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What is Decompression Therapy?

Axial Spinal Decompression is an advanced form of non-surgical disc repair used for conditions such as:

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Bulging Disc

  • Sciatica / Stenosis

  • Herniated Disc

  • Degenerative Disc

  • Facet Syndrome

  • Failed Back Surgery

  • Numbness / Tingling

  • Leg / Arm Pain

Spinal Decompression has been used in the treatment of thousands of patients who before were looking only at surgical intervention as their only form of pain relief. Now under conservative decompression therapy, people suffering with pain and radiculopathies associated with these conditions can now be treated without surgery. This means little or no loss of time or wage from work, no nasty surgical scarring or post rehabilitative therapy and quicker recovery back to activities of daily life.

Who is a candidate for Decompression Therapy?

People with acute and chronic neck and lower back pain can benefit from spinal decompression therapy. The procedure will provide relief to anyone that has pain associated with disc herniation, disc protrusions, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica and generalized back pain.

Spinal Decompression therapy utilizes a computer-controlled logarithmic contraction sequence of variable weight and tensions, which can create up to 200 mm of negative intradiscal pressure, retracting the disc herniation to promote tissue healing. During therapy sessions, specific spinal segments are put through a series of these controlled tractions. This is all under the supervision of one of our trained doctors.

What makes Decompression Therapy different?


What are our patients saying about their Decompression Treatment?

“Being a program manager, I do a lot of work on a computer. Before Harrison Chiropractic I was unable to work at my computer without my arms going numb due to disc disease. Treatment on the cervical ABS for disc decompression has brought me back to full functions without medication or surgery. Thank you Harrison Chiropractic for helping take away the numbness in my arms.”

          -Mary Jo Sabaitis, 59 years old, Grand Rapids MI


“I wanted to thank Dr. Harrison and his friendly staff for helping take my pain away. I came into the office with a bulged disc from heavy lifting and could barely walk or bend over. After multiple treatments of massage therapy, disc decompression, and adjustments I was able to walk again! I would recommend Dr. Harrison for any kind of back or leg pain. He can help you and maybe save you from facing surgery.”

          -Jerry Bakhuyzen, 54 years old. Grand Rapids MI


“My name is Victoria Lomasney. I am a 56 year old teacher. I have been coming to Harrison Chiropractic for 3 years. When I first started, I came 2-3 times a week in an effort to decrease my severe neck pain. In no time at all, I was able to decrease my visits to twice monthly. My pain is being managed due to my treatments on the cervical ABS. I can now continue my daily activities without pain. The staff is great and feels like extended family to me.”

          -Victoria Lomasney, 56 years old, Grand Rapids MI