The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System was developed to provide a non-invasive option for discogenic low back pain. Researchers in a case report published in volume 2 issue 1 of the European Musculoskeletal Review state, "Evidence-based data that show the promising effects of the DRX 9000 on the safe and effective treatment of low back pain continue to accumulate." The report titled, "Management of Low-Back Pain with a Non-Surgical Decompression System (DRX9000) - Case Report" reveals the pre and post treatment MRI findings of a 69-year old male with low back pain.
Prior to treatment with the DRX9000, the patient reported experiencing lower back pain radiating in to both legs. When asked to describe his pain intensity on a scale of 0-10 (with 0 being no pain and 10 being extreme pain), the patient rated his pain level as a 10. The patient underwent 22 treatments over a seven week period. Utilizing the same pain intensity scale the patient reported a pain level of 1 post treatment. Four months after the initial visit a follow up MRI revealed decreased herniation size and increased disc height at multiple lumbar levels.
The authors conclude, "This case report further builds on previous findings that have demonstrated improvements in disc morphology after treatment with the DRX9000.