Non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD) targets patients suffering from an assortment of severe spinal related conditions. These conditions range from chronic neck or lower back pain caused by degenerative changes like stenosis, facet arthrosis, and joint space narrowing to more severe conditions such as sciatica, disc herniation, nerve pain, and disc bulging. In most cases, we can stop the back and neck nerve pain that the patient experiences usually due to direct compression of the involved nerve root. Non-surgical spinal decompression focuses on taking pressure off the nerve through stretching and elongating the spine which reduces neck and lower back pain and discomfort.
Nerve compression can occur due to various reasons such as aging, weight gain, trauma, and degeneration. When a patient’s spine wears down over time or from trauma, degenerative changes occur such as bone spurs, Spondylosis, bulging discs, and herniated discs, all of which can potentially put pressure on your nerve roots causing pain.
The DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression machine is a device that takes pressure off the nerve that is being pinched by applying a gentle pulling motion at a specified angle. Decompression occurs by creating negative intradiscal pressure in the involved disc space. Negative pressure is what allows nutrients, moisture, and oxygen to replenish the health of the disc. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal. Many patients that were referred to our Daytona Beach office were able to avoid back surgery with use of the DRX9000*.
The DRX9000 is designed to assert a gentle pull on the spine without the effect of tightening spinal musculature which can cause pain. Due to the advanced technology of the machine, the DRX9000 can bypass this proprioceptive response, target the nerve in a more effective manner, while keeping the patient relaxed and comfortable, which allows the body to respond favorably to the decompression. Patients undergoing non-surgical spinal decompression routinely describe an immediate pain relief while the machine is on, though this relief may not always last after the initial treatment sessions. During a decompression session, you will feel the machine lengthening your spine which relieves pressure on the nerve and decreases neck or lower back pain allowing many patients to fall asleep during their treatments. Because decompression is a cumulative effect, it is important for patients to attend all of their scheduled appointments.