All About: Non-Surgical Decompression

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular—Reported By New York Times

Did you know that spinal surgery isn’t even regulated by the FDA? Four separate clinical trials found that spinal surgery was actually useless. However, even with proof condemning surgery as useless, fusion rates continued to go up.  Insurance firms like Blue Cross of North Carolina refuse to pay for spinal surgeries as they see them as a waste of their funds.

Dr. Guyatt a professor of medicine and epidemiology who wrote the editorial in The British Medical Journal, suggests: “We have randomized clinical trials that produce the highest quality of evidence. They strongly suggest that (surgery) is next to useless. If there is any benefit, it is very small and there are downsides, expense and potential complications.”

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Research Corner:

The Early Days….

Journal of Neurosurgery

Effects of vertebral axial decompression on intradiscal pressure

Gustavo Ramos, MD – DHR Health NeuroScience Institute

William J Martin, MD – Upper Valley Radiology

Device Used: VAX-D

The Early-Mid Days….

DRX9000® Yochum Study Research

TREATMENT OF AN L5/S1 EXTRUDED DISC HERNIATION USING A DRX-9000 SPINAL DECOMPRESSION UNIT: A CASE REPORT

Chiropractic Economics Vol 53: Issue 2 

Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Rocky Mountain Radiology, et al.

Device Used: DRX9000®

The Next Generation Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Device Used: KDT DECOMPRESSION®

 

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What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

What Condition Does Spinal Decompression Help?

What is the difference between Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and traction? What about inversion therapy?

Why hasn’t my surgeon or primary treating doctor recommended this?

Is this Chiropractic?

Does this hurt or can I become injured from the treatment? Are there any negative side effects?

Is there a maximum age limit to go through this program?

Can I continue to exercise while undergoing treatment?

What causes the fluid to go out of the disc in the first place?

After you vacuum back in the fluid, what keeps it from slipping back out when you get up and walk?

When you decompress one disc does that cause any problems to the disc above or below?

I have already had a Laminectomy and Micro Discectomy, can I still go through the treatment program?

How long does it take to feel better?

Will this affect my work?

Can I drive after treatment or do I need a driver to come with me?

Should I stop my prescription medication when I start treatment?

Does my insurance cover the treatment?

I went to another clinic but they did not do everything you guys do, what makes this facility so different?

I do not have any pain, just numbness in my toes/fingers – can this help?

When you say that you will see if I am a candidate for care, who are the people that are not candidates for care?

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