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What Does Decompressing Your Spine Do?

Chiropractor in Central Islip NY

What Does Decompressing Your Spine Do?

Lasting neck and back pain can be very disruptive to your daily life. This pain can often be attributed to abnormalities in the discs in the spinal column. If you are suffering from severe back and neck pain, our chiropractor in Central Islip NY at LI Integrated can employ a non-surgical treatment known as spinal decompression to ease pinched nerves and restore normal function to get you back to a pain-free life. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment and discover if it’s suitable for you. 

What is Spinal Decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a form of motorized traction used at LI Integrated to help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine and changes the position and force of the spine. These changes take pressure off of the discs by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, spinal decompression may cause herniated or bulging discs to retract, thus taking pressure off of the nerves and the surrounding structures. This non-invasive treatment helps facilitate disc healing by promoting the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs. Our chiropractor in Central Islip NY has used spinal decompression to treat the following conditions:

  • Neck Pain.

  • Back Pain.

  • Sciatica.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease.

  • Bulging or Herniated Discs.

  • Posterior Facet Syndrome.

  • Diseased or Injured Spinal Nerve Roots.

Spinal decompression is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatment modalities to provide patients with well-rounded care. 


Spinal decompression performed by our chiropractor in Central Islip NY is non-invasive and involves the use of our DRX 9000 spinal decompression table. The mechanized table applies a flexion-distraction force to pull the vertebrae slightly apart, and the resulting pressure shifts herniated or bulging discs back into proper placement. This technique also helps bulging discs replenish their fluid supply, restoring some of their height and easing joint stress. Depending on the degree of herniation, you may be required to return for additional sessions. However, this treatment is safe, effective, and painless, making it an excellent alternative to treating disc issues. Spinal decompression is often combined with other chiropractic treatments like ultrasound therapy, heat or cold therapy, and electrical stimulation. It’s best to consult with our team to determine if you are a good candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression. Those with the following conditions may not be ideal candidates for decompression:

  • Fracture.

  • Tumor.

  • Pregnancy

  • Metal implants in the spine. 

  • Advanced osteoporosis. 

Contact Our Chiropractor In Central Islip NY

When you’re suffering from debilitating back and neck pain, you are likely looking for solutions to free yourself from pain and regain control of your life. At LI Integrated, our chiropractor in Central Islip NY provides non-invasive spinal decompression as an alternative to back surgery. To learn more about this treatment or schedule an appointment, be sure to contact us today! 

New patients receive a Free Back Pain Consultation.

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  • "Dr. Berns has provided me with excellent care. I'd never been to a chiropractor before and now I can't imagine going anywhere else. The entire staff is friendly and attentive. The service I was received was tailored to my needs. I recommend Dr. Berns and the whole staff at LI Integrated very highly."
    - Maureen Wilson.

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