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Spinal Decompression Therapy

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive treatment solution for people who suffer from neck or back pain from disc prolapse. Decompression helps to relieve pressure from the discs and other spinal structures causing pain.

Why do discs cause pain?

Over time or due to injury, the discs (Shock absorbers) in our spine can become compressed, and lead to more serious conditions including Bulging, Herniated or Degenerative Discs, Sciatica, or Facet Syndrome. This pain typically starts as back and neck pain and can over time start referring pain, pins & needles to other areas of the body, such as the arms and legs. Currently, many people who experience this kind of pain are treated through traditional methods of ‘therapy’ in the form of medication and spinal surgery. Spinal surgery may work well in advanced cases, it has associated symptoms post-surgery such as residual pain, restricted joint range, and permanent nerve damage.

How can Spinal Decompression (Traction) Therapy help?

Spinal traction stretches the spine to take pressure off the compressed discs in the spine to promote healing. This procedure straightens the spine and improves the body’s ability to heal itself.

What conditions can be treated

People with following spinal conditions benefit from this therapy because the traction reverses the force of gravity.

Slipped discs

Bone spurs

Degenerative disc disease

Herniated discs

Facet disease


Foramina stenosis

Pinched nerves

What happens during the treatment session?

In mechanical spinal traction, you will lie on a table that has special tools to stretch the spine. The physiotherapist will attach a series of ropes, slings, and pulleys to your body to mechanically relieve pressure. The results of spinal traction include immediate pain relief, and proper spinal alignment, by stretching the muscles and bones in the back to combat the effects of gravity.

With the help of other physiotherapy modalities, many people find great success with spinal traction. Treatment reduces pain and the body is more capable of healing itself, some people only need spinal traction therapy for a short period of time. Others need it throughout their lives.

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy for me?

If you would like to try Spinal Decompression Therapy please contact us on 3390 1616 to schedule an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. Our physiotherapists are very experienced in this field, keen to discuss your condition in private and offer a tailored treatment plan to suit your needs.

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