How it Works
The DRX9000 features a table for the patient to lie on. This table is equipped with rollers that are controlled by the device’s computer system. The rollers place precise pressure on the spinal area in order to decompress the spinal column, in turn reducing the pressure within the discs. This release in pressure contributes to a vacuum, which relieves pressure on accompanying nerves.
Through this process, many patients find that they experience relief from discomfort and pain—and it only requires that the patient lie on the table for the sessions. The sessions take anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes, followed by another 10 minutes of muscle stimulation through the machine. The number and frequency of sessions that you need will depend on your source of back pain. Typically, patients start with daily sessions and then work their way to three times per week and then twice per week.
The DRX9000 spinal decompression machine features traction levels that are automatically adjusted based on your body’s unique reaction. The alternating pulling and releasing performed by the rollers relaxes your body, making it more receptive to the natural treatment that is occurring.
One stand out benefit to the DRX9000 spinal decompression approach is the absence of risk. Unlike surgery, participating in spinal decompression therapy is risk free. There is a potential risk that the treatment won’t help your specific back pain, but this is not likely.
DRX9000 is also comfortable. The process is not painful and is in fact enjoyable for most patients. You won’t experience withdrawal if you stop the therapy, unlike when taking medications. You also don’t need to follow along with specialized exercises at home, unless your doctor has also prescribed physical therapy.
It can take a few sessions before you start noticing the results. In most cases, this is approximately two weeks after starting spinal decompression therapy. Your specific disc injury will influence how long it is before you notice results. You are more likely to see results quickly if you keep all of your appointments.