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Needham Spine Centre's modern, state-of-the-art clinic uses the latest advances in technology for diagnosis, corrective care & staying your best once you've obtained your health goals. The unique, yet proven Decompression & Disc Renewal program is

a fast-track to helping you regain your health & overall well being.

Dr. Jeffrey Needham - your partner in health and healing.

Many clients who seek spinal decompression therapy have arrived at Needham Spine Centre after having been faced with surrendering to surgical intervention, attempting countless unsuccessful alternative treatments, failing to achieve real & sustainable results elsewhere and, frustrated with the notion of long-term use of medications that only mask the signs of a deeper rooted issue at hand.

How exactly does Spinal Decompression work?

Spinal Decompression is a “High-Tech” version of advanced spinal traction. For many years spinal traction was implemented to help aid back pain sufferers but always fell short in effectiveness for treatment of disc bulges, disc herniations, & spinal or disc degeneration.

Why? Simply because when you start to pull the spine with regular forms of traction, your supportive muscle begins to contract and resist the effort being applied. (Counter-productive)


So… First, muscles engage, contract and pull often creating further pain, irritation and damage.
Second, strong muscles that have been contracting around areas of decay, damage and degeneration for years make regular traction almost impossible, leading to very little change.


"True" decompression machines use computer-controlled motors to modulate the traction pull in such a way that it does not provoke significant muscle contraction around the spinal area being treated. Because there is little to no muscle resistance to the treatment, spinal decompression is much more comfortable and has a much greater positive effect on the spinal discs than regular traction.

Experiments on regular traction showed that although traction does decrease the pressure inside the disc and may provide benefits in terms of muscle stretching and joint mobilization, it does not produce enough decompressive effect in the discs to significantly reduce disc bulging.

In contrast, "true" spinal decompression machines can produce strong negative pressure, or suction as you probably know it, inside the discs. This allows for the bulging disc material to be pulled back towards the center of the disc. In effect, it's almost like someone stuck a drinking straw into the center of the disc and sucked the disc bulge back in.


Spinal Decompression Therapy


Spinal Decompression before After comparison

Spinal Decompression Therapy doesn’t just help to reduce symptoms as a quick-fix modality. When used appropriately and specifically it produces real structural and neurological healing.


Treatment times usually takes 10-17 minutes depending on your corrective care strategies outlined by Dr. Needham. Once you’re gently strapped in for Spinal Decompression, the technology does the rest.
While you’re resting and relaxing our Decompression Therapy machine works to produce a strong negative pressure or suction force inside the discs and around the spinal nerves. This allows bulging disc material or misaligned structures to be pulled back to balance and center.


  • Decrease Nerve Compression
  • Reduce Nerve Pressure
  • Improve Nerve Communication
  • Stretch Ligaments and Muscles
  • Relax Muscles
  • Reduce Disc Pressure
  • Widen Nerve Window
  • Decrease Nerve Root Compression
  • Disc Retraction
  • Mobilize Joints and Muscles
  • Increase Blood Flow
  • Decrease Pain

Another benefit of the suction-like force produced by Decompression Therapy is that supportive muscles relax, fluid and nutrients are drawn back into the discs and disc healing & regeneration ensues.
Whether it’s degenerated discs causing stenosis, nerve pressure, sciatica or muscle spasms this increase in fluid can help restore proper disc height and reduce nerve pressure on nerves around arthritic spinal joint areas.


Over time and with proper treatment, disc walls gradually heal, stabilize and are able to retain the bulging material they contain. In addition, tense asymmetrical and limited muscles equalize and spinal nerve root pressure is restored so your Nervous System can be interference free and you can live the life you deserve.

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