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banner icon spinal decompressionNon-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Maybe you’ve tried surgery for your back pain or herniated disc. Or perhaps you’re seeking to avoid surgery and are looking for a non-invasive therapy to address your cervical and low back pain. Join the hundreds of patients at Dudum Chiropractic, that have already gotten relief, avoided injections and surgeries, and are back on their path to health.

We’re the #1 spinal decompression specialists in the Bay Area!

Why We Choose the DOC Table

Our table is unique in that we can flex or extend the table to target different areas of the spine, such as herniated discs, so we can provide specific treatment. With the DOC table, we can get as specific as targeting the L4/5 disc or the L5/S1 disc.

How It Works

The pull of the table creates enough needed force, which is called the reverse vacuum effect. That’s an exchange of nutrients, chemicals and waste products that allows the discs to heal at an accelerated rate. Non-surgical spinal decompression, when combined with laser therapy and other modalities, is beneficial for patients who have tried conventional chiropractic or different types of medicine.

What to Expect

After completing some paperwork, you’ll sit down with our doctor. He will go over what’s going on and ask you where your pain is, and find out how it started. The doctor will also ask what frustrations you’re experiencing daily (e.g. being unable to exercise, carry your child or take care of household chores).

Once we determine your goals, the doctor will perform a detailed orthopedic and neurological exam to determine the cause and area of the spine that might be causing the issue. After the doctor has gathered all the information, he can formulate a game plan on how we would use the table and what treatment would be best for you.

person on a decompression table

How 3 Common Conditions May Be Helped

Herniated discs:
With this condition, you have the jelly-filled doughnut (the disc or cushion) and through wear and tear and injury, that gel or disc can either fragment or rupture. That disc can enter spaces where the nerves are that it’s not supposed to. The result is that it can cause sharp low back pain, pain in your leg, tingling and numbness.

With non-surgical spinal decompression, we put a patient on the table and specifically target the disc that’s injured. The table gently and safely pulls the discs apart to open up the space between the two bones. This is called a reverse vacuum effect.

Sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve that could be caused by a disc rupture, bulging disc or disc injury. If the doctor determines—through an exam and tests—that spinal decompression may help, here’s how it works: the spinal decompression table will help pull and create space for that disc through intradiscal pressure, which helps take the disc back into its cavity. By doing that, it takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve.

Spinal stenosis:
With this condition, the holes where the nerves come out of are irritated and inflamed. The cause of the stenosis is compression, stress and inflammation. The table would pull apart, decompress and create less stress in the system, and the decompression would relieve a lot of stress off those nerves, alleviating the symptoms.

Here are some of the most common issues for which patients seek this therapy:

  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves

We see many patients who have been told their only option is surgery. The good news is we’ve helped many of those patients avoid going under the knife. We’ve also assisted those who have had failed surgeries and thought their only option was to get a follow-up surgery.

Your non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is part of your care plan, tailored to meet your unique needs. We provide a whole-body experience to get our patients the best results. For example, your plan may include several decompression sessions, laser therapy and chiropractic adjustments.

Does it hurt to get SD?

No. Many patients feel a sense of relief and relaxation while receiving the therapy. Check out our YouTube video that shows how it’s performed.
Does it work?

Yes, non-surgical spinal decompression has an over 90% success rate with symptom reduction.
How long is a session?

Your session, which takes 30-45 minutes, includes other therapies.
Is there anything I need to wear for this therapy?

No, just wear whatever clothing you’re comfortable in.
Is there an age limit for this therapy?

No, but for older or younger patients, we can change the logistics of the table to make it more gentle. We can always adapt the settings based on a person’s age or condition.
How many sessions will I need?

Every patient is different, but you may require 12-20 sessions to get optimal results.
Can I have this therapy if I've had spinal surgery (e.g. spinal fusion)?

It’s a case by case, but we can typically work on patients with fusions, laminectomies or injections.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for non-surgical spinal decompression, which is currently available at our Walnut Creek location.


Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Walnut Creek CA | (925) 300-3302