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DRX-9000 ?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:12 pm
by amIdoomed
Does anyone have any experience with the DRX-9000?

See here for more info:

It seems to me to be a fancy-pants form of inversion table.

Just curious if anyone knows of a good or bad experence with this.


Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:01 pm
by SeafordMdf
Looks like a fancy Automatic Teller Machine with a bed attached to it :lol:

But seriously , It appears to just be a flash looking version of a Traction / Tow rope machine that most Physiotherapists have near the patients table.

Looks neat , You can now watch DVD's whilst they are "Uncle Festering" you on the RACK :wink:


Re: DRX-9000 ?

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:29 pm
by Lilliwaup
amIdoomed wrote:Does anyone have any experience with the DRX-9000?

See here for more info:

It seems to me to be a fancy-pants form of inversion table.

Just curious if anyone knows of a good or bad experence with this.

I did a six-week session on an earlier version of the DRX9000 called the IDD Therapy system.

I had checked out both systems. As far as I could tell, the only difference is that the DRX9000 has the computer built into it with a touch screen, while the IDD system had the separate computer/monitor/keyboard/mouse setup. They both work in exactly the same way, pulling you at an angle determined by your diagnosis at half your body weight for a minute, then relax for a minute, for a period of time determined by the MD, DO, or chiropractor. The DRX9000 I checked out is owned/operated by a chiropractor who had it only 10 months and used settings more conservative than even the manufacturer recommended, which I did not like as I saw that as cutting down my therapy. The MD who has the IDD system and had been using it for three years simply follows the manufacturer's recommendations. I chose the MD and IDD Therapy as the MD's office also handled all my insurance paperwork. The chiropractor wanted all money ($4,500) up front and did not handle any of the insurance paperwork even though he was a preferred provider on my insurance plan! I did not want to get into the reimbursment problem I would have had by going with the chiropractor. The therapy was billed by the MD's office to my insurance under two types of physical therapy codes, and I had to pay my regular co-pay each visit. This was a total of $450 out of pocket for the six weeks. My diagnosis was herniated discs at L-4/5. I could not stand straight up without pain and had to walk bent over. Intense pain radiated down my left leg, the bottom of my foot tingled and pain increased if I stood straight up. I had foot drop, and numbness across my shin from just under my knee clear down to the top of my big toe. I was injured on January 27, and started treatment on March 6, finishing April 14, so I was in great pain and bent over for five weeks prior to beginning my therapy. After just 2 weeks of IDD therapy, the foot drop was gone, the numbness was gone, the tingling was gone, and 60% of the pain was gone. There is some residual pain below my knee, but have had no tingling, or numbness, and no more foot drop since treatment. Unfortunately, I had an accident at work during the third week of treatment on March 23, which reinjured my back. The doctor was surprised that I had any pain at all at the end of my treatment, since I was responding so well prior to my reinjury. I do not know if the reinjury was to blame or if this was all the results I would have gotten in any event. Prior to the IDD therapy, I had seen a neurosurgeon and was seriously considering surgery. I am not considering surgery any longer, and feel that 80% of the pain is gone. I'm still looking for a way to get rid of the little bit of residual pain in my lower leg, but my life was turned around by IDD Therapy. An even earlier version of these machines is called VAX-D.


Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:40 pm
by itworks
I herniated L 4 a year and on half ago and 3 doctors suggested surgery. I went on the drx 9000 and no pained existed after 18 session Post MRI's showed the herniation gone. I am pain free today . I do push ups every day and also did some back strengthing . I could not be happier. I have heard similar stories from other drx patients.

Hmm !

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:12 am
by SeafordMdf
Some interesting feedback here !

As we know traction helps some people with Lwr Back Pain.

But not all as I have seen .

Maybe the DRX900 is something a Bit Different to the standard Traction as we know it ?

Given that an MD / GP / Physio is supervising the use of a DRX900 it " MAYBE " worth further consideration ?

Would be good to get more feedback / Input here