What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical method of treatment to reduce back pain and back problems. Professionals can implement this treatment for various injuries and ailments such as neck and back pain, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, worn down spinal joints, degenerative disc disorder or injured spinal nerve roots.

How Does it Work?

Spinal decompression takes about 30-45 minutes each treatment, and treatments will be ongoing over a span of months. Patients may first need ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, or a hot/cold therapy beforehand. During spinal decompression, patients wear harnesses and lie on a computer operated table while the physician works the table to release pressure in specific areas of the patient’s back.

Why Does This Work?

Spinal decompression works by stretching the spine. This changes the forces and position of the spinal column to relieve pressure off the spinal discs, which allow for better movement of water, oxygen and fluids into the discs.