What is spinal decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that can relieve back pain. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine, taking pressure off the spinal discs between your vertebrae. This relieves pressure around and in the disc allowing your spine to reposition naturally. By creating negative pressure, a rush of water, oxygen, and nutrients can also go into your disc tissue, fostering a healing environment for your back.

When non-surgical spinal decompression doesn’t relieve your symptoms, surgical spinal decompression is an option. Most pain can be relieved with non-surgical spinal decompression, but as a last resort, surgical decompression is an option.

BackFit Health + Spine’s primary focus is on non-invasive treatments. Our providers perform non-surgical spinal decompression therapy only, but if it does not work, can provide a referral for the more invasive procedure of surgical spinal decompression.

Your Content Goes Here

What symptoms and conditions does spinal decompression help with?

Spinal decompression therapy is especially helpful for lower back pain, and it can help with several other conditions including:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Trouble with balance

Including spinal decompression, your doctors at BackFit may also provide medical advice for other supporting specialities in your treatment. You may also benefit from chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, electrical stimulation, hot or cold therapy, spinal bracing, and more.

What can I expect during a non-surgical spinal decompression treatment?

During a session, you will remain clothed and lay down on a specialized decompression table. It is similar to an inversion table, but the table lays flat with no hanging upside down. A harness is placed around your hips that attaches to the lower part of the table near your feet. You might lay face down or face up.

The lower part of the table will then move slowly back and forth while the top part of the table remains fixed, sometimes called traction. You should not feel pain during or after decompression therapy, although you will feel your spine stretching and muscle relaxation.

Your doctor may recommend 1 or many sessions to assist in your healing process. Sessions last from 10 minutes to 30 minutes based on your treatment plan.

Click here to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression.

spinal-compression-treatment-backfit

Want more information?

Contact Us

Woman building her back strength naturally.

11 Ways to Strengthen your Spine

The spine is the backbone of the healthy, optimally functioning body, so keeping it strong is…

Read more
Massage

5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy

Whether it’s a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or strained muscles, it can take some time to diagnose and treat…

Read more
Lower back pain therapy

How to Avoid Back Injuries

A lower back injury is not the only cause of lower back pain. Repetitive stress and…

Read more
spinal decompression therapy in Arizona.

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

What is spinal decompression? Back decompression is a nonsurgical therapy used to alleviate back and/or leg…

Read more
Chiropractic care

Chiropractor Care: Beyond Back Pain

Most individuals think that chiropractors are only useful when they experience neck, back or low back…

Read more
Image of woman receiving spinal decompression therapy in Chiropractors in Phoenix.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive way to relieve back and leg pain. The technique stretches…

Read more
Disc Decompression Therapy for Back Pain Relief

Types of Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression

If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your…

Read more

All About Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with…

Read more
star star star star star

Real Stories, Real Change, Real Results

5 star average with over 500 reviews

star star star star star

Absolutely love this place! My husband and I have been going here for a while, and every time they remember us. We never have to re-explain anything. From the front desk to the medical team and chiropractors, they genuinely care. I’ve been having issues with my back and knee for as long as I can remember, and they helped make me feel better then I ever have. It's hard to find businesses that are run like BackFit. They have what is best for you at heart. Thanks for making my husband and I feel better then we’ve felt in years!

Cyndil W
star star star star star

I would highly recommend BackFit. The staff and doctors are wonderful and my treatment has been very successful. My migraine headaches and sciatic nerve pain are completely gone. I have significantly less lower back pain and much more range of motion despite the fact that the disc in my back was very damaged. I can now go about my daily living without health issues getting in the way.

Annie S
star star star star star

Great adjustments. Friendly staff too. Good therapists for exercising and stretching before I get adjusted. Been going for 4 years, totally love coming to get adjusted. Not scary at all. I had severe lower back pain and spasms. When I go for a routine adjustment it keeps from back pain occurring and my back spasming.

Cubby R
star star star star star

Going to BackFit was one of the best decisions I've made. I couldn't get out of bed because of severe back pain. I called BackFit and they were able to see me that day. They took x-rays in office. Loved that I didn't have to go anywhere else. Went back a couple days later to go over x-ray results with the chiropractor and started working on a solution, also with their in-house physician assistant and physical therapist. Not only have they been able to relieve the pain in my back but they have worked on other kinks in my body. Oh, and they also helped me lose weight. What more can I say, the people are amazing and the results are amazing! If anything in your body hurts, go to BackFit!

Natalie B
star star star star star

I recommend this place to everyone! Highly attentive professionals that are not only motivational and work very well as a team, but most importantly make you feel like family. I always look forward to my visits.

Brenda Z
star star star star star

The team here is so friendly and helpful! They helped me rehab my whiplash and back pain! I am so grateful for the people that took the time to listen to me and that gave me the attention I needed.

Edelmira Y
star star star star star

I look forward and enjoy every visit in my road to back recovery. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. I will no longer be looking for another chiropractor office to meet my back needs. I also like the fact they provide other health needs.

Don V
star star star star star

I was a little weary at first, but man even in the first two weeks they are really making a difference in my health! I felt the difference just after my first visit! I am committed to coming back and staying consistently. I actually recommend!

K S