Gary Kleinsmith, Brea… 63 yr male
MRI: 1-2 mm disc protrusion at C3-4 causing moderate right neural foraminal stenosis. 3-4 mm broad based posterior disc protrusion at C4-5 causing moderate canal stenosis with severe right and moderate left neural foraminal stenosis. 3-4 mm broad based posterior disc protrusion at C5-6 causing mild to moderate canal stenosis with moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. 2-3 mm broad based posterior disc protrusion at C6-7 causing moderate canal stenosis with severe bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
“Over the past few years my neck gradually started hurting me more and more. An x-ray showed general wear and tear in the neck and some arthritis. I was given some prescription anti-inflammatory medications and told to have massage therapy. With minor success I went on with my life. In the spring of this year, the pain was again back to the acute stage. I had to get to the bottom of the problem and fix it. My doctor sent me in for a MRI and the results were not good. He said “basically your neck is a mess”. I had bulging discs in the C4 C5 C6 and C7. Three of them were bulging in multiple directions. He offered cortisone shots, but did not feel they would be very successful because of the multiple discs that were injured. Basically he suggested I would most likely have to try and live with it and take it easy until I couldn’t stand it any more; then have surgery.
During this time a friend of mine in Bakersfield with low back problems had wonderful success with a technique called spinal decompression. I got on the internet and researched the technique and found Dr. Prieto. He reviewed my MRI’s and thought the technique would help my situation. He gave my two trial treatments before I had to make up my mind. Those treatments did seem to improve the situation, so I decided to go through the full regimen. Through the process my neck gradually improved. In fact as the treatments progressed I noticed weeks going by where I never even thought about my neck problem. I am soon to be released from all treatment and can go back on an as needed basis. In fact three weeks ago after hurting my neck at the gym (to the point I had to take a pain pill), I dropped in for one treatment and I am back to feeling great.
I certainly recommend Dr. Prieto to everyone who is struggling with spinal pain and possibly facing surgery. I would be happy to talk to anyone who is looking in to this to further clarify my own experience.”
Vuryl Klassen, Placentia…71 yr male
MRI: Generalized, multilevel degenerative disc disease which is moderate to advance throughout the cervical spine and upper thoracic spine. 1.5-2 mm endplate osteophytes which are broad based causing mild thecal sac compression at C3-4, C5-6 and C6-7. Posterior ligamentous redundancy and degenerative changes causing a nominal anterolisthesis approaching 2 mm at C4-5 and C7-T1. Right facet arthropathy at C7-T1, T1-2 and T2-3 levels. Posterior disc protrusions of up to 3 mm at T1-2, T2-3 and T3-4.
“Due to a number of accidents, I experienced pain in my upper back, neck and shoulders during the last 30 years. The pain increased in the summer of 2008 when I was on vacation and did a lot of driving. By the spring of 2009, I had sharp pain when I lifted my right elbow head high. My hands and arms would tingle when I went to bed. Since as a math professor I write on the board in class, I felt this problem needed to be addressed. I had an MRI taken. As a result of the analysis of the MRI, it was determined that cervical decompression might help. Dr. Prieto felt he could provide substantial relief from the aches and pains. After a couple of weeks of treatment, the numbness left my hands and arms and I could once again raise my arms over my head. Now I can do this with absolutely no pain after being treated off and on over a 3 ½ month period.
I now feel much improved. I do not have to keep adjusting my head on the pillow to go to sleep and I sleep better at night. I feel 60% back to normal. I am very thankful that Dr. Prieto and his staff were very positive and patiently worked with me (a 71 year old teacher who still rides a bicycle to work). It turned out to be a slow process, but I am much better and thank Dr. Prieto for his willingness to help me at this stage of my life.”
Gary Goff, Brea…71 yr male
MRI: At L4-5 a diffuse asymmetric bulge involving the right neural and extraforaminal regions measuring up to 6 mm. At L3-4 a diffuse asymmetric bulge involving the right articular recess and right neural foramen measuring up to 4-5 mm. At L2-3 a diffuse asymmetric bulge involving the right neural and extraforaminal regions measuring up to 3-4 mm. The L5-S1 disc space demonstrates a diffuse bulge measuring up to 3 mm. The L1-2 disc space demonstrates a diffuse bulge measuring up to 3 mm. Multi-level degenerative disc disease.
“I had the very good fortune of being referred to Dr. Brian Prieto of Yorba Linda by friends and my now retired orthopedic medical doctor. Epidurals, medication, and physical therapy were simply not improving my spinal condition and sleeping, walking, and normal everyday moving around were very difficult. I had wrenched my back in a fall which exacerbated my osteo-arthritis condition, and I had not slept in a bed for three months at that point. When I first saw Dr. Prieto, he was not sure that he could do much for me as I was unable to lie on the DRX 9000 treatment table. After several attempts over a period of several weeks, I was able to tolerate the 25 minute treatments and slowly but surely the back pain and sciatica diminished. After many treatments over a six month period, I am totally free of pain and restriction. I’m sure that an
MRI today would show a marked reduction in the inflammation of one or two discs. My view of Chiropractic today is quite different from the past, and I’m grateful to the medical doctors who saw a need for and developed the spinal decompression treatment.”
Terry Gram, Irvine…62yr male
MRI: L5-S1 demonstrates a 4 mm disc bulge with a free fragment appearing to the right from L5-S1 extending superiorly behind the body of L5 for a distance of 2.5 cm almost to the L4-5 disc space and measuring almost 8 mm in AP diameter severely impressing upon the thecal sac and resulting in severe right lateral recess stenosis. The left lateral recess appears normal. There is severe right neural foraminal narrowing and mild left neural foraminal narrowing. Degenerative disc disease, disc space narrowing, moderately severe degenerative facet disease and a degenerative Grade I spondylolisthesis of L4-5 resulting in moderate spinal stenosis. 2 mm disc bulge at L3-4. 2 mm diffuse disc bulge at L2-3
“In 1979, I was working in a shipping company and pulled something off a flat bed truck that looked light, but actually had several hundred pounds of lead in it. The box pulled me down to the ground and herniated several of my lower lumbar discs. That was the beginning of a nightmare that lasted for 30 years. In and out of hospitals, clinics and specialists offices (if you are reading this you know the story). In August of 2008, I got a call from a friend of mine who said he was being treated using a spinal decompression technique. I had never heard of such a thing and figured it was just another professional gimmick, so I went on Google and read up on it. It seemed too good to be true…My family Chiropractor did not do spinal decompression, but said he knew a Chiropractor that did do it and who had an excellent reputation including a celebrity cliental, but was very reasonable in price.
Dr. Prieto treated me from September of 2008 to January of 2009, starting with 4 times a week, down to once a week. The pain began to diminish after the first month and by the fifth month, it was completely gone. It is now August and I see Dr. Prieto once every 6 weeks for a maintenance treatment. I keep my weight down and I do the exercises he gave me. The DRX 9000 is totally painless and I often go to sleep lying down with soft music and dim light. Thank you Dr. Prieto and staff for a good experience and ending a 30 year nightmare!”
Cathy Samaniego, Yorba Linda… 51 yr female
MRI: 2 mm broad-based bulge at L2-3, broad-based bulge at L3-4 asymmetric to the right resulting in mild to moderate neural foraminal narrowing. 4-5 mm left-sided broad-based bulge resulting in mild to moderate left neural foraminal narrowing at L5-S1.
“Why did I wait so long? Before coming to Dr. Prieto, I lived with lower back pain, pinching in my left hip and soreness almost daily. I woke up to stiffness every morning and getting out of bed was a chore. After consulting with Dr. Prieto about my symptoms, he took x-rays and then ordered a MRI. I was diagnosed with disc bulges at L2-3, L3-4 and L5-S1. What I like is that he explained what I was looking at, and my treatment options. Dr. Prieto felt I was a good candidate and recommended I try the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression, along with Chiropractic care. THIS IS THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED! After a few Spinal Decompression treatments, I felt significant improvement! The treatments are painless; the results were so good that I looked forward to my next visit. Now, months after the treatments, the lower back pain, the pinching and especially the morning stiffness are gone. I truly appreciate Dr. Prieto’s continued care through the stretching and strengthening exercises he has provided to help me maintain my now healthy back. I highly recommend Dr. Prieto and his very friendly and professional staff. What a difference the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression and his Chiropractic care has made for me.”
Staci Harris, Anaheim…41 yr. female
MRI: 4 mm broad-based disc herniation at C6-7 resulting in moderate narrowing of the left articular recess with contouring of the ventral cord and left foraminal stenosis
“When I came to Dr. Prieto, I was having severe pain in my neck and shoulder area. I had constant pain in my left elbow, to the point that I could not even have my arm be straight. I also had numbness and tingling going down my arm, hand and fingers. The numbness was so bad I had lost most of my strength; I couldn’t even open a water bottle. The pain was keeping my up all night.
My mom referred me to Dr. Prieto and he started working on it and it got a little better. At that point at least I could sleep. The numbness and tingling were not going away so I decided to go to my family doctor. She sent me for a MRI and I had a herniated disc between 6 & 7. My options were pain medication or surgery. I felt that neither of those were options for me. That’s when Dr. Prieto talked with me about spinal decompression. I brought my husband with me to the consultation and Dr. Prieto explained the whole treatment process. I was skeptical, but my husband and I decided that I would go ahead and give it a try. Boy…am I glad it did. I feel great and the numbness and tingling is gone. Thank you Dr. Prieto!!!!!
Fred Simpson, Brea…60 yr male
MRI: Mild anterior osteophyte formation at L5-S1. 4 mm posterior annular bulge flattening the thecal sac resulting in lateral recess stenosis and contacting both exiting L5 nerve roots. 3-5 mm circumferential disc bulges at L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 levels flattening the thecal sacs and results in mild bilateral foraminal narrowing at L4-5 level.
“By the time I was recommended to Dr. Prieto by my regular Chiropractor (whom I haven't been back to since), I was in severe pain, unable to stand for more than 15 seconds and couldn't walk more then a few feet before collapsing in pain. I had to use a wheelchair to go anywhere and I was having bouts with anxiety and depression. My biggest fear was that I would have to go under the knife. Dr. Prieto started the spinal decompression treatments on me and after several treatments I wasn't feeling much better, but Dr Prieto easily convinced me that I was a severe case and I would be feeling better. Shortly after, I felt changes taking place after every treatment. I have been pain free for 6 months, no pain, no numbness and no anxiety at all. Dr. Prieto, his staff and spinal decompression have restored my life. Thank you Dr. Prieto and staff.”
Ken Dilley, Cypress…44yr male
“Awhile back I began suffering from extreme pain and numbness radiating down my right leg and into my foot. I could barely walk, and even simple things like sitting in a chair, driving, taking a shower and getting dressed were difficult. And I was lucky if I could get even an hour or two of sleep at night.
I went to see a local sports medicine M.D., and after about two weeks of anti-inflammatory shots, oral steroids, pain medication and muscle relaxers, I wasn’t getting better. So I had an MRI which revealed a large (10-15mm) herniation of my L5-S1 disc. I was told I had two options: either try a series of epidural injections or surgery.
Since neither was very appealing, I went to see a local chiropractor that was offering spinal decompression therapy on a machine called the SpineMed. I started on the program, and after about 8 treatments the pain had decreased enough that I was able to discontinue all the medication I was taking. After about 15 treatments, the numbness in my right leg and foot was gone. I continued to get progressively better with each treatment and finished the program after 30 treatments. I was pain free, and the follow up MRI revealed my herniated disc had been reduced to 6-7mm.
I continued to be pain free for several months, but then I began experiencing muscle spasms in my right calf whenever I would sit down (and the spasms would continue even after I got up). I had some additional treatments on the SpineMed, but one thing I was really getting tired of was the fact that the machine is somewhat painful. It has metal plates that tightly grip your hips on each side to keep your body from slipping during the treatment process, and although the plates are padded, you still feel the metal underneath pressing on your hips. After 20 minutes or so on the machine, my hips were always sore when the treatment was finished.
I had seen newspaper ads for the DRX 9000 machine, so I decided to give Dr. Prieto a call. During my consultation, he mentioned that one of the attributes of the DRX 9000 is that it’s painless. That sounded good, so I decided to try a series of treatments on the DRX instead of the SpineMed.
I immediately found myself wishing I had started on the DRX 9000 in the beginning, because Dr. Prieto was right, the machine was 100% painless. I believe it decompresses the spine similarly to the way the SpineMed machine does, but the machine itself works differently and is a lot more comfortable. I completed the treatments and have now moved to an exercise / strengthening program. My last MRI indicated that my herniation was now about 4mm, and that’s a significant improvement over what it was in the beginning.
My goal with spinal decompression was to recover from this injury without having to have back surgery. Remembering how much pain I was in at the onset, and how bleak my prospects looked, my impression is that this therapy is the real deal. For anyone suffering from a damaged disc in their back, especially if they’re considering surgery, I highly recommend giving this a try first.”
Shirley Mignot, Placentia….73 yr Female
MRI: Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with multiple stenosis with a grade I-II spondylolisthesis L3-L4, including Anterior and posterior fusion at L4-L5 from surgery.
“The sciatic pain in my hip and leg was so severe due to protruding discs and stenosis of the spine, I could hardly get around. I had already had back surgery and I did not want to do that again if I could avoid it. I could barley bend down to put on my shoes and socks, how humiliating! I was taking pain pills daily.
Then I saw an ad for Dr. Prieto and a new treatment for back pain called DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression. Since having treatments, my pain level has been reduced to the point that I am pretty much back to my old (73 years young) self. I have found the time spent on the DRX machine to be so worth the while and I am totally off pain pills at last. Friends say I have the spring back in my step. Hooray! Many thanks to Dr. Prieto and his wonderful staff for the friendliness and yet profession service they have extended to me. And, last but not least, I am very grateful for the DRX machine that has given me so much relief.”
Anita Jaeger, Anaheim Hills…43 yr Female
MRI: 3 mm protruded disc at L4-L5 with neuroforaminal narrowing causing effacement of the L-5 exiting nerve roots.
“Dear Dr. Prieto,
Thanks to you and your staff for the outstanding care you are providing me! You have gone above and beyond in your efforts to treat me and I appreciate all that you have done to help me!
Prior to seeing you, I suffered 5+ years of gradually increasing pain in my back, legs and feet. After seeing several specialists, my condition was diagnosed as “chronic idiopathic neuropathy”. An MRI showed nerve impingement in the L3/L4 and L4/L5 discs. The pain in my legs increased to the point where I was in chronic pain – 24 hours a day. I had difficulty walking, sitting and standing for more than 15 minutes and eventually, I had to use a cane to walk, even for short distances. In my efforts to treat the pain, I tried physical therapy, acupuncture, nerve blocs, hypnosis, etc. Gradually, my pain medications increased to the point where I was taking neurontin, lyrica, percocet, oxycodone, and the fentanyl patch. I also had to take sleeping pills to help me sleep, due to my constant pain.
Thankfully, I was able to begin treatment using the DRX-9000 spinal decompression machine. After treatment, I am happy to report that I have made significant progress! Through-out my treatment, I was able to gradually reduce my pain medications and discontinue the neurontin, oxycodone, fentanyl patch, and sleeping pills. My once chronic pain is no longer something I have to deal with, and I only have to use pain meds on a limited basis.
Today, I am able to resume most of my day-to-day activities and every day, I seem to be able to do a little more than the day before! I am able to walk over 1½ hours and sit for several hours without experiencing any significant pain! Every day, my endurance and strength continue to increase, while my pain decreases. This has been a life changing treatment for me! To be able to go from chronic pain and increasing pain medications, to being able to function and enjoy most activities is just amazing! I have gone from being hopeless, to being hopeful!
Thank you for your commitment to treating me and helping me achieve these results! It really has been a life saver for me and my family and I can’t thank you enough for all that you do!”
Julie Marquiss, Yorba Linda…44 yr Female
MRI: 5 mm right lateral disc protrusion C5-6 resulting in moderate right neural foraminal narrowing. A 2 mm right lateral disc protrusion resulting in right neural foraminal narrowing.
“Eight years ago I was in a rear-end collision which resulted in 2 herniated discs in my neck. Over time my symptoms got progressively worse resulting in debilitating neck and shoulder pain and severe headaches. Often, by the middle of the day I was in such pain that I could not continue with my everyday activities and frequently had to lie down to get some relief. Routine activities such as working on the computer, driving, cooking…even folding laundry or reading a book resulted in severe neck pain and headaches. As the mother of two children it was very difficult to focus on my children’s needs when they returned home from school. I found it hard to accept that this chronic pain was interfering with my family life and my time with my children. In addition, I didn’t know if I’d ever be able to go back to work as an accountant since I experienced such pain while working on the computer.
Prior to seeing Dr. Prieto I had visited numerous doctors and specialists, and undergone endless treatments including physical therapy and traditional chiropractic care. These treatments provided either temporary relief or no relief at all. Subsequently I was referred to a neurosurgeon who recommended surgery on my cervical spine. After careful consideration and research I decided that surgery was very risky, not always successful and often additional surgery is required years later.
Finally, I found out about Spinal Decompression and made an appointment with Dr. Prieto to learn more about this treatment. Thanks to Dr. Prieto and the DRX 9000C I can now perform all those everyday activities pain free and feel great at the end of the day! I am working as a part-time accountant now and I am able to spend more quality time with my family. I am grateful to be free of chronic pain and have my life back once again! I would recommend Dr. Prieto and the DRX 9000C to anyone experiencing severe neck pain.”
Jim Cochran, Yorba Linda…59 yr Male
MRI: 5-6 mm protrusion at C5-6 encroaching into right lateral recess canal; 2-3 mm protrusion at C4-5; 2 mm bulge at C3-4; 2 mm protrusion at C6-7.
“After injuring my neck in an automobile accident in 2006 and then further aggravating it when stepping off a tall curb in early 2008, I met with two orthopedists who told me that I was a perfect candidate for a disc fusion operation. I was reluctant but in so much pain, I seriously considered the surgery. After having tried physical therapy and pain meds with no relief, I heard about spinal decompression and decided to explore it as a last resort.
I was skeptical initially, but quickly became a believer in this therapy. I’m happy to report that after only a few treatments from Dr. Prieto’s DRX 9000, my pain began to subside. Now, less than 6 months later, I am virtually pain free. Dr. Prieto and his staff were very professional and friendly. Without reservation, I recommend them to you.”
Debbie Glenn, Anaheim Hills…49 yr female
MRI: 3 mm left posterolateral disc protrusion at C4-C5 resulting in moderately severe left neural foraminal stenosis. It abuts and slightly displaces the left lateral aspect of the spinal cord. 2-3mm concentric posterior disc bulging at C5-C6. Combined degenerative disc and facet changes result in moderately severe left neural foraminal stenosis and mild central canal stenosis.
“Before the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression Treatment:
I have suffered over the past 5 years of neck and shoulder pain. My last MRI showed a lot of degenerative bone loss due to my age, but also a few herniated discs that had me living in pain daily as well as tingling, numbness, even muscle loss in my left arm. Some days I even had problems grasping objects and coordination with my fingers on my left hand.
After many doctors, chiropractors, physical therapy, cervical injections, and drugs, I was told my last choice was surgery in order to prevent any nerve damage. When I heard about Dr. Prieto and the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression treatment, I was skeptical and hopeful, but also even more afraid of having surgery.
After the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression Treatment:
Dr. Prieto and his entire staff is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Each patient is treated on a one on one personalized program to make you have such a bond and understanding of your treatment. I did feel immediate results, but starting the program is a commitment that you need to follow through in order to get long lasting and continued results. I started feeling so good couldn’t wait for my appointments and my family and friends are amazed at what a different person I’ve become, or should I say my old self again. I would highly recommend to anyone that is living in unnecessary pain to try the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression treatment, it worked for me.”
Mary Louise Hlavac, Fullerton…61yr female
MRI: A large central disc protrusion measuring 4mm at C4-5. A 2 mm disc bulge at C5-6. Right paracentral/intraforaminal osteophytic ridge at C3-4.
“I have three ruptured cervical discs. Over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and spinal epidurals provided no relief to the debilitating pain. Surgery was the last option. I wanted to avoid fusion of four vertebrae in my neck at all costs. I was told about spinal decompression therapy from a colleague. I consulted with Dr. Prieto and read the literature. The theory made sense. What did I have to lose. I have been treated since May 2008 and am now on a maintenance program. I have had no recurrence of pain and have actually had improvement in the numbness and tingling in my left hand that I have experienced for over fifteen years.”
Knizel, La Habra
62 yr female
3-4 mm disc bulges throughout the lumbar spine, grade I-II degenerative
anterolisthesis, severe central canal stenosis.
a hairdresser standing for 45 years. I love what I do and I was
finding it harder and harder to do a day's work without a lot of
back pain. I was living on the maximum strength Tylenol you can
take in a day. I went to my medical doctor, who sent me to have
a MRI. The findings were that every disc was bulging and I had disc
space narrowing throughout the lumbar spine. There was also severe
facet degeneration in the lower lumbar spine. I was told that if
I didn't do something about it, the narrowing would some day get
so tight that my spinal cord could get severed. I have talked to
many people and I was told once you have back surgery you are never
the same and then you need another and another. This was not for
me and I also knew that it was going to be the end of my working
to research on the internet (I might say the best source to find
information) and I found an article, 'Surgery versus DRX 9000 Spinal
Decompression'. I found out about Dr. Prieto having this machine
and the rest is history. I went for all of my 24 treatments, and
I was able to work all the time while having the treatments. I'm
pain free thanks to the DRX 9000 machine and Dr. Prieto. If you
are a candidate and have back problems, I would highly recommend
Elizabeth Morrow, Yorba Linda
. 53 yr female
4 mm central disc protrusion with annular tear at L5-S1
four years of living with a torn disc, I was not able to go for
walks, practice Yoga as regularly as I used to and physical activity
became strenuous, causing me total discomfort in my body. I experienced
lower back pain with inflammation and swelling with a very sharp
pain in my right hip. After the first week of Spinal Decompression,
the pressure around the lower part of my body went away and I felt
lighter, painless and was walking with a straight back! With subsequent
decompressions, massages and icings in my lower back, I am painless,
have more energy and resistance in engaging in physical activities,
sleeping pleasantly without medication and have become a happier
person! I am able to go for walks for 15-30 minutes, can sleep overnight
laying flat, enjoy gardening and am able to go shopping and sit
at the movies. Most importantly, I have achieved my goal of feeling
good with energy and without pain just in time to attend and enjoy
my younger son's graduation from the university. Thank you Dr. Prieto,
I couldn't have done it without you!!! The healing power is in your
hands, God Bless you!!!"
Hector Molina, Anaheim
. 48 yr male
Severe spinal canal stenosis at L4-5 due to focal 8mm disc extrusion
and moderate spinal canal stenosis at L3-4 due to focal 5mm central
friends at Prieto Chiropractic:
wrote to say thank you for the DRX9000. Not too long ago I was walking
with a limp and constant pain in my lower back, but today I am walking
without limping, and no pain thanks to the DRX9000.
far as I am concerned, the inventor of the DRX9000 should be nominated
for sainthood; here I am walking around, miraculously, like a brand
new me; once again THANK YOU DRX9000."
Kim Malme, Diamond Bar
58 yr female
Mild disc bulge at L3-4 with mild to moderate central stenosis.
Mild to moderate disc bulge at L4-5 with moderate central stenosis.
Minimal disc bulge at L5-S1.
went through extensive consultations and laboratory work to find
that I had degeneration and bulging discs. I got to the point that
my pain was so severe, I could not sit down for more than 3 or 4
minutes. I had to retire from work, because of the pain.
retired life consisted of continual numbness and pain for 3 months.
I was on medication and had epidural shots. As a last resort, I
started Spinal Decompression treatment with Dr. Prieto in February.
By June I significantly improved and returned back to work. I am
now able to work and function; doing things that caused me too much
pain before. What a turning point!"
Carol McCracken, Anaheim
63 yr female
Severe degenerative disc disease at L3-4 with a small central disc
bulge. Severe degenerative disc disease at L4-5 with a 3 mm central
protruded disc. 5 mm central protruded disc at L5-S1.
like to thank you for taking me on as your patient. After suffering
through years of back, neck, and sciatica pain, I have regained
much movement and am now pain free. I had endured two surgeries,
months of being flat on my back, months in a wheel chair, and months
on crutches. The spinal decompression therapy I received at your
office has been more healing than any other treatment.
constant pain I was in, kept me from sleeping at night. The severe
discomfort kept me from concentrating on work, the computer, television,
or being among friends and family. My active lifestyle dwindled
to an inactive lifestyle after the back pain and accompanying sleep
deprivation stole my personality. I couldn't provide for my family
in the ways I previously had. Going out of my home to do errands
took great effort.
time you spent explaining the spinal decompression treatment and
why I was a good candidate reassured me that you understood my needs.
When I came for my first treatment and got "hooked up"
I was feeling skeptical, but after the stretching, tingling, and
icing I stood up and could not believe how I was feeling - pain
free! I walked out of the office in shock; I could immediately stand
up taller, move better, and I felt like a new person.
treatments continued, I became accustomed to this new sensation,
walking taller and sleeping better. This was a far cry from my previous
plight. My friends visited with me in June and they were surprised
how I was to move and keep up with them. I am very thankful to get
my life back. I'm able to go back to classes, and resume my research
in genealogy, participate in family activities and feel like a "normal"
human being again."
43 yr male
10 mm extruded disc at L3-4 with right-sided central spinal stenosis.
3 mm protruded disc at L4-5. 4 mm degenerative anterolisthesis at
nearly 20 years I have dealt with lower back pain which typically
includes stiffness and misalignment in my hips. In the past I was
able to see a Chiropractor and within a few weeks everything was
back to normal. I am an avid golfer who enjoyed playing in tournaments
and I was able to hit over 100 balls during practice and I would
practice two to three times per week.
In 2006, my work required I travel heavily for a period of 6 months.
During one of my trips I had back pain unlike anything I had experience
before. While on the trip it took me nearly 90 minutes to get ready.
Any motion or position, especially sitting, was excruciating. I
had severe stabbing pain in my right gluteus as well as pain shooting
down my right leg. I had numbness in my lower right shin and my
right foot was flopping when I tried to walk. I was not able to
find any relief from the pain for it was constant 24 hours a day
in every position.
I spoke to a colleague of mine from work who had been suffering
from severe back problems for nearly 25 years. He tried everything
he could imagine. Finally he came across a doctor who had the DRX
9000 machine and he told me that his back pain was gone after 5
treatments. My colleague urged me to find a doctor who used the
DRX 9000 in their practice.
to see Dr. Prieto and upon reviewing my MRI he discovered that I
had a 10mm disc extrusion in my lower back. The extrusion was severely
pressing against the nerve causing all my symptoms. I started my
treatment on the DRX 9000 and after a few weeks the intensity of
the pain and symptoms were reduced considerably. I was able to return
to work and gradually I was able to resume some of my activities.
I continued my treatments, Dr. Prieto had me begin strengthening
exercises. Once I had developed enough endurance, I began working
on my golf game again. The effort took some time, but I am pleased
to say that I am playing golf again with no pain!
surgery was a must for me because of the reports I've learned about
the long-term side-effects. The DRX 9000 has helped me to not only
avoid surgery, but I'm relieved by knowing I won't have to deal
with those surgical side-effects. I can't thank Dr. Prieto enough
for helping me to overcome a terrifying problem and get my life
back to normal."
L5-S1 4-5mm left paracentral disc protrusion with impression on
S1 nerve root.
Spinal Decompression treatment:
in the sciatic nerve, had two injections of cortisone and still
had pain and not treating the problem. I would be caught in the
bent over position and couldn't stand or walk even short distances.
I had a huge amount of pain in my back and legs. I stopped taking
the dog on long walks. I had pain on airplane rides and long car
rides with numbness and tingling in my legs. I stopped doing yard
DRX 900 Spinal Decompression treatment:
feel great, I made it to my 50th High School Reunion without pain.
I felt better than most of my classmates. I was able to make it
to my grandchildren's parades and tennis matches. I am starting
back on my exercise classes, walks and yard work. I am able to drive
without having pain."
L5-S1 disc level, there is a large left posterior disc herniation.
The herniated disc measures 11 x 16 mm. The large extruded disc
fragment obliterates the left intervertebral foramen and the subarticular
left lateral recess. Marked encroachment on the left S1 nerve root
Spinal Decompression treatment:
couldn't walk more than a few blocks. I couldn't bend over to pick
up my son. I was unable to sleep for long periods of time without
pain. I was unable to bend over to tie my shoes. My quality of life
just wasn't there. I had problems when sitting for long periods
of time. I had constant pain in my buttocks and down the back of
Spinal Decompression treatment:
am able to walk long distances with little to no pain. Most importantly
to me, I am able to bend over and pick up my son. I am able to sleep
comfortably through the night. I can tie my shoes and bend over.
My quality of life has returned. I can sit at a desk or on a sofa
with slight to no pain. The pain in my buttocks and down my leg
is not as often. I had great results with Spinal Decompression machine
and I truly can and will recommend it."
Bukamier, Yorba Linda
Degenerative changes over the lumbar spine most prominent at L4-5
level with a 5mm central herniated disc with mass effect upon the
am amazed at the results so far. I am now able to stand or sit for
long periods of time with very slight or no discomfort what so ever.
I can also change positions during my sleep without waking up due
to the discomfort. I am so elated that Dr. Prieto researched and
brought Spinal Decompression into his office. I have confidence
that I will be able to live a much fuller life once again. Thank
you Dr. Prieto"
L4-5 shows desiccation, loss of stature and right paracentral disc
protrusion by 8mm causing right ventral narrowing of the thecal
sac and significant spinal stenosis at this segment and significant
narrowing of the lateral recesses bilaterally.
am a 37 year old male who has a herniated disc in my lower back.
The pain was so bad that it was difficult for me to get out of bed
in the morning. I tried everything from medication to physical therapy.
Those methods only offered short-term solutions. The only other
solution seemed to be surgery, which I was deathly afraid of. Then
I saw an ad in the newspaper about Spinal Decompression, I made
an appointment with Prieto Chiropractic and began treatment on Spinal
Decompression. This non-surgical approach is easy, pain free and
only takes about 30 minutes a few times a week. Thanks to Prieto
Chiropractic, my back feels 100% better."
.58 yr Female
Degenerative changes most prominently at L4-5 with mild to moderate
spinal stenosis and broad based protrusion extending into the right
foraman without significant neural impingement. There is bilateral
Spinal Decompression treatment:
I came to Dr. Prieto I was in a lot of pain. It was difficult to
walk or do my job. I knew that if I did a lot of lifting or any
housework or any activity that I would be in a lot of pain and be
down for at least two days. The pain would sometimes almost knock
me off my feet. I did have an appointment with my back surgeon.
Spinal Decompression treatment:
now can walk and do any activity I choose. I am amazed how much
I am able to do. I did cancel my appointment with my back surgeon.
I am still very careful, but the pain has greatly diminished."
Chen, Yorba Linda
L3-4, a prominent 4-5 mm central disc extrusion with 1 cm inferior
migration, impinging on right L4 nerve root. L5-S1, a 3-4 mm central
disc protrusion with bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. L4-5,
2-3 mm right paracentral disc protrusion abutting the right L5 nerve
root. L1-2, 2-3 mm posterior disc bulge.
lower back was injured due to years of intense physical activities
and manual labor. I was prescribed muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory,
and cortisone shots after visiting various doctors' offices. A sports
injury forced me to visit a hospital emergency room, an MRI revealed
that I had ruptured and herniated several of my lumbar discs which
was causing this continued pain. I was told by doctors to continue
taking the medication, get plenty of rest, all the while enduring
excruciating pain. There was nothing else they could do other than
recommend back surgery.
tried other forms of rehabilitation like physical therapy (e.g.,
yoga, strength training, hot/cold packs, ect.) standard chiropractic
care (e.g., joint manipulation, muscle stimulation, ultrasound,
ect.) and other various methods (e.g., deep tissue massage, acupuncture,
and active release techniques). Those methods worked to alleviate
the pain for short periods of time. Still, on occasions my back
would "lock up", all the while experiencing stiffness,
but tolerable pain. I was living with daily fear that at any time
my back could give out. I realized that I had gotten to the root
of the cause of my lower back condition.
began to consider a new medical back surgery called microdisectomy.
A procedure that would require a surgeon to cut off the portion
of protruding disc that was putting pressure and irritating the
spinal nerves in the area. I contacted local surgeons and did extensive
research to find out if I would be a good candidate for this type
of surgery based upon my history of back pain.
to scheduling the surgery, I saw an advertisement about non-surgical
Spinal Decompression. The concept and process of relieving pressure
by decompression of the lumbar discs made common sense. I was skeptical
about the cost and apprehensive about the time commitment required,
but decided to give it a try as a last option to invasive back surgery.
As usual I was expecting immediate results and was disappointed
after 2 weeks of the decompression process (8 visits), because the
pain and stiffness still existed. However, by the end of the third
week I began to feel a lot less pressure in my lower back and began
to regain additional movement and flexibility. By the end of the
5th week (18 sessions), I had absolutely no pain or lower back stiffness
with total flexibility and movement. After 24 visits utilizing Spinal
Decompression system, I am happy and ecstatic to say that I AM TOTALLY
PAIN FREE AND CONTINUE TO HAVE FULL RANGE OF MOBILITY THAT I HAVE
NOT EXPERIENCED IN OVER 25 YEARS. I now have confidence that my
back will sustain my rigorous lifestyle. I am now looking forward
to resuming all the physical activities that I had reduced considerably
(e.g., skiing, golfing, weight lifting, running) or given up on
(e.g., sky diving, karate, baseball, motorcycle racing) completely.
I would strongly recommend and encourage anyone who experiences
continual nagging lower back pain to give it a try before considering
invasive back surgery. The only advice is if you start this process
you must give it a fair chance by continuing the process for at
least 24 sessions."
L4-L5 5 mm left paracentral disc extrusion with impingement on the
left L5 nerve and on the right L4 nerve resulting in bilateral neural
Spinal Decompression treatment:
years working as a Circulating Nurse in the operating room lifting
and positioning sleeping patients, made day to day tasks difficult.
I had pain in my lower back radiating down my left leg and my left
foot was numb. Walking and exercising were painful. Physical therapy
and periodic steroid injections helped, but I needed something long
term and I did not want surgery."
Spinal Decompression treatment:
far the treatment has been successful. I no longer have numbness
or tingling in my left foot. My range of motion has improved significantly.
I highly recommend Spinal Decompression"
Palermo, Anaheim Hills
L5-S1 mm left parasagittal disc protrusion compressing the left
S1 nerve root. Moderate degenerative disc disease at L4-L5 producing
mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing.
would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent
work you have done in relieving the pain I was experiencing in my
lower back and legs. When I was diagnosed with a compressed disk
in my lower back I was seriously considering back surgery. Fortunately,
I learned of Spinal Decompression program that you offer as part
of your chiropractic practice. Prior to entering the program my
activities were severely restricted. I was only able to walk at
a slow pace and my back would be extremely stiff and painful when
I got out of bed in the morning. After several sessions the pain
was noticeably reduced and I was able to resume most of my normal
activities. Now that I am about to complete the program I feel well
enough to resume jogging. I will definitely recommend to anyone
that is experiencing back problems to undergo Spinal Decompression
to relive their pain."
Fairly high-grade stenosis from a bulge of the L4-5 disk and arthritic
two epidurals and 12 weeks of therapy, it was recommended I have
another epidural and 6 more weeks of therapy. After treatment on
Spinal Decompression I began to have significant improvement and
have returned to all my normal activities including golf."
.75 yr Female
Multi-level degenerative abnormalities, L3-4 with lateral disc protrusion
on right, resulting in moderately severe foraminal stenosis.
I came to see Dr. Prieto I had been to two other chiropractors and
a medical doctor and had a MRI. The medical doctor wanted to schedule
me for surgery immediately. At this point I was unable to walk;
I had intense pain down my right leg. I was using a wheel chair
and a walker. My daughter saw an advertisement for a chiropractor
using a new type of machine called Spinal Decompression. I went
on Dr. Prieto's website and I was impressed and intrigued to learn
more about this new machine. I started therapy and now I do not
have the intense pain down my right leg and I can walk again."
.29 yr Female
L4-5 4 mm broad-based protrusion with a partial annular tear
have been having lower back pain for the last 16 years. I am now
29. Over these years the pain and symptoms have gotten progressively
worse. I had sharp shooting pain down my left leg almost daily.
Whenever I would lie down, my leg would go numb to my knee. There
was general pain, stiffness, and soreness almost constantly. I said,
"my back hurts" so much that my husband started ignoring
it. By the time I came to see Dr. Prieto, I was throwing my back
out about once a month. When this happened, I could not walk or
function without severe pain, and my left hips would become crooked.
Before starting on the machine, I had seen several doctors and have
had many MRIs. The MRIs showed a 4mm disc bulge at the L4-5 level.
That disc is also degenerative and has a tear. I have seen at least
a dozen doctors, physical therapist, chiropractors, and acupuncturists.
I have been injected with enzymes from a papaya, had epidural injections,
received traction, and gone through years of physical therapy. Most
of the doctors said that without surgery, it would not be a good
idea to have children. With the way my back felt, I couldn't imagine
carrying a child for 9 months or even holding it after it was born.
Once I started my treatments with Dr. Prieto, I have not thrown
my back out at all. I have even had many days with no symptoms at
all. I am still improving, and my husband and I are now talking
about having children in the very near future."
4 mm disc bulge at the L5-S1 level, 2 mm disc bulge at the L3-4
reading an article about Dr. Prieto and Spinal Decompression machine,
I figured I had nothing to lose by looking into it. I have been
in some level of lower back pain for the past 20 years, most of
the time bearable. This time however, I had been in extreme pain
for over 2 weeks straight. Medication, rest, ect., was not helping.
I was unable to sit for even a few minutes without pain shooting
through my legs. My work was being affected as it was very difficult,
sometimes impossible to concentrate. Physical activities came to
a screeching halt. That's when I scheduled up my first appointment.
Within 6 visits, I was able to start performing everyday functions.
Now, after completing the program, I am back in the gym, jogging
and most importantly, surfing with my boys! I highly recommend that
anyone who is experiencing lower back pain seriously consider Spinal
Matthew Eso, Anaheim
Degenerative disc disease at L5-S1 with scoliosis
have had chronic back pain, resulting from 20 years of cabinetmaking
along with several car accidents, for as long as I can remember.
Most recently it escalated to a 6mm bulging disc at my L5-S1 with
extreme pain shooting down my legs. For approximately 8 months I
lived with excruciating pain to the point where I couldn't function
on a daily basis. Everything came down to the back and the pain
I was experiencing and nothing else mattered. It affected my mood,
my attitude, my relationships at home and work, and not for the
better. I needed help.
consulted with several other chiropractors and medical doctors and
no one seemed to be able to help, until Dr. Prieto and his amazing
machine. Before meeting with Dr. Prieto and discussing the benefits
and positive results this alternative treatment process had to offer,
I was convinced the only real solution was surgery. And with all
the research I have done over the years, surgery wasn't something
I was terribly interested in for many reasons.
Prieto has given my back my life, my positive attitude and outlook,
my old self before all my back problems. I'm pain free and I feel
great, in fact, I feel better than ever. I'm forty this year and
I feel like a kid again. Better yet, I can play with my kids again.
you Dr. Prieto for everything. Keep up the good work."
Judy Greytak, Brea
3 mm disc bulge at L5-S1 with degeneration
to Dr. Prieto and his innovative back treatment, I'm able to function
two herniated discs it was difficult to sit or stand for very long.
Even steroid shots did not offer a lot of relief.
progress with Dr. Prieto started slow, perhaps because I'm 56, but
with patience and regular treatments my "pain free" time
especially appreciate Dr. Prieto's instruction on stretching and
strengthening exercises to maintain my new freedom from pain."
Thank you again Dr. Prieto!"
Trish McBride, Yorba Linda
3 mm disc bulge at L3-4 and a 2 mm bulge at L4-5, mild facet arthropathy
and mild bilateral foraminal stenosis.
the decompression treatment I was not able to play golf more than
two days in a row. I always had to take an anti-inflammatory before
playing, and put ice on my lower back after each round. After treatment,
my husband and I took a nine day trip. I was able to play golf seven
of the nine days without pain! I can sleep better and feel much
better over all. I highly recommend Spinal Decompression treatment."
Stein, La Mirada
.41 yr male
Multi-level disc disease, 4 mm disc protrusion at L4-L5 and a 3
mm disc protrusion at L5-S1
three years ago, I injured my lower back while moving a potted palm
tree. As soon as I picked up the pot, I turned to my left and my
back gave out. I immediately fell to my hands and knees and literally
had to crawl into the house.
the years went by, my lower back was never the same and I would
re injure myself from time to time. I was too stubborn to seek outside
help because I have friends that have similar injuries and even
surgery did not help them. I just figured that I would deal with
this year I found out about Spinal Decompression and made an appointment
with Dr. Prieto to discuss my daily discomfort. I was to the point
where I couldn't even bend over to tie my shoes or walk our dogs
without feeling that my back was going to fail me again. My wife
would have to help me lift anything heavier than a case of bottled
have heard horror stories about surgery and other chiropractors
that have resulted in failed attempts to fix lower back problems.
What impressed my the most about Dr. Prieto is that he immediately
wanted to x-ray my lower back and get an MRI before he could even
recommend any possible solutions to help my situation. After the
MRI results came back, Dr. Prieto knew that I was a good candidate
for Spinal Decompression, due to the excellent success rate vs.
less than 20% success associated with surgery.
my first week of decompression therapy, I was able to tie my shoes
again! After the 2nd week, we knew that I had a good chance of recovery
from my daily pain and I am now past my 2nd month and feel great.
I am playing golf again and don't have to take any inflammatory
medication to get my through 18 holes.
wife and I recently went on a camping vacation, were very active,
and forgot that I even had a recent back problem. Thank-you Dr.
Prieto for giving me my "back" back."
Fred Strouse, Huntington Beach
.66 yr male
4 mm posterior protrusion at L4-5, 2 mm posterior protrusions at
L2-3, L3-4, L5-S1 with degeneration and stenosis.
is just a note to thank you and your staff for the very professional
service rendered to me during the 'back de-compression therapy'
I received. As you know I have been a long sufferer with back problems.
I will state without hesitation this procedure has greatly helped
me and I appreciate everything you have done for me."
Doug Homann, Fullerton
.39 yr male
Mild disc bulge at L4-5 superimposed over circumferential osteophyte
could not do my job, maintenance mechanic, with the pain I was in.
No longer was I able to play with my kids, coach basketball, and
enjoy the life I have been given. The pain started in my lower back
and shot down my legs. I could not walk, sit, or lay down. I was
miserable. Medical doctors misdiagnosed my condition repeatedly.
I had multiple injections and physical therapy. I spent thousands
of dollars on medical doctors a, new bed, a MRI and prescriptions.
I was not able to work for over 9 months. After a few adjustments
by a local chiropractor, I was able to return to work, but only
for 3 months. The symptoms returned, worse, and I was not able to
God for Dr. Prieto, and Spinal Decompression. After three treatments,
I noticed a big difference. My wife noticed an even bigger difference.
I was able to have a conversation. I had not realized that due to
the previous pain, I was not able to participate as a normal human
in a conversation. The pain had been so intense, that was all I
months later, my life is back! I am coaching basketball again, camping,
playing with my kids and I am happy again. I have joy again. Pain
is a thing from the past."
Ronald Hatch, Placentia
.60 yr male
2-3 mm protruded disc at L3-4, 6 mm right-paracentral protruded
disc at L4-5 and severe degenerative disc disease and narrowing
is a thank-you to you and your staff for overriding your initial
reservations and allowing me to partake in Spinal Decompression
program (without chemical help) has changed my life for the best.
Gone are the inabilities to do everyday functions. I can climb stairs
- pick up my grand-daughter- walk to the store- drive a care- ride
for long periods- all without pain.
you know, I had the same problem 20+ years ago and was told only
back surgery would alleviate the problem. I worked thru that and
spent the intervening years with accommodating the pain. When a
new flare-up occurred I sought alternatives to surgery and found
you. After going thru your 7 week program I am virtually pain free
(but it only took 2 plus weeks for the pain to be almost non-existent)."
64 yr male
Large central and right-paracentral protruded disc measuring 8 mm,
causing mild central canal stenosis.
time, it was a Monday. In my home office, I reached for a piece
of computer printer paper like I've done hundreds of time. This
time: a pain shot through my lower back. "It will go away in
a few days" I thought. A week later, the pain was worse, so
I sought a chiropractor. After a week, the pain worsened. The x-ray
showed a slipped disk, a MRI was scheduled, then an appointment
with an orthopedic surgeon. He recommended physical therapy. After
three weeks of physical therapy to correct what was called a severe
disc problem, enter Dr. Brian Prieto. He reviewed the x-ray and
MRI and said "physical therapy won't help you." (He validated
my thought.) He said, "You have two options, surgery or Spinal
Decompression." Once I viewed Spinal Decompression video, the
choice was clear. Did I mention that during physical therapy, I
became in so much pain, I could not walk, and I was in a wheelchair?
I signed up with Dr. Prieto, who was very cautious on putting me
on Spinal Decompression
I had trouble lying on my back. Dr
Prieto worked with me. Once on Spinal Decompression, 4 sessions
in week 1 and 4 sessions in week 2, something almost magical happened:
The pain was reduced to the point where I could walk and not use
the wheelchair. I'm now up to session 23: no pain. I'm almost back
to where I was before reaching for that piece of paper. Time line:
I fooled around 6 weeks before contacting Dr. Prieto. I was in a
wheelchair 8 total weeks. I am now out of the wheelchair 6 weeks
with no pain. The Doctor asked me not to lift and be careful, but
other than that, Spinal Decompression has cured all back pain."
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