Spinal Decompression

Millions of workers all over the world suffer from back pain, a widespread ailment associated with high risk occupations as well as many hours spent doing repetitive on-the-job activities. As far back as 1938, no other condition was believed to produce more disability and economic loss than common low back pain, and this assertion remains true over 70 years later.

It is estimated that 80% of the population will suffer from back or neck pain at one point in their lives, making it the second most common neurological ailment. It is also the second most routine reason for visiting a doctor, next to the common cold.

It is for these reasons that the DRX 9000 True Non-Surgical Non-Invasive Spinal Decompression System was developed 10 years ago. It provides an effective alternative treatment to surgery for patients with chronic low back and neck pain.

Created as a non-surgical alternative to neck and back surgery, the DRX 9000 system is specifically designed to alleviate the pain associated with compressive and degenerated spine injuries. Through the utilization of spinal decompression forces, the system provides relief from pain and the symptoms commonly associated with these types of injuries as well as bulging/herniated and protruding discs, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome and degenerative disc disease.

A process through which spinal decompression forces are used in a way that maximizes elongation of the spine is the theory behind this type of non-surgical therapy. When the muscles that protect against spinal damage (paraspinal muscles) are relaxed, spinal elongation is maximized and the decompression forces that spread the bony segments of the spinal column apart can be applied, relieving pressure on intervertebral discs and nerves.

In addition, reduced pressure, inside the disc, that occurs during spinal elongation not only helps to move the interior fluid which carries oxygen and important nutrients, but can also reduce the extent of the protrusion or herniation by helping to draw fluids in from the herniated disc.

Through its use of spinal decompression forces which are logarithmically applied to lengthen the spine, the DRX 9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System uses advanced technology through the use of computers with high performance treatment capabilities to determine each patient’s logarithmic spinal decompression treatment curve, achieving the end result without causing protective muscles around the spine to contract.

Studies on spinal decompression utilizing the DRX 9000 have shown that it is more effective than spinal surgery for the treatment of herniated/bulging discs.

The DRX 9000 is the only spinal decompression system that is supported by clinical research, backed up by an international committee of 100 independent medical consultants.

The DRX 9000 is different from traditional traction, as the DRX 9000 can target the specific herniated disc and gently distract the vertebras above and below the involved herniated disc. It then releases the pull before the paraspinal muscles have an opportunity to go into spasm. This action causes a drop in pressure in the disc space, thus allowing the herniated disc to be reabsorbed.

The theory behind traction is to apply traction to the spinal column to reduce damage on injured discs. Unfortunately, even if the theory is logical, practice has shown that the goal cannot be achieved by simple traction. Our body is built to withstand the force of gravity, which compresses the spinal column. However, if we try to stretch the spine, the brain interprets this movement as an aggression. A mechanism of protection is then set in motion and the body reacts by contracting the muscles on each side of the spinal column, so much so, that the end result is a compression of the discs, which is the exact opposite of the desired goal.

For more information about back pain treatment and spinal decompression, call our Brampton Chiropractor Dr. Arnie Glatter. We provide spinal decompression services in Mississauga, Caledon, Woodbridge and Brampton, Ontario.