Controversy surrounds new treatment for discogenic back pain

Freedhoff, Yoni
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE409
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the issues on the use of nonsurgical spinal decompression as treatment of discogenic back pain. It says that nonsurgical spinal decompression has been the subject of lawsuits in the U.S. for of its safety and efficacy. It mentions the controversy in the 86% success rate of DRX9000 claimed by Axiom Worldwide LLC as well as the issues following the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s (CBC) show depicted that a patient was not physically examined before recommending the treatment.


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