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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

 

spinal decomp 9000Spinal decompression therapy is a treatment option for people with long-term back pain, sciatica, leg pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, numbness and other conditions that have not responded to initial treatments such as manipulation and physical therapy. All of these conditions may be the result of compressive forces on your vertebrae, which can cause spinal misalignment and compressed discs.

Compressed discs can lead to herniation or bulging of the discs, thus pressure on the nerves. In addition to the pressure and compression, the nerve itself may not be able to receive the nutrients it needs to heal and work properly. Often, surgery is used to decompress the spine, which is invasive, painful, and carries significant risks. Medications to reduce pain are also often used, but they do not treat the source of the pain and only mask it.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative that offers gentle spinal decompression through the use of specially designed DRX 9000, FDA-cleared equipment. Prior to treatment, patients are thoroughly examined both manually and through the use of imaging technology in order to determine which spinal discs are compressed, and if the treatment is suitable and has a high likelihood of success.

Patients are placed on a decompression table in a comfortable posture that depends on which area of the back needs treatment. The treatment applies a specific force to the compressed discs, and a computer alternates the decompression force with relaxation periods. Usually, there is a series of 18 one-minute alternating decompression and relaxation cycles, for an individual treatment time of 30 minutes. This process serves to gently elongate the spine and to create a vacuum that pulls the disc back into its proper location and shape within the vertebrae. Realigning the discs in this manner can reduce pain and promote healing. However, most patients take up to 24 treatments over 6 weeks time for complete relief.

Not everyone is a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy and this is why you should call and schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Research has shown it to be very effective for some patients but not for others. Therefore, it is important to work carefully with the doctor to be sure you have a good chance of successful treatment. The doctor will also work with other health professionals as needed to determine the precise nature of your back pain and the type of treatments that are most likely to resolve your pain at its source. Please call 843-832-4499 to make a no cost consultation and evaluation with our office.  Also,  visit our educational decompression videos to get a better understanding of how it all works.

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The very first day on the machine I stopped taking Percocet and have used none since. I would recommend to anyone who has back and leg pain to try the machine as it has made a world of difference in me.

William W.

Since I had my treatments on the DRX9000C, I walk straighter and quicker. I actually can go for a walk and I have more energy.

Tom C. - DRX Patient

This all started in a 1989 auto accident. The pain never stopped. Over the years I have tried every treatment: injections, medication, physical therapy. The pain was still there. I had my first treatment on the DRX on Feb. 09, 2009. The next day I felt better. Thanks to the DRX, I feel better than ever.

Helen C. - DRX Patient

I thank God that I saw the advertisement in the Post and Courier! My bulging disc was diagnosed when I went to my doctor complaining of pain in my leg. I was treated with an epidural injection and my pain did not improve much. Today, I am happy to say, that after my treatment on the DRX9000, I no longer limp and I can easily walk again.

Mary A. - DRX Patient

I can’t thank Summerville Spine & Disc enough for giving my life back. The pain is gone and I am a very happy camper

Ruby S. - DRX Patient

I had a painful back disorder called degenerative disc disease. Dr. Froehly and his associates got me back to walking again and even playing golf

Eugene K - Chiropractic/ DRX 9000 patient

After three surgeries and years of pain, I decided to try the DRX9000C spinal decompression treatment. These treatments, combined with chiropractic adjustments, have resulted in significant relief. I would not have believed that I would feel so good. The quality of my life has definitely improved.”
Ruby Y.

Ruby Y. Chiropractic/ DRX 9000 patient

I simply lucked out when I found Dr. Froehly The staff at Summerville Spine & Disc are amazing and very well informed. I was in so much pain when I first visited Dr. Froehly, and after 2 visits my pain decreased by 50%! After a few more visits I felt 20 years younger! Thank You! Thank You!

Jim Derento

I am so glad that I had the treatment on the DRX. My back is feeling good and I would tell anyone with a disc problem to go there. Thank you, Dr. Froehly.”
Mary W

Mary W / DRX Patient

From the time I walked in the door I was impressed! I was seen promptly, and Dr. Froehly was a true professional. When I was younger I was in a car accident and have been suffering with neck and back pain. Almost to the point that I couldn't get out of bed! After 6 treatments I started to see relief, and today it's like the accident never happened. I've been seeing Dr. Froehly for about 2 years now and I am so excited about the future!

Matt Willow

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