Spinal Decompression Treatment Shrewsbury, Wall, & Lacey NJ

Non-Surgical spinal decompression is an effective form of treatment for neck pain, back pain, disc herniations, sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve pain and more. Our Monmouth & Ocean County chiropractic and physical therapy centers located in Shrewsbury, Wall, and Lacey have been treating patients with these conditions using non-surgical spinal decompression therapy for years. The concept is simple: by gently providing traction to specific areas in and around the spine, pressure on nerves causing pain is alleviated.

Non-Surgical spinal decompression is non-invasive and provides our Monmouth & Ocean County patients with gentle decompression to relieve a number of back pain conditions including:

  • Degenerative Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Pinched Nerves

Brief History of Spinal Decompression

Traction of the spine is nothing new. History reveals that the Greek physician Aristotle used different forms of spinal traction to relieve various musculoskeletal ailments. The medical community has employed classic medical traction for many years to attempt to remove pressure on nerves in the neck and back. In the 1980s Dr. Donald Harrison PhD, D.C. introduced spinal traction as a means to correct scoliosis and other forms of spinal misalignments.

The term “non-surgical spinal decompression” is actually a relatively new term describing a similar concept. The nerves in and around the spine only have so much room to function normally. Pressure on these nerves can cause sciatica, radiculopathy, nerve pain, and even mimic muscle pain. Pressure typically occurs when the nerve is compressed by bone, herniated discs or even swelling and inflammation. Spinal decompression is effective by removing the pressure from the nerve by specifically targeting the misaligned bone or disc.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression as an Alternative to Surgery

While no two patients are exactly alike, Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation has experienced a large amount of success treating patients with spinal decompression techniques and helping them avoid surgery. “Several patients at Monmouth Pain have mentioned that treatment at our facility was the last option before surgery.” – Thomas R. Dandrea, D.C. Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation has also treated a number of patients that have unfortunately experienced failed surgery procedures and as a result, still suffered from chronic pain. A significant amount of these post-surgery patients found success with spinal decompression treatment at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation and have been able to put their back and neck pain problems behind them for good.


How Does Spinal Decompression Work? Is This Treatment Right for Me?

At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, our experienced chiropractic staff will use several techniques to reduce the pressure between discs in the spine by gently and methodically separating spinal bones using decompression and traction equipment. The gentle separating of the discs actually creates a vacuum which pulls the material between the discs back into place. This technique has been effective in minimizing or completely healing disc bulges and herniations.

Chronic back and neck pains can cause a significant amount of stress in life. If one is diagnosed with a disc herniation this does not necessarily mean that spinal decompression is right for them. There are many factors involved including the patient’s age, posture and findings on upright weight bearing X-Rays. Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation treats back and neck pain with a number of techniques including spinal decompression. Therefore, the only way to know if spinal decompression treatment is right for you is to contact an experienced Monmouth County spinal decompression treatment facility such as Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation located in Shrewsbury, Wall, and Lacey NJ.

What is Most Important, the Physician or the Type of Spinal Decompression Device?

Without a doubt, the physician is more important than the type of spinal decompression device. There are many different types of spinal decompression tables and some claim to utilize space-age technology. These “bells and whistles” are used by companies to impress both the doctor and the patient. There is very little substantive research supporting one unit over another unit. Some of these spinal decompression tables cost the physician over $100,000 to purchase and the doctor is forced to charge patients very high fees to recoup these costs.

Look for a physician with an advanced certification in spinal biomechanics. For example, a chiropractor specially trained in spinal biomechanics such as Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) or Pettibon will have much more knowledge about how to change a spine. Dr. Thomas R. Dandrea D.C. of Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation is certified in CBP® and has been treating patients with an array of chronic back and neck pains with spinal decompression techniques since the opening of his practice in 1998.

What to Look for When Considering Spinal Decompression in Monmouth & Ocean County New Jersey

One Size Does Not Fit All for Spinal Decompression Treatment: There is a significant amount of spinal decompression equipment on the market today that boasts a “one size fits all model” where everyone can come and receive effective treatment on the same machine. While this is great in theory, this is unfortunately untrue. The human body does not work that way; we are all different. Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation understands this and provides unique spinal decompression treatments for each of our patients which include several different forms of traction and decompression techniques to relieve chronic pains and conditions.

Chiropractic BioPhysics®: Locating a CBP® certified chiropractor is a crucially important criterion for finding a facility for spinal decompression treatment. CBP® stands for Chiropractic BioPhysics® and is considered by a number of leading experts to be a higher level of chiropractic due to its methodology. CBP® takes a systematic and scientific approach to chiropractic which helps establish a more accurate treatment plan and predictable results for patients. There are a number of facilities that offer spinal decompression but are not certified in CBP®. This can lead to a stronger likelihood that the facility will not be able to determine the exact needs of the patient in terms of traction.