We have helped hundreds of herniated cervical and lumbar disc patients return to more active lifestyles with the DRX-9000. Many have been able to avoid back or neck surgery as well. Sure, there are always some that do not respond favorably to decompression therapy, but they are the minority. What typically happens is patients end up a lot better than they were and are glad they did the treatment. Some have a complete resolution of symptoms.
As a patient nears the end of the spinal decompression protocol, which is typically around 20 sessions performed over a 6-8 week period, we discuss with the patient the option of continuing on with some sort of ongoing maintenance plan. About 50% choose to do so.
Is DRX-9000 spinal decompression maintenance necessary? In some cases YES, in other cases we just don't know. When we just don't know, we recommend that our patients listen to their body and call for a decompression session "as needed". This seems to work very well. Some patients never need the decompression machine again and choose to keep their spine healthy with chiropractic care, exercise, stretching, Yoga or Pilates.
If we feel you need cervical or lumbar spinal decompression maintenance care, we will tell you. If not, we will teach you how to take care of your back or neck, so the results last.
The conditions that respond best to cervical or lumbar spinal decompression therapy are bulging or herniated discs in the neck or low back. Degenerative disc disease, Spinal Stenosis, Facet Syndrome, and Failed Back Surgery cases also respond well. Not all patients can qualify medically for decompression therapy though. The best thing to do is research online, find a spinal decompression doctor near you with lots of experience (this matters most) and make an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate. If you live or work near the San Francisco Financial District, or have the ability to stay for a month or two, come see us.