Three Groups of People Who Can Benefit from Non-Surgical Lumbar Decompression

About ten years ago I learned about a new treat­ment method for peo­ple with low back prob­lems – lum­bar decom­pres­sion with the DRX-9000.

The DRX-9000 is a sophis­ti­cat­ed decom­pres­sion table that was devel­oped to give peo­ple an alter­na­tive to surgery for her­ni­at­ed lum­bar discs.  Now I have many grate­ful patients who are thank­ful for the tech­nique.

But there are many dif­fer­ent vari­eties of low back pain.  Not every­one has a clear cut sit­u­a­tion involv­ing her­ni­a­tion of a lum­bar disc.  In my expe­ri­ence, there are two oth­er groups of patients for whom lum­bar decom­pres­sion is help­ful.

Endurance Athletes

You’re a com­pet­i­tive ath­lete who seri­ous­ly trains for marathons and triathlons.  The miles of road-pound­ing take their toll.  You don’t want to lose your train­ing edge.  A main­te­nance plan using the DRX-9000 eras­es stress in the low back and keeps you func­tion­ing at your best.  You’re able to con­tin­ue train­ing at high mileage with a short­er recov­ery time.

Chronic Low Back Problems

You’ve had low back prob­lems for years.  With the right exer­cis­es, you can keep your pain under con­trol – most of the time.  Per­haps you need anti-inflam­ma­to­ry drugs once in a while. You wake up with a stiff low back, and it takes you a few min­utes to lim­ber up.  Sit­ting for a long peri­od of time is a prob­lem too.  And you’ve learned to avoid lift­ing, snow shov­el­ing, long air­plane rides, and even lean­ing for­ward over the sink when you brush your teeth.

You prob­a­bly could go on liv­ing with the prob­lem, but what if you didn’t have to?  The DRX-9000 could actu­al­ly rebuild some of the resilience of your low back so you wouldn’t have to keep tip­toe­ing around your prob­lem.


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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

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