Numbness and tingling are symptoms generally associated with nerve damage or irritation. The most common type of injury to a nerve is an impingement or “pinching” of the nerve. Nerve impingement often occurs at the spine and can be caused by being “sandwiched” between two spinal bones (subluxation), pressed upon by a bulging disc (herniated disc) or encroached upon by bony overgrowth (spinal stenosis).
The area where you experience pinched nerve symptoms is indicative of where in the spine the “pinching” occurs. Nerve irritation in the neck often leads to symptoms in the shoulders, arms or hands. Similar problems in the low back can cause numbness and tingling down the legs and into the feet. Sharp pain down the back of the legs is often referred to as Sciatica.
Pinched nerves can cause a variety of symptoms including sharp, shooting pain; numbness; tingling; and weakness. The symptoms can occur near the site of the impingement or can “radiate” into the arms or legs. If this occurs in the neck, the pinched nerve symptoms will often occur in the shoulders, arms or hands. If it is in the low back, then the pinched nerve symptoms are more likely to be in the buttock, hips, legs or feet.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression using the DRX9000 provides relief to Pinched Nerve sufferers by gently separating the bones of the spine. The DRX9000 can reverse all 3 major Pinched Nerve causes in the following ways:
The DRX9000 gently separates the bones of the spine allowing fluid to be “pulled” into the disc. As the fluid enters the disc it will “plump up” to maintain the distance between the bones. The space between the bones is increased allowing the nerves to pass between the bones without being pinched.
Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression gently reduces the pressure within spinal discs by slowly and methodically separating the bones of the spine using the DRX9000. This decrease in disc pressure forms a vacuum that “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back into the disc. The Disc Bulge / Disc Herniation is reduced in size which removes pressure off the spinal nerves. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen and nutrients into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.
Spinal Stenosis reduces the space available in the canal where the nerve exits the spine. This canal is called the intervertebral foramen (literally: “hole between the bones of the spine”). There are only two available options when this degenerative process occurs. The extra bony growth can be surgically removed or the “hole” can be enlarged allowing more room for the nerve. The surgical option can be quite risky due to the procedure taking place in VERY close proximity to both the spinal nerve and the spinal cord. Therefore, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an excellent alternative to such procedures. The bones of the spine are gently separated allowing more space for the nerve “to breathe”. The discs of the spine will fill in with fluid allowing them to maintain the space between the bones keeping the pressure off the nerves.
The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Advanced DRX9000 decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of other “traction” techniques. The latest DRX9000 decompression technologies also incorporate angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.