banner-discdecompWhat is Disc Decompression?

Disc Decompression is a clinically-proven, non-surgical therapy designed to alleviate pain by relieving pressure on the structure of the lumbar spine and spinal nerves, and reduce pressure inside the discs. As discs in the back and pelvis are constantly under pressure, damaged discs rarely heal. Disc decompression alleviates the underlying problem causing the pain and facilitates natural healing of the disc.

For treatment, PRI utilizes the state-of-the-art SpineMED® Table. During a session, you rest comfortably on the specialized table and specific spinal or pelvic segments are targeted with precise and painless computer controlled tension to reduce the pressure on the disc.

A typical treatment session consists of 30 minutes of decompression therapy followed by 15 minutes of ice therapy. The process is painless and safe, and it is not uncommon to fall asleep during treatment. The average recommended course of treatment is 20 sessions, performed daily with a rest on the weekend.

At the conclusion of the treatment series, when the disc injury has been corrected, you will be given mobilization and strengthening exercises to avoid repeat injury. Treatment is covered by most insurance plans.

PRI uses non-surgical disc decompression to treat:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica: pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated discs (the most common causes of lower back pain)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joins (posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (radiculopathy)

How can Disc Decompression help me?

Safe, pain-free and effective method to:

  • Relieve debilitating pain caused by degenerative, bulging, herniated or ruptured discs.
  • Relieve pain caused by sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, or spinal stenosis.
  • Relief of symptoms in 15-20 sessions.
  • Return to normal levels of activity at work or recreation in just a few weeks.
  • Shrink disc herniations from 10-90% depending on the number of sessions.
  • Facilitate transfer of fluids, oxygen and nutrients to reduce disc degeneration or collapse resulting from injury.