Traction vs Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Do you have a bulging or herniated disc? Do you have sciatica? Do you have numbness, burning, or tingling going down your arm and into your hands? Have you been told you have a slipped disc or pinched nerve? If you or someone you know answered yes to any of these questions, this article is for you.

Many patients who needlessly suffer from a herniated or bulging disc have heard about traction and non-surgical spinal decompression as potential treatment options. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they refer to two distinct therapies with significant differences in approach and effectiveness.

Traction is an outdated technique that involves applying a linear pulling force to the spine, often using weights, pulleys, or inversion tables. This method aims to create space between the vertebrae, theoretically relieving pressure on the discs. However, traction lacks precision and control, and the force applied can cause muscle guarding and discomfort, potentially exacerbating the condition.

In contrast, true non-surgical spinal decompression utilizing the DRX-9000 is an advanced, computerized therapy that gently stretches and relaxes the spine in a controlled, non-linear manner. This cutting-edge treatment utilizes sophisticated technology to deliver precise, intermittent decompression forces that create negative intradiscal pressure, allowing the bulging or herniated disc material to be drawn back into the disc space. This mechanical principle is known as imbibition.

As a disc specialist with a national certification in non-surgical spinal decompression, I use the state-of-the-art DRX-9000 spinal decompression system, which is FDA-cleared for treating herniated and bulging discs. This state-of-the-art system employs advanced sensors and computer programming to target specific discs and spinal segments, reducing the risk of muscle guarding and discomfort.

The DRX-9000: A Game-Changer in Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

The DRX-9000 system is a game-changer in the field of non-surgical spinal decompression. Unlike traction, which applies a constant force, the DRX-9000 delivers decompression cycles that alternate between stretching and relaxation. This intermittent decompression relieves pressure on the discs and promotes the diffusion of nutrients and oxygen into the discs, reducing inflammation and facilitating the healing process.

One key advantage of the DRX-9000 is its ability to customize the treatment protocol to each patient’s specific condition, age, and weight. This personalized approach ensures safe and effective therapy tailored to individual needs, maximizing the chances of a successful outcome.

With over 5,100 successful treatments to date and a remarkable 90% success rate, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of non-surgical spinal decompression using the DRX-9000 system. Patients who have tried traditional traction methods without success often find relief through this advanced, FDA-cleared therapy.

If you’re struggling with a herniated or bulging disc, don’t settle for outdated traction techniques. Explore the benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX-9000 system and experience a precise, controlled, and effective treatment that can help you find relief without the need for surgery.

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