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DRX9000 spinal decompression

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Spinal Decompression Therapy with DRX9000

We have been treating disc herniations in San Francisco for over 21 years. About 8 years ago we began to incorporate nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 into the mix.

The DRX9000 spinal decompression system is a computerized machine that is designed and built to treat lumbar disc herniations, bulges, stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease without drugs or surgery. The machine we have cost’s over $150,000 because it also treats disc herniations in the neck. There are much cheaper and less effective machines out there so beware.

DRX9000 spinal decompression is the Rolls Royce of spinal decompression systems. We like the machine because it is very comfortable for the patient while at the same time effective. Most of the patients we treat fall asleep during the treatment.

DRX sessions usually last about an hour or less. It takes a few minutes to set you up and harness you so we can connect you to the machine. You are on the machine for 30 minutes or so. Then, we do 10 minutes of electrical muscle stimulation to teach the spinal muscles to work with the spine in it’s new position, and 10 minutes of ice to reduce muscle spasms, pain, and inflammation. Sometimes we will incorporate deep tissue laser therapy if there is a lot of initial pain and inflammation in the beginning.

The DRX9000 treatment protocol is for 20 sessions over a 6 week period. Sometimes it takes more than this. We incorporate exercises at the halfway point. There is extensive home-care instructions including dietary and nutrition recommendations.

Success rates are very high.

Not all patients are accepted for care. You must qualify for treatment medically.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary consultation.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Herniated Disc Treatment For Teens

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Herniated Disc Treatment

We have been providing herniated disc treatment for teens in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time we have seen our fair share of teenagers and young adults who were suffering with herniated disc symptoms.

Usually the herniated disc is in the lower lumbar spine at the L4-L5 or L5-S1 spinal disc level. Sometimes we know what caused the herniated disc and sometimes we don’t. Off the top of my head I can recall a few surfing wipe-outs and skateboard accidents that resulted in lumbar disc bulges and herniations, as well as many sports injuries…mostly from high school football.  We have had a few gymnasts that have suffered disc herniations and some dancers.

The symptoms that these young adults and teens have presented with have usually been various combinations of low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tinging in the legs and feet, leg weakness, night pain, and hip pain.

Often times chiropractic adjustments will fix the problem and sometimes it wont. When chiropractic fails to deliver results we consider nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is a machine designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated and bulging spinal discs.

The good news is that young adults and teens respond very well to decompression therapy and the results seem to last.

If the discs herniations are left untreated then they will usually become progressively worse and effect the other parts of the spine making the problem more difficult to treat. The time is always NOW to get treatment so that this does not happen.

To find out if you are a candidate for decompression therapy you first need to meet with a doctor that offers these services and have them examine you and review your MRI. It’s rare when a teen or young adult does not qualify medically for the DRX9000, but it does happen…it’s usually when there is a severe scoliosis or unstable Spondylolithesis.

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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