Treatment Indications and contraindications


 Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include:

  • Herniated, protruding or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)

The treatment usually takes two weeks of daily sessions, and then 3 weeks of 2-3 sessions, and it has given patients relief from back pain and has allowed them to resume the activities they love.


There are certain conditions that would not benefit from the DRX9000. These include the following:

  • Severe osteoporosis (which may result in spinal fracture during treatment)
  • Active spinal cancer
  • Spinal infection
  •  Aortic aneurysm
  • Hemiplegia, paraplegia
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Patients over 292 pounds
  • Spondylolisthesis (Unstable spine)
  • Pregnancy (the tight harness used for traction would compress the abdomen)
  • Spinal fusion with retained hardware (such as screws and plates in the area of the spine to be treated)
  • Disc space infections

Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.

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