Spinal decompression
Bulging or Herniated Disc
Sciatica Treatment
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What Is Non Surgical Spinal Decompression?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive treatment for chronic lower back, neck, leg and arm pain – in particular for herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and sciatica.
The treatment is:

Non Invasive – therefore there is no risk of infection

No Recovery Time – no down time from normal activities

All Natural – drug free

Through the gentle stretch and release protocols of the decompression procedure to the specific disc, negative pressure is created over time. This vacuum effect encourages any herniated disc material back into the disc taking pressure off nerve endings and reducing chronic pain.

Although relatively new in Australia, test case results from the US where this treatment has been available for several years have shown this treatment to be successful in 86% of cases.

Spinal Decompression Theory

Reversing of the axial load, through decompression, takes the pressure off the disc(s) and relieves pressure on pinched or entrapped nerves.  This promotes enhanced circulation to the affected area, which in turn aids the healing process, reduces inflammation and results in regained mobility and pain relief.

Compressed, bulging disc – pressing on the nerves

Compressed, bulging disc – pressing on the nerves

Healthy, full height, hydrated disc – supporting the spine

Healthy, full height, hydrated disc – supporting the spine


The Decompression Table

A Decompression Table is a sophisticated medical mechanism, driven by a specifically designed computerised system which provides extremely gentle, precise and effective pulling forces to draw apart the vertebrae and release the pressure surrounding a particular disc.

Seven sensors in the table continually monitor the patient to ensure the correct treatment is delivered. This mechanical treatment delivers a precise and more consistent treatment than is possible with the hands alone in traditional manipulative therapies.

Reasons to Choose Spinal Decompression

  • To aid in the relief of chronic pain caused by bulging or herniated discs and degenerative disc disease
  • An alternative to surgery or when surgery is not recommended
  • When current treatments are not working
  • To achieve a reduced need/dependency on painkillers
  • To achieve long-term pain relief
  • To enable a return to normal daily activities

Conditions That Respond Well To Spinal Decompression

  • Disc protrusions (both single and multi level)
  • Disc bulging
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Sciatica Neuritis
  • Lumbar and Cervical radiculopathy
  • Leg pain +/or numbness
  • Arm pain +/or numbness
  • Carpel tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica Neuritis
  • Lumbar and Cervical radiculopathy
  • Leg pain +/or numbness
  • Arm pain +/or numbness
  • Carpel tunnel Syndrome

The Treatments – What To Expect

Once positioned on the table, with legs raised for added comfort, a unique program will be set to deliver the exact gentle force required during the 20 minute treatment.

There is no need to undress or even take off your shoes and with the room lights dimmed, you will be encouraged to relax, meditate or preferably sleep during the treatment.

In Summary

Non Surgical Spinal Care offers an alternative to surgery through Spinal Decompression treatments which are non invasive and suitable for acute and chronic pain conditions in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions of the spine. This spinal therapy is pain free and can provide pain relief from sciatica, arm and/or leg pain and numbness caused by slipped discs, bulging discs, disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. By relieving the pressure from the discs and joints through gentle and specific stretching of the spine, our aim is to reduce pain and increase mobility in a safe and comfortable procedure. If you are considering surgery call us for advice and guidance on your back or neck pain condition and to discuss whether Spinal Decompression is suitable for you at our Melbourne clinic.