“I have degenerative disc disease, bulging discs and spurs and I was in constant pain in my left arm and shoulder. I also was limited in looking upward due to pain.
Dr. Andrews treated me with chiropractic care and the pain did lessen but it did not completely go away. She stated she thought I may be a candidate for her DRX9000. Dr. Andrews would not approve the DRX9000 treatment without first having an MRI to make sure I was indeed a candidate. My sister had a laminectomy and it did not resolve her problem or her pain. They actually suggested a second surgery. I did not want to go in that direction and thought before I had any surgery, I would exhaust all my resources.
The DRX9000 really worked. My pain went completely away! I still have occasional “maintenance” adjustments, but I have never felt better.
Rocky B., Oak Grove
“Recently (mid March – end of April) I underwent 6 weeks of decompression treatment with Dr. Tracy Andrews in Andover, MN. Prior to my treatment, I had severe back pain limiting what I could do. I had difficulty sleeping due to constant pain. I could not get out of bed in the morning without grabbing the bedpost to pull myself up. Upon rising, I had difficulty standing up straight and was in pain. I couldn’t perform simple task such as my housework without severe pain. My job required I spend several hours driving. This became extremely difficult.
I learned about decompression and decided this would be better for me than regular medical alternatives or surgery. I’m so glad I chose decompression. Yes, the first two weeks of treatment were a little difficult due to having to pretty much be immobile with the exception of walking 5 – 10 minutes every hour. After the first two weeks, I started to feel stronger and the pain was less frequent. After 4 weeks, the pain was nearly gone. Only once in awhile did I feel discomfort. After 6 weeks of treatment, I felt 100% better!
I’ve been done with treatment for over 2 weeks now. Since then I’ve taken a trip to Texas and done several hours of driving. I feel great! I now sleep with no pain, get out of bed without assistance. I can drive long hours without discomfort and I can stand up and walk straight when I do stop and get out of my vehicle. Unfortunately, I can also perform my housework tasks again!
Now, I have to keep up with my stretches and exercises to continue to improve and I know that I still need to continue my visits to Dr. Andrews periodically as regular maintenance for continued optimal health. It was all very much worth it to me! My experience with decompression treatment was good. I’m glad I made the decision and went through the 6- week treatment schedule. Both Dr. Andrews and her assistant, Susan made my experience pleasant, educational and beneficial. It worked for me!!!
Kathy H., Andover
“I woke up one spring morning to the sickening feeling that my neck would not allow my head to turn left at all. My many years of back and neck abuse had added up to a very limited, painful, and dreaded lifestyle. Traditional chriopractic care helped somewhat, but was temporary.
Treatment by Dr. Andrews using the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression led to getting my active life back. A year later I can work, lift, play, and perform all those basic taken-for-granted movements. My current golf game, although still inconsistent, is a great escape from the daily grind. I stand by the fact that completely non-surgical methods definitely can provide solutions for people. ”
Mark L., Coon Rapids
“I am a physical education teacher and have had some back problems for many years. I was told a few years ago that I had a bulging disk, and there was nothing that could be done. This school year, I found that I was having a very difficult time teaching. I was not able to demonstrate skills and most days I was very uncomfortable.
I was told about the DRX9000 and was given Dr. Andrews’s name. I met with Dr. Andrews shortly thereafter. She explained what would happen and answered all my questions. I decided to go ahead with the procedure.
It has now been a few months since I began the procedure, and I recently was teaching the Bunny Hop and the Chicken Dance to first and second graders. At the end of the day, I realized that my back felt great, even after three and a half hours of hopping and twisting! At that point, I realized how far I had come. Earlier in the year, I would not have ever considered hopping or twisting, let alone doing it for three and a half hours.
I have not felt so great or have been so happy in many years. I feel as though I have a “new lease on life”, and I have Dr. Andrews and the DRX9000 to thank for that.”
Mary H., Andover
“I went to Dr. Andrews to use the DRX machine. We were advised if for some reason this didn't help my pain, I would receive a refund. After 10 treatments my pain was still severe and Dr. Andrews informed me it wasn't working properly for me. She discontinued my treatment and refunded my money for the unused treatments. I really appreciate her honesty and integrity. ”
Robert R., Andover
“I've worked in the logistic process for a retail chain for the past 9 years. That means that I do a lot of lifting, stocking, pulling, pushing and throwing. I injured my back one weekend and after an MRI, realized that the injury was 2 herniated discs in my lower back. One of the discs was so bad that it was pinching my sciatic nerve and causing me pain and discomfort in everything I did, including: walking, running, sitting, standing and riding or driving a car.
I have been seeing Dr. Andrews for basic adjustments on my back and due to the injury she suggested that I try the DRX9000. After just 1 week of the 6 week program the pain of my sciatic nerve was relieved. At the end of my 6 week program I was able to walk, run, drive, sit and lay down without any issues. I would definitely recommend the DRX9000 to anyone that is faced with a similar disc injury. And I would, most importantly, recommend Dr. Andrews to anyone that asks!”
“I had been plagued with lower back pain that radiated down my legs for several years and the intervals of relief between adjustments was getting shorter and shorter. So Dr. Andrews suggested I get an MRI. It indicated I had three herniated discs along with some disc degeneration. Which made me a perfect candidate for the DRX9000 and I was ready, willing and able to do anything since the pain and lack of movement made it difficult to work, drive or sleep.
After my first treatment on the DRX9000, I felt a difference. Immediately, the pain changed. It went from a very sharp, excruciating pain to post exercise muscle pain. With each treatment the pain lessened and my range of movement increased. It has been 6 months since my decompression sessions. DRX9000 and Dr. Andrew's adjustments, ultrasound treatments and exercises to strengthen my back have given me my life back!”
Mona H., Oakdale
“Before I had spinal decompression done, I was in pain most of the time. I was not sleeping well at night, I had bad headaches and numbness in my hands. Now I am no longer in pain, am headache free with no numbness in my hands. I am even able to go bowling with my family! This is the best thing I have done for my self and would highly recommend the DRX treatment to my friends and family. ”
Elaine B., Andover
I wanted to send a quick note to thank you and Susan for all of your care in treating my neck injury. I have gone from a constant pain due to a herniated disc and arthritis in my neck to now being virtually pain-free.
Without question, the most important part of my healing process was the spinal decompression treatment. The chiropractic adjustments and nutritional supplements helped my condition and eased my pain somewhat, but the spinal decompression actually healed my herniated disc and has allowed me to resume my daily activities and exercise as I had prior to my injury.
Thank you again for all your efforts. I would wholeheartedly recommend your services and spinal decompression to anyone experiencing pain and symptoms similar to those that I experienced.
Tracy V., Minneapolis
“I'm not a very daring person and am not normally one to take risks, but my back was painful to the point that I was willing to try almost anything that might work. I had tried physical therapy and a chiropractor which helped a little, but not for very long. I had an MRI and found out that I had three bulged disks. So, I tried cortisone injections which didn't help at all. I really wanted to play golf again but knew that in my present condition it would be impossible. It took me 15 minutes longer each morning to get showered and dressed because of the pain. One morning I dropped the soap and was nearly in tears trying to pick it up.
I had done some research on the DRX9000 and was intrigued, but a little leery of it. A friend of mine had a neice that had been in a terrible car accident 6 years ago and could hardly walk. They would cut the nerves in her back every year to try and relieve some of the pain. She was currently having the DRX9000 treatment and was feeling great and enjhoying life again.
I knew I finally had to do something. My father, brother, sister and a few friends all have had back surgery and none of them are even doing that great, so I didn't want to have surgery. My husband and I talked it over and decided that even though expensive and not covered by insurance, it would be more than worth it if it worked.
After the first week of treatments, I wasn't sure that I made the right decision. After the second week I had a couple of really good days and then spent three days at the hospital visiting my mother after heart surgery and thought I was back at step one. I continued on with the treatments because even though I still had pain, it was a different kind of pain. I dropped the soap in the shower, and it was fairly painless to pick it up. I'm now in my last week of treatment and I gardened and mowed the lawn this past weekend, something I wouldn't think about doing a few months ago! I no longer take 15 minutes longer to get ready in the mornings. I'm working on strengthening my back and am able to do most of my normal chores again. I haven't golfed yet, but plan to in the next few weeks.
Dr. Andrews has been a great "coach" through the whole process even when I was discouraged. I can't thank her enough for giving me my "normal" life back again. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone who in considering surgery or just tired of being in pain. Good luck to you and don't get discouraged. Life is so much better when you can do what you want and in only six short weeks!
“I came in to see Dr. Andrews because I had lower back pain that just wasn't getting better. I could not play with my children, push them on the swings, build Legos with them or play any game on the floor. I had difficulty boating and fishing with my family. Everyday tasks such as doing laundry, dishes, cleaning, sitting and standing would cause pain in my lower back and down my left leg. Dr. Andrews mentioned that I may have a herniated disc which was very frightening. I don't have a lot of time to be sick or injured since I am a stay-at-home mom. My brother has been through two disc surgeries and is still in a lot of pain.
Dr. Andrews told me about the DRX9000. I checked it out on the internet to learn more about it. Feeling I had nothing to lose, I deciced to try the treatment program. There are no risks, no surgery and it has a much shorter recovery time. The DRX9000 doesn't cause any harm to your body and it even rehydrates the discs that have become compressed over time.
I have been through the entire 6 weeks of treatment and I can say it really works. I was very excited when I could feel a difference after the first two weeks. It was very important to follow Dr. Andrews recovery instructions to get the best results. I completed my treatment just before my son's Christmas break and I was able to play with them in the snow. I could push one son on the swing while having a snowball fight with the other. We were able to build snowmen, I could get on the floor to play with them and my everyday tasks were no longer a challenge.
My family and friends ask me how my back feels and I can now tell them it is great. My family has their mom back! I recommend the DRX9000 to anyone.
Michelle W., Andover
“I am a 43 year old man who was very active in my younger years. I have been unable to be active with my 4 children and my wife for the past year because of a herniated disc in my lower back.
I have been to several doctors and had treatment for 6 weeks at Minnesota Laser and Pain Therapy, with no relief. Then I saw an advertisement on TV for the DRX9000. I met with Dr. Andrews for a consultation about the DRX9000 treatment program. I instantly knew this was something I wanted to try. I learned about the negative pressure the system puts on the disc and the concept blew me away!
The treatment was a gentle stretching and pressure sensation in the lower back and it was mostly painless. During the treatment, I watched a DVD about how to properly lift weight from the ground and how to properly carry weight so I wouldn’t reinjure myself. Nothing has helped the way the DRX9000 has. The care and knowledge I have received from Dr. Andrews and her staff is irreplaceable.
Dean R., Coon Rapids
“I have been a chiropractic patient of Dr. Andrews for many years. As a mother and home daycare provider I was constantly lifting children, bending over to be at their level, and doing all those household chores that can wear on your back.
In January 2006 everything changed. I suddenly had terrible low back pain and pain shooting down my legs. The pain was so bad it was impossible to do my job or other daily activities. Dr. Andrews recommended having an MRI which showed I had two bulging discs. Dr. Andrews went over all my treatment options, and after considering all options, I chose Spinal Decompression.
After the first two weeks my lower back was getting much better and my leg pains were gone completely! Now that I am finished with my 6 weeks treatment I am happy to say my low back pain is also gone. I would recommend Spinal Decompression to anyone who is suffering from back pain, it might just change your life!
Michelle, Coon Rapids
“I was having so much pain down my left leg from a disc in my back. I did all treatments my doctor recommended and nothing helped. Then when he told me I needed back surgery, I was terrified! I am 33 years old and care for my 3 children. Then I found Dr. Andrews. She told me about a non-surgical decompression machine. Wow, this sounds too easy! But with the money-back guarantee, what did I have to lose? And now after I have completed the decompression I feel great! What a miracle! I strongly recommend this treatment to anyone. ”
Tiffany E., Andover
“For over twenty years my lower back pain prevented
me from doing the things I enjoyed in life. Before I
started on the DRX9000, I had to get up an hour earlier because
I had to crawl to the bathroom. Now I can sleep through
the night and I can walk to the bathroom in the morning.
I recently went to Las Vegas with my husband and I was
able to walk 10 miles each day for two consecutive days!”
Alice I., Andover
“When I first came to Dr. Andrews, I could hardly
walk. I had to roll out of bed on to the floor to get
up in the morning. An MRI showed that I had two herniated
discs. I’m done with spinal decompression and
I’m getting better every day. I can now get out
of bed without pain and I can play with my grandson. The
money I spent to fix my back was the best money I have ever spent
in my life!”
Gloria H., Oak Grove
Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 1005
“I fell off the ladder of my camper and landed on my tailbone.
My MRI showed that I had two herniated discs and a fractured
vertebra. The pain was so bad I had to lift my left leg
with my hand to get in or out of my vehicle. I couldn’t
sit, stand, walk or do any of my daily functions without severe
pain. After completing treatment on the DRX9000,
I am pain-free! I highly recommend the DRX9000.
Darrell D., Andover
“I have had lower back pain for the past ten
years. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc
disease in my lower back and I assumed I would have
to learn to live with the pain. I recently saw an article in
the Coon Rapids Herald about the DRX9000. I decided that I had
nothing to lose after meeting with Dr. Andrews and began spinal
decompression. After 5 sessions on the DRX9000 I can
roll over or get out of bed without pain. I am able
to get dressed, put on my shoes and socks and bend over without
pain. I began my treatment with no expectations and now I can
honestly say I am pleasantly surprised. It sure beats
Faye J., Coon Rapids
In 2003 I was diagnosed with a bulging disc, a torn disc,
degenerative disc disease, arthritis and mild scoliosis.
I was undergoing regular chiropractic treatments that had
given me relief.
In June of 2005, I got out of bed one morning and ended
up back on my back. I had thrown my back out again
for the third time. I was advised by Dr. Andrews to have
a second MRI and at that time it was determined that I still had
some disc problems remaining. I was a candidate for the DRX
On June 27, 2005, I started my decompression therapy. I had finished
my two weeks of daily treatment and had noticed a huge difference
in my back. It was truly like day and night from the two weeks
prior. In my 4th week of treatments, I
was involved in a major automobile accident. I had to call
Dr. Andrews from the hospital and inform her that I would not
be able to make my treatment for that week.
I am happy to say that after all I have been through, the lumbar
region of my back made it through the accident unharmed. At
six weeks post accident, I haven’t had any major problems
with my lower back. I have been very pleased with the results
that I have received thus far. I highly recommend this
type of treatment to anyone that is having chronic lower back problems. You
only have one back and this, I feel, is the first option for treatment.
Melanie D., Lake Elmo
Before trying the DRX9000, I was struggling to get out of bed,
get in and out of my car, get dressed and simply enjoy daily activities
without significant discomfort. My lower back pain had interfered
with my quality of life.
After treatment on the DRX9000, I became more mobile, able to
enjoy daily activities again. I am back to productivity without
would much rather spend the money for these kinds of results than
endure surgery and its risks.
Pamela G., Andover
I am a retired homemaker. I had pain on my right side
from the buttock all the way down my leg to my foot.
My medical doctor ordered an MRI and I was diagnosed
with lumbar scoliosis, causing bulging discs and pinched nerves. I
worked with my chiropractor for 4 weeks then he recommended I
see an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedist gave me a cortisone
shot which did not help my pain.
A friend gave me an article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press about
Spinal Decompression. I called Dr. Andrews at the Lake Elmo Clinic
for an evaluation. I wanted to avoid surgery and Dr. Andrews
said she could help me. I followed her advice during the
6 weeks of my treatment. I also did stretching and walking exercises.
Two months after my treatments I have gained ½ inch
in height and regained my strength. I am pain free and feel like
my normal self again. I would highly recommend the DRX9000
treatments before considering surgery.
Betty F., Apple Valley
Note: Individual results may vary due to differing medical conditions and experiences.