If you’re dealing with a herniated, bulging, or degenerative disc, you already know about the pain this common ailment can cause. Traditional treatment options often include addictive prescription medications that temporarily mask your symptoms or invasive surgeries that have a low success rate and often lead to additional surgeries in the future.

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive medical technique that our chiropractors use to treat herniated disc pain effectively. The procedure gently stretches the spine using a motorized Triton DTS traction table. This takes the pressure off of your affected disc, allowing it to retreat into its correct location. Without the bulging, your disc won’t be pressing down on your nerves or inflaming the surrounding tissues. Spinal decompression treatments are completed right here in our office and do not require any special preparation or recovery periods.

What to expect

On your initial visit, we will perform a thorough examination and take X-rays to determine if you could benefit from decompression therapy. Often patients dealing with disc problems have already had MRIs or CT scans that have revealed damage to their spine. Please bring any prior imaging to help us determine the most effective treatment plan for your specific condition.

We use a motorized table on which you will lay face up. After performing an exam and analyzing x-rays (or MRIs) the doctor will set a specific weight and angle based on your body weight and location of injury. A harness will be fastened around your torso and another around your waist. The machine will slowly and gently traction your spine. Each session will typically take approximately 25 minutes. This is a pain-free treatment which most patients describe as being somewhat relaxing. Most patients require multiple treatments before significant pain relief is achieved. We have had many patients who were scheduled for back surgery receive amazing results and were able to avoid surgery!

 spinal decompression therapy

“I was playing college football and herniated two discs in my back. I had excruciating pain in my low back and hip. I could not stand up straight, sit in a chair for longer than 15 minutes, and trying to sleep was difficult. Within weeks of starting decompression therapy at McKim Chiropractic, I had no more pain. I was able to begin lifting weights and training again. My back feels great!”

  • -D.S.

“I had very, very painful neck and shoulder pain which went down into my elbow and hand. I could not straighten the fingers of my left hand by themselves. After treatment at McKim Chiropractic with decompression therapy, my neck pain completely went away, I can move better, and I can now open my left hand by itself.“

  • -J.T.

“I had such severe back and leg pain due to a herniated disc that I could barely walk. I was put in a lower body cast for 6 months with limited relief. Since completing a decompression treatment program, I have been able to go windsurfing and on a 3 day backpacking trip.”

  • -S.K.

Nampa Office

Mckim Chiropractic

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