Most of the patients we treat with the DRX-9000 spinal decompression machine have a herniated or bulging lumbar or cervical disc. The conditions that spinal decompression can help are as follows:
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
Success rate are very high for patients we've determined are good candidates. Considerations include the patients age, overall health, level of spinal degeneration, and areas of disc herniation or bulges. Multiple disc herniations are more difficult to treat than just one. In addition, are there many complicating factors like scoliosis, short leg, osteoporosis, or obesity. If surgical hardware is present, patients may be disqualified from disc decompression therapy. These are all things we take into account as part of your initial exam and consultation.
As far as symptoms go, some patients present with low back pain, sciatica, numbness tingling, neck pain, arm and hand pain, weakness, night pain, and more. All cases are different. If you have had a lumbar or cervical MRI and have been told you need back or neck surgery, you may want to consider spinal decompression first, because, if you have a spinal fusion, you will never be able to try it.
Decompression therapy is safe, gentle, and effective. The odds are good it will help you, but it does not help everyone. Even if it does not help you, remember, you are still whole and can pursue other treatment options, including back or neck surgery.