Spinal Decompression


Get Well specializes in spinal decompression therapies. Spinal decompression involves the non-invasive treatment of chronic pain caused by arthritis, sciatica, bulging discs, and other issues. A practitioner at Get Well will determine a unique care plan that is designed for you and your specific challenges.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a kind of non-surgical method that is used most commonly to treat back pain. As its name would suggest, it works by stretching on the spine, gently, which as a result changes the positioning of the spine.

How does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression lessens pain by taking the pressure off of your spinal discs, especially if your discs are herniated or bulging. As a result of this, your nerves enjoy a lessening of pressure, which leads to pain relief. Spinal decompression also helps to promote the movement of nutrient-rich fluids, as well as water and oxygen. This helps your body heal.

What Can I Expect at a Spinal Decompression Appointment?

It is understandable to have questions about concerns before your first spinal decompression appointment. However, spinal decompression is a painless and non-invasive type of treatment. At most, you will feel a slight stretch in your spine.

It is generally advised that patients drink copious amounts of water before their visit. The purpose of this is to avoid cramping during the spinal stretching. During the appointment, you will be connected to a machine which will apply slow and gentle movements to your spine. It will work its way up to a full stretch in incremental movements. This generally takes an average of 45 minutes. 

Following your experience with the spinal decompression machine, it is likely that your practitioner will send you home with some exercises to practice to further enhance your healing. It may also be suggested that you use a heating or cooling pad to prevent inflammation and soreness.

What Does Spinal Decompression Treat?

Although it has “spine” in its name, spinal decompression can actually be used to treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Injured nerves

Spinal Decompression Services at Get Well

Spinal decompression services are available at Get Well’s Abbotsford clinic on South Fraser Way. One of our trained professionals will perform an initial intake assessment to determine what the best course of action is for you, and whether or not spinal decompression should be a part of your wellness plan.

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