Spinal Decompression can Help with Chronic Neck and Back Pain

You don’t have to live with neck and back pain anymore thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers who developed spinal decompression. This pain management option available at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler effectively treats neck and back pain resulting from bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed surgery.

Our physicians can provide East Texas patients with lumbar (back) decompression and/or cervical (neck) decompression using the DRX9000™. This system uses state-of-the-art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression associated with chronic pain, tingling and numbness.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Pain Using the DRX9000™

In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems may have been prescribed pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, received injections, and when they weren't progressing, they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option…until now.

The physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler are dedicated to improving the health and function of our East Texas patients. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ for the treatment of back pain due to:

  • - Herniated Discs
  • - Bulging Discs
  • - Degenerative Disc Disease

Symptoms of:
- Sciatica
- Posterior Facet Syndrome

Non-Surgical Treatment for Cervical Pain Using the DRX9000™

The DRX9000C™ cervical system provides a comprehensive approach to the successful treatment of neck pain, including treatment of herniated discs, bulging discs and degenerative disc disease.

We often take moving our neck for granted, until we begin experiencing pain. Our neck is capable of moving the head in many directions: 90 degrees of flexion (forward motion), 90 degrees of extension (backward motion), 180 degrees of rotation (side to side), and almost 120 degrees of tilt to either shoulder. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of culprits including injuries and accidents, as a result of getting older, and the things that we do every day. Poor posture, stress and tension will all affect our body, and possibly result in pain and stiffness.

The DRX9000™ has quite frankly revolutionized our East Texas pain management clinic. Pain Recovery Center of Tyler can now help patients that prior to the DRX9000™ would have lived in pain or faced back or neck surgery.

DRX9000™ FAQs available here.

You can learn more about back pain conditions here.

You can learn more about back pain testing here.

View a DRX9000™ Spinal Decompression visual here


How does it work?

Spinal Decompression provides relief to chronic back and neck pain sufferers by painlessly reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The vertebrae of the spine are slowly forced apart during Spinal Decompression therapy. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a negative vacuum is formed. This vacuum pulls the body's own natural element into the wounded area and has even been shown to reduse the size of an existing disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability.

The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated "traction" techniques. Spinal Decompression Therapy incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). "Angulated Elongation" refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing and even eliminating back and neck pain altogether. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you're a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.

What Can You Do?

Contact our office at 903-526-5000 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our doctors to determine if you are a candidate for care. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, they will sit down and explain the recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care with our treatment.