Spinal Decompression Therapy

Patients who are looking for non-surgical relief of pain from conditions such as "pinched nerves" or "herniated discs" or from failed medical treatment often find relief with Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT). In addition, patients suffering from conditions such as bulging discs, sciatica, stenosis, facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease or extremity pain have been successfully treated with this type of therapy approach.

SDT is provided by a computer controlled traction table. This FDA approved device is designed to decompress spinal joints, principally the discs, sufficiently to create a negative pressure that allows the displaced disc to reposition and improve fluid flow to the injured tissues. The improved fluid flow provides the nutrients for the disc to heal.

The process starts with a free consultation with Dr. Pistilli. If decompression is appropriate, Dr. Pistilli proceeds to perform a complete history and thorough exam before starting SDT. Sessions of SDT can vary in length, but typically last between 30 to 45 minutes. During this time additionally therapy, exercise instructions, heat and muscle stimulation are provided. It is unusual to experience any side effects from treatment but typically they are mild and limited.

One comprehensive study demonstrated an 86% improvement rate following 20 sessions of Spinal Decompression for patients with one or more disc herniations.

If you are interested in a free consultation, you are welcomed to call or stop by our office and ask to fill out the paperwork before scheduling your appointment!


"I have always been very active as a superintendent on a construction site. However, I developed degenerative disc disease which caused increasing low back pain. I also noticed weakness in my leg when I became more active. This forced me to back off my activities and even quit playing pick-up basketball. Prior to conservative treatment which included chiropractic care and exercises proved ineffective against this progressive condition. I started spinal decompression therapy with Dr. Pistilli and have noticed a significant improvement in my pain and none of my previous leg weakness. I am back to increased physical activity including recreational running and work-outs."

Ed S.

"For several years, I have had constant low back and leg pain that left me virtually unable to walk. I tried extensive treatment at other facilities including chiropractic, physical therapy and injection therapy. I was scheduled for surgery for a herniated disc in my low back. Two weeks before the surgery, I visited Dr. Pistilli and sought spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression therapy allowed me to cancel my scheduled surgery. I am pain free and able to be very active. Currently, I am building a half pipe for my grandchild, an activity I could never think of doing a few months earlier. I strongly recommend Dr. Pistilli and spinal decompression therapy to anyone with a serious back problem."

Chris M.

"A series of work related accidents and a motor vehicle accident left me with a permanent back injury and pronounced leak weakness. After major back surgery, I was given a rehabilitative exercise proram that was effective in allowing me to be more active and mobile. But soon, my symptoms began to worsen to the point that I was unable to do any of my exercise program, and I became progressively less mobile. (A new MRI revealed several levels of herniated discs in my lumbar spine.) I went to Dr. Pistilli's office and commenced spinal decompression therapy. This therapy has produced significant improvement in my symptoms. Now I am able to do al my back exercises plus additional exercises Dr. Pistilli has prescribed. I am in less pain and more active than I have been in years. I have recommended Dr. Pistilli and spinal decompression therapy to several people."

Joseph L.

"I am a retired construction worker and full time farmer. I have had minor ongoing back complaints but recently developed severe low back and leg pain that prevented me from doing most of my activities on the farm. MRI evaluation revealed multiple degenerative joint and disc disease with associated spinal stenosis. Physical therapy, medication and chiropractic care were of little effect in the progression of these symptoms. I commenced spinal decompression therapy with Dr. Pistilli and my pain significantly reduced and the leg symptoms disappeared. I am now able to return to my full activities on the farm without restriction or back pain. I have and would highly recommend Dr. Pistilli and spinal decompression therapy for serious back injuries."

Robert S.

"I am a retired engineer and have chronic low back pain that Dr. Pistilli has managed through maintenance chiropractic care over the years very effectively. However, this past year my symptoms became significantly worse with associated leg pain, weakness and fatigue. MRI evaluation revealed multiple levels of degenerative joint and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Pistilli provided spinal decompression therapy for these injuries as well as an exercise program. A combination of these two activities allowed my leg symptoms to disappear and for me to return to my normal strength and function. Since I have recovered, I receive monthly maintenance chiropractic treatment and pursue my daily activities."

Thomas L.

"I have been receiving chiropractic treatment in Dr. Pistilli's office for several years for periodic neck pain, partialy related to the time I spend at a computer as an insurance manager. However, a severe upper respiratory infection with associated violent coughing aggravated my neck condition and produced new symptoms of major weakness in my right arm. The pain was so bad, I was unable to sleep at night. MRI evaluation revealed multiple disc herniations of the cervical spine. A round of spinal decompression therapy in Dr. Pistilli's office completely eliminated any problems in my arm and allowed me to sleep at night without any pain. I am now back to my periodic chiropractic treatment for maintenance care, and returning to my home exercise program. I can strongly recommend Dr. Pistilli and spinal decompression therapy for patients who suffer with herniated discs in their neck."

Bonnie Z.

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