should be considered in these cases, especially if other treatments have not achieved desirable results.

How does Spinal Decompression Work?

Healing occurs by a process similar to a sponge being compressed and released. Forces are logarithmically applied to elongate the spine without causing the muscles that guard the spine to contract. The DRX treatment computers receive constant feedback to calculate corrections and ensure the therapy is true to each individual patient’s logarithmic curve which is measured by the DRX 9000.

What Makes Spinal Decompression Therapy so Effective?

The process is effective in treating pain by enlarging intra-discal space, reducing herniation, strengthening outer ligaments to help move herniated areas back into place, and reversing high intra-discal pressures through the application of negative pressure.

Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

Depending on the person and their condition, there may be a little more discomfort after the DRX session than before. However, this pain subsides and patients are then amazed with the results and the relief that can be obtained by using the DRX 9000.