By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009
Larry Brannon by Dr. Standridge\'s DRX9000 machine.
It is something most of us take for granted: the ability to walk. From the time we learn to toddle around as small children, we count on our legs to take us where we want to go. So it is easy to understand Larry Brannon’s distress when in November of 2008, he began to have such pain in his legs that even walking to and from the car became an arduous task.
“It started with pain shooting down both legs while I was standing or sitting,” Larry recounts. “By Christmas, I was struggling to get around at all. My legs felt like dead weight, like concrete.”
Larry suspected the problem probably originated in his back, but he was reluctant to have back surgery. He had endured one surgery in 1998 for a ruptured disc and knew he had never felt “one hundred percent.” When a friend suggested he check into DRX9000, a non-invasive, non-surgical device used as an alternative to surgery for herniated or bulging discs and degenerative disc disease, Larry called Dr. Standridge’s office in Owasso for a consultation.
“Just to get out of my truck to get into Dr. Standridge’s office was an effort,” Larry says. “I was embarrassed to be seen by anyone I knew because I was dragging my right leg and foot.”
Dr. Standridge remembers Larry’s first visit well. “I was immediately concerned for Larry because of his posture and gait, and the shooting pain he described gave me reason to pause,” he recalls. Dr. Standridge immediately ordered an MRI and examined the X-ray, where he found three bulging discs and two vertebrae out of alignment. He was reluctant at first to recommend DRX9000 to Larry because of the intensity of the problem, but since Larry was so motivated to get well without surgery, the two discussed the options and decided to go ahead and try it.
Larry’s treatment initially involved four treatments a week on the DRX9000, along with chiropractic adjusting for pinched nerves, rehabilitative strengthening for support of spinal corrections, and intramuscular injections. The treatments gradually eased Larry’s pain. First, he lost the shooting pain in his leg, then started walking a little faster, and soon after was able to get up out of a chair. “Each day, I got a little better,” Larry says. “I’m now going once every two weeks for manual adjustment and am doing much, much better.”
Dr. Standridge has been very pleased with Larry’s results. “Larry was diligent, and his terrific progress has made me even more confident in this treatment.”
“I would definitely do DRX9000 again if I had to – though I hope I never have to,” says Larry, who is a self-employed plumbing contractor and is back to work without any restrictions. “And I would definitely recommend the treatment to others.”