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The DRX 9000

About The DRX 9000

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

It’s been estimated that Americans spend at least $50 Billion each year on low back pain and it is the second more 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 low back pain patients. The DRX9000 Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System 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. Import to note is the face that damaged intervertebral discs will leak pro-inflammatory substances that sensitive surround muscles and pain fibers that add to the pain and discomfort associated with these types of spinal conditions. When the decompress forces are applied to these injured tissues pressure drops within the disc which facilitates movement of fluid, carrying nutrients and oxygen inside the disc. Spinal discs are avascular structures which limit there ability to heal and regenerate often causing longstanding, chronic, pain when they are injured. Additionally, the reduction in pressure can help draw in herniated disc fluids, reducing the size of the herniation.

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.

At Midtown Total Health our unique multi-faceted approach to treating herniated discs includes this technology as only one component of a complete and comprehensive care plan. We recognize and appreciate that a proper diagnosis is required to best assess weather a patient is a candidate for this type of therapy. Our treatment program is aimed at not only decompressing the herniated discs, and injured spinal tissues, but also addressing the pathological mechanics of the spine as well as engaging the patient in a complete neuromuscular rehabilitation program to increase spinal stability so as to minimize future relapse.

Experience has taught us that simply decompressing the spine is not enough. Our non-surgical approach to treating herniated disc pain is integrated with intensive neuromuscular and structural rehabilitation to address your problem at it’s root and treat the cause of your symptoms.

The DRX 9000 is Supported by Research

Research ReviewA recent study titled, “Treatment of 94 Outpatients With Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain with the DRX9000: A Retrospective Chart Review,” indicated that patients with a mean pain duration of 535 weeks (Over 10 years) reported a mean verbal numerical pain intensity rating equal to 6.05 on a 0 to 10 scale prior to treatment with the DRX9000 . After the completion of the DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, the mean verbal numerical pain intensity rating decreased to a statistically and clinically significant rating of 0.89. 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.

Furthermore, patients also reported a decrease in analgesic use and improvement in activities of daily living.The authors were able to follow-up at a mean 31 weeks with 29 patients and reveal mean values of 83% improvement in back pain and satisfaction of 8.55 on a 10-point scale. None of these 29 patients reported requiring surgery. The authors also acknowledge that there are other non-surgical spinal decompression systems available commercially. However, they suggest that the design difference between these devices,“may lead to differing physical responses to therapy, so studies of one type of apparatus should not readily be applied across all machines.”

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