The bones of the spine are separated by tough cartilage pads called intervertebral discs. Over time gravity, spinal joint dysfunction, and trauma can cause the discs to compress, flatten, and degenerate. This can cause the spinal discs to bulge, herniate, or rupture which can lead to debilitating pain and irreversible pressure on the spinal cord.
This animation represents a disc herniation that is compressing on the spinal nerve. Spinal decompression is the only treatment that can completely heal bulging discs and remove pressure from both the spinal cord and spinal nerves. DRX9000® Spinal Decompression provides permanent relief to herniated discs sufferers by removing painful compression from the nerves and spinal cord. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated to create a vacuum within the disc. The negative pressure of the vacuum pulls the fluid from the surrounding tissues into the disc. This increases the space between the bones of the spine. As the disc space increases the herniated portion of the disc is sucked back toward the center of the disc. Nerve pressure is eliminated as the disc is remodeled.