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Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table, with the goal of relieving back pain.  This procedure is called nonsurgical decompression therapy.  Both traction and decompression therapy are applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.

Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an attempt to bring about several theoretical benefits including:

  • Create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.
  • Create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.

Spinal Decompression Therapy can help alleviate your back and neck pain.

Call Rucker Chiropractic Performance & Rehabilitation for an appointment today at (425) 252-3127.

Question: What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Answer: Spinal Decompression Therapy is a modern, non-surgical traction procedure that effectively treats low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain.  This type of traction is very successful in relieving pain associated with spinal disc herniation, degenerative spinal discs, and facet joint syndromes.

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