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Non-Surgical Disc Decompression in Oak Creek

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No Drugs, No Surgery, No Injections!

If you’re seeking long-lasting relief from chronic back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, radiculopathy, bulging discs, or herniated discs, consider non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD).

This innovative treatment method decompresses and gently lengthens the spine, releasing pressure within the spinal discs, and offering hope for a pain-free future.

How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?

During NSSD, pressure is taken off pinched nerves, and any bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs are repositioned while disc material is pulled into its proper place. The treatment transitions patients smoothly through therapeutic phases of pulling, holding, and releasing.

The machine used for decompressing creates a negative pressure in the disc space by gently pulling the spine. It’s as if gravity, which usually compresses the spine, is reversed, resulting in a suction-like effect that draws the disc back into place. Over time, this negative pressure can contribute to the shrinkage of herniated discs, promoting healing and relief. The pulling action within the treatment cycle also provides a gentle pumping effect, aiding in the restoration of the disc.

What Can You Expect

During a session, you will lie on your back, occasionally on your stomach, while the bottom belt is secured around your pelvic girdle and the top belt around your torso. As the machine pulls the bottom strap, the top belt holds you in place. The experience is incredibly relaxing, allowing you to watch TV, fall asleep, or simply enjoy the soothing sensation of a gentle pulling force.

Each session builds upon the previous one, gradually reducing the amount of compression and increasing the openness of the spinal discs. As a result, patients often experience a reduction in pain and discomfort as they progress through the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does non-surgical spinal decompression differ from traction?

Unlike traditional traction, non-surgical spinal decompression allows for angling the pull. By adjusting the angle at which the rope is attached to the bottom belt, different discs in the spine can be targeted, tailoring the treatment to each patient’s specific needs.

Do I need an MRI or confirmed disc diagnosis to undergo non-surgical spinal decompression?

While not necessary, having an MRI can help confirm the level of the affected disc. Whether an MRI is required depends on the discretion of your doctor.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required varies based on the severity of your condition and your doctor’s recommendation. Typically, patients receive between 12 to 24 sessions over a four to eight-week period. Your treatment plan will be customized to address your specific issues and goals.

How long are the sessions?

For low back decompression, sessions typically last between 17 to 20 minutes, while neck decompression sessions are usually around 12 to 15 minutes.

Who would not be recommended for this therapy?

Patients with acute back injuries or recent flare-ups should avoid non-surgical spinal decompression until their condition stabilizes. Additionally, individuals with fusion or hardware in their spine may not be eligible for this treatment. However, in some cases where patients have fusion, selective targeting above or below the fusion site has provided relief.

Put Pain in Your Past—Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a pain-free future with non-surgical spinal decompression.


Non-Surgical Spinal Disc Decompression Oak Creek, Racine, Franklin, and Caledonia WI | (414) 761-5777