Conditions Treated

Sciatica

Clinical diagnosis of sciatica is referred to as a "radiculopathy", which means that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is putting pressure on the radicular nerve or nerve root in the lower back, which forms part of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem in the lower back such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis that is compressing or irritating the nerve roots.

'Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression offers relief to sciatica diagnosed sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and systematically separated using the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. As the vertebrae is separated pressure is ever slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum then “sucks” the gelatinous “jellylike” center of the disc back into the disc thereby reducing the disc bulge or herniated disc. Significant reduction removes pressure off the sciatic nerve roots and considerably reduces pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen and nutrients into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.

Back and Neck Disc Bulge

Strong and healthy discs are thick and flexible (like a wet sponge) allowing a wide range of bending and twisting motions. An unhealthy disc; on the other hand are stiff and hard (like a dry sponge) and prone to injuries such as bulging or herniation. Over time a number of issues can occur such as gravity, spinal joint dysfunction and accumulated trauma cause the discs to compress, flatten and degenerate. This constant compression prevents much needed oxygen and nutrients from entering the disc. This constant malnourishment causes the once tough outer layers of the disc to soften allowing the disc to become injured or diseased. Bulging Disc damage can occur anywhere in the spine. However, the discs of the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine) are the most commonly injured.

Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression offers relief to those diagnosed  with severe back and neck pain by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and systematically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompressionequipment. As the vertebrae is separated pressure is ever slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum then “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back into the disc thereby reducing the Disc Bulge. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and significantly reduce pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen and nutrients into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve has the following symptoms:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve.

  • Sharp or burning pain, which may radiate outward. When the pinched nerve comes from the spinal cord, coughing or sneezing may aggravate the pain.

  • Tingling, "pins and needles" sensations or paresthesia.

  • Muscle weakness or twitching in the affected area.

  • Frequent “falling asleep” of the foot or hand.

  • The problems related to pinched nerves may be worse while sleeping.

Pinched nerve is caused when a nerve is somehow damaged or injured by direct pressure or compression and is unable to properly conduct its signal. There are many possible causes for a pinched nerve, depending on the location of the nerve.  Symptoms occur near the site of the impingement or can “radiate” into the arms or legs. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain or stiffness, along with symptoms down the arm. A pinched nerve in the lower back causes back pain and stiffness with symptoms down the leg.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression offers relief to those diagnosed with severe back and neck pain by gently separating the bones of the spine. The bones of the spine are slowly and systematically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompressionequipment.  As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the facet. Decompressing the “jammed” spinal joints can significantly reduce pain and disability. Also, the separation creates a “sucking” vacuum within the joint capsule that pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluids into the injured joint space allowing healing to begin.

Herniated Disc in 
the Neck & Low Back

Strong and healthy discs are thick and flexible (like a wet sponge) allowing a wide range of bending and twisting motions. An unhealthy disc; on the other hand are stiff and hard (like a dry sponge) and prone to injuries such as bulging or herniation. Over time a number of issues can occur such as gravity, spinal joint dysfunction and accumulated trauma cause the discs to compress, flatten and degenerate. This constant compression prevents much needed oxygen and nutrients from entering the disc. This constant malnourishment causes the once tough outer layers of the disc to soften allowing the disc to become injured or diseased. Bulging Disc damage can occur anywhere in the spine. However, the discs of the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine) are the most commonly injured.

 

Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression offers relief to those diagnosed  with severe back and neck pain people by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and systematically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. As the vertebrae is separated pressure is ever slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum then “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back into the disc thereby reducing the Disc Bulge. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and significantly reduce pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen and nutrients into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.

 

Degenerative Disk

Degenerative Disc Disease is a steady process that occurs as we age. With the gradual water and protein content of the body's cartilage changing sometimes this process is accelerated due to heavy work-related demands such as repetitive bending and twisting, heavy lifting, or an accident and injury. These changes can result in weaker and thinner cartilage. Because both the discs and the joints (facet joints) are composed of cartilage, these areas are subject to wear and tear over time (degenerative changes). This gradual deterioration of the discs between the vertebrae (back bones) is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Many people show some signs of wear and tear on the spinal discs as they age. Everyone, however, will have symptoms described as degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease, it simply refers to a condition in which pain is caused from a damaged disc. A wide range of symptoms and severity is associated with this condition.

The average person with degenerative disc disease is active, otherwise healthy and in his or her 30s or 40s. Common symptoms of this condition include:

  • The pain is often worse when sitting. When seated, the discs of the lower back have as much three times more load on them than when standing.
  • Pain that usually gets worse when bending, lifting or twisting
  • Feeling better while do activity rather than sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Feeling better changing positions often or lying down
  • Periods of severe pain that come and go. These last from a few days to a few months before getting better. They can range from nagging pain to severe, disabling pain.
  • Pain that can affect the low back, buttocks and thighs or the neck, depending on where the affected disc is, radiating to the arms and hands .
  • Numbness and tingling in the extremeties.
  • Weakness in the leg muscles or foot drop may be a sign that there is damage to the nerve root

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