By: Eddie Stephens | Category: Other | Issue: September 2006
L-R: Danielle Beers and Dr. Craig Day stand beside DRX9000 Spinal Decompression machine
Getting relief is all-consuming to the person who suffers from back pain. When surgery and various treatment techniques are not the answer, what is?
Dr. Craig Day, Founder and CEO of Life Chiropractic group affirms that 70 percent of back surgery is unsuccessful according to outcome studies. This is a dilemma of sorts for those anticipating relief as a result of surgery.
Remaining on the cutting edge of health care, Dr. Day is now featuring a non-surgical option for the treatment of chronic back pain. Spinal decompression therapy provides advanced treatment for lower back pain; in particular, that caused by herniated or bulging discs.
Outcome studies report 86 percent of those receiving this treatment are reporting no back pain one year post treatment.
Dr. Day’s twenty-five years of experience providing chiropractic care has enabled him to take a realistic approach to patient care. He states, “We can manage our patient’s lower back pain, for example, but we cannot always cure it using chiropractic treatment.”
He boldly affirms the use and success of the spinal decompression technique the DRX system provides. “We’re discovering that relief occurs quickly and it lasts.”
Dr. Day encourages this new treatment while reminding that it only treats lower back problems. The procedure benefits those having: failed back surgeries, herniated or bulging discs, disc degeneration, and failed chiropractic treatment.
According to Dr. Day’s experience and the DRX 9000 documentation, the causes of back pain are common. When the discs in your spine that act as your bone’s shock absorbers become herniated or bulge, they’ll begin to wear and even tear; this commonly causes lower back pain.
Beyond that, according to Dr. Day, the discs that function properly and comfortably with fluid in them can become dry. Over time or by injury the discs dry out putting pressure on the nerves resulting in back pain.
Spinal decompression therapy provided by the DRX 9000 creates a type of vacuum in the disk. Dr. Day confirms that as this occurs in the treatment, process fluids are drawn back into the disk causing it to be healthy again.
“We have one patient presently using the DRX treatment who’s received chiropractic care for five to six years. After the second visit of spinal decompression therapy he excitedly admitted to not having felt this good in 10 years.”
Life Chiropractic offers a pre-qualification exam to determine if a person is a candidate for treatment using the DRX 9000. Dr. Day recommends an MRI and spine exam before he clears a patient for the procedure.
Spinal decompression treatments using the DRX 9000 typically involve sessions over a period of four to six weeks with each session lasting approximately one hour.