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Effective Relief for Back Pain with Spinal Decompression in Dublin, Ireland

Back Pain

A non-surgical Spinal Decompression technique is a revolutionary new way to treat back pain and disc injuries in the neck and low back. Distraction forces are applied to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner using FDA-cleared equipment. Distraction forces are offset by partial relaxation of spinal structures. 

Non-surgical treatments are available for lower back and sciatica pain with the latest technology. In our commitment to providing the highest quality of care, we added FDA-cleared spinal decompression technology.

Typically, patients with disc problems were prescribed pain medications, instructed to avoid physical activities, and referred for physical therapy. In unsuccessful cases, spinal surgery was recommended. In many cases, chiropractic treatments are very effective. However, there have been instances where surgery was the only option… up until now.

Today is the end of those days. Spinal Decompression Therapy, developed by doctors and engineers, treats herniated and degenerative disc pain that causes low back pain and sciatica. Patients who undergo this treatment experience dramatic reductions in back pain, allowing them to resume their usual activities.

Spinal decompression: a Non-Surgical Treatment Option

During non-surgical spinal decompression, the vertebrae are gently separated from each other and a vacuum is created within the disc, which is our target. It is also called negative intradiscal pressure.

A bulging or herniated disc may retract into its interior and away from the nerve roots, thecal sacs, or both due to negative pressure. Despite the fact that this only happens on a micro-scale all the time, it has pretty dramatic results after four or six weeks.

Water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids diffuse from the outside into the centre of the discs during successive decompression visits. Nutrients aid in the healing of degenerated or torn disc fibres.

On the decompression table, the patient lies comfortably on their back or stomach with well-padded straps snugly around the waist, and another set around the lower chest. Behind the neck, the patient lies on a soft rubber pad, which provides a comfortable position for the neck. Many patients enjoy this treatment because it is well-tolerated and comfortable.

As well as bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes, non-surgical spinal decompression can treat these conditions. Only the best candidates receive healthcare as a result of the screening process. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. The treatment may be right for you. 

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Effective?

Take a look at some of the research:

  • The results of this study demonstrated a reduction in the size of the disc herniation and pain relief.
  •  Researchers were able to demonstrate that restoration of disc height is associated with pain relief in this study of non-surgical spinal decompression for chronic low back pain.
  •  Based on clinical and radiologic data, this study found spinal decompression to be effective.
  •  Subjective reports indicate that 86% of patients previously thought to be surgical candidates had improved symptoms after spinal decompression.
  • Among patients with chronic low back pain, spinal decompression was an effective method of controlling pain, enhancing functional status, and reducing depressive mood.
  • This study found that among low back pain patients undergoing non-surgical spinal decompression, the pain was relieved, paraesthesias and numbness decreased, and trunk control and postural dysfunction improved.  
  • According to a study, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment has clinical effects of pain reduction on patients with cervical (neck) disc herniation.
  • Researchers discovered that spinal decompression proved to have a valid effect for low back (L-spine) Herniated discs.  
  • Non-surgical spinal decompression for the neck pain (cervical) vertebrae has better results than common traction for relieving nerve root pressure and pain, according to a study.  
  • This study reported pain relief from their neck and back pain following non-surgical spinal decompression.  
  • A recent study indicates that spinal decompression improves the walking duration of patients with lumbar radiculopathy, and thus it can be incorporated into the rehabilitation program for patients with low back radiating pain (lumbar radiculopathy) to improve functional outcomes.  
  • This study showed that spinal decompression significantly reduced the herniated disc based on follow-up MRI examination. 

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Decompression of the spine changes its force and position as it is gently stretched. Many back-related problems, such as pain, are caused when discs in the spine are relieved of pressure. 

Since the discs cushion the bones in the spine, they can be diagnosed when a person suffers from disc problems, such as bulging discs; pressure from the spine can cause them to bulge, though spinal decompression aids in healing the body. 

During spinal decompression, doctors lay their patients on a special table. Patients are kept in the correct position with a harness. Then, the doctor will move the table to gently stretch the spine of the patient.

The decompression procedure needs to be repeated several times. If they seek the advice of an experienced doctor, they can be given a detailed treatment plan.

What are the Treatments Like?

Mechanically stretching your spine, relieves disc pressure and promotes long-term healing. Stretching and repositioning your spine are essential steps in spinal decompression therapy.

In Spinal Decompression Ireland, patients seeking respite from disc-related pain can undergo spinal decompression when they have not found relief through traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, or physical therapy.  

A spinal decompression treatment can be described as follows:

Spinal Decompression Explained

A special traction table performs spinal decompression with advanced computer technology. Chiropractors have used the same basic principles to stretch the spine and provide pain relief for decades.

Slowly, steadily, and steadily stretching your spinal column will relieve abnormal pressure on your vertebrae. When your spine is under negative pressure, your discs retract. The reverse vacuum of this action helps reattach protruding disc material.

As a result of spinal decompression, nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen are also transported inside your spinal discs, promoting long-term healing and cell regeneration. During spinal disc conditions, spinal decompression therapy offers immediate pain relief and promotes optimal healing.

Conditions Commonly Treated

Herniated discs 

Discs with ruptures and leaks of their soft interior gel have ruptured or herniated. Nerve irritation caused by disc gel can send a burning sensation down your legs to your lower back.

Disc degeneration 

A degenerative disc may have decreased fluid levels or deep tears in its tough outer shell. Furthermore, they can cause painful bone spurs that impinge on the nerves in your spine.

Spinal disc bulge 

When a disc is pushed outside its normal space in the spinal canal, it can compress nearby nerves, resulting in pain in the affected area or throughout the body. Untreated bulging discs may rupture.

Non-Invasive Treatment

Spinal decompression therapy is performed on a motorized table. In a highly specialized computer, the lower half of the table moves when the upper half is fixed. Your treatment plan will be based on various factors, such as your body weight, spinal condition, and pain tolerance.

We fit a harness around your hips and attach the other end to the table near your feet for people with disc problems in their lower backs. During the back and forth motion of the lower portion of the table, the spinal column is gently lengthened, and pressure is relieved.

Slowly and gently, this treatment alternates between stretches and relaxation. As a result of continuously monitoring your spinal resistance and guarding response, the computer system helps to maintain your restfulness and prevent muscle spasms.

The first few treatments of spinal decompression can be uncomfortable for patients who have experienced extensive disc trauma, even though the procedure is generally gentle and relaxing. At any time during the procedure, you can stop the treatment using a patient safety switch.

How Long Does Spinal Decompression Treatments Take?

There are typically 12-20 spinal decompression sessions spread out over 4-6 weeks, each lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Even if you experience considerable pain relief after your first few sessions, most people can expect lasting pain relief once they complete the prescribed treatment cycle.


If you have suffered a disc injury, don’t delay any longer. Get started on the road to recovery right away. You may be able to find pain relief and improve your quality of life with this revolutionary new treatment. We look forward to speaking with you!


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