DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Treatment- an overview

Spinal Decompression

Each case is unique but most commonly, patients undergoing the DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment start feeling better after the first couple of weeks. Some after the first couple of treatments. Others may not experience relief until the end of a spinal decompression program. Most patients will undergo 15-25 treatments over a period of 4-8 weeks.

When someone starts feeling better right away, they are more likely to achieve a favorable outcome. But just because someone gets off to a slow start, does’t mean the treatment will not help. In fact, soreness is fairly common in the beginning and it’s not uncommon to be sore all the way through the decompression therapy, but at the same time be getting better. After all, the treatment is physical.

DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Treatment

In a recent outcome study by T. Gionnis (submitted to the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine), 500 potential patients with back pain and pain radiating into the extremities were treated on the DRX 9000. With treatment success defined by a reduction of pain to 0 or 1 on the pain scale, the DRX 9000 treatment was successful for 86% of the 219 patients included in the study.

At our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center we monitor how a patient feels (subjective data) and how a patient’s body is functioning (objective data) every day and direct the treatments accordingly.

About half way through cervical decompression therapy or lumbar decompression therapy we do a re-exam and decide whether or not specific core spinal exercises and stretches should be introduced. Some patients are not ready yet.

Some patients tell us they feel “looser” or they can move better, or sleep better, or they have more energy…stuff like that (in addition to less pain). We call these “signs of life” and they are a good thing.

Chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, sciatica, radiating arm pain, numbness, tingling are all signs and symptoms of nerve pressure that may be coming from disc bulges or herniated discs.

My advice: Stay the course and let the treatment unfold. Keep your appointments. Do your exercises, participate in the home care, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and give the DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment a chance.

Posted from Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ron Spallone


Dr. Ron Spallone, DC is the chiropractic clinic director. His passion is the driving force behind Denver Chiropractor dot com. He's been a Colorado chiropractor for over 15 years.

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3 Comments

  1. June 28, 2010, 11:52 am

    Decompression just makes sense. About half the DRX9000 patients we treat at Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco stay on for some sort of maintenance care. They do this because it worked and it makes sense. Most of the time herniated disc patients have tried all sorts of other treatments with no success. The DRX is usually their last stop.

  2. May 18, 2011, 5:40 am

    […] Spinal decompression for sciatica like the DRX9000 or K-laser therapy for sciatica are very safe and effective treatments for sciatica. Get help…sciatica causes you to not be you! […]

  3. February 16, 2013, 8:39 am

    When you have needs for chiropractic care, you need to turn to a chiropractor who listens and responds…an experienced doctor of chiropractic who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly chiropractor who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health

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