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Spinal Decompression at
Life Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Spinal decompression tableAre you struggling with chronic sciatica, back pain or neck pain? Perhaps your long-standing discomfort has been getting progressively worse. You may have reached for acetaminophen, anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants to address the pain.

Why a Conventional Approach Often Doesn’t Work

While the conventional way to treat disc bulges, herniations, back pain and sciatica is through medications and injections, this approach simply masks the pain; it doesn’t get to its root cause. Although you may feel better, your spine hasn’t been healed. Medications also come with numerous side effects, particularly if they’re used for an extended period.

Perhaps a medical doctor, who diagnosed you with disc bulges or herniation, also recommended physiotherapy and exercise to alleviate your symptoms. Maybe you haven’t gotten long-term improvement despite these actions.

If you feel like you’ve tried everything to relieve your pain, we want to offer you hope and help with spinal decompression.

A Non-Invasive, Drug-Free Solution

Spinal decompression can relieve pressure on one or several pinched nerves of the spinal column. This state-of-the-art technology applies a force to the targeted compressed disc. The pressure gently pulls the spine apart, lengthening it and forming a small vacuum between the vertebrae, which pulls the disc back into shape.

The vacuum also permits water, oxygen and nutrient-dense fluids to enter into the disc to allow the spine to heal and relieve the pain. Negative intra-discal pressure is the medical term for this vacuum-like outcome.

While chiropractic is highly effective for relieving back pain, spinal decompression is often more effective than only chiropractic care when treating acute disc herniations.

Part of a Multi-Pronged Care Plan

Before you begin care, we want to determine what your goals are. Once we find out what are the things you can’t do because of your pain we will put together a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Your care plan will involve decompression along with laser therapy and chiropractic care.

First, we typically will send patients to a lab for X-rays (these are covered under Canada’s healthcare system) so that we’re addressing any structural issues. If you have any diagnostic tests we will look at those as part of the treatment plan.

The laser reduces the inflammatory response and will allow you to have better results after the decompression session. After the session, we will ice the area we’re addressing.

While we want to correct the localized area, we also want to make sure that the structure of the overall spine is in optimal condition. Because structure dictates function, having an aligned spine can allow you to function at your best.

If we just take care of the one area where the disc is affecting the nerve, then we’re missing all of the other issues that are contributing to the problem. These issues could include poor posture, for example.

Dr. Bhullar is also working on a new protocol which includes looking at certain nutritional supplements to help support the discs. These supplements can help to rehydrate the discs.

What Will I Experience?

A harness will be fitted around your hip area as well as a harness around your upper back. Once you’ve been fitted with these, we will have you lie down on a computerized table that is programmed for your customized treatment plan. Each treatment, which is comfortable and painless, takes about 20-30 minutes, so it’s easy to fit into your schedule.

Though every patient’s care plan is different, the typical treatment plan ranges from 24-28 sessions over eight weeks. Most patients experience significant relief in as few as six sessions.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Helps Patient Sleep Better

Contact Us for a Consultation

Whether you love sports, gardening or playing with your kids or grandchildren, we want to help you get back to all the favorite things you love to do in life. The first step is contacting us to book a consultation for spinal decompression in Brampton.

We will obtain your medical history, perform a thorough physical examination and take X-rays of your spine. The results of these all will be evaluated to help us determine if spinal decompression could benefit you.


Spinal Decompression Brampton ON | (905) 840-9481