Monday, December 17, 2007

Manhattan Chiropractor granted Patent

Manhattan Chiropractor Granted Patent for His Spinal Decompression Group -- First Chiropractor in New York to Receive Patent for Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment

NYC Chiropractor is granted a Patent for his spinal decompression group. This group is dedicated to Non Surgical treatment of bulging/ Herniated discs, Sciatica, spinal stenosis,and Chronic low back pain. This group has the highest success rate in New York.

(PRWEB) December 17, 2007 -- Manhattan Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany has been recently granted a Certification of registration from the United States of America for a Patent Service Mark for his Spinal decompression group NYCDISC which stands for New York Spinal Decompression specialists. This group was formed over three years ago and is comprised of the best trained and equipped spinal decompression doctors in New York City. To be a service provider the doctor must meet certain criteria and utilize special equipment like the DRX 9000.

The DRX9000™ computerized nonsurgical spinal decompression systems were designed to provide maximum patient benefits with the use of a noninvasive approach that may help minimize health care resources and offer a potentially optimal therapeutic approach to the treatment of LBP (low back pain).
In order to be considered you must have a DRX 9000 table or a comparable table, sorry not DTS tables or modified traction tables allowed. This group was formed out of necessity as spinal decompression grew in its popularity more chiropractors are offering this service and the goal of NYCDISC is to maintain a level of excellence in providing spinal decompression services.

Dr. Steven Shoshany is the founder of this group and has consulted with doctors nationwide on the principles and protocols of spinal decompression. This non surgical procedure has been shown to be 89% effective in resolving disc herniation, sciatica spinal stenosis and disc degeneration.

Spinal decompression
when combined with a targeted Physical therapy and nutritional program can help many patients that have been suffering needlessly. In the United States, low back pain is the second most common reason for physician visits and the third most common indication for surgery. However, a special report published in the December issue of Anesthesiology News highlights exciting research on a medical device that offers patients a non-surgical treatment option in treating chronic low back pain. The device is called the DRX9000™ and is manufactured by Axiom Worldwide of Tampa, FL. The authors of this special report are from the prestigious institutions of Duke University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They conclude their special report by stating, "The DRX9000™ computerized nonsurgical spinal decompression systems were designed to provide maximum patient benefits with the use of a noninvasive approach that may help minimize health care resources and offer a potentially optimal therapeutic approach to the treatment of LBP (low back pain)." The report is attached.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

DRX 9000 nyc

DRX 9000 nyc
I received several good questions from a Chiropractor overseas and i wanted to post his questions and my answers. I hope that will answer his questions and if anyone has any questions please feel free to email me at
drx 9000 nyc (212) 645-8151

Ballinalee Rd. Killoe, Longford, Co.Longford, EIRE

Discussion points re. DRX9000C Spinal Decompression experience – JUL 2007 to date:
1. How many treatments would you define as optimal requirement for both Cervical and Lumbar - we are following 18 and 20 Axiom recommended with inconsistent results and therefore continuing some patients for several weeks – is this normal? It depends sometimes 20-24 times, no real magic number. Depends on patient I have had patients that respond great with 20 visits some patients need more. The protocol calls for 20 visits but some patients that present to your office may be in horrible case and may need 30-35 visits.
2. We note from your website that you also utilise the Power Plate and Cold Laser Therapy & exercises – is this a standard part of your rehabilitation protocol following Spinal Decompression? We are using a mix of deep tissue work and MEDX Core Fitness and exercises but are finding symptoms aggravated for some patients and are in the process of eliminating each element to understand more the impact. I utilize the power plate to stimulate deep spinal muscles and cold laser is great in reducing swelling and pain in fact the cold laser has been an incredible tool when dealing with patient that are in extreme pain.

Do you find it necessary to adjust the level of degrees angle part way through treatment to get the correct angle of pull for some patients? If so, what proportion? This depends on disc level affected, In some cases I have adjusted the disc angel to help with patient comfort. I tend to want to stick with the disc that is affected and diagnosis is made from a recent MRI.
3. How soon do you get results? I note from the wealth of information on your website and blog that many patients respond after a few days of treatment. Do you generally find that if they are not responding by week 3 the treatment will not be successful? Would you recommend stopping treatment if this happens and using other pain management techniques? I have had patients that completed 24 visits and after a week or so they felt better and some patients that feel better after the first visit. Symptom reduction is fantastic but some patients have such a severe case that symptom reduction should not be their only goal. I base my results on if the patient can work without pain and return their normal activities and on post MRI changes, I usually do not refer for an MRI till 2-23 months following the last decompression visit.
4. I note the charge for Spinal Decompression is noted on your site as $1000- $5000. Do you offer spinal decompression as an alternative to permanent pain management and surgery (i.e. 6 weeks protocol) or as a temporary pain relief system also (i.e. a few sessions on the bed for short term relief for those not able to afford the more permanent solution). I am concerned if we do this it will devalue the sophistication of the treatment? What is your view following your excellent experience? This is a great question, It truly depends on the patient and the extent of their problem and if surgery is an option. I have had patients that I have consulted with that are not candidates for spinal decompression and need a surgery but did not want a surgery. I have had patients that where scheduled for surgery and tried a couple of visits on the table only to change their mind after 5 visits. I believe that care should be situational every patient is unique and can not be lumped into 20 visits.
5. Do you ever pull more than ½ body weight + 15lbs to achieve result? I have had conflicting advice from Axiom and feel the wisdom of first hand experience the most beneficial.
This depends on the persons build and their level of pain, had a pro wrestler that could handle the max the machine could pull and then some, also some patients if you add more then 5lbs. over their body weight are very sore the next day. I believe that it can be done but gradually and depending on patient comfort levels. I do not want the patient to be uncomfortable throughout the process but they will be a bit sore until decompression stops. Also make sure that they are drinking plenty of water and supplementing with omega 3’s.

THANK YOU AGAIN for any support you can provide. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you subject to you having time. I truly believe the DRX9000C Spinal Decompression will be instrumental in helping many people in Ireland live a better quality of life and am keen to learn as early as possible to ensure it’s success and reputation.

DR.HICKEY Bsc. (Chiro) DC MMCAI, Chiropractor (Registered)