Friday, February 29, 2008

What is Degerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) occurs when the spinal disc...the shock absorber like pad in between the vertebrae...wear abnormally. This usually happens when the spine is out of alignment (degenerative disc disease video).

The same thing can happen to the tread on your tire when the front end of your car is out of alignment. Both a tire and a spinal disc require proper positioning in order to function at optimum levels.

However...unlike the tire on your car...the spinal disc is living tissue and is capable of healing and repairing itself to a certain extent. In fact, this is why spinal harnessing technology such as the DRX9000 lumbar decompression system was created.

With your can align the front end and rotate or replace the tires. You can't do that with your spinal only have one set to work with. However, in many cases you can re-align the spine and re-position the disc. Once a degenerating cervical or lumbar disc is repositioned, it is better able to function as intended, often times regaining lost height and water content. We can certainly slow down the degenerative process.

The DRX9000 lumbar decompression and the DRX9000c cervical decompression systems were designed and built to do this. This type of nonsurgical treatment for chronic back and neck pain has become very popular lately...even within the medical community.

WARNING: This will not work for everyone. It just depends how bad the disc degeneration is. Other factors, such as multiple levels of involvement, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis, and osteoporosis, may actually disqualify a patient from spinal decompression therapy.

Each case needs to be looked at individually. Often times the patient and doctor will manage the expectations together so that even a little bit of improvement is considered a successful outcome in severe cases.

The age and overall physical condition of the patient plays a big roll as well.

Recently, there has been some exciting research that has come out. It is available in the new Spinal Decompression Special Report. This report highlights the benefits of spinal decompression with the DRX9000, and paves the way for double blind studies. The future looks bright for nonsurgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000.
If you are in New York City and have DJD and are interested in DRX 9000 visit

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Call (212) 645-8151 for Chiropractic, Massage, Physical therapy, Pain management in Manhattan NYC.I was interviewed by Chiropractic Products magazine for the March issue.The topic was of course Spinal decompression.
I have not read it but once I get it I will post the link to the Chiropractic Products website. This is such a hot topic for Chiropractors. NYC Chiropractors are starting to add this modality into their practice. I often refer patients that come to me to Chiropractors that are closer to them, I am in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. I do not like for patients to spend to much time traveling to me because sitting is the worst position for the Low Back.
If you live or work near Midtown Manhattan or Lower Manhattan and have back pain or sciatica consider treatment like Chiropractic, Medical Massage, Spinal Decompression.
Medical massage is covered by most major medical plans.
Treatment on The DRX 9000 may be partially paid my most major medical carriers.

Chiropractic NYC is covered by BC/BS, Cigna,Aetna, United and many more.
If you want to be seen today call our office at (212) 645-8151 and we can verify if your insurance will cover Massage, Chiropractic, Physical therapy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

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Patients always ask if the big companies have proof that the table can change the disc herniation, well below is a recent press release put out by the makers of the DRX 9000
Case Study reveals visual evidence of the positive hydrating effect that DRX9000™ Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression treatment has on the inter-vertebral disc.

Tampa, FL, FEBRUARY 20, 2008: The DRX9000 aims to relieve pain by enlarging intra-discal spaces, reducing herniation, and decreasing intra-discal pressure during treatment. A case report underwritten with a grant from Axiom Worldwide is now featured in issue 2 of US Musculoskeletal Review 2007. The case study titled, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings after Treatment with a Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System (DRX9000™)-Case Report reveals the pre- and post-MRI findings of a 33-year old male with a six year history of low back pain. Prior to treatment with the DRX9000 an MRI of the lumbar spine revealed moderate degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine with loss of disc signal at most levels, as well as disc bulges at L3/L4, L4/L5, and L5/S1. The patient also reported an overall pain level of 6 on a 0-10 scale. The patient underwent DRX9000 treatment over a six-week period. At his final DRX9000 treatment, the patient reported a pain level of 0. Follow-up MRI showed an increase in intra-discal signal on T2-weighted sagittal images at L2/L3, L3/L4, L4/L5, and L5/S1, reflecting an improvement in disc morphology. The authors conclude, “Our case report demonstrates the positive hydrating effect that the DRX9000 treatment has on the inter-vertebral disc.”

If you have a herniated disc and work or live in NYC, Call my Manhattan Chiropractic office at (212) 645-8151

Axiom Worldwide manufactures and distributes its flagship products, the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System™, DRX9000C™, and DRX9500™ in medical markets around the globe. Axiom also manufactures a digital electroceutical device, the EPS8000™, for use in relieving pain and for use in muscular rehabilitation. Axiom prides itself on providing safe, non-surgical alternatives that patients should consider prior to undergoing surgery. For additional information or to receive a copy of the Case Report featured in Issue 2 of US Musculoskeletal

Monday, February 11, 2008

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Medicare Provider partially funds study on back pain device, yet Still Calls treatment investigational and experimental! Why?

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A prospective study of 296 patients recruited between 2002 and 2005, and supported in part by a grant from Independence Blue Cross, a Medicare provider, was recently published in the February 2008 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The authors of the study titled, “Outcomes after a Prone Lumbar Traction Protocol for Patients with Activity-Limiting Low Back Pain: A Prospective Case Series Study” found that, “Patients reported significantly improved pain and RMDQ [Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire] scores after 16 to 24 visits of prone traction at discharge, and at 30 days and 180 days discharge.” On average pain intensity decreased from a score of 5.8 at preintervention to a score of 3.7 at discharge. The authors go on to state that, “Arguments can be made that if outcomes after prone traction using the VAX-D are superior to those after conventional traction or other equivalent interventions, investing in and reimbursing for traction provided by the VAX-D system may be cost effective.” Although the pain reduction data in this study represents a lower percentage than recent data published on a competitive supine device, it does indicate, “…the likelihood that these measures reflected clinically detectable improvement.” Yet, regardless of this positive outcome, the study clearly states that, “Independence Blue Cross does not endorse any findings from this study.” In fact, per Independence Blue Cross’s current medical policy number 07.08.01b, they consider this treatment modality to be, “experimental/investigational.” To review this policy go to:!OpenDocument

This is not the first time that Blue Cross has demonstrated that its medical reimbursement polices are inconsistent. On September 3, 2007 Alice Dembner of the Boston Globe reported on the controversy surrounding the innovative surgical procedure vertebroplasty. In her article, Ms. Dembner writes,

“Although Medicare pays for the procedures in most of the country, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Massachusetts’ largest private insurer does not. The Blue Cross decision is based on a 2005 analysis that found there was not enough evidence to show that vertebroplasty was effective and beneficial. An expert committee convened by Medicare the same year also found evidence lacking, but committee members were convinced that both procedures would eventually be determined to work better than basic treatment for reducing pain and improving mobility. Last year, Medicare spent more than $600 million on the procedures. “If we stopped paying for everything that had no evidence of benefit, we would be a very unpopular organization, “said Dr. Steve Phurrough, director of Medicare’s coverage and analysis group. “Back pain is an increasing problem in our country and people … want something done.”

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

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For Treatment of Chronic Low back pain call the Dr. Steven Shoshany at (212) 645-8151
or visit
If you have a herniated disc and if you suffer from Sciatica and have been told you need a back surgery and are not sure, call or visit the website to learn more about this technique.

SPECIAL REPORT on Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression to treat chronic low back pain now in the January issue of Pain Medicine News.

In most industrialized countries, chronic low back pain is recognized as a widespread condition. However, a Special Report supported through a grant from Axiom Worldwide is now featured in the January issue of Pain Medicine News. The Special Report was first featured in the December 2007 issue of Anesthesiology News and was then presented on-line at: in early January. The article has since become the most read article on this website. The Special Report 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].”
Manhattan's top Chiropractor has combined the DRX 9000 treatment with the Cox flexion distraction decompression table to provide the most comprehensive treatment for low back pain due to herniated disc's in NYC.
This protocol has provided the best non surgical treatment of the herniated disc.
Dr. Shoshany has combined Chiropractic, Physical therapy and Pain management to provide the best treatment options for patients in New York that are suffering with Chronic low back.