Spinal Decompression

San Francisco Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a clinically proven treatment for individuals experiencing lower back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging discs, and many instances of relapse or failed back surgery.

Spinal decompression with the DRX9000™ is one of today's most advanced technologies.  We were the first to offer the DRX9000 in San Francisco and we continue to improve upon our success rates.  Lumbar decompression involves the application of distraction forces to relieve nerve compression often associated with lower back pain and sciatica. Most often, patients have been unsuccessful when using traditional methods and seek an alternative to more invasive surgical solutions.

Decompression patients receive 20 to 25-minute DRX treatment within a relaxing environment. Immediately following treatment, our trained practitioners provide 10-minutes of electrical muscle stimulation, ice pack and the application of therapeutic laser. Patients also gain personalized home-care coaching. Noticeable relief typically attained within just three weeks.

Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000 is a safe, FDA-cleared treatment program that has been proven successful in numerous clinical studies since its introduction in 2002. Chiro-Medical Group works with you to devise a holistic approach encompassing regular decompression, nutrition, exercise and relaxation strategies geared toward obtaining optimal results. As a result, a very high percentage of our patients find the solution successful.

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Chiro-Medical Group Express in downtown San Francisco is home to a DRX9000c cervical spinal decompression system. Cervical decompression offers patients with neurovascular compression hope; often when nothing else does.

The DRX9000c is able to isolate a specific cervical spinal segment to enlarge the disc space and elongate the spine. The decompression process actually creates a negative pressure, drawing herniated disc material back to the center of the disc.

Over the past several years, we have helped hundreds of patients with decompression therapy. Many herniated disc patients have avoided surgery and returned to normal lifestyles.

The DRX9000c is an excellent choice for patients who have failed to respond to conventional neck pain therapies such as medications, physical therapy, and chiropractic.

The DRX9000c is also an excellent first choice for those who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc in the neck and are unable to handle physical therapy or chiropractic. Even elderly patients respond well to nonsurgical cervical decompression.

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Dr. Michael Kellis

The Science of Decompression

About the DRX 9000

Spinal Decompression Blog



Excite Medical is a medical device company based in Tampa, Florida, United States. Excite’s flagship product, the DRX9000, is found in over 1,000 hospitals, clinics, and private health centers located in more than 45 countries. Excite Medical, registered with the U.S. FDA, holds four FDA 510(k)s including one for the DRX9000. The DRX9000 has been cleared by the FDA to treat patients suffering with incapacitating lower back pain and sciatica caused by herniated discs, degenerative discs, and posterior facet syndrome. Published research has shown the vast potential of the DRX9000—the research was conducted by highly respected physicians and researchers associated with the Mayo Clinic, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California San Francisco, and other prestigious medical institutions.