Los Alamitos Chiropractor

Spinal DecompressionLos Alamitos, CA

Back pain is not as easy to treat as some people may assume. The issue is that without treatment, back pain can flare up for a while, subside for a few days and then flare up again. People will avoid professional treatment, under the assumption that some rest and using store-bought painkillers will be enough. Unfortunately, many back issues need more treatment than just rest.

People who use store-bought painkillers to relieve pain are only temporarily masking symptoms instead of affecting the source of the pain. Due to this, the pain will only return on a regular basis and continue to cause pain. The longer people avoid treatment, the worst the pain will get. Fortunately, we have the treatment to help patients find long-lasting relief with spinal decompression.

If you are suffering from back pain or a related chiropractic issue, our spinal decompression may be able to help relieve your pain.

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Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Back pain can make it difficult to complete even regular tasks in daily life. For instance, the pain can flare up so badly that the individual will need to lay down for most of the day and be almost completely immobile. In other cases, people will be unable to sit comfortably or even rest in bed without feeling some pain. By treating the source, patients will be able to find lasting relief.

Benefits of our spinal decompression include:

  • Identifying the specific source of the pain
  • Customizing treatment to the patient’s needs
  • Long-lasting back pain relief
  • Treatment plan to maintain pain relief
  • Support from our team throughout the treatment process

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment technique that involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal disks. These spinal disks are gel-like cushions between the bones that prevent them from scraping against each other. If the discs are out of alignment, then the bones are more likely to scrape against each other and cause pain.

Symptoms of Spinal Health Issues

Noticing the symptoms of spinal health issues or back pain is one thing, understanding the proper treatment for them is another matter entirely. Part of the issue is that people will take painkillers that only provide temporary relief. Since most painkillers will only mask the symptoms, there is little chance of people being able to treat the actual issue.

People may also not be aware of the specific action they are taking that causes the pain to get worse. By avoiding professional chiropractic treatment, they risk causing more pain. As a chiropractor in Los Alamitos, CA, the team at Vitality Wellness will help patients receive the treatment they need. Signs and symptoms that patients may need spinal decompression include:

  • Persistent back or neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal injuries
  • Worn out spinal joints
  • Bulging/herniated spinal disks

The Treatment Process

Once we gather the necessary information, we will develop a customized treatment plan. This information includes the patient’s medical history, current condition, allergies, insurance and any other pertinent information. We will conduct an examination and use the results to determine if spinal decompression is the most effective treatment.

Spinal decompression involves us placing a harness around the pelvis of the patient and another around the trunk, also known as the torso. The patient will then lie on a computer-controlled table that extends and helps stretch the patient’s back in specific areas. By doing this, we can take pressure off the spine. If a patient suffers from a bulging or herniated disk in the spine, painkillers will not be effective in much more than temporary relief.


We understand that people may have some questions about spinal decompression and the overall treatment process. Here are a few of the common questions we hear and the answers to them.

How long does an Appointment Take?

A regular spinal decompression appointment will take around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the needs of the patient and the patient’s condition.

Will I need more than a Single Visit?

In most cases, yes. Patients will typically receive around 20 to 28 treatments over the span of around five to seven weeks. We will work with the patient to schedule these appointments ahead of time.

Will I need more than just Spinal Decompression Treatment?

Possibly. While spinal decompression is an effective non-surgical treatment option. A patient may need more specialized treatment or a different approach. We can determine if this will be the case after an appointment.

What does Spinal Decompression do for my Spine?

Spinal decompression helps to stretch out the various components of the spine such as the bones, joints and disks. By doing this, it can relieve the pressure on the nerves in the spine and provide long-lasting relief. The machine we use will help to create the necessary traction force for the specific areas with the most pressure.