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Colorado Springs Spinal Decompression

Colorado_Springs_Spinal_Decompression.gifColorado Springs Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical traction-based treatment for herniated, slipped discs or bulging discs in the neck and lower back.

Spinal decompression can help many people who are suffering from sciatica, radiating neck or back pain.  Back pain can often be relieved quite effectively with a combination of chiropractic care, spinal decompression, active therapies, and sometimes the use of cold laser therapy

Just because you have pain does not mean you are good candidate for spinal decompression. We qualify patients for spinal decompression before treating them, and there are several factors that can disqualify a patient, even though the patient may have a slipped or herniated disc. While spinal decompression has proven to be a highly effective treatment for many conditions, it is not for everyone or every problem. 

Dr. Kirby Gengler, Colorado Springs Chiropractor, offers a risk-free, no obligation exam and consultation to see if you qualify for treatment. If you do, we will gift you 1 FREE decompression treatment.. 

Dr. Gengler is certified in spinal decompression and our specific table and techniques, and you'll find our treatment to be up to 85% less expensive than other Colorado Springs back pain doctors and Colorado Springs Chiropractors.   Just because it less expensive does not mean it is less effective. Our intention when we decided to implement spinal decompression into our Spine Center was to find the most effective table at the most affordable price, and we accomplished this. 

We chose our spinal decompression table after researching the industry for 6 months. It is the most capable table on the market.  We do not use the DRX-9000.  The DRX-9000 has had a lot of press, good and bad, but we found the bad to outweigh the good.

Traction is the literal language for what happens during a treatment. Decompression is the description of what happens while traction occurs.  

Colorado_Springs_Spinal_Decompression.jpgAxial traction (which is the elongation resulting in intervertebral distraction) is necessary to allow decompression (reduction of pressure on the disc).  

There is no device that uses pressure sensing equipment during every treatment and therefore the FDA, Medicare, and Blue Cross group decompression tables in the same category as traction tables, which have been used, and proven effective for back pain, for decades by medical doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors. The two words - traction and spinal decompression - can be used interchangeably. 

Therefore there is not a distinct advantage between one table or another in regard to applying traction. There is, however, an advantage to proper positioning of the patient to best receive the traction.  That is where our table shines.  It is highly adaptable for patient positioning and patient comfort.

Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a very effective treatment as a standalone treatment.  Chiropractic care can be a very effective standalone treatment.  Together they often are much more effective.

Spinal decompression is treatment targeting the disc between the bones of the spine. Chiropractic care is designed to introduce motion and reduce nerve stress.  If the disc is injured…the spine misaligned… and the nerve under stress… chiropractic care and spinal decompression could be the ideal treatment. 

Research on the Safety and Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression

We created a website specific to Colorado Springs spinal decompression therapy at On this site there are 6 spinal decompression published studies and nearly 50 abstracts from medical and chiropractic publications discussing spinal decompression and traction-based therapies.