Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Disc Herniation? Before Surgery Consider Non surgical spinal decompression in Manhattan, NYC

Disc herniation? Before committing surgery consider Non-surgical spinal decompression in Manhattan,NYC.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is not invasive and provides excellent results.
I found this recently while doing a Medline search on herniated discs.

Recurrent disc herniation and long-term back pain after primary lumbar
discectomy: review of outcomes reported for limited versus aggressive
disc removal

OBJECTIVE: It remains unknown whether aggressive disc removal with
curettage or limited removal of disc fragment alone with little disc
invasion provides a better outcome for the treatment of lumbar disc
herniation with radiculopathy. We reviewed the literature to determine
whether outcomes reported after limited discectomy (LD) differed from
those reported after aggressive discectomy (AD) with regard to long-term
back pain or recurrent disc herniation.

METHODS: A systematic MEDLINE search was performed to identify all
studies published between 1980 and 2007 reporting outcomes after AD or
LD for a herniated lumbar disc with radiculopathy. The incidence of
short- and long-term recurrent back or leg pain and recurrent disc
herniation was assessed from each reported LD or AD cohort and the
cumulative incidence compared. RESULTS: Fifty-four studies (60
discectomy cohorts) met the inclusion criteria, reporting the outcomes
of 13 359 patients after lumbar discectomy (LD, 6135 patients; AD, 7224
patients). The reported incidence of short-term recurrent back or leg
pain was similar after LD (mean, 14.5%; range, 7-16%) and AD (mean,
14.1%; range, 6-43%) (P < 0.01). However, more than 2 years after
surgery, the reported incidence of recurrent back or leg pain was
2.5-fold less after LD (mean, 11.6%; range, 7-16%) compared with AD
(mean, 27.8%; range, 19-37%) (P < 0.0001). The reported incidence of
recurrent disc herniation after LD (mean, 7%; range, 2-18%) was greater
than that reported after AD (mean, 3.5%; range, 0-9.5%) (P < 0.0001).

CONCLUSION: Review of the literature demonstrates a greater reported
incidence of long-term recurrent back and leg pain after AD but a
greater reported incidence of recurrent disc herniation after LD.
Prospective, randomized trials are needed to firmly assess this possible

Japanese study reports 76% of patients were satisfied after treatment on the DRX-9000!

A study titled, “The treatment of lumbar disc disease using DRX-9000” is published in the December issue of the Nigata University Journal of Health and Welfare. After treating fifty patients on the DRX-9000, Dr. Noriaki Yamamoto and others reported that 76% of patients were satisfied with the treatment. The patients received 30-minute sessions every week or 2 weeks, for 3 months and revealed a decrease in pain of 4.91 ± 0.93 to 2.69 ± 1.02 (p<0.01). Although the treatment program used by Dr. Yamamoto did not follow Axiom’s published protocol, positive results were still demonstrated. A previous study following Axiom’s protocol which was published in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of Medicine revealed a mean patient rating of 7.61 (0-10 scale) at the mid point of treatment and 8.1 after the final week of treatment. To review additional clinical studies please go to

If you suffer with chronic back pain or have a herniated disc and live in Manhattan contact the NYC spinal decompression specialist


Susan Diaz said...

Non-surgical spinal decompression adjusts the spine to relieve pain. Through this non-surgical procedure you can treat mechanical problems of the spine. Spinal decompression has a high rate of patient reported satisfaction. Know more visit here Back Pain Salt Lake City, Utah

dr eben davis said...

Hi Doc, thanks for providing all this updated information. It's obvious you spen a lot of time researching this stuff. Also, thanks for the referrals you have sent me for DRX9000 in San Francisco. Keep up the good work. Dr. Eben Davis


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