Spinal Decompression For Chronic Low Back Pain

Many patients that would have had to endure back surgery have opted for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Palo Alto, California

The SpineMED Decompression System is used to treat the symptoms associated with bulged and herniated discs, spinal stenosis and some cases of failed back surgery. Chronic low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling in the legs and feet, difficulty walking and weakness of the legs can be successfully resolved in many cases without drugs, epidural injections or surgery.

Developed by physical medicine specialists and a team of engineers, the SpineMED Decompression System uses a computer algorithm and a specially designed therapy table that targets spinal discs and delivers a sequence of gentle pulling and relaxing cycles that produces negative pressure within the problematic disc. This combination of progressive and regressive cycles creates a vacuum effect which draws fluids and nutrients into the disc and pulls bulged and herniated material back toward the center of the disc and off sensitive nerve tissue. Treatment is painless and relaxing. Many of our patients fall asleep during the thirty minute treatment cycles. Candidates for this protocol are carefully screened. A detailed and thorough examination along with MRI findings determine acceptance into an eight week treatment program that has exceptional results in most cases. We introduced this technology to the bay area in 2005 and our experience and knowledge base regarding non-surgical treatment protocols is second to none.


How does it work?

Spinal Decompression provides relief to chronic back and neck pain sufferers by painlessly reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The vertebrae of the spine are slowly forced apart during Spinal Decompression therapy. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a negative vacuum is formed. This vacuum pulls the body's own natural element into the wounded area and has even been shown to reduse the size of an existing disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability.

The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated 'traction' techniques. Spinal Decompression Therapy incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). "Angulated Elongation" refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing and even eliminating back and neck pain altogether. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you're a candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy.

What Can You Do?

Contact our office at 650-328-2104 to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine if you are a candidate for care with Spinal Decompression. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, he will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care with Spinal Decompression

Office Hours
Monday 8:30am - - 6:00pm
Tuesday closed
Wenesday 8:30am - - 6:00pm
Thursday closed
Friday 8:30am - - 6:00pm



Don't spend another day in pain, pick up the phone and give us a call.

Palo Alto SpineMed

1691 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Palo Alto, California 94306
Phone: 650-328-2104


For more information, please call us at 650-328-2104