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Spinal Decompression DRX 9000

What is spinal decompression and how does it work?

Spinal decompression at Century Wellness uses the DRX 9000 which allows for isolated decompression within specific vertebra, and is not a simple traction machine.

Is Traction the same as spinal decompression?

The key difference between the traction table and the DRX 9000 is the specificity of the treatment and how the decompression machine has a feedback mechanism; the DRX 9000 can communicate the patient’s response to a specific pull and can be adjusted accordingly.

The traction machine allows for constant non-adapting pressure in its pull. This can lead to sensitivity as no feedback mechanisms can cause soreness and/or pain around the area after certain sessions.

Spinal Decompression Treatment

DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression used at Century Wellness is unique in that the pull is specific to the disc level, and calculates the amount of pull depending on many factors. The DRX 9000 will calibrate its pull according to the patient's weight, as well as to the patient’s tolerance to the pull. The world-class feedback mechanism designed in the DRX 9000 allows for a pain-free experience, whilst adjusting for the most efficient and effective way for optimal treatments.
There are many muscles surrounding the spine, disc, and ligaments that could potentially spasm to prevent effective treatments to the discs. The natural inclination of the body is that abrupt movements can cause the body to tense up and guard itself against unnatural movements. This can lead to muscle strain and injuries; DRX 9000 allows for a slow ramp-up effect that reduces these body responses.
Spinal decompression creates a negative pressure in the centre of the disc ( nucleus pulpous) allowing positive pressure surrounding the disc that is filled with synovial fluid containing nutrients to be absorbed within the disc. This controlled pull is then sustained while the disc fully absorbs surrounding nutrients, and pulls in any disc materials that could potentially cause pressure to the surrounding nerve roots. Then afterward the pull is released allowing the disc to push out metabolic waste stored in the disc. This type of oscillation of pull and release is done in intervals which creates natural and gentle pumping motions allowing restorations of disc health.

With the nourishment of the disc, disc injury is decreased and results in the reduction of disc herniation to up to 40-50%. Disc herniation could lead to sciatica, spinal stenosis, and arm and shoulder pain stemming from the neck and back. DRX 9000 spinal decompression machine at Century Wellness is used in adjunction with spinal adjustment and soft tissue treatment to allow for the most effective and optimal care.

How do we determine if the DRX 9000 is right for the patient?

Dr. Michael Yoon at Century Wellness will do thorough assessments, examinations, and X-ray analysis along with MRI reviews to determine your care plan recommendation.

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