Spinal Decompression Treatment in NYC

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD)

Herniated discs, pinched nerves, and Spinal stenosis can be quite painful and debilitating for a patient. One of our most successful interventions in the treatment of these conditions is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression. The patient is placed on a comfortable decompression table where we are able to manipulate the body’s own spinal-pressure-system known as intrathecal pressure. With the decompression table gently applying alternating decompressive forces – this allows the compressed discs and nerves the space they need – creating a quick reduction in pain and inflammation. Patients find the treatment very comfortable and highly effective.

  • Bulging & Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
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Spinal Decompression FAQs

I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and was told my only option was surgery. Am I a candidate for Spinal Decompression?

Unfortunately many patients are told by surgeons there is no rehab that will help them or their only choice is spinal surgery. We review every single patient’s history, give them a thorough examination, and evaluate all MRIs & x-rays. In the vast majority of cases, spinal decompression is an effective treatment. We have been able to prevent spinal surgery in many patients with this very safe and conservative cutting-edge decompression.

Who is a candidate for Spinal Decompression?

Patients who have been told they need surgery, but wish to avoid it; Patients who have been told there are no options for treatment, anyone who has failed to significantly respond to conservative therapy (medications, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, acupuncture); or anyone who still has pain, numbness, tingling down an extremity.

I had previous spinal surgery for a herniated disc. Can I have non-surgical spinal decompression?

Yes, you can have this form of therapy – provided you do not have any previous rods or hardware in place from previous surgery.

How long is a single NSSD treatment and what does it entail?

On average, patients remain on the very comfortable decompression table for 20 minutes, followed by an additional 20 minutes of passive modalities consisting of Ultrasound, Electrical muscle stimulation and ice / heat, based on the doctor’s recommendations. We may also have you perform specific exercises or have you walk immediately after treatment – depending on your specific condition.

Why is NSSD so effective?

What many patients do not realize is this simple fact:
Very often, the difference between pain with harsh symptoms of numbness & tingling AND no pain & no symptoms at all is millimeters. The negative pressure created by the decompression table often moves the herniated disc material a couple of millimeters off of the compressed nerve. When the nerve is no longer compressed (decompressed) your symptoms of pain & numbness disappear.

Who is NOT a candidate for Spinal Decompression therapy?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is not recommended for anyone with moderate to severe osteoporosis, recent spinal fractures, surgical fusion or metallic hardware already in the spine, surgically repaired aneurysms, or infection of the spine. It is also not recommended if you are pregnant.