San Francisco DRX 9000 Patients Want To Know: Now that My Herniated Discs Are Fixed, How Long Will It Last ?
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:35pm
One of the most common questions I get from disc herniation patients is: How long will the results last ? Another words, once the treatment is over, and I am as good as I am going to get, how long will it stay that way ? Will I have to keep coming back for more treatment ? Will it just last a short period and then go right back to where it was ? So, I will do my best to address this issue right now. This technology is fairy new ( 5-7 years). The DRX 9000 has been around for about 2-3 years. Because of this there are no long term studies available. There is a four year study floating around that says there is only a 4% reoccurrence rate. This is extremely low. I have only had my machines for 18 months or so, so that's as far back as I go. The thing is, we are not putting parts in the spine than might wear out or malfunction. We are not cutting into the body. We are not putting chemicals into the body. We are simply helping the body to do what it would be doing if it could. This is not a magic bullet as all our DRX 9000 graduates will attest. This is a lengthy process and a lot of work goes into the objective. What usually pops out of the oven is a spine that is much healthier and better able to adapt to the stresses of modern day living. Once the spine is in this healthier state we can then do things such as stretching, yoga, core exercises, weight lifting, chiropractic, pilates, etc. depending on the individual situation. There is also an extensive home regimen for post treatment care from the manufacturer. In addition, we offer our in-house spinal "core" rehabilitation on the SpineForce machine. This is an additional cost, but is well worth it. Also, some patients choose to come in for periodic (3-6/yr) sessions on the DRX 9000, even if they are not in pain. This is called maintenance care. The point is, there will be plenty of ways to maintain the results. We will help figure out the best way for YOU.