Spinal Decompression Therapy consists of using motorized traction designed to gently stretch the spine to relieve back pain. By changing the force and position of the spine, there is pressure taken off the spinal discs, gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the discs. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking the pressure off nerves and other spinal structures, which promotes movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.

Pain in the arms, legs, neck and lower back areas can result from a number of causes, but many cases stem from a spinal disc injury.

The disc is a flat mass of tissue wedged between each vertebra of the spinal column that serves as a shock absorber when the spine stretches and bends. The strain on the spine can result in a herniation, better known as a slipped disk, and pain stems from the pressure that the herniated disk places on the spinal nerves.

Traction is a method of dealing with spinal pain that dates back to the Middle Ages. Its purpose is to reduce the load on various elements of the spinal column through the exertion of a pulling force, allowing for more natural healing of the affected area. However, this technique could pose a hazard to patients with other health conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Spinal Decompression Therapy uses the same principles as traction but combines them with computer technology. This increases its versatility and reduces problems associated with conventional techniques.

In addition to treating herniated disks, spinal decompression can be useful in dealing with related conditions, such as sciatica and spinal stenosis. Patients with such problems should consult with a chiropractor to determine whether Spinal Decompression Therapy is the answer to relieving their pain.

What ailments can be effectively treated with Back on Trac Spinal Decompression chair

Spinal Decompression can help alleviate:

  • Spinal root impingement
  • Protruding discsBulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs


  • Non-surgical
  • No needles
  • FDA cleared
  • No drugs
  • Affordable cost

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