Spinal Decompression

What to look for in a Non-surgical spinal decompression provider

I have been performing non-surgical Spinal Decompression procedures since 2004.   The success rate for this procedure has been amazing and often with the worst of cases.  Many have been told that surgery was their only hope.  It is not a cure-all either as we have had about 5% of our patients who have gone on to require surgery. The truth is that nothing works 100%.  That includes surgical outcomes as well.  The key is that your doctor should be monitoring your results with clinical markers which lets you both know if you are progressing with your treatment in a timely manner. If you are not progressing then your doctor should refer you to Neurologist or Neurosurgeon to consider more aggressive options.

When Considering a Non-surgical spinal decompression provider look for the following:

  1. Experience (They have done many with success and have satisfied references)
  2. Knowledge of the procedure (It should make sense to you!)
  3. Reasonable treatment duration (recommended is normally 15-25 Visits)
  4. Incorporate Physiological  modalities (Inter-segmental traction, Spinal adjustment, Electric stimulation, Ice/Heat, Lazar,  etc)
  5. Incorporate Rehab/Exercise and provide you with Home Exercise Program (Helps to stabilize the injured area)
  6. A Comfortable well maintained modern Spinal Decompression Table.


Again the most important takeaway from this is that back surgery should be a last resort.  Once surgery is done it can not be reversed. Medications over a long period of time can have serious side effects. Epidurals can also have side effects and complications and generally are temporary.

If you would like to find more information about Non-surgical Decompression feel free to contact our Asheville - Fairview Chiropractic office at (828) 299-4555.

If you would like to read more about Non-surgical spinal decompression see our website at: http://asheville.eliminatebackpain.info

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Dr. Mathew K. Stockstad,  M.Div, DC


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