Spinal Decompression

During your visit to our chiropractor near you, she may suggest using spinal decompression for your treatment. Upon hearing about that treatment and the fact it involves lying on a spinal decompression table, you may feel hesitant about moving forward. There’s no need to shy away from spinal decompression or the chiropractic decompression table when you partner with us at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD. We’ll make sure your lumbar decomp and cervical decompression works for you and our other patients in Granite City, IL.


How will lying down on a decompression table address your injuries? Discover how cervical decompression or lumbar decompression can help with you neck pain or back pain by continuing below.

What Are the Potential Benefits of Spinal Decompression?

Chiropractors focus mainly on correcting misalignments. In many cases, chiropractic adjustments may be enough to address the misalignments in a patient’s musculoskeletal system. However, other injuries might benefit from a different approach. If you have a disc injury, or another injury or condition that qualifies, our chiropractor may recommend using a spinal decompression machine to address your problem.

Decompression can be great at treating certain back injuries because they don’t directly use force to address injuries like herniated discs or bulging discs. Instead, spinal decompression is about creating negative pressure through carefully stretching your spine.

Negative Pressure

Creating negative pressure using a chiropractic decompression table can be useful for two reasons:

First, the negative pressure can help allow your herniated or bulging discs to retract, potentially relieving some of your symptoms once your spinal discs return to their original positions.

The negative pressure may also be helpful because it can help promote the increased movement of healing nutrients throughout the injured segments of your back. Those nutrients can then help treat any surrounding structures that have sustained damage.

What Happens during a Spinal Decompression Session?

After our chiropractor confirms that your injury can be treated using spinal decompression, she may ask you to lie down on a decompression table when it comes time for your appointment. The spinal decompression table is motorized and controlled by a computer. Once you’re on the table, the we will strap you in using a harness.

Treatment begins once the back decompression machine is activated. The spinal decompression machine will control the movements of the table and initiate stretching. The stretches executed by the back decompression machine are gentle and shouldn’t cause you too much pain. Some patients may even find it relaxing.

Get Lumbar Decomp Using a Chiropractic Decompression Machine from a Chiropractor Near You

Help ensure your spinal decompression is handled correctly by partnering with us at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD. Visit our clinic in Granite City, IL, and start receiving holistic treatment for your injuries and chronic pain conditions. Call us at (618) 931-2050 for cervical decompression or lumbar decompression using a back decompression machine. A chiropractor near you is here to help.