Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) is a revolutionary technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. We find that many patients use Spinal Decompression Therapy as a last resort prior to surgery and the results we have seen have been transformation to say the least.*

In order to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, please ask yourself the following questions:

1.)   Are you or your family members struggling with little to no relief?

2.)   Are you limited with your ability to perform activities of daily living?

3.)   Do you currently need to take pain medication just to get through the day?

4.)   Have you missed work due to pain?

5.)   Have you attempted to use an epidural with no relief?

6.)   Are you about to consider surgery because nothing else is working?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then we encourage you to consider Spinal Decompression Therapy.

This advancement in technology has provided people just like you with a dramatically improved quality of life. In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems usually was given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren’t progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. This is no longer the case and your ideal life might be right around the corner.

SDT is an effective treatment option that is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of Spinal Decompression, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.

The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, the cal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.  The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.

This system provides relief of pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica.  Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces or eliminates back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to their previous lives.

Please call our office so that we can schedule a consultation which will help determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.


Disclaimer: Results may differ from patient to patient based on many factors. Age, condition, length of time, and other health factors will affect results. As with any program there is no 100% guarantee, and we do not claim to cure any specific disease.