Spinal decompression is a non-surgical traction therapy. Decompression can be achieved on the back up to the neck. For lower back decompression treatments, a patient begins by lying on a decompression table with padded straps around the waist and chest to keep the patient comfortable in place. With neck treatments, patients will have soft rubber pads placed behind the neck.

Spinal decompression is a comfortable therapy that creates:

  • Negative intradiscal pressure to reposition or retract herniated and/or bulging discs.

  • Lower pressure in the disc to stimulate the flow of nutrients and other substances into the disc to help promote healing.

Save time and enjoy fast pain relief! With chiropractic spinal decompression treatments, patients can achieve the same results as targeted spinal traction in fewer treatments. This is a common treatment to alleviate pain from herniated or ruptured discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis and pressure from pinched nerves. In some cases, it can even be a solution for chronic headaches and neck pain relief. Spinal decompression is also used to alleviate pressure from pinched nerves.

Spinal decompression therapy is a treatment approved by the FDA. It is a non-surgical option to help avoid surgery and the long-term use of painkillers. In many cases, chiropractic care and decompression of an injured disk can avoid surgery altogether. Your doctor will review your medical history and diagnostic tests results to determine your best healthcare plan.

Patients often experience pain relief shortly after the first treatment. However, to ensure lasting, internal healing, a series of treatments will be needed. The number of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s needs. For example, a herniated or compressed disk often requires up to six treatments to reshape the disc and ensure normal functioning.

Spinal decompression treatment is a realistic solution for many people suffering from herniated disc pain. Patients who are pregnant or experience obesity, advanced osteoporosis, extensive nerve damage are not suitable for this treatment.