decompression therapy

Other Chiropractors in the area charge thousands of dollars for the same therapy that can be received in our office for much, much less!!

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

This vacuum effect allows the disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc to be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

What machine is used for this purpose?

There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Hopkins Clinic for Physical Medicine has chosen to use the Triton DTS machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

How often do I take treatment sessions? How long does each session last?

Each session includes decompression therapy takes about 25 minutes. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3 times a week for 12-20 sessions.

What are the results of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Over 80% of patients benefit from decompression. The success rate of surgery is about 50%.

I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain. Can I try Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy can help people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.



The key to gaining negative disc pressure is to reduce the MIS-APPLICATION of force. Decompression Therapy is highly specific and codified and reproducible. It’s sole outcome is directed towards improved disc healing based on known mechanisms of the preeminence and predominance of the disc’s role in back pain. Overcoming the barriers to decompression creates a complete state of comfort and relaxation; bones separate and decompression occurs