Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, disc bulges, disc herniations, and facet syndrome.

The #1 Non-invasive Therapy for Spinal & Disc Ailments

If others treatments have failed you, spinal decompression treatments can help diminish or eliminate nerve compression and the corresponding pain. 

Reducing Intradiscal Pressure

By providing localized distractive forces to the lumbar spine, an accordion-type pull creates a suctioning effect to reduce the disc bulge and alleviates nerve compression.


Answering your most asked questions so you can be prepared.

Is it safe?

Spinal decompression is the number one non-invasive treatment for disc herniations. The practice is promoted as safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia, or surgery.

How long does it take?

Spinal decompression works through a series of 15, one-minute alternating decompression and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of 30 minutes. Treatment frequency is dependent on the severity of the herniation.

How will I receive the treatment?

For the low back, the patient lies on their back on the decompression table, with a harness placed around the waist and lower chest. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well-tolerated.

For the neck, the patient sits upright with a cervical harness, cupped beneath the lower head and chin where a decompression pull takes place. 

What is the purpose of Upright Cervical Decompression?

An upright positioning allows the Atlanto-axial joints, designed for rotation of the head, to glide forward, a natural motion for them-thus improving treatment outcomes.

What is the purpose of Lumbar Decompression?

In a supine position, the lumbar decompression distracts the vestibular joints, placing them in an anti-gravity state. The decompression then increases oxygenation and blood flow to the disc itself. This pumping motion reduces the size of the herniation bulge. 

Why does degeneration occur?

Degeneration will occur in all humans with head position and posture playing a key role in the wear and tear on the joints.

What is the objective of decompression?

Our conservative care protocols aim to slow, stop, and reverse the ensuing negative effects of compression. Our primary goal is to create an environment of long-standing, reduced pressure to promote healing.

How can cervical and lumbar decompression help me?

Cervical decompression can help with:

  • Improving the cervical curve
  • Reducing forward head posture
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Bulging disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Numb arms or hands
  • Headaches

Lumbar decompression can help with:

  • Improve the lumbar curve
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Tingling in legs and feet
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Weakness in the lower extremities
  • Recurring back spasms
  • Bulging disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Numb arms or hands
  • Headaches


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