Spinal traction, as delivered by the DRX 9000, is a non-surgical treatment designed to relieve back pain and symptoms associated with conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet joint syndrome.
Here’s how the DRX 9000 spinal traction works and its potential benefits:
Decompression of Spinal Discs: The DRX 9000 uses a computerized system to apply a controlled, gentle traction force to the spine. This force creates negative pressure within the spinal discs, promoting retraction of herniated or bulging discs. By decompressing the discs, pressure on spinal nerves is reduced, which can alleviate pain and promote healing.
Improved Blood Flow and Nutrient Exchange: Traction can enhance blood flow to the affected area, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured or degenerated spinal discs. This improved circulation supports the healing process and helps reduce inflammation.
Relaxation of Paraspinal Muscles: Traction with the DRX 9000 can also help relax the muscles surrounding the spine. This muscle relaxation may reduce muscle spasms and contribute to pain relief.
Restoration of Disc Height: Over time, spinal discs may lose height due to degeneration or compression. Traction therapy aims to restore disc height by promoting the absorption of fluids and nutrients into the discs, which can improve their overall health and function.
Patient Positioning and Customization: The DRX 9000 is designed to allow precise targeting of specific spinal segments. The equipment can be adjusted to accommodate the individual needs of each patient, ensuring a tailored and effective treatment approach.