Top 17 FAQs on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

If you are experiencing chronic back, shoulder, or neck pain, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy could be the right effective option! However, is this the first time you are hearing about non-surgical spinal decompression therapy? If so, you might have many questions about this unique treatment that can help in pain relief and mobility improvement.
In this article, our team at ANSSI Wellness answers several common questions regarding non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. So, keep reading and educate yourself about the positive effects of this therapy and give us a call to find out if you are the right candidate.

What is non-surgical spinal decompression therapy?

You get musculoskeletal pain usually from the discs, muscles, or compressed nerves due to the pressure built up in these areas. Doctors use non-surgical decompression treatment to stretch the spinal column naturally in order to get rid of that compression or pressure off your spine.
If you haven’t found any relief from physiotherapy, medications, massage therapy, or steroids, make sure to try non-surgical spinal decompression treatment even if you’re recommended to undergo surgery. At times, surgery fails to resolve pain and mobility issues.

How does non-surgical spinal decompression work?

The patient is first allowed to lie down on a segmented computerized table. As a next step, each segment moves in a targeted way to slowly and gently stretch the spinal column. You may even experience a cracking or popping sound as the pressure gets removed.

Is spinal decompression therapy painful?

Spinal stretching might sound scary. However, this treatment does not cause any pain as it’s a natural, gentle, and effective mode of pain relief.

What conditions does this spinal decompression therapy treat?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can treat varied conditions including:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tingling and numbness in upper and lower extremities
  • Muscle tension
  • Sciatica
  • Facet syndrome
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis


Does spinal decompression therapy offer lasting results?

Addressing the cause of symptoms is the only effective way to achieve lasting results. This is where spinal decompression therapy helps. However, it’s not administered as a standalone treatment. Instead, this treatment is often added to a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
By stretching the spinal column, there will be a proper flow of nutrients and blood to the discs and soft tissues, which in turn improves healing. Furthermore, the possibility of recurring pain gets reduced.

How effective is non-surgical spinal decompression treatment?

The effectiveness of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy depends on the condition, duration of this treatment, and compliance with the post-care regimen.

Am I the right candidate to undergo non-surgical spinal decompression treatment?

To know if you’re the right candidate for this treatment, contact ANSSI Wellness. Our doctors will examine you thoroughly and confirm if this therapy works for you.

Are there any side effects?

No. As this treatment is non-surgical and drug-free, there is no risk of infection and you do not experience any side effects.

Why have I not heard of this therapy before?

Spinal decompression therapy is quite common in the US and UK, although it’s new in India. Instead of just advertising our health service, we rely on word of mouth to educate people about the effect of spinal decompression and its successful outcomes.

Can I drive home after treatment?

Yes. Patients can drive home after undergoing spinal decompression therapy.

Is there any research evidence to support the effect of spinal decompression therapy?

Yes. Studies reported that spinal decompression works for chronic back pain and neck pain that may require surgical intervention. By following the sessions and recommendations strictly, this treatment can keep you pain-free [1, 2].



What can I expect?

After a session of non-surgical spinal decompression, you might feel as if you’ve had a workout where your spine will remain stretched out from the pressure. You can go back to your routine life after undergoing spinal decompression. However, it’s better to avoid twisting or heavy lifting that could put extra pressure on your spine.

How many sessions should you undergo?

Depending on the severity of the condition, you will have to undergo 20-30 sessions of spinal decompression therapy on a daily basis which lasts for 20-30 minutes per session. Most people will start feeling relief within 7-12 sessions on average. It’s too rare to find a patient’s condition getting worse.

Is spinal decompression therapy a one-stop solution to your pain?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is recommended to treat the root cause of pain and not just mask the symptoms temporarily. Unless you re-damage your spine or skip post-treatment care, you do not have to undergo this therapy again. However, the protocol varies for every patient.

Who is ineligible to undergo spinal decompression therapy?

The following conditions or criteria may disqualify a patient for spinal decompression treatment. Here’s the list:

  • Patients above 70 years
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe obesity
  • Placement of rods or screws in the spine
  • Prior lumbar fusion within the last six months
  • Grade 3 and 4 spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar spine fracture
  • Disc space infections
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal cancer
  • Pelvic cancer
  • Metastatic cancer

So, make sure to consult the spinal decompression specialist to find out if you are the right candidate for this therapy.


Does spinal decompression work if surgery fails?

Yes. Most of the patients who have had surgery experience significant improvement by undergoing spinal decompression. However, it depends on the type of your medical condition and the surgery you have undergone.

Does spinal decompression work even if traction, physical therapy, and chiropractic fail?

Yes. The reason is traction, physical therapy, and chiropractic practices reduce the pressure within the spinal discs to as low as 40 mm Hg. However, spinal decompression reduces pressure up to -110 mm Hg3. However, make sure your doctor is experienced and you are treated on a high-quality spinal decompression table to ensure the best outcomes.

Final Thoughts

Would you like to experience what it can do for you to improve your quality of life? Eager to learn more about this treatment and see if it works for you? Contact us. At ANSSI Wellness, our doctors will diagnose your condition thoroughly and assess whether you are eligible to undergo non-surgical spinal decompression therapy and get rid of pressure on your spinal column so that you can lead a pain-free life.

ANSSI Wellness is totally committed to help you recover from your health issues. You are welcome to get in touch with us to enquire about the non-surgical spinal decompression therapy that might be able to assist you on your path to better health. Give us a call at +91 9004726844 or +91 9920936844 and we are here to provide assistance for people across the nation. Stay assured that we will assist you in taking the next step on your path to better health.

For more information about the benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, contact ANSSI Wellness at +91 9004726844 or +91 9920936844.

Yes, in many cases, the bulging disc symptoms go away after a period of time.

MRI is the best diagnostic test to detect herniated & bulging discs.

Massage can provide short-term relief from chronic back pain caused by a bulging disc.

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