Treatment with the Decompression Reduction Extraction (DRX) 9000 is an advanced intermittent traction technology that allows treatment at a specific intervertebral disc.
When intervertebral discs budge, protrude or herniate, they can cause low back pain or neck pain. When the inner part of these gelatinous discs press on nerve roots, they can cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness or a combination symptoms. The symptoms can also travel the length of the nerve they are affecting; so, pain or numbness can be present in an arm, hand, leg or foot.
Non-surgical decompression, especially the DRX9000, uses a controlled amount of force specific to the patient and spinal segment to gently pull apart the neighboring vertebrae in order to create a small vacuum-like effect to promote resorption of the herniated disc material, and restore disc height. By creating more disc height and “pulling back in” the disc material, pressure is taken off of the surrounding nerve root which leads to a decrease in symptoms.