A quick look at the medical field will show various forms of treatment for any health challenge that may arise in the human body. These treatments can be surgical or non-surgical. An issue in the body that is not often addressed with much concern is pains ranging from back pains to chest pains. Most times, pains occur due to much tension in a part of the body.

A common pain that tends to spread and affect other parts of the body is spinal decompression. Although these pains are primarily common in people above age 40, it is still a major concern in the medical field. The primary form of treatment used in treating spinal pains is traction treatment.

Traction treatment is a non-surgical treatment performed by chiropractors with the help of chiropractic decompression table. It involves traction therapy, where chiropractors discuss with patients to know how long they have been experiencing the pain, where they feel the pain, and prescribe the kind of traction treatment that is best. A reinvented form of traction treatment that is in existence today is the non-surgical Spinal decompression

There exists a debate on how effective this form of traction treatment is. This article will explain what non-surgical Spinal decompression is and the benefits associated with this form of traction treatment.

What is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?

This form of traction treatment uses intermittent motorized traction to address pains in the spine from the upper back to the lower back. This treatment applies the principle of pull with variable force and relaxation. This type of traction treatment exists in various forms, and they are:

  1. Vertebral axial decompression: This form of spinal decompression therapy focuses on the vertebrae in the spine. It helps address pains associated with facet syndrome and herniated or degenerated discs. However, the safety of this treatment is dependent on the patient. A study on 22 people who underwent this sort of therapy showed that 75% would not experience recurring pains with time, 17% will experience recurring pains, the remaining percentage deteriorate mostly very aged individuals.
  2. Lumbar spine decompression: This addresses spinal pains caused by lumbar pains. A survey was conducted to test the efficiency of lumbar decompression therapy in relieving back pains. The result showed that 85% had no complaints of pain after the therapy while the other faction had instances of recurring pain, although it was observed that they were more advanced in age than those in the 85% faction.
  3. Intervertebral Differential Dynamics: This form of non-surgical spinal decompression focuses on the difference in movement between the vertebrae. When the vertebrae discs have a high difference in movement, there are bound to be back pains. This treatment tries to reduce the difference in intervertebral movements. A study to examine the efficiency of this treatment showed that this form of treatment reduces the level of pain experienced by 76%.
  4. Sensory nerve: Another cause of back pain can be swollen sensory nerves. This is very discomforting. However, non-surgical spinal therapy can be used to address back pains with this origin. A study showed that non-surgical spinal decompression therapy has an 85% efficiency.


Not much scientific letters and memos exist to highlight the efficiency of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, but from the little available, this therapy is discovered to have a 75% efficiency in treating back pains. Thus, it can be seen as a safe form of therapy only when handled by a specialist.

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