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Old 02-16-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help with my Dad's Situation, Any alternatives? DRX9000?

Hello, I've been a reader on this forum for quite a while now and have found the info useful from other members. My main reason of browsing this forum is mainly to find info for my dad's back pain and numbness in his leg.

He's currently 51, and has been suffering back pains for almost 3-4 years now. He's been holding off on surgery due to his age and has also been trying to find alternatives to help his pain.

He found an ad in the paper about using the DRX9000, I've read many post regarding the results, some people say it helped, others said they wasted their money, and it all mostly depends on their situation.

I happen to have a copy of a report from my dad's MRI, but I don't quite understand what it means and my Dad does not understand english. I apologize if my questions sound a bit ignorant as I'm still in high school and not familiar in this field of knowledge, but trying to read it to my best understanding. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can help me out for my dad's sake and give me a better understanding of his problem and if the DRX9000 would work for him. On the paper it states....
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[B]Findings:[/B] There is dehydration of the L2-3, L3-4, and L4-5 discs. There is a posterior disc protrusion at L2-3, eccentric to the right, with mild central canal stenosis and encroachment upon the exiting nerve root on the right side at L2-3.
At L3-4, there is a central posterior disc bulge and minimal protrusion, resulting in mild central canal stenosis, as well as bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Each is accentuated by facet arthropathy as well as hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum.
At L4-5, there is a central disc protrusion. This protrusion results in both central and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
The L5-S1 and L1-2 Levels are normal.
Vertebral body alignment and mineralization are normal. The conus medullaris is normal.
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Impression:[/B]Degenerative disc change is present at L2-3, L3-4, and L4-5. L2-3 eccentric right disc protrustion encroaching on the exiting nerve at root at L2-3. Central disc bulge at L3-4 with mild central and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Slightly greater degree of disc bulge and minimal protrusion at L4-5 with both central and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
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If anyone can help me with their experience or knowledge I would greatly appreciate your help!

Thank you.