- Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
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89%+ effective in treating herniated,
bulging or degenerative discs.
In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems may have been prescribed pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, or received injections.If they were not progressing, they were sent for spinal surgery.
Chiropractic Care has proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option. UNTIL NOW!
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Posterior Facet Syndrome
The DRX9000™ specifically targets an individual disc, relieving pressure on the pain producing nerve.
The DRX9000™ repositions the disc and rehydrates it allowing water, oxygen, and nutirients to be absorbed.
- Numbness or Tingling in the legs or feet.
- Pain, Stiffness, and Inflammation in back.
- Shock-like Pain that travels through the buttocks and down one leg to below the knee.
If left untreated, these conditiond may result in life-changing pain and physical disability.
A Herniated disc (also referred to as a protruding or extruded disc)
each disc of the spine is designed much like a jelly donut. As the disc degenerates from age or injury, the softer central portion can rupture (herniate) through the surrounding outer ring.This abnormal rupture of the central portion of the disc is referred to as a disc herniation.
The most common location for a herniated disc to occur is in the disc at the level between the fourth and fifth lumber vertebrae in the low back. This area is constantly absorbing the impact of bearing the weight of the upper body. This is especially important when we are standing or sitting.
The lower back is also critically involved in our body's movements throughout the day, as we twist the torso in rotating side to side and as we hinge the back in flexion and extension while bending or lifting.
These changes will often irritate the nerves, producing numbness or tingling in the legs or feet.
Degenerative disc disease
As we age, the water and protein content of the cartilage of the body changes. This change results in weaker, more fragile and thin cartilage. Because both the discs and the joints that stack the vertebrae (facet joints) are partly composed of cartilage, these areas are subject to wear and tear over time (degenerative changes). The gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae is referred to as degenerative disc disease. Wear of the facet cartilage and the bony changes of the adjacent joint is referred to as degenerative facet joint disease or osteoarthritis of the spine.
Degeneration of the disc is medically referred to as spondylosis. Spondylosis can be noted on x-ray tests or MRI scanning of the spine as a narrowing of the normal "disc space" between the adjacent vertebrae.
Degeneration of the disc tissue makes the disc more susceptible to herniation. Degeneration of the disc can cause local pain in the affected area. Any level of the spine can be affected by disc degeneration
Degenerative disc disease may also play a contributing role in conditions such as disc bulges, disc herniations, and stenosis.
Facet syndrome: Facets are the posterior joints of the spine that aid in keeping the vertebrae aligned. Facet syndrome can result from injury or degeneration of the disc and is characterized by pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
The pain generally increases with motion and is relieved by rest.
Sciatica is a condition often associated with a herniated or ruptured disc. When the injured disc compresses one of the spinal nerves leading to the sciatic nerve, it can produce a shock-like pain that travels through the buttocks and down one leg to below the knee. Tingling and numbness are common in this condition. Sciatica can occur suddenly, or develop gradually.
The pain and symptoms of sciatica can be intensified by coughing, sneezing, or sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time.
The DRX9000™ True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ provides a primary treatment modality for the management of pain and disability for patients suffering with incapacitating low back pain and sciatica. It is designed to apply spinal decompressive forces to compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine.
It has been found 89% effective in providing relief of pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica.
The doctors may also use chiropractic, electro therapy, massage therapy and/or stretching to your treatment plan.
It is advised to following your treatment as your rehabilitation may take longer if not followed.
Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week* of treatment.
Treatment sessions last 30 minutes. Protocol consists of 20 treatments over the course of 6 weeks. During your first 5-10 treatments, Dr. Green will reaccess your progress and make recommendations for future sessions.
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While many patients will qualify for treatment on the DRX9000™, there are inclusion and exclusion criteria.
- Pain due to herniated and bulging lumbar discs that has lasted for more than four weeks.
- Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that has lasted more than six months.
- Persistent pain from degenerated disc not responding to at least four weeks of therapy.
- Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
- Patient at least 18 years of age.
- Appliances such as pedicle screws and rods
- Prior lumbar fusion less than six months ago
- Metastatic cancer
- Severe osteoporosis
- Spondylolisthesis (unstable)
- Compression fracture of lumbar spine
below L-1 (recent)
- Pars defect
- Pathologic aortic aneurysm
- Pelvic or abdominal cancer
- Disc space infections
- Severe peripheral neuropathy
- Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive dysfunction.
Case Study Findings on DRX9000™ Treatment
Patient Chart Review Findings on DRX9000™ Treatments
NO. Most patients do not experience any side effects. In some instances, there have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a short period of time. As with any rehabilitation program, there may be small set backs. This is typical. You will need time to heal and rest during your treatment program.
NO. The DRX9000™ is totally safe and comfortable for all patients. The system has emergency stop switches for the patient. These switches (a requirement of the FDA) terminate the treatment immediately thereby avoiding any injuries.
Traction cannot address the source of the problem. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure or a vacuum inside the disc. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also causes the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body's natural fibroblastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc.
Traction and inversion tables, at best, can lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 to a +30 mmHg. Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to reduce the intradiscal pressure to between a -150 to -200 mmHg. Traction triggers the body's normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in affected area.
Contact our office to schedule an initial FREE consultation and complimentary first treatment to determine if you are a candidate for care with the DRX9000™. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, we will sit down and explain our recommended plan of action for you.
Remember that the DRX9000™ is not intended for everyone who has low back pain. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, and if you meet specific criteria, you may begin your care with the DRX9000™.
How Chiropractic care has improved Jim's Life: "Pain has been relieved. I can now stand up straight, no surgery at this time. My life has definitely improved and anticipating a pain free future and retirement."
What has pleased Jim the most in his course of treatment at Back to Health: "The DRX 9000. Can't say that enough! The friendliness and care and support of the entire staff."
Over 500,000 disk surgeries are performed annually. Of those surgeries, as many as 90% are unnecessary and ineffective.
Lower back pain is the 8th most common condition reported in America. Most people who suffer with pain go to their medical doctors for this pain, and most are not given information on all of the treatment options that are available. Patients are told that they need pain medications and/or surgery, and they remain unaware that there are other, more cost-effective options available to them. In fact, surgical treatment rates are 40% higher in the U.S. than in the rest of the world.
(Source: To Your Health)
A study performed by Consumer’s Medical Resource found that 1 in 3 workers recommended for back surgery ultimately avoided the procedure after being given information on all of the treatment options available to them.
(Source: Consumer's Medical Resource)
In a study done in Ohio in 2010, researchers found that, of those who participated in the study, only 26% of patients who had opted for back surgery returned to work after 2 years. 67% of patients who did NOT have surgery had returned to work at this time.
In 1994, the U.S. Public Health Service’s Agency for Health Care Policy and Research conducted an extensive study on low back pain. Their findings were that:
“Even having a lot of back pain does not by itself mean you need surgery. Surgery has been found to be very helpful in only 1 in 100 cases of low back pain problems. In some people, surgery can even cause more problems. This is especially true if your only symptom is back pain.”
(Source: To Your Health)
There are numerous risks associated with back surgery, as well as increased chances of needing additional surgeries afterwards.
- Failure to improve symptoms/Worsening of symptoms
- Blood Clot
- Nerve Damage
- Paralysis of arms and legs
- Loss of bladder control
- Chronic Pain
(Source: Precision Neurosurgery)
The following are average costs of various types of spinal surgeries. These amounts are just for the operation itself; they do not account for additional costs incurred, such as MRI's, rehab, hospital stay, etc.
- Decompression surgery: $24,000
- Anterior cervical fusion: $44,000
- Cervical fusion: $19,850
- Lumbar laminectomy: $18,000
- Lumbar spinal fusion: $34,500
(Source: To Your Health)
“There is an overwhelming body of evidence indicating that chiropractic management of low back pain is more cost-effective than medical management.” –Pran Manga, PhD, Health Economist
The DRX9000™ provides safe spinal decompression that is 89% effective in treating bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs without invasive surgery and the risks and costs that come with it. We offer a free consultation and compatibility treatment to ensure that this treatment option is the one that is best for you. Dr. Green will carefully examine your case history and exam findings before recommending a treatment plan. Please remember that the DRX9000™ is not intended for everyone with low back pain. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, and if you meet specific criteria, you may begin your care with the DRX9000™.
Even if you have had a failed back surgery, you may still benefit from spinal decompression therapy with the DRX9000™. Let Dr. Green know about any past or scheduled surgeries during your consultation.
Call our office to set up your free consultation today: (317) 881-8119.
Back To Health Chiropractic - Dr. Brian Green
5005 E Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Serving Greenwood Indiana and Indianapolis and Central Indiana
Back, Neck, Leg, and Arm Pain, Headaches, Herniated, Bulging Disc, Auto Injuries, Whiplash, Sciatica, Sports Injuries
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