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... If you referring to the type of decompression I think, it's an EXPENSIVE program and often ONLY a TEMPORARY fix. ... (7 replies)
... Chickie, I did the drx-9000 for a year and at the end of the treatment, I think I was only a little bit improved and it might have been the addition of various exercises and other things the chiro had me doing than perhaps just the drx-9000. I had a disc rupture at l4-5 along with a few other issues that caused me a great deal of pain and I have to say that I found the... (6 replies)
Please Help!
Feb 4, 2008
... a very complex issue, whether or not to have back surgery, and definitely one that has to be carefully considered. It sounds as if you got some benefit from the decompression treatments, and yes, it sounds exactly what I would be doing, with the DX9000 or whatever it is called. ... (9 replies)

... Before you can contemplate surgery and decide if it is worth it to you, you need to know specifically what needs to be done! If you could get by with a decompression at one level, recovery would be much, much easier than if you need a fusion in addition to the decompression. ... (27 replies)
... when my mother had spinal decompression and fusion in 1995 she had the same thing. She took it off at night, but had to wear it every day for 3 long months. ... (8 replies)
... with me. By that, I mean that they told me that "spondylolisthesis is harder to treat." I think they could have been more honest. They kept talking about how the decompression relieves the nerve pain that goes down the leg. I was not having much nerve pain. ... (2 replies)
Please Help!
Feb 4, 2008
... invasive spinal decompression, do nothing, or surgery. Maybe in the end I will just flip a coin and let fate decide........... ... (9 replies)
... When my insurance coverage for PT was done, my PT offered me to keep going there to do my excercises for a really low out of pocket price if I wanted to. Only difference would be I wouldnt get heat therapy or TENS, but they still show me new excercises if I ask, so I couldnt refuse that. ... (3 replies)
... urt myself in Desert Storm. Tricare doesn't pay for treatment so I researched it very carefully and I found that the DRX and VaxD are the only true non surgical spinal decompression unit out right now. ... (7 replies)
Post Discectomy
Jul 7, 2005
... It looks like the majority of you are in the states and I am from England, but I don't think that it should make any difference to advice that you may be able to give me! I hope!! ... (8 replies)
... filled sac creates pressure inside the spinal canal and this in turn can give a patient all the symptoms of spinal stenosis. ... (5 replies)
... L5 decompression surgery without fusion was going to make much difference. ... (28 replies)
... hether that is what is causing your symptoms. In order for central stenosis to cause symptoms the narrowing has to cause compression on either nerve roots or the spinal cord. The spinal cord has already terminated at L2. ... (10 replies)
... isc herniation where disc material extends beyond the disc space, or there is inflammation of tissue, there is a chance this will push into the foramina, causing spinal nerve irritation or compression. This can result in pain at the site of the compression or it can be felt at any point along the path of the nerve. ... (1 replies)
Synovial Cysts
Jul 6, 2011
... posted to your surgeon. I suppose the answer would depend on the attitude of your surgeon and whether he is removing bone along with the cyst. If he feels the decompression is creating any spinal instability, then he would perform a fusion instead...I would think! ... (5 replies)
... The main difference is that mine is not congenital. You do not say where the false joint is located, and I am curious. ... (14 replies)
... rayed, given antibiotics and sent home with instructions to call my spinal surgeon in the morning. ... (2 replies)
... Just wondering if it's country related but all my spinal surgeries have been done by orthopaedic surgeons, even the cervical decompression & fusion from C2-T1. I never saw a neurosurgeon. Also, all were posterior entry, there was never even a discussion re anterior entry. However I note lots of Anterior entry surgeries on these (& other) boards/forums. Just wondering about... (2 replies)
... And if your spinal canal is pinching get a decompression tell that surgeon as minimal opening as possible, but take that serious you could get your life back again. Please let me know what you find out. ... (5 replies)
... se some of my unhealthy anxiety. Please set me straight on what I have right and what I have wrong. Thanks so much. I don't think you can begin to understand the difference you and others have and are making in my life. ... (22 replies)


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