Spinal Decompression Therapy


Spinal Decompression Therapy is used to manage radicular pain resulting from disc lesion, degeneration, or stenosis. The induced intervertebral separation will ease pressure on the spinal facet joints and discs.

Damaged, degenerative, bulging, herniated and ruptured spinal discs are among the most common causes of lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, leg pain, leg numbness or weakness, arm pain, and arm numbness or weakness. It is a medical certainty that damaged discs, whether bulging or protruding as a result, seldom heal on their own due to the fact they are always subject to gravity and are under constant internal pressure.

This exciting therapy is offered at our San Marcos, TX location. Spinal Decompression Therapy relieves pressure on vital structures of the spine, specifically the nerve roots of the spine, by reducing pressure inside the discs. In many cases this allows the body to repair some of the damage inside the discs and the vertebral facet joints of the spine. Previously, treatments were only aimed at relieving pain and getting soft tissues to heal. This means that many patients have been able to return to a more active lifestyle than they had previously imagined.

A typical treatment session consists of 15 to 20 minutes of decompression often combined with chiropractic adjustments and 15 to 30 minutes of therapy such as electrical stimulation and exercise rehabilitation for a faster and longer lasting response.

The non-surgical process is painless, it’s not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during treatment.  Give us a call for an appointment at our San Marcos, TX location today to see if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy, we hope to see you soon.