DRX 9000 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Causes low back pain?

A: Low back pain can be caused by a number of
factors from injuries to the effects of aging.

The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are
made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft discs with
a ligamentous outer layer. These discs function as shock
absorbers to protect the vertebra and the spinal cord.
Many of the problems that cause back pain are the result
of herniation and degeneration of the intervertebral
disc. Degeneration is a process where wear and tear
causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or
bulging of the disc are protrusions from the disc that
press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.


Q: If I undergo DRX 9000
treatment, how long does it take to see results?

A: Most patients report a reduction in pain after
the first few sessions. Typically, significant
improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.


Q: How long does it take to
complete DRX 9000 treatment?

A: Sessions times are between 30-45 minutes,
daily for the first 2 weeks and 3 times per week for the
following 2 weeks. Though, the number of sessions may
vary depending upon the severity of the condition.


Q: What is the success rate of
the DRX 9000 Treatment?

A: Extensive clinical testing has proven the DRX
9000 to achieve an 86% success rate in treating
herniated and degenerated disc with less than a 4%
recurrence rate of your problem.


Q: Do I qualify for the DRX9000

A: Since I began using the DRX 9000 spinal disc
decompression unit, I’ve been inundated with questions
from both doctors and patients as to which cases it will
best help. Obviously proper patient selection is
essential to favorable outcomes, so let me explain to
you of the Inclusion and Exclusion criteria so you may
make the right decision since not everyone qualifies for
the DRX treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain due to herniated and bulging lumbar discs
    that is more than four weeks old
  • Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that
    is more than six months old.
  • Persistent pain from degenerated disc not
    responding to four weeks of therapy.
  • Patients available for four weeks of treatment
  • Patient at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Appliances such as pedicle screws and rods
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (unstable)
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
  • Pars defect
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
  • Pelvic or abdominal cancer
  • Disc space infections
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia, or cognitive


Q: What is the difference between
the DRX9000 and the VAX-D?

A: The DRX is three generations past the initial
VAX-D table developed years ago. Actually, the former
North American distributor of VAX-D is the present
manufacturer of DRX who had requested upgrades to the
VAX-D unit but was refused, which explains why the VAX-D
hasn’t changed in twenty years. So he and other
decompression spinal practitioners brainstormed the
problems with VAX-D, and with the help of many
engineers, the DRX 9000 unit was developed just two
years ago.

The most obvious differences between the DRX9000 and the
VAX-D would be their succsess rate and the comfort
levels while a patient is being treated. Below are some
side by side comparisons.


  • 86% Succsess Rate
  • Patient lays on back (supine)
  • Harnesses prevent any stress to the shoulders or
  • The amount of decompression can be targeted to
    the specific disc level by varying the angle of


  • 72% Succsess Rate
  • Patient lies face down (prone) which can be very
  • Required patients had to hold on with their
    hands causing severe shoulder/arm problems
  • Non-specific for disc levels with its
    straight-line traction


Q: Are there any side effects to
the treatment?

A: Most patients do not experience any side
effects. Though, there have been some mild cases of
muscle spasm for a short period of time.


Q: Will my insurance pay for it?

A: Yes, most insurance companies across the
country pay for this form of treatment. Consult with
your doctor for details.





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