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Posted by John Buffington on August 3, 2018

About 12 years ago or so we began to incorporate non-surgical spinal decompression into our treatment protocols for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. During this time we have helped hundreds of patients return to more normal active lifestyles and many have avoided surgery. I guess you could say the results have been outstanding.

Posted by John Buffington on July 30, 2018

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat lumbar and cervical disc bulges and herniations naturally. The machine we use is the DRX-9000. We chose the DRX-9000 because it is very comfortable for the patient. In fact, most fall asleep during treatment.

The typical spinal decompression treatment protocol is 20 one-hour sessions done over a period of 6-8 weeks.

Posted by John Buffington on July 26, 2018

Spinal decompression machines are designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated and bulging discs non-surgically.  Spinal decompression can also help conditions such as Facet Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Spinal Stenosis.

So how does it do it?

Posted by John Buffington on July 23, 2018

Neck pain is very common. Chronic neck pain, which is neck pain that persists for over 90 days, may be caused by a herniated or bulging disc. If so, it's not the end of the world and gentle chiropractic can usually help.

Posted by John Buffington on July 19, 2018

Herniated disc patients always want to get better quickly and that is always our primary goal. In fact, most spinal decompression patients start to feel better well before they complete their recommended treatment plan (plans average 20 sessions). This does not mean they are necessarily better yet, but it does indicate the treatment is working.

Posted by John Buffington on July 12, 2018

We are renowned for treating sports injuries and have a team of medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and support staff that is unmatched in San Francisco. We've built a reputation of providing treatment for herniated and bulging discs non-surgically using the DRX-9000 spinal decompression system, laser, and rehabilitation.

Posted by John Buffington on July 10, 2018

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.

Posted by John Buffington on July 9, 2018

We were the first to bring the DRX-9000 spinal decompression system to San Francisco. Since then, we have helped thousands of patients return to more active lifestyles and many have avoided back or neck surgery in the process.

Typically, herniated disc patients want to know:

1. Can spinal decompression help me?

2. Is spinal decompression expensive?

Posted by John Buffington on July 6, 2018

Spinal decompression is an excellent nonsurgical, drugless treatment method for the treatment of herniated and bulging discs.  It is very gentle and safe for the most part. However, spinal decompression is physical and involves pulling and stretching.

Posted by John Buffington on July 5, 2018

We have been providing spinal decompression in downtown San Francisco for over 13 years. During this time we have performed over 25,000 spinal decompression sessions to a wide variety of patients. We have never had a patient that was seriously injured while undergoing spinal decompression.

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