We have been providing treatment for bulging and herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now. About 8 years ago we began to incorporate spinal decompression with the DRX9000 into our treatment protocols. Prior to this, we would have to refer out for surgical consultation if the patient did not respond to chiropractic care or physical therapy. There just was not a conservative “next step”…now there is.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated and bulging lumbar and cervical discs, without surgery. Spinal decompression therapy can also help conditions such as degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and spinal stenosis.
We like to say that spinal decompression is like back surgery without the surgery. The end result is the same…there is no more pressure or less pressure on the spinal nerve structures that are causing the back or neck pain.
Spinal decompression machines such as the DRX9000 are able to enlarge the disc space, elongate the spine, re-position the injured spinal disc (off the nerve and spinal cord), re-hydrate the disc, strengthen the spinal muscles and ligaments, and reduce pain levels.
Does the spinal decompression machine accomplish this every time?
NO…just most of the time. And there are varying levels of outcomes. Some get completely better, some a little better, and most just a lot better than they were.
Do spinal decompression results last?
YES…we have hundreds of patients that still maintain results achieved years ago…but they take care of their spines…and some do ongoing DRX care 4-6 times per year.
Here’s the deal…in my opinion (which is biased of course) you can always do surgery. Why not try spinal decompression first (if you qualify medically)? It’s safe. It’s gentle. And it’s effective. Maybe you don’t need surgery.
And here is something to consider. If you have a fusion surgery or rods or cement or anything permanent done to your spine…you will forever be disqualified from spinal decompression therapy. And that is scary.
To find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression in San Francisco, call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.