The DRX 9000

Spinal decompression therapy is a state of the art non-surgical intervention for herniated discs, sciatica, and lower back pain. The DRX9000 is available in at Midtown Total Health for those seeking aggressive rehabilitation as an alternative to risky surgical spinal decompression.

It’s been estimated that Americans spend at least $50 Billion each year on the treatment of lower back pain and it is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. With these staggering numbers, the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System was developed to provide an effective non-surgical treatment alternative for chronic lower back pain patients. The DRX9000 is designed to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine. Through the direct application of spinal decompressive forces to these injured tissues, the DRX9000 provides relief of pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disease of the disc, facet syndrome, and sciatica.

Spinal decompression therapy is a process whereby forces are applied to the spine in a manner that promotes elongation of key spinal structures and improves hydration of the disc. Spinal elongation is maximized when paraspinal muscles, the muscles that guard the spine from injury, are relaxed. When paraspinal muscles relax, applied spinal decompressive forces spread apart the bony vertebra of the spine thereby alleviating pressure from bulged or herniated disks. This relieves pressure on nerves and intervertebral discs.

It is important to note that damaged intervertebral discs will leak pro-inflammatory substances that make muscles and pain fibers surrounding the discs feel painful and uncomfortable.  The decompression forces applied to these injured tissues facilitates movement of fluid, carrying nutrients and oxygen inside the disc. Spinal discs are avascular structures, which limits their ability to heal and regenerate. This can cause chronic pain once injured because they struggle to heal without assistance.

Spinal decompression on the DRX9000 involves application of forces logarithmically to elongate the spine without causing the muscles that guard the spine to contract. The technology required to apply spinal decompressive forces is very advanced. The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System utilizes high-speed treatment computers to calculate the logarithmic spinal decompression treatment curve for each patient. 

The DRX 9000 is Supported by Research

An important study on the DRX9000 indicated that patients with a mean pain duration of over 10 years improved significantly with DRX9000 treatment  (Macario et al., 2008) . The patients studied verbally reported a pain rating of 6.05 (on a 0-10 scale) prior to treatment with the DRX9000. After the completion of the DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, the mean pain rating decreased to a statistically significant rating of 0.89 (also on a 0-10 scale). Patients were treated at four clinics throughout the United States. They received 30-minute DRX9000 sessions daily for the first 2 weeks tapering to 1 session/week. Patients also reported a decrease in over-the-counter and prescription painkillers and improvement in activities of daily living. The authors were able to follow-up over 6 months post-treatment, and 83% of the patients re-surveyed reported that they maintained the benefits from the DRX. 

Citation:
Macario, A., Richmond, C., Auster, M., Pergolizzi, J.V. (2008). Treatment of 94 outpatients with chronic discogenic low back pain with the DRX9000: A retrospective chart review. Pain Practice, 8(1), 11-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2007.00167.

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