Non-surgical spinal decompression is simply the better alternative
The DRX 9000 also allows Dr. Cook, in most cases, to target specific joints in the spine, thus directly impacting the issues causing pain for the patient. “It’s just a better technology,” Dr. Cook says. “Traction can be effective in some cases, but most often in an acute disc situation or a raging sciatic pain or a bulging or herniated disc situation, non-surgical spinal decompression is simply the better alternative to treat the cause of the pain,” Dr. Cook said.
Dr. Cook acknowledges that not every person is a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression for back pain treatment, and it will not solve every issue. “Some factors can preclude people from being a good candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression,” Dr. Cook says. “That’s why we do a thorough work-up process – a real A-to- Z workup – before I will recommend this for any patient. And there may be some that the chances of a successful treatment will not be that good, and in those situations I just have to be honest with them and have a frank conversation about whether or not this is the best plan moving forward. A lot of times, though, people will want to try everything they can before they go under the knife, and I have seen it work even in situations where I did not know whether or not it would.”
“The DRX 9000 is a tool, and I believe it is important for me to use this tool with integrity and not just throw everybody on it just because I have it.”
Dr. Cook says people with osteoporosis or people with fractures in the ring of the vertebrae would not be candidates for the non-surgical spinal decompression. For some of his patients, Dr. Cook recommends a weight loss plan prior to non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. In some cases, patients who experience extreme claustrophobia may be unable to tolerate the machine.
For those patients whose back pain can be treated with non-surgical spinal decompression, the treatment protocols at Chiropractic Works can make life-altering differences.
We encourage people who are suffering from back pain to contact our office for an evaluation. The evaluation appointment is $125, and depending on how much treatment you need, the cost can be between $200 – $300 per week. During the evaluation, we can determine if we think your issue can be treated through spinal decompression. If you need lower back pain treatment or any other back pain help, please contact us online today.