Low back pain can be caused by a variety of things. A herniated or bulging disc can cause mechanical stress and trigger inflammation and pain. Sciaticacan occur when the disc presses on a nerve that travels into the leg.
Degenerative disc disease is a state of dehydration and deterioration that can alter the disc’s ability to resist loads, making the spine more susceptible to injury.
Stenosis is a related condition that affects the opening that houses the spinal cord or the opening where the nerves exit the spine. The degeneration of the disc or vertebrae can reduce the size of the opening and cause compression.
Facets are the posterior joints of the spine. Facet syndrome is irritation of these joints from injury or degeneration and characterized by pain, stiffness and inflammation. The pain generally increases with motion and is relieved by rest.
Chiropractic care and adjustments can provide relief. Sometimes, if the condition or degeneration is severe, spinal decompression therapy can be recommended.
Spinal decompression, using the DRX 9000, is another service we offer for persistent back pain. It is a sophisticated, computer-guided, traction-based procedure used to treat damaged, bulging, herniated, degenerated, and even ruptured or extruded discs in the lumbar spine.
The DRX 9000 device achieves results by reducing pressure off the spinal discs and nerves, allowing your spine to heal itself. Unlike traditional traction, inversion tables, and lower quality decompression tables that may increase pressure on discs, the DRX 9000 creates negative pressure inside damaged discs, thereby “suctioning” herniated and bulging materials back into place.
The effect of repeat sessions is imbibement (flowing in) of nutrients so your discs can repair and heal faster. Typically, completed care is achieved within two months, as compared to six to twelve months without the DRX 9000. If you have tried physical therapy, pain meds, injections, surgery and are still in pain, don’t lose hope! The DRX 9000 may be the answer for you.
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