Scientific research indicates that decompression works.
Chiropractic Economics (Vol.61, No. 4, March 13, 2015)
Measured Success, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy
CONCLUSION: Of 815 patients receiving spinal decompression therapy a random selection revealed a 91% success rate” Davenport University 2015.
Disc Distraction Shows Evidence of Regenerative Potential in Degenerated Intervertebral Discs, SPINE 2006
Disc repair fundamentally depends on the stage of disc degeneration
CONCLUSION: This study with respect to previous reports, confirms that disc distraction enhances hydration in the degenerated disc and may improve disc nutrition via the vertebral endplates. Thorsten Guehring, MD, et al; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany. SPINE (Vol. 31, Number 15, 2006)
Journal of Neurologic Research (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)
Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Chronic Low Back Pain
CONCLUSION: This 144 patient study showed 76% achieved remission of pain. Except in emergent conditions, Vertebral Axial Decompression should be used on all conditions before surgery is undertaken.
Effect of Spinal Decompression on the Lumbar Muscle Activity and Disk Height in Patients with Herniated Intervertebral Disk (Vol. 28, Nov 2016)
This study indicated that decompression has an advantage over traditional traction in disc recovery. Disc height as well as disc herniation could be measurably improved by non-surgical spinal decompression.
American Journal of Pain Management (Vol. 7, No.2, April 1997)
Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost Effective Treatment
CONCLUSION: Eighty six percent of herniated intervertebral disc patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved. Facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.
Decompression Therapy has lasting results
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine February 2008
Protocols for Patients with Activity – Limiting Low Back Pain
A total of 296 patients with low back pain and evidence of a degenerative and or herniated disc at 1 or more levels were in this study. 8 Week course of treatment consisting of 5, 30 minute sessions of Decompres- sion Therapy per week for 4 weeks and 1, 30 minute session for a week for 4 additional weeks. CONCLUSION: Patients showed continued statistical improvement in both pain scores and functiona movement scores after their treatment programs were completed for 180 days post-treatment.
Anesthesiology News, (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)
Vertebral Axial Decompression Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain-4 Year Study
CONCLUSION: Four year follow-up after Decompression method shows a sustained 86% reduction in pain and that 91% of patients had resumed their normal activities and has remained pain free.