Spinal Decompression

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florham Park, NJ

Herniated discs, chronic back and neck pain, and other spine-related conditions can make it hard for you to stay active. When you want to avoid surgery and the lengthy recovery period that comes with it, spinal decompression therapy at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, may be the noninvasive solution you’re looking for. The team of highly experienced chiropractors and physical therapists often recommend spinal decompression as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to relieve pain and get you back to your active lifestyle. Call or click online to schedule an appointment.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

What is Spinal Decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy gently stretches your spine to relieve pressure on the discs – the gel-like cushions between your vertebrae. When you create space for compressed discs through gentle stretching, it allows fluid and oxygen to permeate the disc material and promote healing.

Spinal decompression therapy can alleviate pressure on the nerves and discs in your spine so you can get long-term relief from pain associated with herniated or bulging discs, facet syndromes, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center offers the most advanced spinal decompression technology with the DRX9000™ and DRX9000C™ decompression machines. Depending on your individual needs, your doctor tailors a plan to alleviate spinal pressure in your lower back with the DRX9000 or painful neck conditions with the DRX9000C.

During your spinal decompression appointment, you lie comfortably on a motorized table that provides 25-35 minutes of traction. The experience isn’t painful; you just feel a gentle stretch in your spine.

The spinal decompression machine safely stretches your spine in a controlled manner to relieve a specific area of pressure. As your spine stretches, it creates negative pressure between your discs allowing the herniated (bulging) material to go back inside the disc. Spinal decompression therapy is usually part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes physical therapy and acupuncture as well.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, spinal decompression therapy consists of a series of 20 treatments over a period of 5-7 weeks. While you may experience positive results sooner, the team recommends you complete all your prescribed treatments, so you get the maximum benefits and long-term pain relief.

What Conditions Respond Well to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a natural alternative that can improve your spine health without the unpleasant side effects of prescription pain medications that can become habit-forming and damage your liver or kidneys. Even people with the most severe back injuries and conditions can benefit from spinal decompression therapy and avoid surgery and prescription medications, including:

  • Chronic or acute back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging, herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots


If you suffer from sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain, or you had an injury, spinal decompression therapy can help you get relief. Call Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center today to make an appointment or request a convenient time using the online system.