Our office, Apex Chiropractic in Louisville, CO is the only one around with a Back on Trac spinal decompression table for the neck and back and serve the greater Broomfield and Boulder area for that reason!


There is little in life that can cause you more pain than a pinched nerve or herniated disc. Anyone who has ever experienced such conditions will be quick to support that contention.

By the way, sciatica is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve gets pinched by stenosis (narrowing of the spinal channel) or a disc issue between two vertebrae.

If you are dealing with nerve pain issues that are seemingly being caused by spine defects, conditions, or injuries, you’ll want to go see a reputable chiropractor. Absent a serious injury or illness that is the cause of your pain, a good chiropractor will have non-invasive ways to address your pain.

One of the options that chiropractors seem to prefer for nerve pain and herniated disc issues is a spinal decompression table. The following information will describe the spinal decompression technique and the benefits of said technique.


How Spinal Decompression Works

The focal point of spinal decompression is a medical machine/device that is controlled by a computer program. The device is attached to a patient’s body via a body harness. While the patient is laying fully clothed on a treatment table, the activated spinal decompression device starts separating the vertebrae. The specific decompression table we use, which you can see below, has over 20 different customizable protocols to treat each patients specific back and neck problems individually.


Conditions Spinal Decompression Can Help

  • Low back pain
  • Facet syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Protruding disc
  • Extruded disc
  • Lumbar Sprain Strain
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylothesis Anterior and Posterior
  • Spondylolysis Congenital and Traumatic
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Failed Lumbar Surgical Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis Congenital and Degenerative
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Large Diameter Afferent Stimulation
  • Small Diameter Afferent Stimulation
  • Type II Mechanoreceptor Stimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Reduction
  • Pain Elimination
  • Multimodal Sensory Stimulation


What is a Spinal Decompression Table?

A spinal decompression table is a non-invasive chiropractic technique that serves to stretch the spine. This is not a traction table or roller table, it is way more advanced with better results. It involves the use of a medical device that helps to gently pull the spine apart, which serves to relieve the pressure on discs by making negative pressure in the discs themselves so they can be rehydrated when the high pressure area around them fills them back up.

Using certain criteria that are entered into the software program, the program determines how much force should be used to decompress the spine. In most cases, the force is gentle in order to prevent injury. The criteria that are used to determine how much pressure will be used are things like the patient’s age, body weight, general health, and the location and severity of the condition.

As the spine gently decompresses, it separates the vertebrae, which have effectively become compressed over time for a variety of reasons. This allows for the release of pinched nerves. The separation process can also allow for a herniated or slipped disc to move back into its proper place.

Each decompression treatment process takes 8 – 15 minutes, depending on a number of factors. If you agree to go through spinal decompression, you should expect the process to take 5 to 8 weeks before you’ll get the results you need. Most patients will notice results well before then but for long term relief it can take 10-12 decompression sessions.


The Benefits Associated with Spinal Decompression

As you contemplate agreeing to the spinal decompression technique, you’ll want to consider the benefits of doing so. First and foremost, you should experience pain relief.

Some of the other benefits you might derive include:

  • Your spine could move into proper alignment over time
  • Relief of other pain issues related to muscle tension or headaches
  • Healthier discs in the spine
  • Better mental health as the stress and anxiety caused by pain starts to diminish
  • Pain relief often results in better sleep
  • Improves the ability to enjoy physical activities like sports and exercising
  • Better balance, flexibility, and range of motion as spine returns to proper alignment


The Risks of Spinal Decompression

It would be reasonable for you to question whether or not there are any risks associated with spinal decompression.

For the most part, the risks are very minimal as long as the chiropractor follows the right protocols and has undergone the extended training and use a reputable spinal decompression table like “Back on Trac”.

If you are experiencing back or neck pain, it’s not a life sentence. Get ahold of Apex Chiropractic. There is a good chance that spinal decompression will give you the pain relief you want and need. A spinal decompression table is one of the best non-invasive approaches and should be tried before any type of spinal surgery. If you have already had surgery on your spine we can still help as long as the surgery was not recent.

For more information about our spinal decompression treatment in Louisville, Colorado or any of our other chiropractic treatment options, we invite you to contact our administrative staff via phone at (720) 328-1790 or fill out our online form.