Hart Chiropractic Center uses the same state of the art technology as the Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medical University. The FDA approved the DRX 9000C in 2001.
A recent study from the Journal of Medicine showed a dramatic 88% SUCCESS RATE for the treatment of chronic back pain using spinal decompression.
Who is a good candidate for Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000 and DRX9000C?
Patients with herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome and sciatica are potential spinal decompression candidates. Any one who is considering spinal surgery.
How does Spinal Decompression work?
The DRX9000C works by enlarging disc space, which in turn, reduces herniation and strengthens outer ligaments.
How long does treatment take?
Each session of decompression takes about an hour. Each session includes 30 minutes of decompression followed by 20 minutes of icing. Depending on the patient, treatment can be 5-20 sessions done over a period of 6 weeks.
Why should I choose Spinal Decompression?
Many of our patients are faced with nagging pain that will just not away. Maybe its been years or just a few months, but either way they are faced with a pain that is felt on a daily basis. After trying multiple treatments including pain medication, physical therapy, or injections they feel like surgery is the only option left. This is where Spinal Decompression is so powerful. Spinal Decompression works by targeting and enlarging the disc space, reducing herniation, and strengthening the outer ligaments. Pain is reduced and often can be eliminated. Surgery is no longer needed!
As with any treatment, Spinal Decompression may not work on every patient but the statistics show that we have been able to help many of our patients live pain-free and avoid surgery by correcting the specific disc that gave them so much pain.
We are proud to be able to give patients the option of trying Spinal Decompression for their pain before choosing to head off to surgery.
What results can I expect?
Spinal Decompression can offer relief of pressure associated with lower back pain or neck pain. Pre and post treatment MRI’s have shown greater than a 50% reduction in size and extent of herniation after 4 weeks of treatment with the DRX9000 and DRX9000C. As with any treatment to get a better idea of how spinal decompression can help you hand your pain please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart.
Can spinal decompression help my chronic low back pain?
Not too long ago I was walking up and down the aisles of Trader Joe’s searching for the items on my wife’s grocery list, two of my little ones with me, when I was stopped by a former spinal decompression patient. It had been almost a year since I had seen him back at the office. I remember his case was a tuff one. He had a pretty bad bulging disc in his lower lumbar spine. He traveled for work which makes consistent treatment difficult and his insurance only allowed so many treatments. Going into treatment I felt as if he had already given up any hope of recovery and was mentally preparing for spinal surgery. This was a lot of pressure on me, the doc, to get this fixed and fixed quick! “Dr. Hart!” I hear this all the time out and about. Living in a small community I run into patients all the time. I turned to see him holding a bag of groceries with his hand out ready to shake mine. He thanked me for helping him. He went on the say he really didn’t have much confidence in spinal decompression after living with it for years. Spinal decompression proved to be a great fit for this patient.
“Can you help me?” This is a question that I have been asked many times over the years and the answer is, it depends. It depends on what’s causing the low back pain, there are lots of causes to low back pain and that’s why one treatment works for someone and not for another person. As my dad would say “you need the right tool for the job”.
Usually when I see someone who has been suffering with chronic low back pain they’ve already tried taking a number of different medications muscle relaxants and painkillers, tried physical therapy or acupuncture or had Cortizone injections or even tried spinal surgery.
The reason why chronic low back pain can be so resistant to other therapies is because of the physical changes caused by the long-lasting biomechanical dysfunctions of the spine such as myofascial adhesions, degenerated disc disease, herniated and bulging discs and posterior facet hypertrophy.
The above changes for chronic low back pain are specific kinds of conditions that spinal decompression was designed to help. Spinal decompression simply put is just the most advanced form of spinal traction used today.
So how does spinal decompression work? Spinal decompression works on the application of force along a treatment curve to elongate the spine without causing the muscles that guard the spine to contract. The technology required to apply spinal decompressive forces is very advanced. The elongation of the spine at specific areas helps relieve pressure on nerves and the intravertebral disc. The spinal location where the decrease in pressure occurs drops the pressure within the disc which facilitates the movement of fluid carrying nutrients and oxygen to the inside of the disc. Additionally, the reduction in pressure may help draw in herniated disc material reducing the size of a disc herniation.
Things to ask about spinal decompression:
- What device do you use?
- What are the success rates?
- How long have you been using spinal decompression in your practice?
- Am I a good candidate for decompression?
So can spinal decompression help you with your chronic low back pain? It depends and starts with a review of your health history, a thorough evaluation and a conversation with the spinal decompression specialist to see whether or not spinal decompression is the right treatment for your chronic low back pain. Spinal decompression has helped a lot of people with chronic low back pain but it is not for everyone. Every case is unique.