San Francisco Chiropractor and Herniated Disc Doctor Comments:
We have been helping herniated disc patients in the SF Financial District for over 17 years now with chiropractic care. Overall, we've had pretty good success, but there was always a sub-set of patients with chronic back pain secondary to herniated discs, that chiropractic just could not help on it's own….and neither could anything else.
Well…about 3-4 years ago we began using the DRX9000 spinal decompression system. A state of the art machine that is designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as disc herniations, disc bulges, spinal stenosis, and disc degeneration.
The machine we have treats both cervical disc herniations (DRX9000c) and lumbar disc herniations (DRX9000)…and costs around $150,000. Does it work? YES. Does it work on every single person that does it? NO…just most of them. And…we have been on an absolute roll lately with results. I think a lot of it has to do with experience. Over the years we have performed thousands of treatments…and every time we treat a herniated disc we learn how to do it better.
Does the patient also need something extra like Active Release Techniques (ART) or chiropractic adjustments? If so, when? What exercises? How often? What about maintenance care? And on and on. We learn more every day.
They say spinal decompression will eventually be the gold standard for disc herniation treatment. We think it is already, but it has to pass all the double blind long-term studies that the medical profession needs to see…same with insurance companies.
But hey…the preliminary medical research on the DRX9000 is very promising. There is a DRX9000 Special Report that summarizes the research results from a study done by the Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins University, and Duke University…very encouraging.
Anyway, if you are suffering with chronic back pain, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain, weakness, numbness, tingling…that is just not responding to conventional therapies…the DRX9000 or DRX9000c just be might be the answer.