Am I a Candidate?

Answer These Simple Questions Below To See If Non-Surgical Structural Spinal Decompression Is Right For You

Are you a Candidate?

If you answered YES to 3 or more of these, you are likely a candidate for Non-Surgical Structural Spinal Decompression (NSSSD).

NSSSD is a gentle treatment for spinal disc issues that are pinching on nerves and causing pain, weakness, numbness, etc.

What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a safe and effective way to treat chronic and debilitating conditions such as:

Neck pain

Arm/Hand pain

Back pain

Leg/Foot pain


Degenerative disc disease

Herniated disc

Bulging disc


Spinal stenosis

failed neck/back surgery syndrome.

If you or someone you know have been struggling with these debilitating conditions with little or no relief, then ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you currently dependent on medications on a daily basis?
  • Are you limited in daily activities?
  • Have you had repeated injections or epidurals with little or no relief?
  • Are you considering surgery and are uncomfortable with that choice?
  • Have non-surgical options been presented to you?
  • Have you already tried chiropractic or physical therapy?
  • Have you been out of work due to pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then non-surgical Spinal Decompression therapy is certainly a viable option and could very well be what you’re looking for! Spinal Decompression is different from traction therapy in that the purpose is NOT to stretch your spine or muscles. The purpose and effect of Spinal Decompression is to relieve pressure on the nerve so that it can start to heal properly.

This video shows how a “pinched nerve” can cause problems in other parts of the body such as leg pain, sexual dysfunction, foot problems, etc.

Benefits of NSSD Therapy







FAQs About NSSD Therapy

What is Spinal Decompression therapy, and how it works?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that uses FDA cleared medical technology that gently stretches the spine at specific segments which relieves pressure and inflammation off of nerve roots. This technique of unloading due to distraction and positioning has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a “vacuum effect” inside the discs that are targeted. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intradiscal pressure.

The negative pressure can induce the retraction of the herniated/bulging disc material into the inside of the outer disc layers, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks. The results are quite dramatic.

The doctor operates the table from a computerized console as you lie face down or face up on a specialized table. The cycling of decompression and partial relaxation (intermittent pull and release) over a series of visits, promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.

Do I have to wear specific clothing?

Patients are treated fully clothed and are fitted with a pelvic harness that fits around their pelvis as well as a harness that fits around their torso.  It is suggested to wear loose fitting clothing. One piece outfits are not suggested. Clean shorts and gowns can be provided if necessary.

How long does each treatment last?

Each treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Most patients find the sessions to be comfortable, and relief of pain can sometimes be noticed in the first few sessions.

How many treatments will I need?

Of course, this varies depending on the individual condition. Sometimes the longer the individual has had the problem the longer it can take to notice results. This should not discourage you, as sometimes patience is needed.

Will non-surgical Spinal Decompression help a slipped disc?

A “bulging” or “herniated” disc is sometimes referred to as a “slipped” disc. Studies demonstrate that Spinal Decompression Therapy succeeds at treating bulging or herniated discs over 70% of the time. This of course varies depending on the complexity of the injury and other factors. Many times patients are able to avoid more costly and invasive procedures such as surgery, which has a success rate of 15-80% reduction in pain with up to 50% suffering from “failed-back syndrome” after 3 months.

Will my insurance cover it?

There are many insurance plans, all with different benefits. Some plans cover the costs of associated procedures. We will certainly be glad to help you verify all of your insurance benefits when you come into the office for a consultation.

Are there any reasons that I can't proceed with this type of therapy? 

The doctor has to determine if you are a candidate as there are certain conditions for which this therapy would be contraindicated. The doctor will perform a screening process and only then accept the cases he thinks this therapy can help the most.

Certain people are not candidates for spinal decompression therapy and usually have conditions such as:

  • Tumors
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Fractures
  • Metal Implants/Screws/Plates in spine
  • Advanced Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain conditions (diseases) that compromise the structural integrity of the spine and discs. These conditions are present in only a small percentage of the population.