Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for lower back and neck pain associated with spinal disc problems. The therapy comprises of gently stretching the spine to take the pressure off the spinal discs (the gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine.)
In other words spinal decompression involves a comfortable spinal distraction (stretching) the traction then creates a gentle vacuum effect inside your spinal disc and allows the herniated or protruded disc material to be pulled back into the disc and into alignment. This also helps promote the movement of water, oxygen and nutrient rish fluids into the discs so they can heal. The therapy is conducted on a specially designed table with an advanced computer module attached to it.
How many treatments do I need?
This varies from individual to individual. We do however, provide you with a time frame within which we expect to see results. This time frame depends on your condition. We will not bring you back and continue the treatment if results are not visible within the stipulated time.
Will I need Ongoing Maintenance Treatments?
In some cases ongoing maintenance treatment is recommended in order to keep things stable and monitor how much degeneration has occurred, etc. Depending on each individual case maintenance treatments can take place once a month or once every few months.
What conditions does Spinal Decompression treat?
Spinal Decompression therapy treats an injury to your disc, irritation to the nerves in your spine and facet joint as a result of arthritis and degeneration.
Some conditions treated by Spinal Decompression are:
Neck and low back pain -
Bulging or herniated discs -
Injured spinal nerve root -
Pinched nerves -
- Degenerative discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Worn spinal joints
Neck and low back pain
Bulging or herniated discs
Injured spinal nerve root
Worn spinal joints
Are there conditions that shouldn't be treated?
Every patient treated at our clinic is evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether or not spinal decompression therapy is suitable for them.
However, spinal decompression is not recommended if you are:
Severely Obese -
Have severe osteoporosis -
- Have severe nerve damage
- Over the age of 70
- Have had spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates etc.)
Have severe osteoporosis
Have severe nerve damage
Over the age of 70
Have had spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates etc.)