Decompression Resources

Research Study 1

Publication: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/11/155

Authors:

  • C. Apfel, MD, PhD – University of California, S. F. 
  • Ö. Cakmakkaya, MD – University of Istanbul 
  • W. Martin, MD – Upper Valley Interventional Radiology
  • C. Richmond, PhD – Nema Research, Inc.
  • A. Macario, MD, MBA – Stanford School of Medicine
  • E. George, MD, – University of California, S.F.
  • M. Schaeffer, MD – University of Dusseldorf 
  • J. Pergolizzi, MD – Johns Hopkins University

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 2

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain Special Report

Anesthesiology News – PainMedicine News, 2007

  • T. Gan, MD, Duke University of Medicine
  • J. Leslie, MD, MBA, Mayo Clinic
  • J. Pergolizzi, MD, Johns Hopkins.

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 3

Systematic Literature Review of Spinal Decompression Via Motorized Traction for Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain
Pain Practice, Vol 6, Issue 3, 2006 171-178

  • A. Macario, MD – Stanford University
  • J. Pergolizzi, MD – Johns Hopkins University

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 4

Treatment of 94 Outpatients with Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain with the DRX9000: A Retrospective Chart Review
Pain Practice, Vol 8, Issue 1, 2008 11-17

  • C. Richmond, PhD – NEMA Research, Inc.
  • A. Macario, MD – Stanford University
  • J. Pergolizzi, MD – Johns Hopkins University
  • M. Auster, MD, MBA – Johns Hopkins University

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 5

Prospective Evaluation of the Efficacy of Spinal Decompression via the DRX9000 for Chronic Low Back Pain

The Journal of Medicine – September 2008

  • J. Leslie, MD, MBA – Mayo Clinic
  • J. Pergolizzi, MD – Johns Hopkins University
  • A. Macario, MD – Stanford University
  • C. Apfel, MD, PhD – University of California, S. F. .
  • Darren Clair, MD – Vibrance Medical Group
  • C. Richmond, PhD – Nema Research, Inc
  • Frank Florio, DC – Axiom Worldwide
  • M. Auster, MD, MBA – Johns Hopkins University

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 6

Management of Discogenic Low-back Pain with a Non-surgical Decompression System (DRX9000™)—Case Report
US Musculoskeletal Review 2008, Vol 3, Issue 1, 14-15, 2008

  • J. Pergolizzi, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • T. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Rocky Mountain  Radiology Center
  • C. Richmond, PhD, NEMA Research, Inc.
  • B. McCain, DC, Back In Action Spine and Health Centers

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 7

Non-surgical Decompression System (DRX9000™) for the Treatment of Chronic Low-back Pain – A Case Report

European Musculoskeletal Review, Vol 3, Issue 1, 2008

  • J. Pergolizzi, MD – Johns Hopkins University
  • C. Richmond, PhD, NEMA Research, Inc.
  • M. Auster, MD, MBA – Johns Hopkins University
  • Frank Florio, DC – Axiom Worldwide.
  • Jonathan Wilhelm, DC – Big Sky Spinal Care Center

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

Research Study 8

Case Study on Spinal Decompression Utilizing the DRX-9000

Chiropractic Economics Vol 53: Issue 2

  • Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Rocky Mountain Radiology
  • Chad J. Maola DC – Rocky Mountain Radiology

Device Used in Research: DRX9000

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