From the category archives:

Spinal Decompression


*Why is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Roseville Back Center (RBC) better for me than other surgical options or epidurals? At RBC, we use technologically advanced, non-surgical procedures to treat spinal conditions with no blood loss, no scarring, no scar tissue, no prescribed pain injections and we do not use anything to cause any potential problems such as hardware.

*What are the risks of your Non-surgical Decompression procedures? There are no risks for neck or back procedures. Our procedures are non-surgical and require no small incisions, there is no general anesthesia used which can be high risk in some patients and there is no risk of infection associated with non-surgical spinal decompression.

*I have spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis, can I be helped? Yes, our procedures work well for these conditions. RBC can remove impingements to the spinal or forminal canal and remove pressure from the nerve, thereby relieving the pain and symptoms.

*How many SD treatments will I require to solve my back or neck pain? Back and neck pain is very individualized so treatment length is dependent upon the severity of each case. During the initial evaluation, it will be determined how many levels of damage you have that are causing symptoms. In most cases, problems are found at multiple levels, but only one or two of them may be causing symptoms. The majority of patients treat for 8-10 weeks.

*Can you help me if I have had failed back surgery? Yes, we typically can—in fact, a large number of our patients have had failed back or neck surgery in the past or have complications due to surgery. Dr. Oberti can correct most of these spinal conditions and patients frequently report they wish they did SD before ever doing surgery!


*What do I have to do to find out if I am a candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression? After you have completed the first step of your initial consult and exam, Dr. Oberti will review your MRI or CAT Scan and correlate them with your consult and exam findings to determine if you are a candidate for the non-surgical decompression procedure. If you are interested in a Complimentary Consultation, simply call our office and ask to meet with Dr. Oberti immediately.

*What are my limitations after SD Treatments and how long will I be out of work? Dr. Oberti recommends that a patient returns to normal activities gradually to allow maximum healing. Patients that have desk jobs can normally return to work without restrictions. Patients with physically strenuous jobs, should wait two weeks depending on their job. Our goal is to return you to your normal actvities as soon as possible.

*Why don’t more Docotors use this type of procedure? This is a sophisticated procedure and it takes many hours of learning and training. Dr. Oberti is on the cutting edge of advanced spinal procedures and non-surgical spinal decompression technology. Dr. Oberti sees this changing in the future as this will become the standard of practice for non-surgical intervention of spinal conditions throughout the world.

*Is this procedure considered experimental? No. This is a FDA cleared procedure and has been performed by certified doctors for a decade with an incredible success rate. Currently, John Hopkins, UCSF and Georgetown Medical Schools are continuing to release research artilces on the effectiveness of the DRX9000.

*Is my bulging disc or herniation going to be removed? No. In most cases we are able to open or widen the disc spaces to alleviate the pressure on the nerves without removing the disc. We now have Pre/Post MRI’s showing a reduction in bulging/herniated disc after treatment.


*What are the costs of non-surgical spinal decompression procedures? Each case is different depending on the numbers of levels involved and the extent of treatment required. Upon acceptance of your case, we will verify your level of coverage for your individual benefit to clarify what your maximum responsibility will be.

Roseville Back Center
Twin Creeks Chiropractic
584 N Sunrise #130


If you’re like most patients we see today, you’ve suffered from back, hip, leg or neck pain for far too long–maybe decades. And you’ve tried virtually everything–bed rest, over-the-counter medications, prescription pain killers, physical rehab, chiropractic, injections, massage, acupuncture, traction and maybe even surgery. And so far, nothing has worked. You’re still in pain. And some days, you feel like your life is never going to get any better. You will never be able to golf again, play with your grandkids, water ski, or simply bend over and tie your own shoe.

And that’s not surprising since research shows that most pain-relieving tactics and procedures aren’t effective in treating chronic back or neck pain at all – especially long term. So several years ago Dr. Anthony Oberti, DC, a Chiropractor in Roseville, CA, began to look for an alternative – something more effective, something less reliant on chemicals, and something safer and less invasive.

He found Spinal Decompression Therapy with the DRX9000 spinal decompression system. Up until that time, he had never heard of the technology – until he went to a spine conference and heard the seemingly incredible results doctors were getting from the therapy. Beginning his own research, he soon became convinced that spinal decompression was an efficacious procedure and added the therapy to the practice.

“In the last 3 years alone, our program has helped hundreds of patients. Patients that were informed they would require surgery and never be the same, are now living a normal, pain-free life, all because of Spinal Decompression!”, Dr. Anthony J. Oberti, D.C.

The fact is, most back and neck pain is caused by herniated discs, bulging discs or degenerative discs. This leads to sciatica, back pain, leg cramps, neck pain, arm pain, and a host of other symptoms. The problem has always been finding a way to treat discs without doing something invasive like surgery. Prior to spinal decompression therapy there wasn’t a step between treatments like chiropractic, physical therapy, other non-invasive options and surgery. Now there is.
Unlike other structures in your body, discs don’t have a very good blood supply, so once they’re damaged they don’t heal very well. A disc gets its nutrition from the bones above and below it through a pumping motion that increases with movement and normal motion. But once a disc is damaged or torn, it loses its ability to maintain hydration and becomes dry and brittle. This leads to further damage and usually only gets worse with time.

The DRX9000 system used at our clinic is FDA-cleared and enables a doctor or therapist to gently, precisely and safely put tension(facilitated by a computer and monitoring device)on the lower back or neck and create a negative pressure inside the disc. This negative pressure creates a vacuum effect that actually draws the bulging or “slipped” material back into the center of the disc. It also draws fluids into the disc-helping it rehydrate and heal.

Unlike other treatments for back pain and neck pain, the DRX9000 technology actually heals the discs and
makes them healthier. Most other treatments like medication and injections only cover up the pain until it wears off or you aggravate it again. Not “spinal decompression”. In a recent study done on previous spinal decompression patients 4 years after their treatment, researchers found that over 91% continued to be pain free. And don’t be fooled by cheap gimics, home traction devices or other units. Unless you can isolate the involved vertebra, and overcome muscle contraction, you will never be able to address the disc. Traction, DOES NOT do this, and no other therapy outside of spinal decompression therapy does. To learn more about how this works, sign up for a copy of our informational DVD, or call our office at 916-781-2600 for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for care.