Spinal Decompression Therapy gains popularity in San Francisco
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Financial District - Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is slowly working it's way into the main stream. It's kind of like back surgery without the surgery, or the the risks that go with back surgery. In fact, I did a keyword check on Google, and I was shocked at the amount of searches there are for spinal decompression. I have been incorporating spinal decompression into my treatment protocols for over two years now at my SF Bay Area spinal decompression centers. The machines that I feature are the DRX9000, made by Axiom Worldwide.
I chose to work with the DRX9000 primarily because of patient comfort and satisfaction. As you can see, the decompression machine is state of the art. Note the TV monitor built into the machine. Some patients bring their own music or videos to enjoy while receiving treatment. The sessions last about 30 minutes on the DRX9000, followed by muscle stimulation and ice of 10-15 minutes each, for a total of one hour.
Some of the conditions that can be treated with nonsurgical spinal decompression are disc herniations, disc bulges, disc related spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis, and facet syndromes. We also incorporate stretching and strengthening of the core and spinal muscles to increase the odds that the changes will be long lasting. In addition, manual therapies such as massage or chiropractic are considered if we feel it will be beneficial. Each case is treated on an individual basis. The spinal decompression machines do not stand alone as magic wands, even though some of our patients think they are ( see testimonials ). The main thing is we are now able to help patients that we would have referred out in the past. We still refer out for medical care if we feel it is necessary, but most patients have already had medical care and want to explore drug free options.