What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? Can the DRX9000 Help?
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back Pain Doctor Comments:
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) occurs when the spinal disc...the shock absorber like pad in between the vertebrae...wear abnormally. This usually happens when the spine is out of alignment ( degenerative disc disease video ).
The same thing can happen to the tread on your tire when the front end of your car is out of alignment. Both a tire and a spinal disc require proper positioning in order to function at optimum levels.
However...unlike the tire on your car...the spinal disc is living tissue and is capable of healing and repairing itself to a certain extent. In fact, this is why spinal harnessing technology such as the DRX9000 lumbar decompression system was created.
With your car...you can align the front end and rotate or replace the tires. You can't do that with your spinal disc...you only have one set to work with. However, in many cases you can re-align the spine and re-position the disc. Once a degenerating cervical or lumbar disc is repositioned, it is better able to function as intended, often times regaining lost height and water content. We can certainly slow down the degenerative process.