Spinal Decompression

Safe, effective and cost-effective non-surgical relief from back or neck pain

Spinal Decompression Therapy using our DTS table is a safe and effective treatment designed to help relieve your nagging back, neck, or referred pain such as sciatica. Clinical studies of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy are reporting that a high percentage of patients show significant reduction of pain. A percentage reports the elimination of pain. Thousands of people across the country are enjoying the benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are eager to help you learn if you are a candidate for this treatment method.

A typical plan may be between 10 to 30 treatments. It is important to complete your treatment plan and thus the full healing process even if you start to feel improvement early on. It is not uncommon to experience a significant reduction in pain early in your treatments.

During each session, you experience multiple cycles of treatment, which may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Each cycle takes between 3 to 5 minutes. The equipment is designed to apply precisely-controlled tension along the axis of your spinal column, creating decompression of the intervertebral discs. The process is fully automated and administered by a computer, which in turn is monitored by a technician.

During the treatment cycles, you may feel some relief of the pressure in the area where your pain exists. During this time, your body is responding by flooding the area with valuable oxygen, blood, nutrients which help promote thenatural healing process of your body.

Decompression Therapy uses a tractive force that is carefully applied in such a manner as to overcome the patient’s ability to anticipate or reflexively guard against the force thereby creating total relaxation in the spinal musculature. This relaxation has proven to create the conditions necessary to unload the vertebral segments causing significant negative systolic pressure in the disc. Enough that most herniations can be non-surgically retracted and collagenous binding can begin where tearing of the annular fibers has occurred.

Think of it like this, the only way to achieve decompression in the spine is to separate bones. If all of the barriers to decompression are not overcome, the best you can hope for is soft tissue separation and a potential increase in disc pressure.

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for:
• Herniated disc
• Degenerative disc
• Facet syndrome
• Sciatica
• Post-surgical patients

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?  
Spinal Decompression Therapy works by restoring proper function to an injured disc. This is done by producing a controlled, mechanical traction on the spine using our Triton DTS Decompression Table. During the pull phase, injured discs are gently stretched apart, producing a suction force inside the disc. This draws disc buldges and herniations back into the center of the disc along with oxygen, water, nutrients, and other healing substances. The end result is a strong, healthy, properly functioning disc in about 84% of the patients. 

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy? 
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression is not indicated?
Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis.  Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or cages) is also contraindicated.  Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.
How often do I take treatment sessions?  How long does each session last?
Each session includes decompression therapy and spinal stabilization exercises and takes about 1 hour. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-5 times a week for 15-20 sessions.
How can I be scheduled for Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Simply call our office at (480) 897-1424 and tell the receptionist that you are interested in decompression therapy.  An initial consultation can usually be scheduled within 24 hours.

Call to schedule an appointment:

(480) 897-1424

Dr. Kuhn, Acupuncture and Chiropractor in Mesa, Arizona

Office Hours

Summer Hours (4/1 - 9/30):
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 am
By Appointment Only
Winter Hours (10/1 - 3/31):
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
By Appointment Only (Walk-ins welcome)

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Center in Mesa, Arizona