At South County Spine Care Center, we strive to provide our patients with minimally invasive care for back pain, neck pain, and other problems. By avoiding invasive procedures and surgeries, you are able to experience relief while still working and enjoying other activities. Minimally invasive approaches also help you to avoid unnecessary pain.
One of the methods offered at our center is DRX 9000 spinal decompression. This method works by reducing pressure in your back.
The specialized equipment stretches certain areas of your back, forming a vacuum. This vacuum sucks bulging or herniated parts of discs back into their rightful spot and also eliminates pressure felt on nerve roots. While this method reduces pain, it also starts a healing process in your back – the vacuum pulls nutrients and oxygen into the injured areas.
For more information about spinal decompression, contact our office today. One of our physicians can help you figure out if it is the right choice for your situation.
What conditions can be helped by DRX 9000 spinal decompression?
There are many conditions that can be helped by non-surgical spinal decompression, such as the DRX 9000. For example, herniated discs and bulging discs can retract while utilizing the therapy, which in turn takes pressure off of your nerves and help heal the discs through the increased movement of oxygen and nutrients.
Other conditions that might benefit from spinal decompression therapy include sciatica (and other variations of leg and neck pain), degenerative disc disease, and more.
When you meet with your back pain doctor at our Orange County center, we will evaluate your needs and health condition to determine whether or not you would benefit from using the DRX 9000 spinal decompression method. If it is not a good fit for you, we will find another method to relieve your pain that will work best for you.
What will treatment feel like?
A lot of patients wonder if DRX 9000 spinal decompression therapy is painful or uncomfortable, especially after learning that it works by stretching out the back. You should not feel any pain during the spinal decompression therapy session, or afterward. Instead, while you are on the specialized table, you will feel your spine being stretched. Many patients liken this feeling to a massage and find it relaxing. The table works by stretching your spine without any effort on your end and uses massaging rollers for maximum comfort.
Following the therapy session, you may feel some slight relief. This relief will increase more and more over time as you continue to utilize the spinal decompression therapy. If you have any questions about the treatment, feel free to ask your doctor to learn more.