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DLNR Spinal Decompression

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Dr. Brian Rappaport and the DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol is the same treatment I used to fix my own back pain when nothing else helped and it saved me from having back surgery.  

This treatment saved my back and my ability to work.  It gave me my life back and because of my own experience, I knew without a doubt that this treatment was a game changer for back pain sufferers. After my experience, I started to offer this cutting edge treatment to my patients who needed it.

Now those patients are getting better even after no one else could help them. Even after suffering for months or years. Even if they were told their only option was surgery (just like I was told)! And for me, there's no better feeling than helping someone get out of pain and get their life back!  It's what made me want to become a doctor in the first place!

Our Progressive Spinal Decompression System is 1 of the 3 components in our DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol which is extremely effective for back and leg pain caused by arthritis, disc bulges, disc herniations, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis. 

Take a look at the video below to get a feel for our Back on Trac Spinal Decompression technology:



Below is an MRI of a man who had an L3 disc problem causing severe pain.  He had tried chiropractic, physical therapy and epidurals without any relief.  His orthopedist told him that he needed surgery and that nothing else would help.  Before he scheduled surgery he wanted to try our DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol.  The picture on the left is his low back MRI from before he did our DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol. The one on the right is from after he completed his treatments.  Not only did the pain go away, but we can see how much better his disc is after the DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol.  No more pain and a healthier disc = No Surgery!   

Before and After 2


COMPONENT #1: D is for Decompression  

Non-surgical, progressive Decompression opens up the compressed spaces in your spine which takes pressure off the discs, joints and nerves. It is noninvasive and painless and makes it easier for the next step to work.


We use a special type of LASER designed specifically to treat spine, disc and nerve problems. It is a noninvasive and painless treatment that works by pulsing specific wavelengths of LASER painlessly through the skin to the damaged areas to help heal damaged discs, joints, nerves and their surrounding tissues.  Unlike other LASERS, it does not cut or burn.

COMPONENT #3: NR is for Nerve ReTrainer

Often, after you have had pain for a long time, your nerves can become stuck in an endless and repeating loop of sending pain signals to your brain.  This pain loop happens even after the cause for the pain has been removed and there's no more reason to hurt.  The Nerve ReTrainer is a computerized nerve treatment program that retrains the damaged nerves to once again send pain free signals instead of the ones that caused pain.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do The Treatments Hurt?

No. Unlike the older generation machines, there are no restrictive harnesses to wear. During a session, you will notice a slow, gentle lengthening of your spine as your joints and discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing and lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. 


How Long is the Typical Treatment Protocol?

Based on the patient's body weight, severity of pain, amount of damage and duration of symptoms, we will design a specific treatment plan based on your individual needs. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. A typical DLNR spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of a group of treatments over four to eight weeks. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.


Why Would DNLR Spinal Decompression Work When Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Inversion Tables Have Failed?

While physical therapy, inversion tables and chiropractic manipulation may address the muscles and temporarily reduce some of the disc pressure, they don’t replicate the necessary logarithmic and specific pull patterns needed to create the vacuum effect needed to pull herniated disc material back in to the disc.  These negative pressures, as low as -110 mm Hg, are needed to create the vacuum effect which allows damaged, bulging and herniated discs to heal.


If I Undergo DLNR Spinal Decompression Therapy, How Long Will It Take to Start Seeing Results?

About 20% of patients will start feeling relief of their pain within the first week. Another 40% of patients will begin feeling pain relief within 2–3 weeks. Approximately 30% will start feeling pain relief 4–6 weeks. Less than 10% will experience no relief or minimal relief.


Are There Any Side Effects?

Temporary muscle spasms have been reported on occasion.

Do I Qualify for DLNR Spinal Decompression Therapy Treatment?

Candidates for DLNR Spinal Decompression include the following:

  • Diagnosis of a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc
  • Back pain persisting for more than three weeks
  • Recurrent pain from a failed back surgery that is more than six months old
  • Persistent pain from arthritis or stenosis
  • Patient at least 18 years of age


Who Doesn’t Qualify for DLNR Spinal Decompression?

The following conditions may disqualify a patient for DLNR Spinal Decompression treatment, but of course the best way to know for sure whether you are a candidate is to call us and let us review your specific condition. Candidates that may not qualify include the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Prior lumbar fusion less than six months old
  • Metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to the bones)
  • Unstable grade 3 and 4 spondylolisthesis. Grade 1 or Grade 2 spondylolisthesis are treatable
  • Recent compression fracture of lumbar spine
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm
  • Pelvic or abdominal cancer
  • Disc space infections

Can DLNR Spinal Decompression be Used for Patients that Have had Spinal Surgery?

In many cases DLNR Spinal Decompression treatment is appropriate for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact, many patients have found success with DLNR Spinal Decompression even after a failed back surgery. If a patient has had more than 3 laminectomies then the success rate of DLNR Spinal Decompression will go down.


Am I A Candidate for DLNR Spinal Decompression Treatments?

To ensure success, there is an extensive pre-treatment evaluation. This helps to us to determine the very BEST candidates for the DLNR Spinal Decompression therapy –- we will only accept those patients who are the most likely to respond favorably to this revolutionary procedure. 


What Should I Do Next?

Contact our office today at 561-369-0808 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rappaport to determine if you are a candidate for the DLNR Spinal Decompression protocol. After carefully studying your case history, exam findings, and reviewing your X-Rays and MRIs, he will sit down and tell you whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment.