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Spinal Decompression

Do you have back pain, herniated disc or another painful condition that’s related to your spine? Perhaps you’ve tried everything and think that surgery is your last resort. We are offering a highly effective alternative to surgery: spinal decompression. The Spine Centre is the only clinic offering spinal decompression with a motorised traction table within a 10-15 kilometre area of Brisbane City.

How Spinal Decompression Works

Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine. That action alters the force and direction of the spine. The change removes pressure from the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, creating negative pressure in the disc.

A Non-Invasive & Cost-Effective Alternative to Surgery

Once you start receiving spinal decompression and chiropractic combined, you likely won’t require costly surgery, which can be tens of thousands of dollars. If you’ve experienced disc problems for months, we encourage you to try spinal decompression for a month to see how you respond.

There’s been considerable research done on the benefits of spinal decompression. Below are summaries of some of the many studies that have done:

  • Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Chronic Low Back Pain – The conclusion of this 144-patient study revealed that 76% achieved remission of pain. With the exception of emergent conditions, Vertebral Axial Decompression should be utilised on all conditions before undergoing surgery (US Musculoskeletal Review 2007)
  • Vertebral Axial Decompression Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain-4 Year Study – A four-year follow-up after decompression method revealed a continual 86% reduction in pain. Another finding is that 91% of patients were able to resume their normal activities and had stayed pain-free (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Feb 2008)

You can receive the therapy if you are a current patient or new patient that has been diagnosed with or suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc
  • Facet syndrome
  • Failed spinal surgery
  • Failure to improve with at least two non-operative conservative treatment measures
  • Chronic lumbar or cervical pain without any clear causation


Does it hurt to get spinal decompression therapy?

No, not at all. In fact, spinal decompression therapy sessions are considered to be gentle and comfortable. The majority of patients report feeling a mild stretching sensation on their back or hips. Patients frequently fall asleep during their therapy sessions.

How long will I need to get treated?

The length of your plan depends on how complex your condition is and how much rehabilitation is needed. We usually recommend three to five sessions a week for six weeks. To determine if additional treatments would benefit you, we will assess your response.

Can I have spinal decompression if I had previous surgical complications?


I wanted surgery but was unable to pass the anaesthesia assessment. Can I have spinal decompression?


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Contact us today to schedule an appointment for spinal decompression Newmarket!

Spinal Decompression Newmarket, Brisbane Northside, Wilston Ashgrove QLD | (07) 3356 1090