spinal decompression

How is decompression therapy administered, and what results can you expect?

Spinal Decompression therapy is administered through the KDT Neural-Flex Triton DTS, a state-of-the-art computer directed spinal-rehab system. The KDT Neural-Flex Triton DTS is certified to deliver therapeutic treatment forces in a comfortable and soothing manner. The spinal decompression process gently pulls, holds, and releases the spine in a cycle that lasts about 1 minute. This process will happen repeatedly for 20 minutes. Normally when pulls are exerted on the spine, such as in conventional traction, the muscles respond by tightening. This is known as the proprioceptive block. Because of the special cycling action, the body does not respond by tightening the muscles, thus making the treatment extremely comfortable as well as effective.

Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.

Gionis, Thomas MD
Groteke, Eric DC
Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).

How does spinal decompression therapy work?

Dr. Bailey or Dr. Chandler will have you lie down on a computer-controlled table and will comfortably adjust the table appropriately for your body type. He or she will then operate the computer to tell the table how much to move according to your own needs that you and your doctor have discussed previously. The basic premise of this type of adjustment is that specific spinal segments will be slowly and gently pulled and relaxed to produce negative pressure, or a “pumping” action, that retracts the affected disc or discs into proper position. The treatment generally lasts between half an hour to 45 minutes. Depending on the severity of your particular case, you may need anywhere from 12 to 24 treatments over the span of four to eight weeks.

chiropractic adjustment table
spinal decompression machine

What symptoms is spinal decompression good for treating?


  • Chronic and/or severe back pain
  • Uncertain or poor prognosis
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Long term probability for drug use
  • Failed back surgery
  • Future anticipated need for surgery



Is spinal decompression right for you?

Ask Dr. Bailey or Dr. Chandler if spinal decompression is right for you. This therapy may not be a good idea if you: are pregnant, have a tumor, have advanced osteoporosis or have metal spinal implants. The team at NT Chiropractic will guide you through each treatment and work with you to choose the right treatment plan to ease your back and neck pain.