Spinal Decompression

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression For Nerve And Joint Conditions

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of traction that focuses on specific areas of your spine helping relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal discs and joints. The discs are like gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. As a result, bulging or herniated discs tend to retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal properly.

Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:

  • Back and neck pain, or sciatica.
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joints ( posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

Treating with Spinal Decompression


The doctor fits you with a lower back belt around your waist and another around your torso.

You either lie face down or face up on a digital-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs.

Treatment may last 15 to 30 minutes and you may require 7 to 20 treatments over five to seven weeks. Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment, such as:

  • Pre-Spinal Stretching
  • Rapid Release Myofascial Work
  • Interferential Muscle Stimulation
  • Clinical Pilates

Risks of Untreated Compression Syndromes

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Risks of untreated spinal compression conditions weight heavy on advancing degeneration of bones and soft tissues. The body has a reaction to compression, continuous loading from compression over joints and soft tissues will affect how osteoarthritis progresses.