DRX-9000 FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF
Tingling hands, numb feet, weakened arm or leg muscles, neck or back pain, these and other symptoms can slam the brakes on your quality of life, severely limiting your activities and making each day an agonizing struggle. Traditional medical approaches include major surgery to remove parts of your spinal anatomy and make other permanent alterations that may or may not provide lasting relief.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS BACK SURGERY?
Although thousands of back surgeries are performed each year, studies have shown them to be largely ineffective. Research reveals that spinal surgery actually has a high failure rate, with the pain returning after the surgery, sometimes immediately, sometimes within months, sometimes after a year or more. It is so common for people to be told they need a second, or even a third, back operation that this recurrence has a special name: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
HOW COMMON IS FAILED BACK SURGERY?
In one recent study, the failure rate for spinal surgery was around 50%. However, that depends on how the studies define success. Some researchers will say the surgery was successful if the patient remained pain-free for one or two years. The pain returned but the surgery was still considered “successful.” Follow-up surgeries have an even poorer success rate with one study putting second surgeries at 30%, third surgeries at 15% and fourth surgeries at only 5% successful.
GET A SECOND, OR EVEN A THIRD, OPINION
While surgery is sometimes necessary, it is always a good idea to never rush into an operation unless it’s an emergency! Get more opinions. For example, Nancy Epstein, MD, a neurosurgeon and editor of Surgical Neurology International, did a survey to see if recommended spinal operations were necessary after the patient received a second opinion. She found that 94% of the time surgery wasn’t necessary. Because so many back operations are unnecessary and so many back operations fail, always get a second and even a third opinion. Make sure a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Regenerative Medicine Physician is consulted – it might save you from an unnecessary operation or a failed back surgery.
DRX9000 – SPINAL DECOMPRESSION FOR BACK AND NECK PAIN
Today at the Fraum Center for Restorative Health, there are so many options to spine surgery. Did you know that our office is the only office between Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL that has FDA Clearance for the DRX9000 non-surgical lumbar and cervical disc decompression devices? The DRX9000 has been cleared by the FDA to treat patients suffering with incapacitating lower back pain, spinal stenosis, and sciatica caused by herniated discs, degenerative discs, and posterior facet syndrome. Published research has shown the vast potential of the DRX9000—the research was conducted by highly respected physicians and researchers associated with the Mayo Clinic, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California San Francisco, and other prestigious medical institutions.
For more information about treatment with the DRX9000 system, contact us today!