Mansfield Chiropractic offers two forms of spinal decompression. 

- Lumbar decompression, which is dedicated to middle to low back issues.

- Cervical decompression, which is dedicated for neck related issues.

True decompression is a great tool to use to keep you from potentially having to have surgery.

If you have further questions, concerns or just want more information on what we do and the machines and techniques we use for decompression you may continue to read more here or call and ask for one of our certified decompression specialists to give you more information.

Spinal Decompression Information

If you have any of the following ailments:

  • herniated disc

  • bulging disc

  • sciatica

  • restless leg syndrome

  • degenerative disc disease

or other neck and back issues that just will not go away, you could be a candidate for Spinal Decompression treatment. 

This is a non - surgical treatment used to correct many issues such as the one's listed above.

We have had overwhelming success with patients that have completed Spinal Decompression treatment in our office. 

You can read below to help educate yourself on the procedure and call us for more information.

This has been an amazing tool for us to implement in as another option for our patients to take. 

Not all patients are candidates but it does not hurt to ask the question and gather more information for yourself. 

Watch this Video about the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression System 

Spinal Decompression and DRX 9000 FAQ

How does Spinal Decompression Work ?

Our decompression system works by gently separating the vertebrae above and below the involved disc. This separation creates a negative pressure to be exerted on the disc creating a vacuum effect. The negative pressure draws the bulge or herniation back within the disc space similar to an eyedropper drawing in fluid. As this negative pressure draws more fluid, nutrients and oxygen back into the disc from the surrounding tissues, degenerative discs start to repair and re-hydrate.

How can you treat my neck or back?

Our spinal decompression treatments for neck and lower back and spine conditions on average consist of 24-30 sessions over a course of 6-8 weeks. Each session lasts for about 30-45 minutes followed by 10 minutes of adjunctive therapies to calm the area being repaired. If necessary, we may incorporate other modalities and chiropractic procedures if needed to speed recovery and assist in the healing process. Most patients describe spinal decompression as a gentle stretching or a sensation of pressure in the lower back. The treatment is usually painless. This procedure is relaxing and many patients take a well needed nap.

If this treatment is so effective, why wouldn't my Medical Doctor recommend it?

The DRX9000 was FDA cleared for treatment of disc and facet joint injuries in 1998 and is well utilized in many states, Florida and Texas being two of the largest. Many doctors in Texas have not been introduced to this technology yet, and many patients who could benefit from treatment may not know about this opportunity. It will soon become the first treatment of choice for back injuries and disc degeneration. Encourage your doctor to research all of the benefits that are now available to better treat these back and disc problems. If your doctor told you there is nothing else that can be done, could spinal decompression help? Every day, new procedures and technologies are being developed and discovered. Years ago people were bed-ridden for weeks, months, even years for many illnesses and injuries. Today, many treatments for those same injuries and illnesses allow the patient to walk out the same day. Now we are able to repair discs without the risks associated with surgical procedures. There are no side effects to the spinal decompression treatment and it is non-invasive, so it should be tried first.

Am I a candidate for decompression treatment?

Not everyone with with neck and lower back and related problems is a candidate for spinal decompression. During your evaluation, our doctors will complete an extensive history, physical examination and review your x-rays and any MRIs/CTs to determine if you are a candidate. An up to date, within the last 12 months MRI would be recommended to give the doctor as much information as possible to be able to recommend this procedure for you or suggest to you and alternative course of treatment.

Can I work or do my routine daily activities while in treatment?

You are allowed to perform regular daily activities providing they do not aggravate your existing condition. Repetitive forward bending, lifting, reaching, pulling, twisting, housecleaning and sitting for extended periods are to be avoided. If your job requires physical or repetitive activities, you should consider taking some time off work. Remember, surgery requires you to avoid physical activities for months and you are usually unable to work for weeks. As with any procedure or treatment, if you have any questions, feel free to bring them up to the staff or your treating doctor if you need any clarification.

The pain is getting bad but is not bad yet. Should I wait until I am in severe pain to begin treatment?

Often, excellent candidates for spinal decompression may decide to postpone or completely reject treatment because their pain "isn’t that bad yet." Pain is simply your body’s warning system telling you something is wrong. Choosing to ignore pain or masking it temporarily, sometimes with medication, can not address the cause of your pain or eliminate it. Delaying spinal decompression treatment for lower back or neck conditions because the pain isn't at a particular level yet could lead to further damage that eventually may not be repaired with spinal decompression therapy or even with surgery. At least schedule an appointment and a conseltation to gather more information on how to move forward.

Is Spinal Decompression covered by my insurance?

Similar to LASIK procedures that have helped thousands of people to see without glasses, spinal decompression is not yet covered in Texas. As of now, BCBS Federal programs are approving spinal decompression therapy. If you have a flexible spending or HSA account, you may use it to pay for this program. We can also provide several financing options for you should you look to get treatment.

Another doctor I met with mentioned I would only have a co-pay with my insurance. Does your clinic do the same?

Spinal Decompression devices such as the DRX 9000 system we use is FDA Cleared. Yet Spinal Decompression is still relatively new, and there is no federally assigned ICD code (billing code that uniquely describes this service) for non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD). Some clinics providing the DRX 9000 treatments may say insurance will cover the treatment but this is inaccurate billing and our clinic policy has always been that we will not compromise our reputation, our integrity and ethics, or our patients for profit.

If insurance does not cover treatment, how can I get the treatment if I can not afford it?

You CAN afford the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression treatments. With our multiple CareCredit interest-free or extended payment plans you can start your treatments many times for less than $100 per month. We suggest calling or scheduling an appointment to find out if you are even a candidate and collecting more information to educate yourself on the steps to take to move towards a more pain-free every day life.

Which spinal decompression system do you use or recommend for the best results?

In our offices we use the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression System. After doing all of our research and seeing real life results, even among our own staff and family members, this is the only decompression system we stand behind to deliver the results. We have 10 years and hundreds of patients with successful treatments with this system and can not recommend it more. Especially as one of the only non-surgical treatment paths available for those who are candidates.

Our patients share their Spinal Decompression Stories with you.

If you are exhibiting any of the issues listed above then please feel free to contact us for a consultation to discover if you are a decompression candidate.