Statistics tell us that over 80% of the population will have some sort of bout with severe Low Back Pain at some point in their lives. Most of these problems will either self resolve or get better with traditional chiropractic, physical therapy, or acupuncture. Some with conventional medicine. However, a certain percentage of cases will re-occur, or just linger on. Some will become progressively worse.
If your condition persists for more than say 6-12 weeks, you are said to have chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain can be hard to treat, especially if there are underlying findings such as disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. Typically, the progression of medical treatment would be pain pills and anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, cortisone, and then surgery.
Some patients will try alternative approaches such as chiropractic, physical therapy, or acupuncture. If none of these natural healing approaches offer any benefit, it is best to refer for a medical second opinion.
What if you don't want cortisone or surgery and the chiropractic or acupuncture did not work ? Then what do you do ?
It is not a magic bullet. But it is a very effective way to treat lumbar disc herniations, facet syndromes, sciatica, stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.
Treatment is typically over a 5-6 week period. The manufacturers protocol is 20 sessions. So you came in 4 days a week for 5 weeks. Then home core strengthening exercises. Success rates are very good but very from patient to patient depending on the severity of your condition.
The best thing to do if you are suffering with chronic back pain due to disc herniations, sciatica, bulging discs, or stenosis, is to contact a doctor that uses the DRX9000 by Axiom Worldwide to find out if you are a candidate. Not everyone is.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you are invited to my Financial District location for a complimentary consultation to find out if you qualify medically for decompression therapy. You can either call us at 415-392-2225 or fill out our Free online consultation form. Relief could be just 5 short weeks away.