A thorough patient history, evaluation and imaging are required to qualify for non-surgical spinal decompression. The doctor will look at many factors to determine if you are a candidate.

Many of our patients have been told they need surgery but wish to avoid it, and have failed to significantly respond to conservative options such as medications, injections, physical therapy, traditional chiropractic care and acupuncture.

Here is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:
Persistent pain due to degenerated discs that has not responded after four weeks of treatment.
Pain due to bulging or herniated discs that are more than four weeks old.
Chronic pain from a failed back surgery that is over six months old.
Patients available for four weeks of treatment protocol.
Patient over 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:
Appliances such as rods or pedicle screws.
Prior lumbar fusion under six months old.
Metastatic cancer.
Spondylolisthesis (unstable).
Severe osteoporosis.
Severe peripheral neuropathy.
Recent spinal fractures.
Pathologic aortic aneurysm.
Disc space infections.
Pelvic or abdominal cancer.
Hemiplegia and paraplegia.
Cognitive dysfunction.
Pregnancy.
Pars defect.