Spinal Decompression/Traction

Decompression, also know as traction, is the process of separating the spinal segments to reduce compression of the disc, and increase space for local nerves. We have found it to be a highly effective way to treat both cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) disorders including: degenerative disc disease, bulging/herniated disc, foraminal stenosis, and nerve root compression.  Depending on the severity, acuteness, and type of condition one presents with, decompression can be performed mechanically (with a machine) or manually (by a skilled clinician).  Both have their benefits, and our physical therapist will determine which form our patients would benefit from the most.