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What is Spinal Decompression?

by Dr. Alan Powers

DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System

If you’ve seen advertisements for Spinal Decompression from Nashville chiropractors, you may be wondering, “What exactly is spinal decompression?”

Spinal decompression—often called non-surgical spinal decompression—is a system of traction therapy that stretches and relaxes the spine intermittently in a controlled setting. This therapy is used mainly for three conditions—disc bulges, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease. As we get older, our disc spaces get closer together, and this can cause degenerative disc disease.

Decompression is quite simple. It’s a form of traction to the spine that creates enough pull and separation of the spinal joint to create negative intervertebral disc pressure. When this happens, it helps migrate the disc bulge back to the center of the joint, and it also allows blood and nutrients to flow into the area to help with healing. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they realize spinal decompression is very comfortable. We’ve even had patients fall asleep during their treatment sessions.

At Batson Chiropractic Group, our patients benefit from an advanced spinal decompression system called the DRX-9000. This state-of-the-art system utilizes high-speed treatment computers to calculate the logarithmic spinal decompression treatment curve for each patient. The DRX-9000 uses special computer monitors to constantly check and correct the system’s movements to change decompressive force experienced by each patient for a more customized treatment. And we have two of these impressive systems!

For someone suffering with a herniated disc in their neck or low back, non-surgical spinal decompression should absolutely be considered an option. It’s also effective at treating ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, and even failed surgery.

Click here to learn more about non-surgical spinal decompression with the new DRX-9000.

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  1. June Robinson says
    Dec 22, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    I had a friend mention that she had spinal decompression done and that she felt like it helped, and I have been wondering what it is. It is interesting that you point out that this can help the discs of your back move into its correct position and also get the nutrients it needs. I have always had back pain as well, so maybe I will have to try this out. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Dr. Frank Batson says
      Dec 22, 2015 at 11:26 PM

      June, let us know when you'd like to get started. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000 has been proven very effective and good for spinal health. You'd love the way it makes you feel, I guarantee you. Don't go to Franklin or the Wellness Institute in Hermitage or other places that are charging upwards of $6500 for this treatment. We are currently offering this 7 week package of decompression + adjunct services for about 70% LESS!!! Come see us. We look forward to seeing how we can help you best. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! Dr. Frank Batson

  2. Hazel Owens says
    Mar 10, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    I have a friend who had a herniated disc recently, and her doctor recommended spinal decompression for her. I had no idea what it was, but this article has helped explain it for me. It's great that spinal decompression is a non-surgical way of stretching and relaxing the spine. It helps people get relief more quickly, without fear of going under the knife, and you don't need recovery time from it. Thanks for the info!

  3. Ally Day says
    Mar 27, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Great article and very well explained. I believe in professionals so this is a very useful article for everyone. Many thanks for your share.

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