Thank you in advance for your thoughts and comments and for the opportunity to ask questions.
Does Dr. Corenman have a position regarding the effectiveness of nonsurgical cervical spine decompression such as with the Triton DTS, DRX9000 and manual techniques? With the application of these decompression techniques will imaging demonstrate an anatomical reversal of disc protrusions?
Does Dr. Corenman believe these techniques can offer any anatomic reversal of foraminal or central canal stenosis?
My questions are specific to radiological evidence of improvement not patient symptoms.
The traction devices are designed for relief of symptoms but does not reverse the changes that lead to these disorders. These traction devices will not reverse foraminal or central stenosis as both of these disorders are due to “overcrowding” of the respective canals (central or foraminal).
This “overcrowding” is due to hypertrophic bone spur, buildup of cartilage or disc due to degeneration and/or a congenital narrowing of these canals. Traction will not remove these “build-ups”.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.