Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary technology. It is used primarily to treat sciatica and numbness and tingling and disc injuries in the neck and low back. This is a safe and drug free treatment option.  Spinal Decompression utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures.  This happens in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by small cycles of partial relaxation. This technique has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other and creating a vacuum effect inside the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure. See the video above for a simple demonstration of the process. It explains it very well.

The negative pressure will induce retraction, which is the action of drawing something back or back in. It retracts the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root and/or thecal sac. This happens microscopically each time.  But cumulatively, over four to six weeks time, the results are quite dramatic. And the patient feels relief!

The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation over a series of visits provide numerous changes.  Decompression promotes the diffusion of water and 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. Often decompression is combined with chiropractic care and specific exercises. The chiropractic exercises promote core stability and the chiropractic care improves the motion and overall function of the spine.

SpineMED® is the most technologically advanced decompression system on the market and we have it at Palm Beach Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

In our facility, we feature SpineMED® It is a Non-surgical and Drug-free option.  The patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table.  There are NO awkward clumsy nylon harnesses, outdated tower design, or primitive traction components.  They are replaced with a patented state of the art restraint system, exclusive pelvic tilt mechanism and advanced computer controls. Many of our patients actually enjoy the treatment! Some patients even fall asleep during their treatment on the SpineMED®.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is extremely effective at treating:

  • bulging discs
  • herniated discs
  • pinched nerves
  • sciatica
  • radiating arm and leg pain
  • spinal stenosis
  • degenerative disc disease
  • facet syndromes.

Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates are accepted for care.  If you have been diagnosed with a disc injury and would like more information, please contact us today.

Please be aware, You ARE NOT a candidate for SpineMED® if you have:

  • Instabilities of the spine, such as recent fractures
  • Bilateral pars defects
  • Gross osteoporosis
  • Cancers or tumors of the spine
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients under the age of 15

Disc fragmentation, calcification, severe arthritis and any surgical spinal appliances are all relative contraindications.

Post surgical patients are NOT contraindicated unless they have surgical hardware fixation in the region of the spine being targeted. In fact, failed back surgical patients may respond well to SpineMED®.

Call 561-708-5700 and make an appointment to see if you would make a good candidate for SpineMED® decompression.