San Francisco Chiropractor and Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:
You don't have to be curled up on the floor with back and leg pain to have a herniated disc in your low back. In fact, you can have a lumbar disc herniation and have NO symptoms at all. There are plenty of people that go to the grave with badly degenerated lumbar spines, bulging discs, and herniations...and never even knew it.
However, there are tens of thousands of people that have herniated lumbar discs and know it...they just don't know what to do about it.
Here's the deal...most of the time, conventional therapies such as chiropractic or physical therapy will help patients who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc in the low back. Even conservative medical care will help some people. It's the patients that don't respond to anything that become "chronic low back pain" victims.
Frequently, the low back pain is severe and debilitating, making even trivial daily tasks a major ordeal. Patients often feel they have nowhere else to turn but to pain medications, cortisone, or even surgery.
Well...there is new hope for disc herniation sufferers. Over the past several years a treatment known as nonsurgical spinal decompression has become very popular...even in the medical community.
The reason for this is because lumbar decompression therapy is able to help many of the chronic low back pain patients when nothing else will. It wont help every single one of them...but so what, nothing will.
In fact, the manufacturers of these machines always seem to be fighting over who invented the technology in the first place and this and that. Who cares??? What matters is the machines work.
FYI: I chose the DRX9000 and the DRX9000c because of patient comfort and design. Patients like the fact that they can lie on their back in a comfortable position on a big leather couch like platform and undergo decompression treatment...while watching a DVD or listening to music. But I'm sure they all work just fine.
However, there is an art to setting patients up on the DRX9000 or any of the spinal decompression machines, so experience plays a big part in the process. Obviously, the more treatments a provider has done, the better for the patient.
Anyway, if you would like to find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression with the DRX9000 at ourSan Francisco Decompression Center... simply call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation. Or, if you live outside the Bay Area, go towww.axiomworldwide.com, they have a doctor finder.