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Spinal Decompression

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical answer for disc related syndromes of your lumbar or cervical spine that utilizes certified precise computer controlled tension that gently stretches the spine, taking the pressure off the discs and joints, enhancing the natural healing process.

Spinal Decompression has been medically proven to reduce pain and alleviate symptoms and conditions related to:

  • Herniated/Bulging Discs

  • Degenerative Discs

  • Chronic Neck/Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Radiculopathy

  • Arthritis or Facet Syndrome

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Pre/Post Surgical Patients

Spinal Decompression Table

The Spinal Disc Decompression Table is designed to alleviate the underlying problems that cause the pain and facilitate the natural healing of discs. With precise and painless computer controlled tension, the specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside the disc.

The Spinal Decompression Table comfortably and accurately increases intersegmental disc space, providing non-surgical decompression of discs. Tears in the disc annulus can be repaired, and sufficient fluids and nutrients can be introduced into the nucleus to reverse the disc degeneration, bulging discs, and collapse resulting from an injury. Rehydration of the disc nucleus can restore disc height which relieves the pressure on inflamed facet joints.

It is a medical fact that damaged discs seldom heal on their own, as the discs are constantly under pressure. The Decompression Table uses clinically proven principles to reduce the pressure inside the discs. Decompression promotes the transfer of fluids, nutrients, and oxygen back inside the discs and results in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs, providing relief of nerve pressure and pain.

Through recent clinical trials, utilizing MRI, pre and post treatment on a similar table, disc herniations were reduced 10% to 90%, according to the number of treatment sessions. Patching and healing of the annulus were also evident.


A typical treatment consists of a predetermined recommended time on the decompression table. All treatments are administered with the patient fully clothed. The patient is positioned on the table and comfortably secured to a fixed part of the table. The table section will be electronically tilted, so that specific spinal segments can be targeted with precise and painless computer controlled tension. The specific disc segment is gently distracted to reduce the pressure inside of the disc. The treatment is comfortable, and some patients fall asleep. Most patients will find relief of their symptoms between 5 and 10 sessions, while the average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions. The recommended course of treatment will be determined after a full consultation and examination are performed.

At the conclusion of the treatment series when the disc injury has been corrected, patients are given strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury. After only a few weeks of treatment, research has shown amazing results in relieving the debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, and many failed back surgery cases. Most patients are able to return to normal levels of activity or recreation in just a few weeks time.

Facts of Life

  • Surgery success rate is 50% & Spinal Decompression success rate is 93%

  • Surgery is Painful, Risky & Spinal Decompression is Safe and Painless

  • Spinal Decompression allows most people to work during the treatment

  • Spinal Surgery causes lost time at work

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Review

  • Is a Non-Surgical treatment which is Safe & Painless

  • Studies have determined that 93% of patients report relief of symptoms

  • Designed to correct the problem, not just treat the symptoms

  • Pre-determined treatment period

If you or someone you know is suffering from one of the conditions that we have specified above, please call 361-729-2225 to schedule a consultation with our expert team.

At Rockport Physical Medicine PA, we look forward to answering questions you may have and help determine if you are a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.

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