DRX9000 Spinal Decompression

This machine provides true non-surgical decompression of specific diseased lumbar discs which may be putting pressure on spinal nerve roots and the spinal cord. This machine provides pain relief for people suffering from sciatica or other lumbar disc disease complications.


Through engineering research, this state of the art equipment has evolved through different stages since 2001. Today, professionals in over fifty countries around the world are using this conservative but advanced spinal care equipment to help provide relief for lower back pain and its complications. In Ghana, Nova Wellness Center is proudly home to the first DRX9000 machine in all of Africa.


Each treatment session lasts for 29 minutes. The spinal decompression involves the application of forces along a treatment curve to distract the spine at the specific diseased intervertebral disc level without causing the muscles that guard the spine to contract. The intervertebral disc between Lumbar 5 (L5) vertebrae and sacrum 1 (S1) is most commonly decompressed during this treatment because it is usually injured but all other lumber discs (L1 to L4) can be specifically decompressed by the DRX9000 system.

When the paraspinal muscles relax, the applied spinal decompressive forces spread apart the bony vertebrae of the spine. This relieves pressure on the nerves and intervertebral discs. As the spinal distraction/elongation occurs pressure drops within the disc which facilitates movement of fluid carrying nutrients and oxygen inside the disc. Additionally, the reduction in disc pressure helps to draw in herniated disc fluid, thus reducing the size of the bulging disc.

The DRX9000 Non-Surgical Decompression treats the following conditions


Anybody with lower back pain which is caused by whole or partly damaged intervertebral discs can benefit from spinal decompression. Some disc related conditions are: To successfully diagnose a disc problem, an x-ray and or MRI will be needed. The doctor may also perform neurological and orthopedic tests to determine the specific intervertebral disc which is diseased so that decompression can be done accordingly at that level.

Degenerative disc disease

With aging, intervertebral discs can get dehydrated. Dehydrated discs are prone to more physical stress. Slipped discs and herniations may occur leading to stenosis and nerve interference.

A herniated disc

Also known as protruding, bulging disc or prolapsed discs. Due to wear and tear, the gel-like center of intervertebral discs may push through the annulus fibrosus (hard outer layer) to put pressure on spinal nerve roots or encroach the spinal canal. Disc bulges may commonly lead to lower back pain with numbness and tingling of the lower extremities.


When a lumbar discs bulges or herniates and compresses the spinal nerve roots leading to the sciatic nerve, you can have lower back pain with shock like sensation from the buttock area to the botton of the foot on one side. Some people also have numbness and tingling down one leg.

Facet Syndrome

Spinal joints have surfaces towards the back of the spine. Facets are there to help keep the adjoining vertebrae aligned. Due to spinal misalignments and disc degeneration, facets can get injured leading to lower back stiffness and inflammation in spinal joints.