Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DRX 9000 NYC, Manhattan-Question regarding DRX 9000

I wanted to post a recent question I had a reader email me, In my usual fashion I will answer below. If you are suffering with a Herniated disc or Sciatica Non surgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment.Visit our Manhattan NYC practice where we specialize in non surgical spinal decompression.

Hi Dr. Shoshany,

Just a quick question. A DC with both the DRX and the DTS told me that studies show the DRX can achieve up to (unsure of the measurement scale) minus 200 negative pressure on the disc while the DTS only reaches a plus 70. Just want to hear any comments you may have regarding this specific issue... For example, have you heard of the study, can it be accessed on the internet...

I have read your comments regarding the differences in the different tables on the market, including the following summary:

"So in conclusion you get what you pay for, A Mercedes cost more than a Ford and they both get you from point A to B but the amenities on the Mercedes makes it more comfortable and a better experience."

For me the heart of the matter is this: can the DRX and the DTS both get you from point A to B? Could the end result of treatment with the DTS be just as effective without being able to achieve negative pressure on the disk (according to the DC mentioned above)? Thanks in advance for any response you might send me, no matter how brief!

I have had this question asked more then any other, I have several decompression tables in my NYC spinal decompression office. I was one of the first to bring spinal decompression to NYC.
Hands down you will get a more consistent and concise pull with the DRX 9000.
I often recommend patients to try and see the difference in my office, once they get on the DRX 9000 they don't want to go back on the DTS.
Now I am sure you will read conflicting information on the web by doctors that only own the DTS saying it does the same thing.
If that is all I had access to then I would use it, but if I had a choice? I would always go with the better equipment.

I do recommend that you incorporate a core strengthening protocol with you spinal decompression program. One mistake I hear about is patient that where just put on the machine and then only had ice and stim. If a patient does not educate the core muscles or learn proper bending and lifting they are prone to re-injury.
I find that the treatment lasts when you strengthen the core and teach the patient how to keep the core strong.
I utilize the SpineForce machine, I believe this is the finest piece of equipment to strengthen all of the postural muscles. Check out the website at www.spineforce.com
I posted some of the information about the benefits of the SpineForce below:

Prior to SpineForce, there was no KNOWN technology in the world able to precisely target and strengthen the most important muscle chains in the body, the 180 core spinal muscles. SpineForce fills this void.

SpineForce (the device/treatment) can be used for all athletes and sports/fitness enthusiasts, regardless of age or physical condition. It is a gentle, strengthening and rehab device to complement traditional training and strengthening exercises, building a foundation of core strength, aiding in proprioception, balance and equilibrium, while preventing debilitating structural disorders. SpineForce (the treatment) is affordable for all, as the benefits of improved core strength and back health, (preventing career-ending injuries, etc.). Many insurance providers will cover treatments & offset the cost.

Key Benefits of SpineForce (Treatments):

Precisely targets core strength irregularity
Strengthens core spinal muscles that are responsible for fluidity & bodily movement
Improves proprioception, balance, range of motion, coordination, fluidity, equilibrium and posture
Relieves back pain to prevent sports injuries and other debilitating spinal conditions
Supports sports trainer/therapist strengthening exercises/routines
Stimulates spinal fluids for improved neural responses
Provides whole-body cardio workout
Description: As one knowingly applies pressure to the handles with the upper body, a push/pull action, a moving platform works synergistically to keep the torso in highly targeted positions, forcing specific core spinal muscle chains to work in coordinated effort.

The effect? The core spinal muscles are strong and the spine is flexible, healthy and pain-free.
So to sum it up, Spinal decompression for treatment of herniated disc is excellent and I highly recommend the DRX 9000 table but I do urge you to take a more active role and request a core strengthening protocol. If you can make it up to Manhattan NYC I would be happy to see you! I am sure there is a a Chiropractor in your town that utilizes the protocols that I follow. Please email me a update.

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