Monday, September 17, 2007

DRX 9000 NYC

DRX 9000 New York

I continue to endorse Axiomworldwide,
I choose to use the DRX 9000 in my New York Chiropractic practice because it is the finest spinal decompression table on the market and also provides the best results.
I do not work for Axiom nor get paid to endorse their products. If you are interested in treatment on the DRX 9000 in Manhattan call (212) 645-8151
This table is the most comfortable to be on for patient.
Call (212) 645-8151 in New York for spinal decompression


Scientific experts provide guidance on clinical research endeavors.

Tampa, FL September 14, 2007: Since its inception, Axiom Worldwide’s DRX9000™ has shown promising anecdotal results in treating back pain caused by herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and facet syndrome. In response to these encouraging results, Axiom Worldwide established an International Medical Advisory Board in April 2006 to provide guidance on Axiom’s current and emerging technologies and their application in treating back pain. In addition, the International Medical Advisory Board is instrumental in developing and implementing short and long term clinical trials.

Even though anecdotal evidence continued to show promising results in treating back pain with the DRX9000™, in 2006 our International Medical Advisory Board concluded that the current available data in the peer-reviewed literature was too limited to determine conclusively whether non-surgical spinal decompression provided benefits to individuals with low back pain over other non-surgical treatments. Previous studies utilized inconsistent methodologies and less than adequate study designs that included inconsistent sample sizes, differing clinical patient inclusion criteria, different protocol lengths, and poor post-therapy follow-up. In addition, investigators did not always use appropriate endpoint measures and sometimes used poor outcome markers. Previous studies also reported negative results inadequately and neglected to include placebo controls. “A Systematic Literature Review of Spinal Decompression Via Motorized Traction for Low Back Pain” was authored by two members of the International Medical Advisory Board and published in the September 2006 issue of Pain Practice.

In 2006, several members of our International Medical Advisory Board conducted a chart review of 94 outpatients with chronic discogenic low back pain with results suggesting that low back pain improved after treatment with the DRX9000TM. While patients in this study required fewer analgesics and achieved better function, the study design was retrospective and did not include control groups. Though encouraging results were noted, the investigators of this study agreed that additional research was needed to make an unambiguous determination on the effectiveness of non-surgical spinal decompression. This retrospective chart review was presented at the annual conferences of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, September 2006 (Orlando), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 2006 (Chicago). The data from this chart review has been submitted for publication.

Axiom’s International Medical Advisory Board has designed a standardized clinical research protocol to better understand the DRX9000TM technology and outcomes. This protocol takes into account a rigorous study design incorporating a stepwise testing approach. A small scale pilot study utilizing this protocol recently concluded and the data will be presented at the 2007 annual conference of the American Academy of Pain Management, September 2007 (Las Vegas). Future trials are scheduled to begin toward the end of 2007.




Our International Medical Advisory Board is administered by a Steering Committee comprised of the following members:

Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD


Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Senior Partner in the Naples Anesthesia and Pain Associates Group of South West Florida. Dr. Pergolizzi holds a BS in Physical Chemistry from St. Johns University, an M.D. with highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine, completed his residency in Anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pergolizzi has over 100 scientific papers and projects either presented or published. He is an internationally recognized expert in Pain Medicine, Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Clinical Research and Drug Discovery. Dr. Pergolizzi is the Editor in Chief of the Clinical Researcher, Editor for The International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Editor for The Scientific World Journal of Anesthesia, Editor for International Journal of Nanomedicine, and an invited feature editor for Pain Medicine. Dr. Pergolizzi serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Pain Education (COPE), is Co-Founder of the International Pain Research and Treatment Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Pain. He is a faculty member of The Primary Care Institute’s pain medicine educational initiative, and Chairman of the Working Group in Pain Medicine (an international multi-disciplinary consortium of pain medicine experts).

Christian C. Apfel, MD, Ph.D.

Christian C. Apfel, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California at San Francisco. He earned his medical degree from the University of Giessen, Germany, School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Giessen, Germany. He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship and a Clinical ICU Fellowship at the University of Wuerzburg. He held faculty positions at the University of Wuerzburg and the University of Louisville, Kentucky before he was recruited to build up and lead the Perioperative Clinical Research Core at UCSF. He has authored or coauthored numerous original articles, reviews, abstracts and other publications. His research is highly regarded through out the world as reflected by being invited to give refresher course lectures for all major anesthesia societies.

Martin Auster, MD, MBA

Martin Auster, MD, is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Radiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Attending Radiologist, Vascular/Interventional Radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Auster earned his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly Hahnemann Medical College), Philadelphia, PA and obtained his MBA in Medical Management Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. He is currently a member of the Credentials Committee, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Section Chief, Interventional Radiology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins White Marsh Outpatient Radiology Office.

John Bruce Leslie, MD, MBA
John Leslie, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, but spends his time at the Arizona facility where he is a Consultant in Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Hospital. Dr Leslie received his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, medical training at Duke University Medical School, and his residency and fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr Leslie specialized in cardiothoracic anesthesia and spent an additional year in clinical pharmacology and drug development studies. While serving as Medical Director of Perioperative Services for Mayo Clinic Hospital, Dr. Leslie obtained an MBA specializing in Healthcare Management.

Dr. Leslie practices all aspects of clinical anesthesia, resident training, and is actively engaged in clinical research in several areas. His areas of research interest have included new drug development, antiemetics, opioids, TIVA, antihypertensives, anesthetics, computers in medicine, adult education, CAM, postoperative ileus, acute pain, and chronic low back pain. Dr. Leslie also serves on numerous departmental, institutional, national anesthesiology and national pharmaceutical industry association councils.

Alex Macario, MD, MBA

Alex Macario, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and, by courtesy, of Health
Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate, medical school, and business school training at the University of Rochester. He trained in anesthesiology at Stanford University and was chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in health services research. Dr. Macario has completed internationally recognized studies on the management of the operating room suite, as well as pioneering work on the cost-effectiveness of drugs and devices. He is director of a Fellowship in the Management of Perioperative Services, a postgraduate fellowship program which trains one to two physicians per year in leadership, entrepreneurship, and management science with special attention to the delivery of surgical care.

Charlotte Richmond, PhD

Charlotte Richmond, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Research for NEMA Research, Inc. and the CEO of Biomedical Research and Education Foundation. She is the chairperson of NEMA Research Institutional Review Board (IRB) and a member of the IRB and the Animal Care Research Committees at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL.

Dr. Richmond obtained her PhD from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Nursing from California State University, Fresno. Prior to working with NEMA Research, Inc., Dr. Richmond was the Director of Anesthesia Research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. Dr. Richmond specializes in developing and implementing clinical trial protocols and the creation of supporting research documents. She has conducted clinical trials for numerous pharmaceutical and investigational device companies. Dr. Richmond has presented her research at local, state, national and international conferences.




T.J. Gan is Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from The London Hospital Medical College, University of London. Dr. Gan is a member of American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Anesthetic Research Society United Kingdom and American University of Anesthesiologists, and International Society of Anesthetic Pharmacology. He is currently on the Board of Directors for International Society of Anesthetic Pharmacology and Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia. He is also on several committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and for the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia.

Richard M. Langford, MD

Richard M. Langford, MD is currently a Consultant in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trust. He received his medical degree from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is currently Director of Academic Anesthesia, Pain medicine and Critical Care Centre, William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals Medical School, Queen Mary College, University of London; Visiting Professor, City University, London; Director, Anesthetic Laboratory (Clinical Measurement Service), St. Bartholomew's Hospital; Clinical Director, Joint Clinical Research Centre, Barts and The London NHS Trust / Queen Mary College; Deputy Director, Research and Development, Barts and The London NHS Trust. He is also an Associate Editor (Europe) International Journal of Acute Pain.

Charles Edward Laurito, MD

Charles E. Laurito, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology and of Anatomy & Cell Biology in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiologists and much of his clinical work is devoted to providing relief for patients suffering from acute, chronic, and cancer related pain. His areas of research have focused on basic understandings of how noxious stimuli are perceived as being painful: what neurotransmitters are released at the spinal cord level. He has worked to develop methods to provide pain relief by blocking these molecules at their release site and by adding opioids specifically where needed. Dr. Laurito has served on the Faculty Senate, Committee on Student Promotions, Committee on Clinical and Adjunct Appointments and Promotions, and on the Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is an Editor of the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia and of The International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and a Reviewer for several journals focusing on Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He helps to develop the Anesthesia Knowledge Test for residents nationwide and is a Senior Oral Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Mark Thomas Matsunaga, MD

Dr. Mark Matsunaga did his undergraduate work at University of California at Santa Barbara, his medical school training at George Washington University Medical School, and his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Maryland. He is double-boarded in Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine. He is currently the Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center in Howard County, Maryland. This center assists patients with the diagnosis, treatment and management of their pain issues in a multidisciplinary coordinated setting.

Spencer Serras, MD

Spencer Serras, MD is currently the Attending Neuroradiologist at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Dr. Serras completed his fellowship in Neuroradiology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He received his undergraduate and post Baccalaureate from The City College of New York and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He is associated with the American Society of Neuroradiology, The Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.

Friday, September 14, 2007

DRX 9000 New York

Clinical results to be presented at the 2007 annual conference of the American Academy of Pain Management.

Tampa, FL September 5, 2007: The clinical results of an IRB-approved prospective, multi-center, phase II, non-randomized pilot study utilizing the DRX9000™ will be presented at the 18th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management in Las Vegas, NV September 27- 30, 2007. The study, authored by Dr. John Leslie of The Mayo Clinic, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Patients enrolled in the study had suffered an overall average of ten years of chronic back pain. After two weeks of treatments on the DRX9000 there was a 50% reduction in pain scores and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented. The patients also reported an improvement in their Oswestry Disability score. Abstracts and copies of the presentation will be made available following the release of the study data at the American Academy of Pain Management
I continue to post studies that show that the DRX 9000 spinal decompression table is an effective treatment for herniated discs
This is my focus in treating patients in my Manhattan Spinal decompression practice

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

DRX 9000

The DRX9000™
True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ in New York
Axiom Worldwide, created the DRX9000™ to assist healthcare providers in their effort to treat back pain conditions. With treatment on the DRX9000™, your patients can non-surgically achieve relief from their debilitating back problems. By combining technology and science, physicians can utilize the DRX9000™ to offer patients an alternative to surgery.
The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ provides a primary treatment modality for the management of pain and disability for patients suffering with incapacitating low back pain and sciatica.

The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ is designed to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine. Through the application of spinal decompressive forces to these injuries, the DRX9000™ has given patients relief from back pain and has allowed them to resume the activities they love.

Advanced System Diagnostics
Constantly monitors the device’s critical subsystems.

Audio Headphones
Allows patient to listen to music, educational video, music, or a movie.

Automatic Shoulder Support System
Improves patient positioning and comfort.

Cervical Pillow
Provides patient comfort and allows patient to view DVD.

Floating Lower Mattress
Allows natural elongation of patient’s spine. Specially lubricated bearings incorporate X-1R certified space technology to improve life and performance.

Knee Rest
Improves patient comfort.

Lumbar Selector
Adjusts system to proper angle for specific lumbar disc treatment.

No-Slip Harness Tensioner
Effortlessly tightens and secures patient harness to bed.

Operator Remote Hand Control
Allows healthcare provider to easily position patient.

Patient Documentation
Prints treatment record for proper patient documentation.

Patient Media System
Provides healthcare provider a tool for advanced patient education through DVD/CD presentation.

Patient Safety Switch
Gives patient the ability to immediately stop treatment if necessary.

Platform Scale
Weight scale data transfers directly into treatment computer.

Power On Switch & Emergency Stop 15-amp circuit breaker rocker switch initializes system. Stop button immediately releases tension and pressure.

Table Positioner
Automated vertical & horizontal bed tilt positioning.

Touch Screen Computer
Easily select treatment parameters without the need of a separate keyboard and mouse.

Treatment Dynamics
Highly visible displays - monitor treatment from across a room.

Treatment Positioner & Tensioning Cable
Therapeutic forces are delivered to the patient through the tensioning cable, which can be raised and lowered by the treatment positioner.
This is what is different about the DRX 9000, I had a patient that went to another doctor that told him that his Triton table was better than the DRX 9000.
My response was that it is not even on the same playing field.
There will always be a leader, The DRX 9000 is clearly the leader when it comes to spinal decompression technology.
New York Spinal decompression