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DRX9000 Spinal Decompression May Be the Answer
Contributed by Orange County Spinal Decompression at the Irvine Family Health Center

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that travels down the back of the leg to the bottom of the foot. It originates from the spine at the level of the low back and has many branches. Irritation of the sciatic nerve along its path is commonly referred to as "sciatica". The symptoms of sciatica often include sharp pain, numbness, tingling or burning in the back of the legs. When severe, weakness in the legs can also be seen.

Sciatic nerve irritation can take several forms. One of the more serious causes of sciatica is direct nerve compression or impingement from a disc bulge or herniated disc. Treatment to eliminate sciatica symptoms should include methods that painlessly remove this compression without drugs or surgery - such as DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.

The Discs of the Spine:: An Overview

The bones of the spine are separated by tough cartilage pads called intervertebral discs (inter = "between"; vertebral = "bones of the spine"). Healthy discs are thick and flexible (like a wet sponge) and allow a wide range of bending and twisting motions. An unhealthy disc is hard and stiff (like a dry sponge) and prone to injuries such as bulging or herniation. Over time gravity, joint dysfunction and accumulated trauma cause the discs to compress, flatten and degenerate. This constant compression prevents vital oxygen and nutrients from entering the disc. This ongoing starvation causes the once-tough outer layers of the disc to soften which allows the disc to become injured or diseased. Disc damage can occur anywhere in the spine. However, the discs of the neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine) are the most commonly injured.

Disease of the spinal discs can take many forms. Significant disc injury can lead to a Disc Bulge, become a tear called a Disc Herniation or the inner "jelly" material of the disc can leak out in the case of a Ruptured Disc. The "jelly center" of the disc can also dry out over time which is referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease. All forms of disc injury can eventually pinch the nerves exiting the spine ("Pinched Nerve") which can create numbness, tingling, burning or sharp pain down the arms or legs. Sharp pain originating from the back and "shooting" down the legs is often referred to as Sciatica.

The most effective treatment available to reverse sciatica caused by a disc bulge or herniated disc is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy using the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Unit.

Sciatica:: DRX9000 Spinal Disc Decompression

Non-Surgical DRX9000 Spinal Decompression provides relief to Sciatica sufferers by eliminating pressure on the Sciatic Nerve. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using DRX9000 Spinal Decompression equipment. The separation of the spinal bones gently reduces the pressure within the disc (called intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum "sucks" the bulging or herniated portion of the disc back into the center thereby removing pressure on the Sciatic Nerve roots. This often leads to a dramatic reduction in pain and disability. This "sucking" vacuum also pulls vitally important oxygen and nutrients into the injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.

DRX9000:: When Negative Is a Positive

Scientists are now able to measure various pressures put on spinal discs during different physical activities - including lifting, standing, sitting, lying down undergoing traction and even during DRX9000 Spinal Decompression. The pressure within the spinal disc is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) - just like blood pressure.

It might surprise you to know that even in our most relaxed state (lying down as seen during sleep) the pressure within our discs rarely drops below 75 mmHg. Therefore, our spinal discs are ALWAYS being compressed in one way or another. That internal disc pressure increases when we stand (100 mmHg), sit (200 mmHg) or lift with proper body mechanics (300 mmHg). The pressure can climb much higher during certain activities such as lifting incorrectly which can exert upwards of 800 mmHg of pressure - 8 times more than gravity by itself when standing!

DRX9000:: Formula for Relief

Why is this important? This is important because it demonstrates that during most positions of the spine the oxygen and nutrient-rich fluid within our discs is constantly being pushed OUT of the disc. In order for the disc to receive an infusion of healthy oxygen and nutrients the intradiscal fluid would need to "travel upstream" to re-fill the disc.

DRX9000 Spinal Decompression is the only treatment that has been scientifically demonstrated to reduce this pressure to 160 mmHg BELOW ZERO (-160 mmHg). This reverses the flow of fluid allowing oxygen and nutrients to return to the disc to start the healing process. As an example traction has only been shown to reduce intradiscal pressure to around 40 mmHg ABOVE ZERO - no vacuum is created with traction.

The DRX9000 Spinal Decompression motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the spinal discs. The DRX9000 cycles the treatment through a series of gentle pulls followed by brief periods of rest. This creates a "pumping" action that enhances the effectiveness of the negative disc pressure generated by the DRX9000.


"Sciatica? DRX9000 Spinal Decompression May Be the Answer" was contributed by Orange County Spinal Decompression at the Irvine Family Health Center

About Orange County Spinal Decompression at the Irvine Family Health Center
Orange County Spinal Decompression has been improving the health and wellbeing of Orange County residents for over 25 years. Our doctors have over 50 years of combined experience treating some of the most challenging spinal conditions without resorting to drugs or surgery. Our state-of-the-art facility is in the Irvine Family Health Center. We are located just off the 5 Freeway in the Heart of Orange County - Irvine. DRX9000 Spinal Decompression is safe and effective for a variety of low back and neck conditions including Sciatica, Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Pinched Nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain and Facet Syndrome. For more information, please visit

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