Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is Spinal Disc Herniation Fixable?

Up until recently, it was thought that a herniated disc in the neck...or a herniated disc in the low back could not be repaired without surgery.

Now, it is widely accepted that nonsurgical spinal decompression of the lumbar spine or cervical spine can help a disc herniation heal naturally. It's pretty amazing if you think about it.

Sure decompression therapy will not help every single patient that does it...but nothing else will either.

We have been treating patients at my NYC Spinal Decompression clinic for over 6 years now...and the results have been outstanding. Some patients return to normal, some become a lot better than they were, some a little better...and some do not respond at all (rare).

According to preliminary research currently underway at the Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins and Duke Universities...spinal decompression is the nonsurgical treatment of the future for disc herniations, disc bulges, facet syndromes, and disc degeneration.

The spinal decompression machine used for the research was the DRX9000...the machine we have used at our NYC Chiropractic Centers.

There is a Spinal Decompression Special Report on the findings of this study that is very interesting.go to my website and look under spinal decompression research.
This is the website of NYC Spinal Decompression Dr. Steven Shoshany, D.C., C.C.E.P.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sciatica treatment NYC

Sciatica is a painful symptom that may be caused by compressive forces resulting in irritation of the sciatic nerve or any of its nerve roots. It is most commonly associated with stinging, burning or numbing pain that may be experienced in the lower back, buttock, thigh, leg, or foot. Diagnosis of this particular symptom may be achieved through a physical examination or medical history review. If the condition that is causing this nerve-associated symptom is left untreated, it may have a huge impact on everyday activities such as walking, sitting, lifting and other simple movements.

This painful symptom may be caused by several conditions such as piriformis syndrome, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and bulging discs. Although there may be several conditions that lead to similar symptoms, only herniated discs, bulging discs and degenerative disc disease are associated with the intervertebral disc.

caused by an intervertebral disc related condition may have a wide range of painful effects. Sciatica caused by compression or irritation may produce stinging or burning lower back pain, which will quickly work its way along the buttocks and leg. In several cases, the shooting pain may lead down to the foot causing numbness. When a person is experiencing sciatica symptoms, it may be difficult for them to live a normal or active lifestyle. Unless the condition is treated, a person may not likely be able to partake in normal daily functions which may also lead to depression and other negative effects.

A physician may recommend a certain treatment option based on age, general health, medical history and degree of the sciatica causing condition. Common treatment options associated with sciatica causing conditions may include bed rest, pain medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, surgery and traction.

A relatively new treatment option to consider for intervertebral disc related conditions that lead to sciatica problems is called non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. A highly recognized device that has been shown to provide back pain relief for symptoms associated with herniated disc, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs and degenerative disc disease is called the DRX9000 True Non-surgical Spinal Decompression System. NYC spinal decompression specialist Dr. Steven

This particular form of therapy is both non-invasive and non-surgical. Through the application of spinal decompressive forces to compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine, the DRX9000 has given patients relief from painful symptoms and has allowed them to resume a healthy normal life.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from an intervertebral disc condition that is causing painful sciatica symptoms, contact your local DRX9000 physician to learn more about non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. To view available clinical research data on the DRX9000, please click here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

NYC Spinal Decompression NYC for herniated discs

Clinical Data Utilizing the DRX9000 will be presented at the 27th Annual ESRA Conference in Genoa, Italy!

Clinical data utilizing the DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ will be presented at the 27th Annual ESRA (European Society of Regional Anesthesia) Conference in Genoa, Italy September 24-27, 2008. The first study, is an IRB-approved, prospective multi-center phase II, non-randomized pilot study authored by Dr. John Leslie of the Mayo Clinic and others. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DRX9000 in treating chronic LBP [lower back pain]. A greater than 50% reduction in pain score was observed after two weeks of treatment and upon completion of the entire six week protocol an amazing success rate of 88.9% was documented. Improvement of Oswestry scores and a decreased consumption of adjunctive pain medication was also noted. The second study, is retrospective data which included lumbar spine CT scans before and after patients were treated on the DRX9000 that demonstrates possible morphological changes associated with treatment. The authors conclude, “A significant reduction in chronic LBP after non-invasive spinal decompression correlated with an increase in disc height.” Three authors from the studies will be presenting the data at the 2008 ESRA Conference and abstracts of both studies will be available. These presentations represent an effort to further educate the International Community on the effectiveness of our products
Spinal decompression in NYC contact (212) 645-8151

Monday, September 15, 2008

NYC Spinal Decompression NYC

NYC Spinal Decompression NYC
One of the better-known tables is the DRX9000 from Axiom Worldwide, Tampa, Fla. First appearing in 2001 as the DRX2000, the table has gone through a few incarnations and now features three versions of the same model: the DRX9000, the basic lumbar table; the DRX9000 C, lumbar and cervical combo; and the DRX9500, cervical only. These tables are definitely at the higher end pricewise, running around $100,000, and there are some DCs who say they wouldn't use anything else (including Steven Shoshany, DC, of New York, about whom a profile appeared in the March 2008 issue of Chiropractic Products).

A featured aspect of this table is its Nested Closed-Loop Feedback System, an automatic control system that can adjust and self-correct according to differences between actual and desired output. The system ensures that therapy stays true to each person's logarithmic spinal decompression curve.

Other features and benefits of the DRX9000 include advanced system diagnostics that constantly monitor the device's critical subsystems, a floating lower mattress that allows natural elongation of the patient's spine utilizing special X-1R certified space technology, and a touch-screen computer that allows for easy selection of treatment parameters. There are also highly visible displays that permit monitoring of treatment from across the room, and a patient media system for advanced patient education through DVD/CD presentation.

What is it about this table that commands both the high price and the dedicated clientele? According to Axiom Worldwide marketing analyst Rick Durand, the DRX9000 series succeeds so well—1,700 units sold so far—because of two factors: first, superior components obtained through "exclusive partnerships with several technology corporations," including X-1R Lubricants, and Danaher Motion.

Durand says that in just a few weeks a research report will be issued by one of these companies that will conclusively demonstrate the higher quality of DRX components.

On a more serious note, Durand believes that "our research, documentation, and exclusive contracts" are what sets Axiom apart. In the area of patient safety, for instance, a Section 501(K) Summary of Safety and Effectiveness states that, "Axiom Worldwide maintains contact with the clinics administering the therapy, and over the past 12 years, not a single MDR report of injury has been filed for the DRX9000, which reflects the inherent safety of the device."

The company also provides educational podcasts about the DRX9000 on its Web site (, currently featuring Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Joseph Perglolizzi, MD, and Kevin Cook, Space Foundation.
What about all those new tables that offer multi-directional pulls?
In my practice I utulize the Cox flexion disrtaction table visit site this table is designed by Dr. Cox with decades of expierence in treat difficult herniated disc cases.
In my opnion the DRX 9000 and cox flexion disctraction table is everything i need to provide my patients with patient with excellent results.

Monday, September 08, 2008

NYC Spinal Decompresion NYC-DRX 9000

Axiom Worldwide’s DRX9000 is placed in the A.C. Milan Soccer Club, the number one Sport Center in the World!

Axiom Worldwide is proud to announce that the DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ was recently placed into Milan Lab, which is based inside Milanello Sporting Center,
Milanello is home to one of the most famous and successful soccer teams in the world. International Sports Managers consider Milanello as the number one sport center in the world. Milan Lab was developed in 2002 to serve as a high tech Scientific Research Center using a combination of science, technology, IT, cybernetics and psychology, with the purpose of optimizing the physiological management of the athletes. Dr. Jean Pierre Meersseman, Director of Milan Lab, headed the decision to place the DRX9000 into the lab as an addition to the most advanced technical sports facility in the world. Dr. Meersseman and Milan Lab are constantly taking advantage of the worlds latest and sophisticated software technologies and the DRX9000 will be a perfect fit. The DRX9000 is being utilized by the club to help achieve AC Milan’s goal of potentially reducing the risk of injury to players, achieving the most optimum performance possible and continuing to be one of the most successful teams in the world.