DRX9000 Non-surgical Spinal Decompression. Who is a Candidate? Part II
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center continues the discussion on the DRX9000 and DRX9000c. Who are the best candidates, who gets the best results, and why ?
Yesterday I wrote about a patient who I thought was a pretty good candidate for the DRX9000. Today I want to continue the discussion and also talk about why some people should not consider decompression therapy. Sure, the DRX9000 is very safe an gentle, but it's still not for everyone. For instance, if you have just recently started to experience neck or low back pain, you probably would want to try some other therapies first, such as chiropractic or physical therapy, or conservative medical treatment. Heck, some ice packs may be all you need. Even if you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you still may not need nonsurgicalspinal decompression. I know first hand from my 15 years as a chiropractor, that disc herniations most of the time will respond favorably to chiropractic adjustments. In fact, something like 85% of the time, low back or neck problems will resolve with conservative care, especially chiropractic.
But, it's the other 15% that we are concerned about. The patients that do not respond to anything. Or, maybe they get partial relief. Sometimes the pain is such that you can live with it, sometimes it's just unbearable, and everything in between. Chronic back pain, is back pain that persists for over 90 days. Chronic low back or neck pain can be a mystery at times, confusing even the best of doctors. This is why it is so important not to rush into surgery. Take your time, you can always have surgery.