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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