1: Production and release of beta-endorphins (these are morphine like substances produced by various cells in the body that inhibit the sensation of pain). 2: The short-term effect is significant in 5-10% of cases during or after the conclusion of the initial treatment, but is not as important as the long term or cumulative effect.
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism. DNA is substantially increased. DNA codes for the production of proteins that are the building blocks of tissues. Neurotransmission is facilitated due to elevated levels of serotonin and acetylcholine Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in an increase in the number and size of mitochondria. This results in an increase in cell metabolism resulting in an increase in cell replication. Modulation of macrophages, fibroblasts, and other white blood cells Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). Regulates cell membrane potential, essential in Na, Cl- and Kion transfer (electrolyte balance). Cytokines and other chemicals enhancing cellular communications are released.
The immune response is stimulated. Lymphatic drainage is improved. The histamine response is positively altered. Production of growth hormone is increased. Stimulation of the healing processes is accompanied by relief of symptoms
Repetitive stress injury Fibromyalgia Carpal tunnel syndrome Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Rotator cuff tear Tempero-mandibular joint problems
Ligament & tendon tears Contusions Fractures with associated soft tissues injuries Facet joint syndrome Subluxations / post-dislocation
Tendonitis Bursitis Myositis Fasciitis Synovitis Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis Discogenic & vertebrogenic radiculopathy Chondromalacia patella Calcifications (e.g. bone spurs)
Wound healing Dermal ulcers Venous stasis Atherosclerotic Compression Diabetic
Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) Golfers Elbow (medial epicondylitis) Runner’s knee (patello-femoral syndrome)
Back pain Carpal tunnel syndrome
Diabetic foot ulcers Venous stasis ulcers Decubitus ulcers Burns (thermal and chemical) Jumper’s knee (patello-tendinitis) Heel cushion pain (plantar fasciitis) Sprains, strains & tendonitis
Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis
Radiculopathy Neuralgia Sciatica
I had tried acupuncture and physiotherapy, and I had looked into most other treatments for my pain, before finding out about the DRX 9000. Basically, I haven’t had leg or back pain since the second decompression treatment. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
I ended up with 2 herniated discs, L4 & L5, and hadn’t worked for three months. It was very debilitating. Within two weeks of starting DRX treatments, I was doing really well. I am really tickled with the results.
Before I went to Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, I had low back pain and severe sciatica pain shooting down my leg, all the way to my calf. I went in to see Dr. Oliphant, and signed up for treatment on the DRX program. Within the first two treatments, my pain was immediately reduced to 3/10. By the time I was done the full 20 treatments, my pain was down between 0.5/10 and 0/10, and has remained. Now I do all the athletic activities I did before, but now I don’t take any of them for granted!