Objective: To discuss a case of subacute lumbar discherniation successfully treated with a DRX-9000 spinaldecompression unit.
Clinical Features: A 50-year-old male presented with achief complaint of severe lower back pain and left sidedsciatica persisting for two months. Most orthopedic testingprocedures could not be performed due to the severity ofpain at the time of presentation. Standard radiographs ofthe lumbar spine revealed only some moderate disc spacenarrowing at L5/S1. However, the patient did present amagnetic resonance image (MRI) report with images performedone week prior. The lumbar MR images obtainedwere scanned in a neutral seated (weight-bearing) positionusing an upright unit. The imaging report was written bya chiropractic radiologist and revealed an L5/S1 left paracentraldisc herniation (extrusion) causing posterolateraldisplacement of the left S1 nerve root.