Spinal Decompression Therapy Offered by Our Edmonton Clinic


spinal decompression process  Spinal decompression being performed in our Edmonton Office

Spinal decompression can be a valuable treatment for people with chronic neck or back pain, headache, disc injury, degenerative disc disease, or nerve compression causing arm or leg pain.


Spinal decompression-traction uses a sensitive computer-feedback mechanism that continuously monitors the body's muscular reaction to the applied level of traction and re-adjusts the tension to maximize comfort. The treatment uses intermittent traction cycles that alternately hold and relax the traction tension.


The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that distractive (tension) forces, when applied to the lumbar or cervical spine, can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc. The negative pressure creates a suctioning effect that may retract or reduce the size of a herniated or bulging disc, thus decreasing or eliminating nerve compression.


At the same time, spinal decompression helps bring nutrients and water into the disc. Since intervertebral discs have poor circulation, they depend upon receiving their nutrition through diffusion from the vertebrae above and below.

The benefits of spinal decompression-traction may include:


  • Relieves pressure on nerves
  • Unloads the spine
  • Gently separates vertebrae
  • Stretches ligaments and tendons
  • Stretches the joint capsule, facet joints, and discs
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Improves blood flow to tissues
  • Increases the flexibility of soft tissues such as joint capsules, tendons, and ligaments
  • Increases the range of motion

Spinal decompression-traction is designed to be painless and comfortable. Ask one of our doctors if you qualify as a candidate for a trial session or treatment plan of decompression therapy. Because results vary, qualified patients may choose to use decompression therapy at a treatment frequency specific to their needs. Our clinic offers an affordable pay-as-you go fee structure for decompression therapy.

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