Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Video

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FDA Cleared Indications

  • Pain Relief Related to...
      • Protruding and Herniated Disks
      • Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)
      • Facet Joint Disorders
      • Spinal Nerve Root Impingement
      • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
      • Hypomobility
      • Compression Fractures


Back & Neck Pain - Causes

  • Back & Neck Pain CausesBack & Neck Pain is Related to Different Causes...
      • Active Support System Failure (Muscle Strain/Injury)
      • Structural Support System Failure(Ligament, Disc Injury)
      • Chronic Conditions Usually have failure of both systems: Structural Damage and Muscle Imbalance


Sources of Back Pain

Facet JointNerve Root Muscle


Traction Therapy Goals

Decompression                               Mobilization

Relieve Pressure on Nerve                                    Stretch Ligaments

Decrease Disc Bulging                                           Stretch Joint Capsule

Open up Neural Foramen

Disk Bulging

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Increase Circulation                   Anti-Inflammatory

Stretch and Relax                                             Decrease Muscle Tone

Tension Tissues                                                Decrease Inflammation

Oscillate Joint


What You Should Expect of Traction

  • Symptomatic Relief
    • Decreased Back Pain
    • Increased ROM                         Back Pain Relief
    • Decreased Muscle Tone
  • Functional Improvement
    • Increased Participation in Exercise
    • Increased Work Tolerance
    • Increased Participation in ADLs




Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Explained

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disk injuries in the neck and in the low back.  This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared 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.

Non Surgical Spinal DecompressionThe 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 rubber pads behind the neck.  Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite relaxing 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.  (Copied from AmericanSpinal.com)


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  About two years ago I took a fifteen hour road trip, after which I experienced extreme pain in my back and right leg.  After recieving treatment from various massage therapists and chiropractors for two years I experienced no real pain relief.

     I was sharing my experiences with several of my friends one evening and one of my friends spoke of Dr. Berry who was successful in treating her husbands leg discomfort.

     Dr. Berry introduced me to the ProAdjuster. I was given detailed information on how it works and why I was having pain.  The information he has given me has become a path to my recovery.

      Dr. Berry and his staff are kind, caring health professionals. They make it easy and comfortable to share the details of my pain. In a few short weeks my pain has subsided.

                                                                                                                                    St. Augustine Florida


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