The History behind Decompression

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.

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