Most cases of back pain result from pressure on the discs in the spine, or the pressure that injured discs may be exerting on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.  Not only does this compression lead to sensations like sharp or aching pain, burning, throbbing, pins and needles and even numbness and loss of function, but it can result in structural misalignments and muscle imbalances that lead to even more pain.

Advancements in medical technology have provided better non-surgical pain relief and treatment options for problems like these, and DRX9000 spinal decompression might be your solution to stabilize the spine. If you’re a candidate for this option, what can you expect after your first treatment?

“When the machine pulls, it pulls very consistently,” says Dr. Joseph Viernow, licensed chiropractor and founder of Arkansas Pioneer Chiropractic Health Center.

“In doing that, it creates a negative vacuum that sucks the spinal discs back in place, rehydrates them, makes them thicker, and ultimately – makes it so people don’t need to have surgery.”

How Does the DRX9000 Help?

The DRX9000 is a machine that was designed by a specialized team of engineers to help decompress the spines and discs of people suffering from back pain and other symptoms caused by herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and other similar problems. The machine looks like a bed, and patients will rest in a supported position while the machine gently pulls on a harnessed area, like the hips. This calculated decompression is precisely monitored and adjusted by internal computers, and produces a negative pressure in the discs, reducing bulges and herniations, improving disc hydration, and even strengthening outer ligaments. This process works to reduce the instability of the patient’s spine, bringing both relief from pain as well as correcting their alignment.

Although other Arlington chiropractors offer spinal decompression therapy, Arkansas Pioneer Chiropractic invested in a state-of-the-art DRX9000, at the price tag of $100k.

“We did this because our patients deserve the best. What makes the DRX9000 so advanced is that it has two motors, not just one motor,” says Dr. Viernow. “In order to create the perfect pull to correct the spine, you have to create a negative vacuum where each side of the table is pulling a calibrated weight. If one motor drops resistance, the other motor balances it out to create the perfect pull,” he explains. For this reason, the DRX9000 is the ultimate piece of technology that allows chiropractors to correct the spine and stabilize it.

How Soon Will You Experience Relief?

Some patients experience a notable reduction in pain or other symptoms soon after beginning spinal decompression treatment, and others will need many rounds of treatments to see the full benefit for their conditions. Every patient will have different circumstances around their condition and prognosis and no two cases will be the same.

Chiropractic Care for Alignment

When patients are in acute pain, it can be difficult for them to tolerate even simple chiropractic adjustments, so when spinal decompression treatments begin to alleviate symptoms, it’s important to continue the healing process by receiving chiropractic care from a trusted physician. Chiropractors can work on aligning the joints in the body, including those along the spine, to prevent a relapse or worsening of the condition.

Physical Therapy for Stabilizing Strength

It is essential to utilize the assistance of a physical therapist in any back pain treatment protocol. Once spinal decompression has helped to relieve some of the pain and symptoms of disc herniation and chiropractic care has helped align the body, physical therapy is the next line of healing and protection. By helping you develop safe and healthy patterns of movement and also muscular strength to support the core and spine, physical therapists help you in the recovery process by identifying imbalances and showing you how to build the strength necessary to maintain the back pain relief.

Spinal Decompression can be Life Changing

The first step in determining if spinal decompression treatments with the DRX9000 are for you is to contact us at Arkansas Pioneer. With over 38 years experience, we’re able to provide you with the highest quality of chiropractic care, and along with our physical therapists, we’ll use our expertise to reduce your pain while increasing stabilization of the muscles in the back and core. We look forward to helping you on your journey to healing!