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Can cervical decompression help prevent neck surgery?

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DRX9000c Cervical Decompression

We have been treating neck pain in San Francisco for over 20 years now. About 7 years ago we began to include nonsurgical cervical decompression into our treatment protocols. The machine we use is the DRX9000c.

As chiropractors, when it comes to treating neck and back pain, we are always looking to achieve a favorable outcome with our hands…and for the most part this is what happens. However, there are times when “hands-on” does not work…or it doesn’t work good enough…or the patient is so sore and inflamed you can’t even lay your hands on them…what now…NECK SURGERY?

Well…that was our thought process 7 years ago. Now things are different…different because we have a next step…cervical decompression with the DRX9000c.

So cervical decompression can help prevent neck surgery?

YES!

I have actually had patients (many of them) that were scheduled for neck surgery, that decided to put it off and try spinal decompression first. Why?…to avoid neck surgery if possible. Did it work? YES…more often than not.

Here’s the deal…the DRX9000c is NOT a Magic Bullet. What it is is the most advanced medical technology available (that I know of)  for the nonsurgical treatment of neurovascular compression syndromes in the neck. Conditions such as herniated and bulging cervical discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.

But it doesn’t work every time…just most of the time…and if you ask me…that’s a good enough reason to try it…as long as you qualify medically…not everyone does.

So yes…cervical decompression can help prevent neck surgery…absolutely…that’s one of our primary goals…and it’s why herniated and bulging disc patients seek us out.

Listen…you can always have neck surgery. But if you have any kind of cervical fusion surgery you will never be able to try nonsurgical cervical decompression…and that is a bummer.

I have had patients cry in my office when I told them this. I have had herniated disc patients with neck fusion say they would have the screws removed and come back. They were stuck and living out a nightmare. heck…at least try spinal decompression first (if you qualify).

It’s what I would do…and it’s also what I would have a loved one do. In fact…a close family member went through spinal decompression at my clinic and still had to have low back surgery…it was that bad. But at least she knows she tried.

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctors, call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation and demonstration of the DRX9000c.

Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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Cervical Spinal Decompression in San Francisco

Cervical Spinal Decompression can make a lot of sense for disc herniations in the neck.  Neck surgery can be very scary…there is a lot to go wrong. What happens if you have a cervical fusion  and it does not work?  You are stuck with it.

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DRX9000c

The worst thing that can happen to you from nonsurgical spinal decompression to the cervical spine is it does not work. You are still left whole and can explore other treatment options…including surgery. Sure, some people get sore…a very small percentage real sore…but so what…they are already sore.

The machine we use at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center is the DRX9000c. The DRX9000c is designed and built to treat neurovascular compression syndromes in the neck such as herniated discs, bulging discs, cervical stenosis, disc degeneration, and facet syndrome.

The DRX9000c treatments last about an hour. Typically, we do 20-24 sessions depending on the level of severity and response to treatment. Sometimes more…sometimes less. There is also extensive rehabilitation and home care…including dietary recommendations (plant based nutrition), sleeping position, and ergonomics.

There are other fine cervical decompression machines out there, but the DRX9000c maximizes patient comfort and the outcomes are excellent.

We usually do cervical decompression in conjunction with deep tissue laser therapy, ice, and massage. Muscle stimulation is included also.

Will cervical decompression with the DRX9000c work for you? Don’t know…and neither does anyone else. We have to clear you for decompression therapy and make sure you have no contraindications such as spinal fusion, severe osteoporosis, severe scoliosis, and more. Most cervical disc patients qualify.

So…if you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc in your neck and conventional treatments are not helping…you may want to consider the DRX9000c before you go under the knife…you can always do that. But if you have surgical fusion…you will NEVER be able to try nonsurgical cervical decompression.

To find out if you are a candidate for cervical decompression with the DRX9000c…call our Spinal Decompression Clinic in San Francisco at 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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Scott Calzaretta

Chiro-Medical Group is an innovative collaboration of health care professionals who work together as a team to promote optimal health. Our group includes experts in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, nutrition, and personal athletic training.

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