Is Spinal Decompression Effective?

Treatment has been shown to unload discs which can help you resolve low back pain and sciatica.

Spinal decompression therapy has been shown to increase disc height, reduce pain, and improve function.

  •  In a research study completed in 2010, Spinal Decompression was found to be associated with reduced pain and increased disc height. a
  • When comparing traditional traction with more sophisticated decompression, patients reported good to excellent results in 86% of patients with disc bulges and 75% of those with joint arthritis. b
  • When a study compared MRI results before and after Spinal Decompression Treatment, the study reported that “all but three patients had significant pain relief” and stated there was an “improvement and retraction” of the lumbar disc. c
  • In a study evaluating the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression, reduced pain was reported in 86% of patients in the study. d

The effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy will continue to be evaluated as more rigorous studies are completed and reviewed over time.

a. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Jul 8;11:155.
b. AJPM Vol.7 No. 2 April 1997.
c. Journal of Neuroimaging, Volume 8, No. 2. April 1998.
d. Orthopedic Technology Review, Vol.5-6,Nov-Dec 2003.