Patient Results & Testimonials

prepostHere are real recent 2015 MRI images before and after treatment that saved this patient from cervical spine surgery. Initially this patient had unbearable neck and arm pain with associated numbness. He completed the spinal decompression program and is now pain free enjoying life again.


“I can get in and out of bed easily, I can walk that straight line and my knee reflexes have returned.”

About a year and a half ago I couldn't lie down easily due to excruciating pain. Getting in and out of bed was very difficult. I couldn't walk a straight line and I had no knee reflexes. My doctor had an MRI taken and found out I had severe spinal stenosis, a condition that was traced to my being bucked off a horse and landing squarely on my back some 25 years ago. He recommended I see a neurosurgeon to handle the situation through back surgery. That's the last thing I wanted to do. A friend with a similar problem had received spinal decompression treatments utilizing the DRX 9000 and highly recommended it. I found Dr. Houtakker through the internet and after my first meeting with him I knew that this procedure was the answer. He said it was 'a mechanical solution for a mechanical problem" which made total sense to me. Within the first few treatments the pain began to dissipate and today I can say I am virtually pain-free. Lying down is no problem, I can get in and out of bed easily, I can walk that straight line and my knee reflexes have returned.

I would highly recommend this procedure to anyone with back problems."
-RWC in Las Vegas, NV

“No surgery, No needles and totally non-invasive.”

Due to an automobile accident I have suffered with compromised discs in my spinal area which affected surrounding structures and organs including loss of urinary control. I also suffered from severe back and leg pain with numbness in my feet. The DRX 9000 took the grimace of pain off my face and gave me my everyday life back. No surgery, No needles and totally non-invasive. I thank the DRX 9000 and Dr. Chris Houtakker for allowing me to resume my job and lifestyle.

It truly is a miracle!"
-ZAN in Las Vegas, NV

“In this short time I've come from a wheelchair to relatively pain free walking.”

First and foremost I want to thank you for having the vision and foresight to provide the latest state of the art care for me.

I have had repeated episodes of low back pain with radiation into one or both legs. I have had various approaches to the problem. Chiropractic was the most effective until this problem developed. An MRI demonstrated two disc herniations. A friend of mine is a professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado and he made a search of the doctor he'd recommend to care for me. It has been approximately six weeks and I feel like a miracle has happened. In this short time I've come from a wheelchair to relatively pain free walking. I realize I'm not totally healed at this moment, but I really feel great." Thank you Dr. Chris, you are the greatest.
-MHG, DC in Henderson, NV

“Three steroid shots didn’t do half of what Spinal Decompression did for me!”

satisfied patient testimonialI was in excruciating pain for two years. I went to a “Pain Management Doctor” who wanted to give me steroid shots. The idea of shots into my spine made me very nervous. I ended up having three steroid shots in my back which didn’t help. Then I saw an ad in the newspaper for spinal decompression.... After my complimentary consultation the doctor recommended spinal decompression on the DRX9000. I got relief after one week of treatment. It gets better every time. I am now able to do the things that I have missed over the last 2 years. It works, it helped me.
~ Lois S.

“After 17 sessions of Spinal Decompression on my neck I feel like a new person”

satisfied patient testimonialI have had physical therapy, epidurals and cortisone shots for neck and shoulder pain in the past, but the pain always came back, along with daily headaches. X-rays showed that I had Degenerative Disc Disorder, bulging discs and stenosis in my neck. Not wanting surgery, I explored other options.... After just a few Spinal Decompression treatments, I felt much better. After 17 sessions, I feel like a new person!
~ Mardy S.
satisfied patient testimonialI did Spinal Decompression treatments for my back pain and it sure has helped. This has been one of the best experiences I have had. Again, thanks for everything.
~ Wanda T.

“I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back, which was causing severe pain in my buttock and leg”

satisfied patient testimonialI was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back, which was causing severe pain in my buttock and leg. I love to bowl but my bowling score has been very poor since my back started hurting. I was given a number of cortisone shots but I was still having pain. When I heard about spinal decompression, I felt it might help me. After seeing the table I was a little worried what the treatments might be like. Would they help? Would the treatments be painful? The treatments were actually very relaxing. One time I even fell asleep. After my third treatment of Spinal Decompression, I went bowling and bowled 30 points above my average which greatly impressed my Team. I definitely feel that Decompression Treatments are improving my body’s mobility and strength, as well as relieving the pain that I have been experiencing for over a year!
~ Byrene W.

“I was diagnosed with an L4/L5 Disc herniation and was facing surgery”

satisfied patient testimonialAfter experiencing excruciating pain from a work-related injury, I knew I needed an immediate solution. I found it hard to walk, stand, sit or even lie down. I even had to take an absence of leave from my job at the restaurant due to my pain. My pain level was a 10, on a scale of 1-10. After learning that I had a herniated disc at L4-L5, along with spinal stenosis, I was scared that I would be facing surgery. I had tried everything. Then I was referred for Spinal Decompression by my chiropractor. After 4 weeks, my pain was completely gone! Thank you for allowing me to get my life back. I am excited to be able to return to work after not having been able to work the past 6 months because of the pain.
~ Jeff B.

“I was suffering from back pain and Sciatica”

satisfied patient testimonialI came ... with severe back pain and sciatica. The pain in my low back was excruciating. My pain level was a “12”, on a scale of 1 to 10. I had pain radiating down my right leg for the last 2 months. I tried acupuncture, pain meds and back surgery. I was taking 6 Tylenol a day. I’ll admit I was apprehensive because of a bad experience in the past. But after starting Spinal Decompression treatments, I knew I had made the right decision in coming here. My pain level has gone from “12” to “0”! I am able to walk straighter, sleep better and do housework without pain. Dr. Self and the entire staff are wonderful, caring people. It is so comforting to be able to be pain-free without the use of medication.
~ Liz U.

“I was able to stop my pain medication”

satisfied patient testimonialAs an owner of a housekeeping business, I came [in] due to constant pain in my low back, with pain radiating down to my legs. My pain was a “10” on a scale of 1 to 10. I have been suffering with this pain, on and off, since January of 2011. I have tried Pain Meds, taking 1-2 every 6 hours. I wondered if I would ever be pain-free. After first ... I was very pleased with how quick I was able to start treatment. Feeling results within a few days was amazing. I can enjoy my days being pain-free. I’m able to work, still!! My kids really appreciate me being able to play with them and not be restricted or limited to activities. I would highly recommend ... non-surgical, medication-free, painless treatment that has great results. Within a matter of a few days I was able to stop my pain medication and since then not have to take one! Treatment is painless and actually relaxing. I really enjoyed it. Most of all no recovery needed.
~ Maria B.

“After 2 failed back surgeries in 2000, I still had severe pain.”

satisfied patient testimonialAfter 2 failed back surgeries in 2000, I still had severe pain and I was informed no further surgeries would help. I had extreme pain while standing and walking. The pain was constant and was an 8-10 on a scale of 1 to 10. An Orthopedic test indicated that there was nothing more that could be done. Other than back surgery, I tried epidurals, steroid shots and pain meds. My experience [with spinal decompression] was outstanding. Everyone was friendly and very efficient. The Consultation was very informative. [The doctor] explained the procedure and felt he could reduce my pain level from “8” to “3”. The goal has been met. Hooray! It has been an amazing experience. I can walk better, am reduced to a level “3” pain while standing, have less stress and have a better outlook on life. We were informed it would be about 6 weeks and that has been the time to be in an almost pain-free status. I only wish I had known about Spinal Decompression before going under the knife because I really feel that I wouldn’t have needed the surgeries that didn’t even help.”
~ Clifford S.
Additional note from Clifford’s wife.. The concern and care for the spouse was appreciated very much. It was well worth the time and expense.
~ (Mrs. Lee S.)

“I am now able to enjoy sports”

I came ... because of low back pain in my lower back that began 5 years ago from work as a heavy equipment mechanic for 38 years. This pain was accompanied by pain and numbness traveling down both of my legs. On a scale of 0–10 my pain was about a 7–8. I had tried epidurals/steroid shots, exercise, physical therapy, and pain medication with only mild temporary relief. I was not a candidate to undergo back surgery due to heart complications, so it was the last route I could take. Prior to starting my treatment, I was taking 30mg of Codeine and two 300mg tablets of Acetaminophen three times a day, and a few additional doses if the pain persisted. After hearing of [Spinal Decompression], I questioned whether or not their offered treatment methods would work for me. I decided to invest in the treatment, and in turn had a great experience .... As a result of my treatment I am now able to enjoy sports such as bowling, physical exercise such as walking, and most of all have more sex. I would highly recommend [spinal decompression] to anyone suffering from back pain. I was a very bad case and I am completely satisfied with my treatment ..., and am glad I did not have back surgery!
~ Ralph O., Age 62
satisfied patient testimonialI had shooting pain and stiffness in my left leg. My pain was an 8 on a scale from 0 to 10. The pain radiated down my leg. I had suffered with this pain for three years. Five years ago I noticed a lower back ache and it just kept getting worse. Before coming in ... I tried steroid shots, massage, exercise, traditional chiropractic, pain medications, and the inversion table. I was also taking medication just about every other day.... I felt that 58 was just too young to hurt this much daily. Before I came in I wondered if Spinal Decompression would really work for me. My experience ... was a courteous, fun and informative staff. I felt like everyone was trying to help me find what works. My pain levels are significantly decreased. As a result of the treatment ... I am able to sleep all night!
~ Sue B.
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We treat low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative or bulging discs, or spinal stenosis with non surgical spinal decompression. Learn more about this safe, comfortable, and affordable low back and neck pain treatment offered by Mountain Side Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nevada; read testimonials and spinal decompression reviews from many satisfied patients.

Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression and our multi-step Protocol. The doctor will ask you a series of questions such as “Where is the pain, when did it begin, what makes it better or worse?” Then a thorough examination will be performed in which case the doctor will check your reflexes, blood pressure, balance, gait, skin sensory changes muscle strength and more to determine the cause of your back or neck pain. At this point the doctor may recommend x-rays or an MRI if he feels like further imaging will be necessary to determine the exact cause. After combining all of this information together the doctor will determine if you will make a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy and our multi-step Protocol. If you do qualify for care, your Doctor will explain their recommended plan of action for you. If for some reason you do not qualify for care the doctor will refer you to someone who may better suit your needs.

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