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Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000

The latest non-surgical therapy for the relief of back pain!

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The Science Behind the DRX9000

The Mayo clinic proved an 88.9% success rate using the DRX9000 treating the following conditions:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Post-Surgical Pain

American Health & Performance Center is dedicated to being an innovator in the treatment of non-surgical lower back pain and sciatica. Our constant search for the latest technology to help our patients get out of pain and back to function in the least amount of time possible, resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology.

Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression Therapy was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or degenerated discs. Spinal Decompression Therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.

Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Really Work?

Data from a recent multi-center pilot study utilizing Axiom Worldwide's DRX9000 Reveals a Dramatic Success Rate of 88.9%!

The clinical results of an IRB-approved prospective, multi-center, phase II, non-randomized pilot study utilizing the DRX9000 was presented at the annual New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PGA meeting in New York City December 7-11, 2007. The study, authored by Dr. John Leslie of The Mayo Clinic, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Patients enrolled in the study had suffered an overall average of ten years of chronic back pain. After two weeks of treatments on the DRX9000 there was a 50% reduction in pain scores and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented.

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How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, not to be confused with linear traction, slowly lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs. This reversal of pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that helps to reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place, taking pressure off pinched nerves. Spinal experts believe that nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are drawn into the disc to create a revitalized environment conducive to healing.

What Happens During A Typical Treatment?

During a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. Each DRX-9000 treatment session lasts approximately 10-28 minutes. However, patients may require a combination of modalities to reduce pain quickly and expedite the recovery process. Commonly, we combine massage therapy, High Intensity Laser therapy, and Gameready coolers to a typical treatment plan.

What is the Typical Treatment Protocol?

A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 20-25 sessions over three to six months. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.

Why Is Spinal Decompression Different from Traction? Why are Some Spinal Decompression Tables Better Than Others?

While traction, physical therapy, and manipulation may reduce disc pressures to as low as 40 mm Hg, only spinal decompression has been shown to achieve negative pressures within the spine. It has been clinically proven that spinal decompression creates negative pressures as low as -110 mm Hg3 within the injured disc during the treatment session. Normally, pulls exerted on the spine trigger sensory receptors in the back to tighten the muscles surrounding the vertebrae and discs in an effort to protect them from injury, a mechanism in the body known as the proprioceptor response. Spinal Decompression bypasses this response by slowly pulling on the spine and relaxing the back over an extended period of time, allowing the spine to be repositioned without tension and without setting off the "Lock down" proprioceptor response.

More Research

Long-term Effectiveness Research Study Increased Disc Height Research Study Disc Herniation Reduction Research Study Patient Satisfaction Research Study

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