Milwaukee Chiropractic Orthopedist and Disc Decompression Doctor comments:
We have been using the DRX-9000 from Axiom Worldwide in our Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression programs for almost three years. We have helped dozens of people improve their lives.
The DRX-9000 provides a distractive force to the lumbar discs with the goal of opening up the joints and the discs between the bones of the spine. The vast majority of people who complete the treatment program have had their pain reduced significantly, many times letting them get on with their lives, sometimes saving them from the rest of their life in pain.
With such good results one of the most common questions we are asked is "How does the DRX-9000 work?"
As with all advances in the medical field, the science of what disc decompression actually does lags behind the clinical application. High quality clinical trials are very expensive and take many years to collect good data.
You can bet that if there was huge profit involved in the outcome of the research there would be large drug companies invested in this. Can you imagine the loss of profit to the company that makes Advil if people didn't take it for their back pain anymore?
Despite this, the clinical research is beginning to come in more rapidly now. There are case studies that show disc height improvement, improvements in activities of daily living, and pain relief.
But, how it works is more difficult to determine. Recently there are studies on the effects of distraction on rabbit spines that give us an idea what is happening to the tissue of the disc during the application of the decompression force.
Researchers found that squeezing the disc for 28 days caused more disc cells to die. But after another 28 days with the disc decompressed the changes were reversed and showed signs of regeneration. The flexibility also increased.
The decompression also resulted in rehydration of the the disc and increased numbers of collagen cells.
These studies are more difficult to perform on humans as few people will submit to having their discs tested in the same way as in a rabbit. But the more we learn about how it works in animals the more we can learn about how it is helping humans.
If you have been having back pain, call our office for an appointment to see if you qualify for this procedure. Call (414) 355-0433.Google