A gentle conservative treatment for herniated disc: non-surgical spinal decompression therapy

Once diagnosed by a competent health professional, the treatment of herniated disc can be done, in some cases, with conservative treatment, without resorting to surgery. Our method is scientifically recognized: it is a distraction with a high-tech device that enables safe treatment.

Non-surgical spinal decompression and its specialized equipment is used in all our clinics.

What will happen during the treatment?

Lumbar treatment : after a comprehensive exam, allowing the clinician to determine the nature of the vertebral infringement, the patient is laid down on the table and a traction force on the lumbar spine is applied, mobilizing the segment of the spine causing the problem. Thus, movements of deep traction or distraction are induced by the practitioner with precision and gentleness: all these movements are done without feeling any pain.

Cervical Treatment : The patient is lying flat on his back on the treatment table, allowing a segmental traction and mobilization of the cervical spine.

Other types of treatment may be required in some cases.

Every patient is unique, no two patients have with exactly the same condition, the same threshold of tolerance to pain and the same resilience.In this regard, we customize our treatment to respond to the unique needs of each of our patients, while maintaining a treatment protocol which has been proven.

Current therapies for disc pathology

Non-surgical spinal decompression

  • Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves (neural impingement) of the spinal column
  • Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis.
  • Non-surgical spinal decompression was originally developed and pioneered in 1985, by Dr. Allan Dyer, PhD, MD, a Canadian doctor who had served as Deputy Minister of Health in Ontario, Canada.
  • Non-invasive procedure designed to target underlying disc pathology

Goals of treatment

  •  actively distract and passively retract the spine in order to affect intervertebral disc space
  • reduce intradiscal pressures
  • increase fluid and nutrient exchange
  • promote disc regeneration
  • retract nucleic material of bulging or herniated disc

Guarding reflex

  •  Traditional spinal traction causes natural guarding reflex
  • Muscles contract or spasm to prevent distraction (deep traction or decompression) in order to protect the spine
  • Old style traction devices are not able to bypass or overpower reflex contractions and achieve distraction of the disc space – (aka spinal decompression)