What is spinal decompression?

There has been much information in the media recently about the merits of spinal decompression.  In order to appreciate the merits of the new technology, you must first understand the condition it treats.


Spinal decompression puts negative pressure on each disk, to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with compressed disks. When a disk is compressed, the disk material moves from its place between each disk, into the space occupied by the sensitive nerves. When the nerves become crowded, the patient experiences great pain and pressure. This pain is not alleviated by even the strongest of pain medications. Many times, the condition warrants the use of highly addictive medications, such as morphine to mask the pain long enough to give the patient some relief. Long term however, the risk for addiction increases, while the source of the pain is untreated.

Surgery attempts to treat the condition by shaving the part of the disk to create room for the material that is crowding the nerves. Spinal decompression eliminates the source of the pain, therefore eliminating the need for risky spine surgery and the subsequent months of down time post surgery.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical traction based treatment outcome for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and low back.

Effective for Many Spinal Conditions

Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain caused by degenerated or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression.  These conditions include...

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Facet syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • or even failed back surgery

Decompression Therapy Sessions

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless.  In fact, some people fall asleep durring the spinal decompression session.

The number of sessions needed and your specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures may be treated with therapy, chiropractic adjustments if indicated and/or rehabilitation.

Why Decompression Therapy is so Effective

Doctor skill combined with the computerized traction head are the keys.  Proper assessment, correct positioning and the use of pre-programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation may reduce disc pressure allowing nutrients to accelerate disc healing.

Don't Risk Surgery

Spinal decompression has saved many people from spinal surgery.  If you are suffering from a degenerated or herniated disc, don't risk surgery until you have explored safe and effective spinal decompression!

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