DRX9000 is one of the most premiere and popular traction units most commonly utilized in NYC. Spinal decompression is a fancy term that has been re-coined from the ages old traction methods of manual therapists, physical therapists and chiropractors.

It is most commonly utilized for the treatment of lower back pain due to herniated, bulging or slipped discs in the lumbar spine. DRX9000 also known as decompression is a somewhat effective way of helping the patient manage lower back pain.

Back pain is more than just an annoyance it has the ability to be life debilitating. For those who suffer with chronic back pain they know that quality of life can be severely impacted. Finding a form of relief that is effective and lasting can be nearly disheartening for the individual dealing with chronic back pain. At least 80 percent of adults will experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime. In fact, it is the most common cause of disability related to a person’s job.

Because back pain is so common it is no surprise that health care companies have began promoting their individualized solution to the problem. With Spinal Decompression the source of the issue is addressed, not just the symptoms of pain, but the lumbar discs involved.

Since the beginning of the Chiropractic profession in 1895 practitioners have treated patients with head, neck, and back pain. The field is founded on the idea that spinal health is essential to nervous system balance and overall health of the body. These practitioners originally relied heavily on spinal manipulation to bring about desired changes int he spine and body. However, experts in the field are beginning to embrace a wider variety of treatment options founded on evidence-based research and findings. Spinal Decompression is one pathway to back pain relief many practitioners in the field are beginning to utilize.

Various spinal decompression machines are available, such as the Vax-D, Extentrac and DRX9000. These spinal traction machines are considered Non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD). They use motorized traction to bring about back pain relief by applying decompression forces directly on to the herniated, bulging or slipped disc directly. The spine is gently stretched causing a change in force and position of the spine. When this pressure change is accomplished via the traction, pressure is taken-off of the spinal discs.

The pain that is caused from bulging or herniated discs is diminished as the traction / decompression causes a retraction of the disc by the stretch of the spine. Removing this pressure will allow spinal fluid, oxygen, and water to move more freely through the spine. In turn the overall health of the body will benefit, along with reduced back pain.

Other back pain issues have been successfully treated with NSSD as well as posterior facet syndrome, injured spinal nerve roots, sciatica, and general back pain. Due to the spinal decompression modality such as the DRX9000, the traction / stretch of the spine causes positive physical outcomes.

The patient should expect to undergo a session ranging from 30 to 45 minutes per day. Depending on the patient’s needs and severity of injury they may need up to 20 sessions spread out over several weeks / months. The patient will remain fully clothed and be fitted with a harness that will connect around the pelvis and trunk. They will lie face down or on their back on a computer operated table where the practitioner is able to control their traction treatment making it unique to their needs. Because many NSSD therapies take place with the use of a computer the practitioner is able to be specific with the needed decompression forces for each individual patient.

There is also Surgical Spinal Decompression, and it is generally offered as a last resort. There are just a few conditions where a practitioner may suggest Surgical Spinal Decompression Surgery including ruptured disc, bulging disc, and bony growths. Surgery is used in these instances to relieve pressure that is being placed on the spinal cord and nerves leading to tingling, weakness, pain, and numbness.

There are quite a few types of Surgical Spinal Decompression Surgeries. The most common include discectomy, laminotomy / laminectomy, foraminotomy and osteophyte removal. As with any type of surgery there are risks involved and the patient should thoroughly discuss them with their physician before making a decision. Surgical Spinal Decompression is generally reserved for those who have exhausted all other options in their path to finding pain relief.

Whether non-surgical or surgical Spinal Decompression both are proven and trusted methods to relieving chronic back pain. Through chiropractic adjustments and procedure’s the patient will not only experience back pain relief, but may possibly experience total body wellness improvement as their cerebral spinal fluid is able to flow freely, unrestricted. For the back pain sufferer, both forms of the therapy are worth further consideration if conventional Physical Therapy or Chiropractic does not offer relief.