What is Spinal Decompression

Your spine undergoes constant wear and tear. Sitting, sports injuries, car accidents, all take their toll over time. Eventually the discs start to lose the fluid which maintains their thickness, or in the case of injury, the disc can bulge or even herniate. This leads to nerve compression (pinched nerves) which cause low back pain, sciatica and other symptoms. The same can happen in your neck with the same kind of radiating pain or numbness in your arms and hands.

Bulging disc pressing on nerveSpinal decompression gently takes the pressure off of the nerves

Spinal decompression therapy (DTS) gently opens up the space for the nerves by gradually increasing the thickness in the discs. How? With a very specific protocol, depending on your condition, age, and severity of pain, our DTS table creates a negative pressure (think suction) inside the disc, causing fluids and nutrients to rebuild the disc height.

Can this help bulging or herniated discs?

Yes it can. By the same means described above, the decompression will allow for the “bulged” portion of the disc to heal, and if the treatment program is followed, allow the repair of the injured tissues. When the pressure on your nerves is reduced, the pain will diminish.

The first step

Many studies show that 60 to 80 percent of all adults will suffer with severe back pain, and many will seek care for a herniated disc (bulge). At Corrective Chiropractic, we will pinpoint which disc or discs are damaged with a through examination including x-rays.
We will analyze the complete structure of your spine to identify any structural shifts to ensure that your spine is corrected properly, and reduce the chance of reoccurrence. Please do bring any CT or MRI reports you may have, but this is not mandatory.

Spinal Decompression TherapyOnce we have identified exactly which discs are involved, we will recommend the appropriate care for your particular case. This will involve Spinal Decompression Therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and home care.

Follow up care

It is critical to ensure your spine is fully stabilized. So during your Decompression Therapy, you will receive chiropractic adjustments to ensure the vertebrae in your spine are in correctly aligned, and appropriate home care (stretches, exercises and a spinal orthotic as required).

What can spinal decompression therapy help?

  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling (Legs, feet, arms, hands)
  • Facet Joint Pain (aka Facet Syndrome)
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Spinal Cord compression
  • Herniated Discs
  • Disc Bulges
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

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