Spinal Decompression Therapy

J. Adam Wagner, D.C., is proud to offer the MOST up to date and STATE-OF THE-ART decompression therapy available. As a Kennedy Certified Decompression practitioner, Dr. Adam Wagner uses the Kennedy Neural-Flex Decompression System® for the non-surgical treatment of spinal injuries and spinal pain. KDT Decompression Technique™ is an advanced curriculum that has been used to train doctors worldwide and is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges.

Decompression Therapy effectively relieves the pain associated with disc herniation, degenerative discs, stenosis, posterior facet, sciatica, headaches, and other spinal related syndromes, by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through unloading created by distraction and positioning.

Why Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, radiating leg and arm pain and headaches.

Spinal discs are avascular structures, meaning that they do not have an adequate blood supply like muscles in the body do. The lack of blood supply means that discs in the spine heal naturally at a very slow rate and current research states that a spinal disc heals in 300-500 days without treatment. By employing Decompression Therapy, an osmotic interchange of fluid can be used to speed healing of the disc by up to 71% and heal that disc in less than 100 days.

Disc Decompression is for patients experiencing pain in: Low Back Pain (Compression Symptoms, Herniated Discs (Extrusions, Protrusions, Bulges etc.), Neck Pain, Headaches, Sciatica, Degenerative Discs, Thoracic Pain, also Carpel Tunnel, knee, hip, and other extremities.

Decompression Therapy begins with a series of sessions, typically 2-3 times per week. Each session is approximately 8-12 minutes. The extent and severity of your individual symptoms will determine the number of sessions that will be necessary.

Decompression Therapy is an FDA cleared procedure that is covered by most insurance companies and can be compensated under Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Law. It is not covered under Medicare currently, but we have affordable Medicare discounts.

How does Spinal Decompression work?

Decompression Therapy is administered fully clothed either face down or up on the table. The procedure takes from 8 -20 minutes, 2-3 times per week over several weeks and is supervised by Dr. J. Adam Wagner, D.C.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

*Medically Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on June 05, 2023 Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors