Spinal disks are gel-like pads that serve as buffers between the bones in your spine. Back and neck pain are often caused when these spinal disks are degenerative, bulging, or herniated. Operating on these disks can be expensive and debilitating, and an invasive spinal operation has the potential to pose even greater risk to you. Depending on the details and severity of your spinal injury and the source of your neck or back pain, spinal decompression therapy could be a great alternative to surgery.
If you are suffering from back or neck pain as a result of an injury or a condition such as sciatica or posterior facet syndrome, spinal decompression therapy could be your ticket to relief. The most common method of nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy involves a motorized device that stretches the spine. This stretching is hoped to change the position of the spine and create negative intradiscal pressure, which theoretically brings spinal disks back into their proper position. This is done in order to relieve pressure on spinal disks, nerves, bones, and muscles around your spine. In many cases, this stimulates the circulation of important nutrients and fluids, like water and oxygen, into the disks, which helps spinal disks heal.
- Pregnant women
- Patients with broken vertebra(e)
- Spinal infusion patients
- Spinal implant recipients
- Patients who have undergone a failed back surgery or have had more than one surgery with no pain relief
- Patients with conditions that jeopardize spinal integrity overall (i.e. osteoporosis, stenosis, infections, tumors, or other diseases infecting the spine)
If you are experiencing spinal pain of any kind, for any reason, contact our team of qualified, experienced professionals to make Allied Medical Centers your Houston injury rehab center. We are ready to help you determine the source of your pain and work with you to pave a path toward recovery.
As one of the most advanced technologies available today, the DRX 9000 is a non-invasive, non-surgical, and highly effective system that is used for cervical decompression and the relief of pain in the lower back and neck. Many times, this treatment method is an effective alternative to numerous surgeries, drugs, and severe, lasting pain.
If you are seeking to significantly reduce pain, reduce symptoms, reduce disability, and improve your overall quality of life, the DRX 9000 may be the perfect option. Our Houston injury rehabilitation center will gladly take your call, understand what you are dealing with during your consultation, and let you know if the DRX 9000 is a good choice for treatment!
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
The decompression treatments are very short, and typically last anywhere from 30-45 minutes. During the treatments, intermittent traction with a controlled amount of force will be delivered to the targeted segment. After this, the muscles will be re-educated through stimulation, allowing your muscles to hold their new position. Compared to surgery, this treatment brings an extensive variety of benefits, and patients experience only minimal discomfort and pain with this non-invasive option.
The cost will vary if you have insurance, as it depends on your provider and level of coverage. We recommend approximately 15 treatments to be completed over time. Talk with someone at our office today if you are interested in scheduling your first treatment or if you have any additional questions about the cost of the DRX treatment.
Many patients will begin to feel pain relief in as little as a few sessions, but some will not see results up until a few weeks into treatment. Depending on your type of injury and responsiveness to the treatments, the number of sessions necessary will vary.