DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression. Who is a candidate? Part 1
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Herniated Disc Specialists comments with a three part series of posts:
I recently spent time with a gentleman who has had low back pain since he was a teenager. The purpose of the appointment was to find out more about spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000, and to see if he is a candidate, because not everyone is. So, who is a candidate for nonsurgical decompression, and why ? Well, the technology was created to treat herniated and bulging spinal discs. But, not everyone that has a herniated disc or bulging disc needs the DRX9000. It's kind of confusing. Most patients with disc herniations will respond favorably to conventional treatments such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, even medical care. Heck, most low back problems go away on their own. But, there is a subset of these low back and neck pain patients that do not respond to conventional therapies. They develop what we call chronic back pain (over 90 days or so duration).
Most of the patients we meet with at our San Francisco DRX9000 center, come to discuss spinal decompression for the low back or neck. The majority have already tried everything, with not much success. As long as you have not had surgical fusion and do not have any tumors, fractures, or dislocations, you are probably a candidate for the DRX9000. In addition, some patients with advanced osteoporosis, aortic aneurysms, and some other medical conditions would most likely be disqualified also.