There are a number of treatment options that can be used to relieve the pain associated with back problems, such as herniated or bulging discs. San Pedro Chiropractic and Posture offers spinal decompression as an all-natural alternative to back surgery. Also known as disc decompression, this treatment does not require a lengthy recovery period and is relatively painless, allowing you to continue your day-to-day life with minimal disruption.

Spinal decompression treatment utilizes mechanical traction to apply force to the discs in the spinal column. The gentle stretching creates a vacuum-like effect in the spine, which draws nutrients–such as oxygen and water–to the damaged discs in order to promote healing. Each treatment session generally lasts for 30 minutes, with a 15-minute decompression cycle followed by a period of relaxation.

San Pedro Chiropractic and Posture uses spinal decompression to treat a number of common health problems, which include:

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • sciatica
  • disc herniations
  • slipped disc
  • ruptured disc
  • radiculopathy
  • posterior facet syndrome
  • degenerative disc disease

Spinal decompression has helped a number of patients avoid more serious surgical procedures for their back problems.