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Spinal Decompression


Spinal Decompression

We provide spinal decompression for lower back disc injuries using a Flexion - Distraction Table. This technique and table provides safe decompression and traction of the lower back speeding the recovery of disc injuries.


This technique has the same effectiveness as spinal decompression with a DRX-9000 device without the high cost. Flexion-Distraction is also fully covered by your insurance, the DRX-9000 device is not.

What is Flexion-Distraction Therapy?

Flexion-distraction therapy is performed on a segmented table that moves as Dr. Gefaller slowly manipulates your spine. The manipulations, combined with the movements of the table, stretch and decompress your spine, relieving your back, leg, neck, or arm pain.

As Dr. Gefaller performs the gentle manipulations, a section of the treatment table drops or moves, changing the positioning of your body. When your body drops slightly, gravity enhances the effects of treatment and helps realign your spine.

What Are the Benefits of Flexion-Distraction Therapy?

In a study published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, researchers examined the effects of flexion-distraction manipulation on patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. The condition occurs when the spinal canal narrows and presses against the nerves that serve the lower back and legs, causing pain, weakness, numbness, and cramping.

Study participants who received flexion-distraction manipulation as part of their therapy experienced a greater reduction of their painful symptoms than those patients whose treatment did not include the technique.

Flexion-Distraction therapy can also:

  • Reduce pressure on your spinal nerves and discs

  • Decrease bulging of herniated discs

  • Improve range of motion and mobility

  • Help you manage chronic back pain

  • Relieve stiffness

  • Decrease neck pain and headaches

  • Eliminate or delay the need for surgery in some cases

  • Promote good disc health

  • Relieve pain and numbness in the back, buttocks, arms, and legs

  • Improve posture

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