Spinal Decompression enables the doctor to gently, precisely and safely put tension (facilitated by a computer and monitoring device) on the lower back or neck and create a negative pressure inside the disc. This negative pressure creates a vacuum effect that actually draws the bulging or "slipped" material back into the center of the disc. It also draws fluids into the disc-helping it rehydrate and heal.
Unlike other treatments for back pain and neck pain, spinal decompression actually heals the discs and makes them healthier. Most other treatments like medication and injections only cover up the pain until it wears off or you aggravate it again. Not "spinal decompression". In a recent study done on previous spinal decompression patients four years after their treatment, researchers found that over 91% continued to be pain free.