I am a physician who has 3 disc herniations at L3-4, L4-5 and L5S1. I had severe back pain, sciatica and radiated pain down my right leg. My symptoms progressed despite 3 epidural injections, 1 facet block, pysical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. I was prepared for surgery as much as I didn’t want it. I had progressed to the point where I could barely walk and had to pull myself up stairs. Then I went to Dr. Karr and started on decompression on the DRX9000. My hopes were high, but I was realistic.
After the first 12-14 treatments I had really only slight relief. I was beginning to get concerned and then we went to 3 treatments a week, after a long holiday weekend. It was then that my pain began to abate. I must tell you, I was shocked and delighted. After a few more treatments my pain went from alevel 8 to level 3-4. Then, my sciatica disappeared. Not a little…..completely!
I have finished 24 treatments and am “off ” for a month or so. I am dancing again, playing golf and waking up only with a minimal amount of back stiffness.
Now, I must admit. I was scared into compliance. I did whatever Dr. Karr asked me to: Changed to soft soled shoes, used orthotics, did the therapy he recommended and did a number of accupuncture treatments. But hey, it worked.
If you are a skeptic, please do yourself a favor and at least schedule an appointment at this office and meet Dr. Karr and the wonderful staff. They are all great. Very professional, compassionate and well versed in the therapy. You will not regret any time or money spent. I am a fan for life.
Stewart Lonky, M.D.