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Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) at
ADIO Health Chiropractic

Adjusting tableAre you looking for nonsurgical spinal decompression in Boulder? You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. If you are suffering from low back pain, neuropathy, sciatica, or disc problems, there is a very good chance that the source of your pain may be due to a pinched nerve(s). A variety of symptoms may also be related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.

Low back pain affects most of us, and can have a very negative impact on the quality of our lives. Up to 80% of Americans will suffer from some form of back pain in their lives, with the severity ranging from inconvenient to debilitating. ADIO Health Chiropractic has developed a team of specialists and a comprehensive spinal decompression program designed to address back pain quickly and effectively.

What are the symptoms of Low Back Pain?

Low back pain can present with a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild and inconvenient, to severe and debilitating. Lower back pain may start after an accident or injury, or may start without any apparent cause.

This type of back pain may be experienced with different symptoms, such as:

  • A dull or aching pain specific to the lower back
  • Burning pain that starts in the low back and moves into the legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the back or legs
  • Muscle spasms and tightness in the lower back, buttocks, and hips
  • Pain that seems worse after prolonged sitting or standing
  • Difficulty transitioning from standing to sitting, including standing up straight and walking

ADIO Health Chiropractic treats low back pain with a combination of conservative treatments that include Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD), chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation exercises, Softwave TRT Shockwave Therapy, and other technologies to bring blood flow back to the spinal musculature and discs. These treatments offer a way to get to the root cause of back pain without invasive surgery or reliance on habit-forming medication.

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Can Help:

  • Low back pain
  • Facet arthrosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Protruding disc
  • Extruded disc
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis/Retrolisthesis (Grade 1)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Congenital and Degenerative)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

How Does Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Work?

This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine.

The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation along with lateral flexion, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes. In most cases, the force is gentle in order to prevent injury. The criteria that we utilize to determine how much pressure will be used are factors like the patient’s age, body weight, general health, and the location and severity of the condition.

At ADIO Health Chiropractic, we use the Back on Trac Spinal Decompression table, which has 21 different customizable protocols so we can be very specific when treating each specific individuals spinal condition.

Other benefits of Spinal Decompression may include:

  • Improved spinal alignment
  • 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
  • Better sleep due to pain relief
  • Improves the ability to enjoy physical activities like sports and exercising
  • Better balance, flexibility, and range of motion
  • Overall improved mobility and motion throughout the spine

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Spinal Decompression sessions typically lasts 8-15 minutes, 2-3 times a week, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 2-10 treatments. Most patients are released from active treatment after 8 weeks.

A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence.

Call our team at ADIO Health Chiropractic if you have questions about spinal decompression.


Spinal Decompression Boulder CO | (720) 636-6064