Comox Chiropractors - North Central Vancouver Island

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Relieve your pain with state-of-the-art SpineMED® technology

Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical method for treating a wide variety of back and neck issues

We use the SpineMED® system, which is considered the most advanced and comfortable spinal decompression system on the market today. It uses precise computer controls and comfortable positioning to isolate and decompress spinal segments, which gradually relieves your pain.

How does 

spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression is designed to reduce pressure inside your spinal discs with pain-free, computer-controlled tension.


Injuries or day-to-day wear and tear can cause the gel-like centre of your spinal discs to bulge and put pressure on the nerves, causing back pain that can radiate into your legs and neck. Sometimes it also leads to numbness in your arms and hands.

How it works:

Using customized tilting and flexing motions, the table gradually relieves pressure from the targeted spinal segments.

This decompression allows fluids, nutrients, and oxygen to flow back into the disc.

Who is

Spinal Decompression for?

Spinal decompression is an excellent alternative if you’ve been contemplating spinal surgery for conditions such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Your chiropractor will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if spinal decompression is for you.

It’s also an effective option if you struggle with:

Recurrent pain from failed back surgery that has lasted longer than six months

Persistent pain from degenerated discs that aren’t responding to at least four weeks of conservative therapy

Persistent pain from arthritis

Sciatica or peripheral radicular symptoms

Mechanical low back or neck pain

Bulging or herniated discs

What to expect

during a Spinal Decompression treatment

Spinal decompression can be used in a couple of different ways depending on your condition and duration of symptoms. Some people benefit from a day-to-day approach where one or two treatments can relieve symptoms. Others require a more extensive approach as described below. Your doctor will establish what is the best approach for your condition.

At your sessions, we will position you on the SpineMED® table and make a variety of computer adjustments to target specific spinal discs.

The SpineMED® table will begin to move in a gentle rhythm based on the computer’s controls as it decompresses the targeted areas and relieves pressure

Each session has a cumulative effect, designed to reduce pain and improve function as you progress through treatment