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Cervical Decompression with the DRX9000c

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DRX9000c Cervical Decompression

We have been providing cervical decompression therapy in San Francisco for about 8 years now. We have been serving the SF Financial District for over 20 years. The spinal decompression machine we use is the DRX9000c.

The DRX9000c is designed and built to treat cervical neurovascular compression syndromes such as bulging discs, herniated discs, cervical stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome, nonsurgically.

The DRX9000c is set to the specific spinal disc level of the problem. For instance, if there is a disc herniation of the C6-7 disc then that is the disc we target. Decompression therapy enlarges the disc space, elongates the spine, strengthens the spinal muscles and ligaments, re-hydrates the injured cervical spinal disc, and pulls the herniated or bulging disc fragments back to the center of the disc and off the spinal cord and spinal nerves.

The decompression therapy is about 30 minutes. Then there is 10 minutes and muscle stimulation and ice. The muscle stimulation teaches the cervical muscles to work with the spine in it’s new position. The ice reduces inflammation and muscle spasms.

The protocol for cervical decompression with the DRX9000c is 20 sessions. These sessions are done over a 6 week period.

Some spinal decompression patients continue with ongoing maintenance and some just come in as needed when they feel they need it.

There is home care and exercises that decompression patients follow to obtain optimum results.

Success rates are high with cervical decompression at our San Francisco clinic. We try to only accept cases that we feel will achieve favorable outcomes.

Sometimes there is a little soreness in the beginning…but most patients are already sore. Otherwise, the treatment itself is very gentle and relaxing…it’s something you look forward to.

If you have been diagnosed with a cervical disc herniation or disc bulge, or any of the other conditions listed above, and would like to find out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression, you should find a doctor with a DRX9000c in your area.

If you live, work, or can travel to downtown San Francisco, then you can see us.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctors please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

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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Can a Herniated Disc Repair Itself?

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Pinched Lumbar Nerve Causing Sciatica

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time much has changed as far as what we know about herniated discs and the best way to treat them.

It used to be thought that the only way to treat a herniated disc was with surgical intervention…either a discectomy or spinal fusion. Now we know that the body is capable of healing a herniated disc just like it can heal most other injuries, and in fact it does this all the time. But just like other injuries, sometimes the body needs a little help.

In order for the body to heal itself, all the communication lines have to be open.

The nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves is the body’s communication system. As long as the nervous system is free of interference it will make the right decisions every time.

Physical, Chemical, and Mental Stress can interfere with internal communications making it hard for the body to repair itself. Physical stress on the nervous system from say misalignment’s (bones out of place) can make it very difficult for the body to repair a herniated disc. This is called Vertebral Subluxation.

A disc has two primary functions:

1. To give the spine flexibility and act as a shock absorber for normal motion and activity.

2. Acts as a ligament by holding the vertebrae above and the one below together. The disc also separates the vertebrae and helps create the opening where the nerves exit before traveling to all your cells, organs, glands, and muscles.

If the bones are stuck, then the disc will degenerate and so will the bones. The bones and the disc need motion to stay alive and to maintain proper shape, function, and integrity. All body parts require motion to stay healthy. This disc degeneration can lead to bulging and herniated discs.

So what do we do if the bones are stuck and not functioning properly and has resulted in a herniated disc?

Well…we can try chiropractic adjustments to see if we can correct the subluxations. This is what chiropractors do. This will usually help.

If chiropractic fails to deliver results we can try nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000, a machine designed and built to help the body repair herniated discs.

The DRX9000 enlarges the disc space, re-positions the disc, re-hydrates the disc, strengthens the spinal muscles and ligaments, and gives the body a better chance to repair the injured spinal disc.

So YES…a herniated disc can repair itself…but sometimes it just needs a little help.

Bottom Line: Do Not Jump Right Into Back or Neck Surgery if you are diagnosed with a herniated disc. Give your body a chance to heal itself with chiropractic or spinal decompression. You can always have surgery!

To schedule an appointment for herniated disc treatment in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog 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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Do Herniated Discs Regenerate?

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Cervical disc bulge on MRI

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time we have helped thousands of cervical and lumbar herniated disc patients.

About 7 years ago we began to incorporate nonsurgical spinal decompression into our herniated disc protocols. The machines we use are the DRX9000 and DRX9000c.

Ever since I can remember there has been an ongoing debate in the medical community as to whether a herniated disc can repair itself or not.

In my opinion, the answer is YES.

Why do I say this? Because I have seen it first hand over and over again. I have seen before and after MRI’s of my very own herniated disc patients that have shown dramatic improvement in disc height and reduction of  disc herniation post decompression therapy.

Is there research on this? YES…but there are not full blown double blind studies…they are in the works.

In reality, this blog post is simply my opinion…but it’s the opinion of a herniated disc doctor that has over 20 years experience treating herniated discs in San Francisco. I have also delivered over 12,000 spinal decompression treatments to hundreds of patients.

Bottom Line: I recommend not listening to the naysayers. If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc and have been told you need neck or back surgery…consider nonsurgical spinal decompression. It just might be the answer to your problem.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is safe, gentle, and effective…and it is the only treatment I know of that can actually repair a herniated disc. But again…this is only my humble, biased opinion 🙂

To schedule a complimentary consultation with a spinal decompression doctor in San Francisco, call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

 

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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