Spinal Decompression Therapy
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
If you are suffering from debilitating and lasting back or neck pain, you know how disruptive it can be to your quality of life. Many patients at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine have found significant, lasting relief and return to full activity from a comprehensive treatment plan including spinal decompression therapy. We believe in using only the best spinal decompression technology available and have invested in the DRX9000 and DRX9000C spinal decompression systems.
What does Spinal Decompression Therapy treat?
These systems are FDA cleared and have been proven to provide significant lasting relief from:
- Herniated or bulging disc(s) in the neck or back
- Spinal stenosis
- Failed back syndrome
- Facet syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
The DRX9000 spinal decompression system is a 100% non-invasive treatment that utilizes computer technology to provide a gentle spinal decompression stretch to a specific injured spinal segment. During treatment, disc pressure drops and there is diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrients to the injured spinal segment which are necessary for healing. The resultant decrease in disc pressure allows bulging/herniated discs to retract, heal and rehabilitate. Consistent with our inter-disciplinary approach to spinal care, the physicians often recommend a course of physical therapy to stabilize normal spinal disc pressure, increase core strengthening/flexibility and provide the patient with a comprehensive home management program. For more severe cases, patients may undergo a series of anti-inflammatory spinal injections prior to initiating spinal decompression therapy.
Are all patients illegible for Spinal Decompression Therapy?
While not all all patients are candidates for spinal decompression therapy, it is appropriate for most patients. A comprehensive medical evaluation along with recent MRI and a bone density test (age dependent) are necessary to determine if spinal decompression is indicated.