Spine Decompression Therapy Brampton, ON | Royal West Rehab


Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes tested equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.

The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic.

The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.

For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Proper patient screening is imperative and only the best candidates are accepted for care.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

The therapy session takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the disorder that is treated. In general, 1 session per week over 3-5 weeks are necessary.

How Much Does this Cost?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a modality used by physiotherapists, and is therefore covered under your physiotherapy benefits. Standard physiotherapy rates apply. Please contact us for pricing.

Booking Your Assessment

Assessments will range from 45 -60 minutes in length, and include a detailed subjective history and a physical examination. If Spinal Decompression therapy is deemed appropriate a plan will be developed for your treatment sessions.

If you would like to book a Spinal Decompression therapy, kindly schedule your appointment.