Thursday, April 28, 2011

Does Spinal Decompression Work?

We were one of the first chiropractic and pain management centers in New York City to employ the DRX9000 technology to help patients suffering from back pain. From personal experience its become very clear that using the DRX 9000 to treat people with herniated or bulging discs has a great and clear effect on a patient's life.

Yes. Spinal Decompression works.

Spinal decompression, unlike surgery is non invasive and does not require the use of foreign materials of fragments of your own bone to treat painful conditions of the spine. It requires no drugs or injections, and does not have harmful side effects. The reason spinal decompression may be hard to find is because it is a very specialized piece of equipment. It treats back and neck pain, and it does it well. Most patients who are suffering from back pain and/ or sciatica and other forms of pain stemming from problems with intervertebral discs are never made aware of this amazing, non surgical option.

From my own personal experience it has become clear that it definitely helps alleviate painful symptoms and improve quality of life. Our patients who have received spinal decompression have demonstrated great results and sometimes the relief is even imminent.

Is anyone a candidate for spinal decompression?

Not everyone is a candidate for spinal decompression. Those that are very obese, have certain metal implants form surgery and other health issues and conditions, and people that have undergone spinal fusion surgery, along with a few other conditions, are not suitable candidates for spinal decompression. You cant know for sure until you schedule a consultation and get evaluated by a doctor. This can actually be done for free since we have been offering free consultations to people who are looking for surgical alternatives.

Specifically I recall one patient that had undergone chiropractic and physical therapy treatment with us for a long time. Due to time, wear and tear and age this particular patient was not improving much. Most people that get chiropractic adjustments feel better almost immediately and we combine our chiropractic adjustments with physical therapy, massage, the Graston Technique, and Cold Laser Therapy among other treatment protocols to help almost any painful condition. However due to their age and the amount of time and the intensity of the symptoms, they were evaluated for spinal decompression. It was a huge step in the right direction, not only did the painful symptoms decrease, but after continued treatment there was a very noticeable remission of pain, numbness and loss of sensation.

There aren't any long term studies done of spinal decompression, but the short term results have been very promising. We have done case studies ourselves on patients that were taking some very strong prescription medication with many side effects that interfered with their daily lives greatly. The results were overwhelmingly positive, and they were able to get off prescription drugs and get back to living their lives.


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