Most of the herniated disc patients with whom we consult are searching for a non-surgical solution. Some have been told they need back surgery. Some have been told, "You just need to learn to live with the pain."
A typical herniated disc pain patient has been suffering for years. They have tried every back or neck pain treatment under the sun. Acupuncture, physical therapy, pain medications, muscle relaxers, cortisone injections, inversion tables, chiropractic care, massage, you name it, they have tried it. Nothing seems to work and they are very skeptical, to say the least.
So, when we explain how the DRX-9000 seeks to re-position the spinal disc back to the center where it belongs by creating a "negative pressure", they look at us perplexed.
Spinal decompression with the DRX-9000 is based on the premise that the body knows where its parts are supposed to be and that there is a natural tendency for them to be there. Decompression helps the body do what it wants to do... put things back where they belong.
If a spinal disc is injured from trauma or abnormal wear and tear over time, it can lose its normal relationship with the vertebrae above and below. It can get locked into this position and "pop" like a water balloon. There is a jelly-like center of the disc that can leak out onto the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This is called a disc herniation. And, yes, it can be repaired naturally.
Many people have disc herniations and don't even know it. Intervertebral discs herniate and repair themselves all the time. Spinal discs are living tissue, unlike a water balloon, and the cells of living tissue are always dying and being replaced by new, living tissue.
However, if the spine is out of alignment and the discs have abnormal stresses on them, the new disc tissue is not healthy and is prone to re-injury. The disc loses height, motion, and flexibility.
Spinal decompression therapy is able to stretch the spine ligaments and elongate the spine. The DRX-9000 enlarges the disc space and helps the spine to move into a more normal position, taking the disc along with it. The pumping action of the DRX-9000 on the spinal disc helps to re-establish fluid exchange between the injured disc and the bloodstream. This will often restore lost disc height and improve function.
The DRX-9000 is not a magic bullet. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a lot of work. Each session is about an hour long, which includes muscle stimulation and ice once you get off the machine. An average treatment plan includes about 20-24 sessions. Also, there is quite a bit of home care and exercises.
Decompression can help fix your herniated disc naturally, but there is a chance it won't do anything. That's right. It's possible to go through the entire decompression process and feel the same. It's possible, but it's not likely.
Additionally, not all herniated disc patients qualify medically for neck or low back decompression therapy. You have to be checked by a decompression doctor to find out if you are a candidate.
If you have been diagnosed with a cervical or lumbar disc herniation and you feel you have nowhere to turn, you should consider spinal decompression with the DRX-9000. It might give you your life back!