Am I a Candidate for Decompression?

Some consider nonsurgical spinal decompression to be the gold standard for the natural treatment of herniated and bulging spinal discs. The machine we use is theDRX-9000.

Over the past 13 years we have helped thousands of patients return to more normal lifestyles and many have avoided back or neck surgery. Spinal decompression does not always completely cure a problem. What it mostly does is make things better than they were…mostly a lot better. And patients are happy with this as satisfaction rates are high. The best candidates are those that have herniated or bulging cervical or lumbar discs that have not responded to conventional treatments such as medical care, physical therapy or chiropractic.

Here are some  of the contraindications:

  1. Previous fusion surgery.
  2. Scoliosis.
  3. Moderate to severe osteoporosis.
  4. Spondylolithesis.
  5. Advanced spinal degeneration.
  6. Multiple Sclerosis.
  7. Aortic Aneurysm.

Each doctor is different so you will need to clarify what types of cases they accept.

We must also consider the patients lifestyle because conditions such as diabetes, obesity, chronic stress, and deconditioning can also effect treatment outcomes. Fortunately, our doctors are trained to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices. It also takes about 6-8 weeks to complete the 20 one hour sessions on the spinal decompression machine. You need to be able to carve out this time and put your life around the treatment. There is also home care that you do to assist the process.

Spinal decompression is NOT a magic bullet. It’s quite a bit of work. So it’s not for everyone. But for those looking for results and willing to do their part, it can be the answer they have been looking for.

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