Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Arrives!

Cameron has spent the past 12 months researching a very exciting new therapy known as ‘Non-surgical Spinal Decompression’, and we are very pleased to announce this cutting-edge technology has arrived at the practice and is in operation!

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Decompression therapy slowly and gently lengthens the spine through precise computer programmed movements.  As the table pulls and releases, pressure is reduced within the intervertebral discs, the nerve canals are widened and surrounding soft tissues and joints are stretched.

How does it help?

  • Disc conditions – As bulges or herniations are drawn in, the transfer of essential nutrients and oxygen facilitates the disc to begin the healing process.
  • Nerve Conditions – Nerve pressure is reduced allowing blood flow and nutrients to heal swollen, inflamed or damaged nerve tissues.
  • Joint Conditions – Pressure is released from stiff and inflamed joints helping to restore normal movement.


What conditions may benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

  • Sciatica or Arm pain
  • Chronic lower back and neck pain
  • Disc bulging or herniations which cause pain
  • Facet joint syndrome (Joint Pain)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • A gentle alternative to chiropractic manipulative therapy for the above conditions

Decompression may be an option for people who suffer from ongoing back, neck, arm or leg pain who have had poor results with other forms of therapy (including chiropractic therapy).  A thorough screening process is necessary to determine suitability for decompression

How is Decompression different to Traction Therapy?

Decompression depends on the ability to distract (stretch) the spine without eliciting reflex muscle reactions or spasms.  The table’s computer controlled biofeedback response adjusts distractive forces at an incredible rate of 20 milliseconds (the human neurological response is 50 milliseconds).  This ability to almost instantly sense and adjust tensions is a key difference that distinguishes decompression tables from conventional traction devices.  Compared to older tables more gentle pulling forces can be used, meaning aggravations are extremely rare.

For more information about this exciting new therapy please email us info@warragulchiropracticcentre.com.au  or phone 5622 1322