Spinal Decompression – Does It Work?

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The short answer to the question, “Spinal Decompression – does it work?” is YES.

It absolutely works.

The first thing to know is that we would not offer spinal decompression in our office or charge for the service if it did not work. Of course it works. We only offer services that we can back up with research including other services we have here in our offices like cold laser, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapies, exercise/rehab, spinal decompression, and, of course, chiropractic care. Dr. Williams is very research-based and evidence-based. In fact, Dr. Williams hosts a weekly podcast called Chiropractic Forward discussing research papers and evidence-based chiropractic care. (http://www.chiropracticforward.com)

The second thing to know is that, in our office, NOTHING we do will EVER be based on financial gain. It is our policy to conduct business at the highest level of honesty and ethics. Dr. Williams has said time and time again, “When you treat people right, when you treat people as you would treat your own family members, finances tend to take care of themselves and we’ll never have to worry too much about that part of it all.”

So far, Dr. Williams is right!

That is how our office goes through the day in general for all services and all aspects. We treat our patients like they are our family and not like they are a dollar sign. Guaranteed. Our philosophy is to give our best recommendations for our patients’ care based on experience, research, and knowledge the patient does not have, and then to be here however the patient wishes to use us. We are here to help and support the patient in their journey but based on how THE PATIENT wants to take that journey.

Enough about us. Let’s get back to talking about Spinal Decompression.

Let us simplify the concept. The discs in our spine stay hydrated and healthy by moving, bending, and by going through our regular activities throughout the day.

If for some reason a disc gets injured or stops working correctly, the disc can become inflamed and start to hurt .The pain can range from mild discomfort is certain positions to extreme, severe discomfort that keeps a person from being able to function at all.

Luckily, spinal decompression can help this. Spinal decompression can start to restore function in the hurt area and can simulate the normal daily activities in a controlled way.

With spinal decompression, we cannot only simulate the movement that keeps discs healthy, but we can also decrease the amount of pressure on the disc and on the spinal cord, as well as on the nerves that come from the spinal cord and go into the arms and into the legs.

Medical research has shown that spinal decompression can reduce disc bulges or disc herniation, and spinal decompression can help rehydrate a dehydrated disc. All of this can help our patients with the following conditions:

  • Pain into the arms
  • Numbness into the arms
  • Tingling into the arms
  • Pain into the legs
  • Numbness into the legs
  • Tingling into the legs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Degenerative discs
  • Disc injury
  • Facet Arthropathy


In addition to spinal decompression, we use cold laser therapy to enhance and speed up the healing process. Also known as low level laser, cold laser is backed by research, is FDA cleared, and is effective in healing the disc faster, decreasing the inflammation, and decreasing the pain resulting from a fired up disc issue.

We call our one-of-a-kind service Cold Laser-Enhanced Spinal Decompression and it is a powerful one-two punch.

We have seen our patients cancel surgeries. We have seen our patients cancel spinal injections, nerve blocks, and dangerous medications.

All because they came to us and tried Cold Laser-Enhanced Spinal Decompression.

If you are hurting, come talk to us. Consultations are free.

If you have been diagnosed with spinal arthritis, degeneration, disc bulges, disc herniations, or stenosis, come see us now. Chances are, we can help. Call us at 806-355-3000 today.