The Texas Spine Clinic offers some of the finest technology in the treatment of back pain and Sciatica.drx9000 spinal decompression machineWe utilize a non-surgical FDA cleared Spinal Decompression system called DRX 9000 that helps to successfully reduce back pain by applying a distraction force which relieves nerve compression. The process helps to separate the vertebrae in your back from one another creating a vacuum effect which is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.

In the past, patients suffering from back problems like herniated discs, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, or low back pain, had to rely on pain medications, bed rest, and physical therapy. Illustration of back painAnd, when conservative measures did not work, many people have even been told that they would have to have serious spinal surgery. Now, with our revolutionary DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression system, patients have a new option.

The spinal decompression process is non-surgical, no-anesthesia treatment that utilizes the state of the art DRX 9000 machine to decompress and relax the spine.

Spinal Decompression is a gentle treatment where the patient is harnessed on a padded table that is computerized and controlled by a doctor. The doctor will manipulate the table and as it moves, it will target specific portions of your spine to decompress injured areas.

Spinal Decompression aims to reduce the size of a bulging or herniated disc’s inner nucleus pulposus which causes nerve pressure, while at the same time allowing nutrition to infuse into the disc to promote healing.

For more information on non surgical Spinal Decompression, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call The Texas Spine Clinic at 210-545-5111.

A Personal Message about DRX 9000 from Dr. Barton

We use the DRX 9000, otherwise called spinal decompression therapy, in order to treat patients with herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. This can be in the neck or the lower back.

What does the machine feel like, and does it hurt, and is it invasive?

It’s the most advanced, nonsurgical, and noninvasive treatment solution we have today in spinal procedures. I’ve been using the technology about seven years and it’s actually quite a comfortable treatment for patients. Patients get the most relief while they’re on the machine, because it actually takes the pressure off the painful disc and off the painful nerves, and allows them to relax and get relief.

Most of these patients that I see have a difficult time sitting, standing, walking, sleeping. And when they’re on the machine, it’s the most comfortable they feel all day. So it’s actually quite a comfortable treatment. And usually, they look forward to coming in.The actual process feels like a general stretch on the spine. So the patient just lies on their back while we do the treatment.

The machine is programmed. It’s controlled by a computer. So it’s all very precise.

The key to spinal decompression, and what sets spinal decompression apart from other types of spinal traction technologies is being able to isolate the disc. And that makes the difference in terms of effectiveness. The treatment is designed to reduce pressure in the disc,but at that same time, stretch the disc fibers, which creates a healing response. The disc will heal over time.

And that’s what we need for a disc to recover and repair.