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What Is the Success Rate of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Are you considering spinal decompression therapy for your neck or back pain? Decompression therapy is a procedure that relieves pressure on affected nerves in the spine and can provide relief from chronic discomfort. If you’re nervous about starting such an involved treatment plan, you may be wondering what kind of results others have had with this method. That’s why we’ve put together this article – to explore the success rate of spinal decompression therapy and provide clarity around patient outcomes. Read on to learn more about how successful this type of treatment can be!

As a general rule, the success rate of spinal decompression therapy It has been reported that 71% to 89% of patients experience improvement. Spinal decompression therapy has been the subject of more than ten different research studies, all of which have demonstrated beneficial results.

Spinal Decompression Therapy has shown promising results with an effectiveness rate of 75% or higher. According to a study by Santa Corona Hospital in Italy, 78% of patients who completed the therapy reported improvement and a better quality of life. The success rate of this therapy ranges from 71% to 89%.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy and How Does It Work?

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of treatment that uses a specialized motorized traction table to provide gentle and non-invasive relief from lower back pain and other ailments caused by spinal issues. It works by stretching the spine to reduce pressure on the discs, vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles in the area, allowing them to heal properly. This often results in an improved posture as well as reduced or even eliminated discomfort or pain.

It is important to note that while spinal decompression therapy can be beneficial for many people with chronic back pain, it should only be used after consulting with a medical professional. That being said, this treatment provides numerous potential benefits including:

• Realignment of the spine

• Increased circulation

• Reduction of muscle spasms

• Facilitation of nutrient flow to discs, vertebrae, and muscles

• Relaxation of the spine and associated soft tissues.

Spinal decompression therapy is usually provided in a series of sessions lasting from 15-30 minutes each. Through gentle stretching exercises, the therapist can help relieve tension in targeted areas to alleviate discomfort and restore proper alignment of the spine. During treatment, you may be asked to perform certain physical activities that stretch the spine further or apply pressure to specific points on your back. This helps target tight muscles or ligaments so they can heal correctly. The therapy also encourages core strength, which can reduce stress on the spine and pelvic area.

Treatment sessions may be supplemented with other therapies such as massage and physical therapy. This can help to improve overall joint mobility, flexibility, and posture. Spinal decompression therapy is often used alongside traditional treatments for chronic back pain to provide effective long-term relief.

Overall, spinal decompression therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment option for people suffering from lower back pain or other issues related to their spine. With the guidance of a medical professional, it can be used to reduce pressure on discs, vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles in the area while improving alignment and circulation. It can also help to restore muscle strength and flexibility while providing lasting relief from discomfort or pain.

What Is the Success Rate of Spinal Decompression Therapy, and Who Is It Most Effective for Treating?

The success rate of spinal decompression therapy depends on several factors, including the severity and duration of the back pain, as well as the underlying cause. Generally, patients who have been diagnosed with herniated discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, facet syndrome or degenerative disc disease may experience some degree of relief from this type of treatment.

Studies have shown that spinal decompression therapy can be successful in reducing pain by up to 87%, which is a significant improvement for many people seeking relief from chronic lower back pain. Furthermore, it has also been found that those who adhere to their treatment plan (which typically involves multiple sessions over several weeks) are more likely to experience greater levels of shortened disability time and improved function compared to those who don’t complete their treatment.

In general, spinal decompression therapy is best suited for individuals who have been suffering from chronic lower back pain and other associated symptoms due to spinal issues, such as herniated discs or sciatica. It may not be ideal for those experiencing acute or temporary episodes of back pain caused by a sudden injury. Additionally, because the therapy requires that you remain still while on the table (for up to 30 minutes at a time), it may not be suitable for people with mobility issues or other physical limitations.

How Long Will Results From Spinal Decompression Therapy Last, and What Happens if Patients Stop Treatment Prematurely?”

The effects of spinal decompression therapy can last anywhere from several months to many years, depending on the underlying cause of your back pain and how well you adhere to your treatment plan. In general, those who receive multiple sessions over an extended period of time are more likely to experience lasting relief from their symptoms than those who stop after only a few sessions.

In terms of what happens if patients stop treatment prematurely, it is important to note that the duration of results may be significantly reduced or may not be experienced at all in some cases. Without continuing with treatments, the muscles and soft tissues surrounding the spine can become tight again due to a lack of proper stretching and movement, potentially leading to the recurrence of pain or other issues. Therefore, it is important that patients follow their doctor’s instructions and complete their recommended course of treatment in order to maximize the effectiveness of spinal decompression therapy.


If you’re considering spinal decompression therapy as a possible treatment for your chronic pain, it’s important to know that you’re not alone in your decision. This type of therapy has been shown to be successful for the majority of patients who have tried it – with some studies reporting 71% to 89% improvement rates. Given the success rate of this treatment option, it may be worth exploring as a way to finally get relief from your chronic discomfort. Are you ready to learn more about how spinal decompression therapy could help you? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.



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