Decompression Therapy

Honest, Effective and Affordable Non Surgical Decompression

Decompression Therapy is a non surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, radiating leg and arm pain and headaches.

Decompression Therapy enhances the healing process and often renders quick , effective and amazing pain relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle.

Is Decompression Therapy Right For Me?

Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from bulging, herniated, degenerative or ruptured discs as well as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and many failed back surgery cases.

This treatment helps patients avoid the risk of anesthesia, surgical complications, and the potential of failed back surgery.

Decompression therapy begins with a series of sessions typically 3-4 times per week.  Each session is approximately 8-12 minutes. during each session, electrical muscle simulation, ultrasound, or therapeutic laser may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues.

After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can help create long term benefits.

Decompression Therapy is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face up on the table.

Clinical studies suggest decompression therapy provides a majority of qualified candidates with initial relief within just a few sessions.

This proven non surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need!


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(248) 683-6260

2801 Elizabeth Lake Rd., #100
Waterford Township, MI 48328

Business Hours:
8am – 1pm  3pm – 6pm
Tue  9am – 1pm  3pm – 6pm
Wed  9am – 1pm  3pm – 7pm
Fri  9am – 1pm  3pm – 6pm
Sat  9am – 11am

Decompression therapy is an approved procedure that is covered by some insurance companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes low back pain?
Low back pain can be caused by a number of factors from injuries to the effects of aging. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which are made of bone. Between each vertebra are soft discs with a ligamentous outer layer. These discs function as shock absorbers to protect the vertebra and the spinal cord. Many of the problems that cause back pain are the result of herniation and degeneration of the intervetebral disc. Degeneration is a process where wear and tear causes deterioration of the disc. Herniations, or bulging of the disc are protrusions from the disc that press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.
If I undergo Spinal Decompression treatment, how long does it take to see results?
Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.
How long does it take to complete Spinal Decompression Treatment?
Patients remain on the system for 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a week for approximately 3 weeks, 2 times a week for approximately weeks, and followed up by 1 time a week for the last 4 weeks. It takes 4-6 weeks for the disc to re-hydrate and heal.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Most patients do not experience any side effects. Though, there have been some mild cases of muscle soreness for a short period of time.
How does Spinal Decompression separate each vertebra and allow for decompression at a specific level?
Decompression is achieved by using a specific combination of spinal positioning and varying the degree and intensity of force. The key to producing this decompression is the gentle pull that is created by a logarithmic curve. When distractive forces are generated on a logarithmic curve the typical muscle response is avoided. Avoiding this response allows decompression to occur at the targeted spinal level.
Is there any risk to the patient during treatment on Spinal Decompression?
NO, Spinal Decompression is totally safe and comfortable for all subjects. The system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the operator. (These switches a requirement of the FDA) to terminate the treatment immediately thereby avoiding any injuries.
How does Spinal Decompression treatment differ from ordinary spinal traction?
Traction is helpful at treating some of the conditions resulting from herniation or degeneration. Traction cannot address herniated or degenerated disc in the same way that spinal decompression can. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure or a vacuum. inside the disc. This effect causes the disc to pull in the herniation and the increase in negative pressure also causes the flow of blood and nutrients back into the disc allowing the body’s natural fibroplastic response to heal the injury and re-hydrate the disc.
Can Spinal Decompression be used for patients that have had a spinal surgery?
YES, in most cases Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression after a failed back surgery.
Who is a candidate for Spinal Decompression?
Anyone who has been told they need surgery but wishes to avoid it, anyone who has been told there is nothing more available to help, anyone who failed to significantly respond to conservative options (medications, physical therapy, injection acupuncture or suffer with Chronic spinal pain)
Does Spinal Decompression really work?
Spinal Decompression has been proven effective in relieving the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. Since its release, clinical studies have revealed an amazing success rate in treating lumbar disc related problems with Spinal Decompression.
How does it work?
Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica.
How do I get started?
Contact our office at 248-683-6260 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctors to determine if you are a candidate for care with Spinal Decompression. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, we will sit down and explain the recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care with Spinal Decompression.

Frequently Asked Questions

decompressionSummit Chiropractic offers the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious chronic lower back pain and sciatica. Our commitment to offering the highest quality of care resulted in the addition of the FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology for the treatment of back pain due to:


  • Sciatica
  • Herniated and/or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease

At Summit Chiropractic we are dedicated to improving the health and function of our patients. We do this by combining traditional chiropractic care with state of the art technology to deliver an unprecedented level of service. Our results speak for themselves… In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems usually was given pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they weren’t progressing they were sent for spinal surgery. Conservative chiropractic care proved very helpful in many cases, yet there have been some cases when surgery seemed to be the only other option…Until now! Today, you don’t have to live with that pain anymore. Thanks to the concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and engineers, Spinal Decompression was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs. Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.