Spinal Decompression

Anyone can benefit from spinal decompression therapy—gravity always presses down on us, compressing our spines and discs, which can lead to pain and degeneration. We especially recommend spinal decompression therapy for our Chiropractic Worx patients with pain that radiates from the lower back into the glutes or legs, or with neck pain that causes headaches, shoulder pain, or tingling in the arms and hands. These are all symptoms of disc conditions.

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Spinal decompression therapy

How Does It Work?

Your discs are the fluid-filled cushions that act as spacers and shock absorbers between your vertebrae. When these discs are compressed, they can put pressure on the nerves, causing severe pain and other symptoms.

​​​​​​​Spinal decompression works by creating a vacuum effect. By slowly and gently stretching the spine, space is created between the vertebrae, allowing the disc to be sucked back into position, removing pressure on the nerve, and, over time, allowing the disc to heal properly and function normally.

Incorporating Decompression into Your Care

If spinal decompression can benefit you, Dr. Sherman will incorporate it into your care plan, and you will receive it after your adjustments at each visit. You’ll be harnessed to our decompression table and lie on it for 15-20 minutes, depending on your needs. The table will gently stretch your spine, and then relax the stretch repeatedly during this time. It’s completely painless, and most people find it soothing and relaxing. Some even take a nap.

Decompression therapy is highly effective and can help patients avoid disc surgery. Once the disc has healed, we recommend continuing with maintenance care once a month or so to keep the discs healthy and functioning as they should.