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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Patient Benefits:

  • Reduces painful symptoms
  • Decreases local swelling
  • Promotes muscle tone
  • Restores normal movement

Q: What is Spinal Decompression?

A: Spinal decompression is an advancement in traction technology used primarily to treat disc problems in the lower back and neck.

Q: How does Spinal Decompression work?

A: Patients lie on a specialized table and a series of distraction forces followed by partial relaxation creates an "unloading force" in the spine which can help reduce bulging or herniated disc material and allows fluids to enter the disc, restoring function and motion to the spine.

Q: How long can results take?

A: Results vary, but typically a 4-8 week commitment is necessary. Each individual session usually takes between 25 to 35 min to complete.

Q: Why is Spinal Decompression used?

A: Bulging, herniated or degenerative discs, facet syndrome, sciatica, failed back surgery syndrome, leg pain, numbness, burning pains, neck or arm pain and weakness can all be associated with disc injury or disc related pain.