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Does Spinal Decompression Make Sense for the Elderly Patient?

Even though non-surgical spinal decompression is safe and gentle…it’s still not for everyone.  I remember when I purchased my first spinal decompression machine in San Francisco…a DRX9000. The word spread fast and I had a 90 day waiting list.

 

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DRX9000 Lumbar Decompression

I actually had to purchase another DRX9000 to handle the demand.  During the first year I had the opportunity to learn first hand (on hundreds of patients) who were the best candidates for spinal decompression.

I discovered that elderly patients with advanced spinal degeneration and multiple level disc herniations did not seem to see the same dramatic improvement that was so common with younger disc herniation patients. I learned the ideal age is 18-65.

In fact, the percentage of elderly patients (say over 68) that did not respond at all to disc decompression was quite a bit higher than the younger folks. I quickly learned to manage expectations in the beginning.

If the goal was to have a little more range of motion and less back pain, and to be able to enjoy life a little more, great. But if the goal was to become pain free and regain your youth…no way. Although, this would happen occasionally…I would never accept an elderly patient that expected this type of outcome…I still wont.

But here’s the deal…spinal decompression with the DRX9000 is very safe…even for the elderly. Sure, some would get sore…but “so what?” they tell me…”I’m already sore”.

So, heck…if an elderly patient qualifies medically and understands the spine decompression with the DRX9000 might not help them…and even if it does it may not be like the stories they read…well…lets give it a shot!

Disc decompression therapy is safe…it’s gentle..and it’s effective. And if things like feeling a little better…being able to walk a little father…maybe get in and out of a cab without help…or take a trip to see the grand kids with less pain are the goals…well,  they are within reason for the elderly.

What I recommend is getting checked out by a spinal decompression doctor. many will offer you a complimentary consultation…maybe even let you try the machine to make sure you are comfortable with it…that’s what we do.

Who knows?….you might just make it back out on the dance floor…if you do, send me a picture and I will put it up on this blog.

If you live or work in the SF Bay Area you can visit our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center. Call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary DRX9000 session.

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Is Spinal Decompression a Permanent Fix?

We have been providing spinal disc decompression in downtown San Francisco for about six years now. In fact, we were the first to offer decompression therapy with the DRX9000 to the SF Financial District.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy with DRX9000

One of the most common questions herniated disc patients have about spinal decompression therapy is this:

Will spinal decompression fix my herniated disc or do I have to keep getting treatments?

It’s a good question…but the answer is not so simple. In reality…it just depends. It depends on the age of the patient, the over-all condition of the spine, how many disc herniations there are…and whether or not there are any complications such as obesity, scoliosis, or a short leg.

And you know what…sometimes we just don’t know until you finish the DRX9000 treatment protocol and we see how you hold up. Many patients decide at the end of the initial phase of treatment that they want to do spinal decompression on an ongoing basis because they love the way it makes them feel. Some take a wait and see approach…and everything in between.

Not much of an answer I know…but it’s the truth.

Heck…our San Francisco Spinal Decompression patients are usually elated with the way they feel and they want to make sure it stays that way. Core exercises, stretching, chiropractic, and an over-all fitness program will also help maintain the changes made with decompression therapy.

I have had disc decompression patients not follow through with any maintenance care, and do fine. But in general…the herniated disc patients that do some sort of ongoing decompression therapy seem to do the best…which is why we recommend something.

Bottom Line: Spinal decompression is a permanent solution if you stick with some sort of regular spinal health regimen that may or may not include ongoing disc decompression treatments.  But if you can figure some ongoing spinal decompression sessions into your budget…it’s sure to be a good investment 🙂

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic and San Francisco Spinal Decompression in downtown San Francisco.

 

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Spinal Decompression Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniations

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Lumbar disc herniations often times cause severe pain and dysfunction which can lead to cortisone injections and surgery. In fact…it is not uncommon for surgery to be the first choice a herniated disc patient makes…not knowing they have other options that are less invasive.

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DRX9000 Lumbar Decompresion

Options like non-surgical spinal decompression treatment with the DRX9000.

The DRX9000 is a computerized spinal disc decompression system that is designed and built to treat lumbar disc herniations without drugs or surgery.

The DRX9000 in my opinion is the Rolls Royce of spinal decompression machines. It is so comfortable that most herniated disc patients fall asleep during treatment. Patients often tell decompression doctors it’s the only good sleep they get every day.

Herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome can all be successfully treated with the DRX9000.

Low back pain and sciatica are the most common symptoms associated with herniated lumbar discs. Back pain relief from herniated disc symptoms can happen during the first decompression session. The complete spinal decompression therapy treatment can take up to 6-8 weeks  depending on the severity of the condition and how many spinal levels are involved.

Non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 strengthens the spinal ligaments, elongates the spine, enlarges the disc space, re-positions and re-hydrates the injured disc, and reduces inflammation and pain. And it is highly targeted…unlike conventional traction.

Many decompression specialists will incorporate other modalities such as deep tissue laser, massage, core exercises, and chiropractic into chronic back pain treatment regimens. Some may include physical medicine or acupuncture as well.

The first step is to find a DRX9000 in your area.  And remember…just like everything else…and especially with disc decompression…you get what you pay for.

To schedule a complimentary DRX9000 decompression consultation at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center…call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

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Decompression Therapy with the DRX9000

We have been providing treatment for herniated discs in San Francisco for almost 20 years now at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center.  About six years ago we introduced spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000.

The DRX9000 is a computerized back therapy machine that is designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes such as herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and facet syndrome.

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Lumbar decompression with the DRX9000

DRX9000 herniated disc repair treatment, often referred to as Non-surgical spinal decompression,  is now considered the “gold standard” as far as drug-less, non-invasive back pain therapy is concerned.

Decompression therapy is able to repair a herniated disc…once thought impossible, by elongating the spine, enlarging the disc space, which reduces pressure on the spinal disc, stretching the spinal ligaments, strengthening the spinal muscles, and actually pulling the herniated disc back to the center where it belongs.

I know this sounds too good to be true…but that’s what disc decompression therapy does.

Will the DRX9000 fix all chronic back pain patients? NO

Decompression therapy is not a magic bullet. In fact, many herniated disc patients are not able to qualify medically for spinal decompression treatments. If you have had a spinal fusion you do not qualify. If you have too much spinal degeneration, an unstable spondylolisthesis, or severe scoliosis you are disqualified. There are other reasons also.

And…just because you do qualify for decompression therapy with the DRX9000…there still is no guarantee it will fix your back problem. There is no guarantee…but the success rates are excellent.

Heck…what’s more important than a healthy back? If you can try nonsurgical decompression therapy with even a chance that it might give you your life back…with no side effects (maybe soreness) wouldn’t you? I would.

If the DRX9000 does not repair your herniated disc or bulging disc, you are still whole. Nothing was cut out of your body. Nothing was put into your body. You can still explore other back pain treatment options…including surgery.

So that’s the deal. Does DRX9000 spinal decompression make sense for you?

Nobody can decide that but you!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic, an experienced provider of Spinal Decompression in San Francisco.

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Scott Calzaretta

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