Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is non-invasive treatment for patients who suffer from neck and back problems. The decompression treatment slowly and gently lengthens or releases pressure in the spine through repetitive movements by a customized treatment table. The table pulls and releases, creating a pressure change within the intervertebral disc, surrounding soft tissue, and joints.

This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum within the disc space and helps…

  • Pull the bulging disc material back into place
  • Take the pressure off pinched nerves and surrounding soft tissue
  • Pull nutrients, oxygen, and fluids back into the disc to stimulate the healing process


Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an effective treatment for…

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Facet syndrome or numbness and tingling in the arms or legs
  • Failed surgeries
  • Other spinal related conditions that have not responded to traditional approaches


During a decompression therapy treatment, the patient is securely strapped onto a table lying down. A computerized program controls the table, moving it at precise intervals to gently create space in the spine. Many patients experience significant relief after only one treatment. A series of 20-24 treatments over several weeks typically produces the best long-term results. Every patient is different, however, so we will tailor the treatment to your individual needs. You may benefit from additional sessions or only need a few to start feeling healthy again. We frequently incorporate spinal decompression therapy into injury rehabilitation treatments for car accident injuries, such as whiplash, and sports injuries. Depending on your pain management and injury rehabilitation needs, we may also combine spinal decompression treatments with corrective exercises, physical therapy and chiropractic care. Our goal is to support and accelerate the healing process while naturally relieving back and neck pain.

What should I expect during my treatment? During your treatment session, you can expect to be on the table for fifteen minutes, (plus a few minutes to get on and off of the table). You should expect to feel a nice relaxing pull as the table goes to work. As the table stretches the spine, you can feel the pressure coming off of the injured disc. Many patients comment that “they would like to stay there all day,” but fifteen minutes is enough time to give the therapeutic benefit.

How long will it take to get the results you want? It depends on the severity of your condition. Dr. McGough will take into consideration all of the variables of your particular condition and make treatment recommendations that make sense.