Archive for Spinal Decompression

An Alternative To Back Surgery

 An Alternative To Back Surgery

Spinal decompression is an alternative to surgery and medications for people with chronic and severe neck and back pain who don’t know where to go or who to trust.

At McClellan Family Chiropractic, our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of spinal decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to:

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated and/or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • A relapse or failure following surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis


Recent advances in biotechnology, focusing on spinal decompression, have evolved into effective non-surgical traction treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease major causes of spinal pain. Injured discs can be treated by non-surgically decompressing the affected spinal segment, which significantly reduces intradiscal pressures, thereby permitting healing and recovery.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of spinal decompression therapy for patients suffering from low back pain caused by herniated and degenerative disc disease.

According to the National Institutes of Health, low back pain (LBP) is one of the most significant health problems facing Americans, with an estimated 85% of us having back pain at some time in our lives. Back pain is one of the primary reasons for missing work. It’s also the second most common reason for doctor visits behind only upper-respiratory infections (e.g.,colds, bronchitis).

Spinal decompression therapy has been shown to be highly capable of relieving the compression on the spinal nerves caused by disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and posterior facet syndrome.

Since more force is directed to the joint rather than the muscles, a significant negative pressure results, expanding the space between adjacent vertebra and enhancing fluid diffusion to the discs. Restoring nutrients and blood flow to the disc encourages the healing process. In the case of a herniation, the negative pressure may be sufficient enough to help the leaking nucleus retreat back into its intended home, while the annulus can seal its tear. Patients typically undergo a series of 24 to 30 treatment sessions, each session lasting 15 -30 minutes. Dr. McClellan is offering a free spinal screening and exam for the benefit of our community. Call us at 256-442-1441 today!

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?



Spinal decompression therapy is the use of a machine or treatment to relieve pressure on the spine caused by disc disorders such as degenerative disc disease , posterior facet syndrome, including herniated, bulging or protruding discs and sciatica. Spinal disc decompression can be accomplished by a variety of procedures, used to treat specific causes of spinal compression. Traditional open-back surgery methods have been used for decades, and are only about 60% effective but they come with many risks.

The Safest Method



The safest and most non-invasive form of spinal decompression is when therapy is performed by a qualified professional using a decompression machine which is specifically designed for the treatment of herniated or bulging discs. More room in the spinal canal is created by spinal disc decompression, as the spinal cord and nerves are relieved of the bone or tissue that was pressing on the nerve causing the pain. This therapy can relieve back or neck pain. This treatment, Spinal Decompression Therapy normally takes from 30 to 50 treatment sessions. Professional spinal decompression therapy is covered by most insurance policies under rehabilitation. Professional therapy results are always better than trying to do it yourself at home. Make sure you seek proper evaluation and examination for your back or neck pain. Contact Dr. McClellan today for more information. Call 256-442-1441.