Spinal Decompression


Spinal Decompression Therapy over the last few years has become a staple for treating patients with disc pathology such as degeneration, herniations, bulges, sciatica, neuropathy, and a host of others.

Intervertebral disc pathology (bulges, herniations, etc) is one of the primary causes of back and neck pain. The discs are prone to degeneration and injury as they are compressed and twisted through daily activities.  Bulging or herniated discs often press on spinal nerves, causing severe pain and radiculopathy.  Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal because they remain under constant pressure, even while a person is at rest.  Reduction of intradiscal pressures may help draw the nucleus pulposus of a herniated disc back into the center, thereby relieving pressure on a compressed nerve root alleviating the problem and the pain.

It is widely accepted that the ideal environment to improve disc pathology is to decompress, or reduce the intradiscal pressures of the damaged disc.  This is achieved by spinal decompression.

Our Decompression Therapy treatment plans vary per individual case.  The number of treatment visits may range between 20 to 30 treatment over a course of 6-10 weeks.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is not currently covered by insurance.  Therefore Milton Chiropractic offers a variety of payment options.

Please contact our office at 617 471-4491 for further questions regarding Spinal Decompression Therapy.