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Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression in Lutherville-Timonium

Did you know that more than 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time? An astounding 80% of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives. Often, they end up resorting to surgery, which has complications, risks and doesn’t always work.

With chiropractic and spinal decompression therapy at SPINALife, you have a powerful alternative to surgery. Research supports that up to 86% of patients having spinal decompression therapy reported that their symptoms were resolved.

The Problem With Unhealthy Discs

When a disc is herniated or bulged, it slips out of alignment, compressing nearby nerves. The compressed nerves can’t send and receive messages from the nervous system and the brain, which leads to chronic pain. If left untreated, you’ll begin to suffer. Spinal decompression therapy is designed to open up the space between your vertebrae again so that the disc can return to its original spot, relieving your nerve pressure.


Spinal decompression is a drug-free, nonsurgical treatment that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. While you lie on a table, the pressure on your spine is released using repetitive movements. With the pull and release applied by table, the pressure in the discs, soft tissue and joints is changed, allowing nutrients to be pulled into the disc area.

Not all spinal decompression therapy is alike. Our table, technology and treatment protocols are safe, cost-effective and give you measurable results.

The movement of the spinal decompression table allows the nutrients to flow back to your spinal discs. The disc rehydrates, creating physiological change to assist in the body’s natural healing process.

If you suffer from any of the following, it is a great idea to see if spinal decompression is right for you:

  • Chronic, severe back and neck pain
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerated discs
  • Long-term use of painkillers
  • Anticipated need for surgery
  • Failed back surgery

  • Subluxation (pressure on nerves)
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica/leg pain
  • Ongoing, severe pain that isn’t responding to traditional treatments

Dr. Adolph is committed to helping each patient live an active, pain-free life. If you suffer from back or neck pain, then spinal decompression therapy may be the first step back to wellness. Rather than masking your pain, this treatment works by addressing the underlying causes.

During a spinal decompression therapy treatment, you will be securely strapped onto a table lying face up. A computerized program controls the table, moving it at precise intervals to gently create space in the spine.

A series of treatments typically produces the best long-term results for most patients. Most experience significant relief within 6-8 weeks. Some, however, get relief within a shorter time, while others take longer. Since every patient is different, we will tailor the treatment protocol to your individual needs.

Clinical Studies on the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy

“Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved ‘good’ (50-89% improvement) to ‘excellent’ (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved. Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ results with decompression.”

-C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA. Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain. American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997

“Serial MRI of 20 patients treated with the decompression table shows in our study up to 90% reduction of subligamentous nucleus herniation in 10 of 14. Some rehydration occurs detected by T2 and proton density signal increase. Torn annulus repair is seen in all.”

-Edward Eyerman, MD. Simple pelvic traction gives inconsistent relief to herniated lumbar disc sufferers. Journal of Neuroimaging. Paper presented to the American Society of Neuroimaging, Orlando, Florida 2-26-98.

“Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.”

-Thomas Gionis, MD; Eric Groteke, DC. Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression. Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003; 6 (5).

“All but two of the patients in the study improved at least 30% or more in the first three weeks. Utilizing the outcome measures, this form of decompression reduces symptoms and improves activities of daily living.”

-Bruce Gundersen, DC, FACO; Michael Henrie, MS II, Josh Christensen, DC. A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal
Decompression Using Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered by a Computerized Traction Device. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Quarterly Journal of ACO, June 2004

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Our patients love that spinal decompression therapy is a long-term, effective solution that really works. By addressing the mechanical misalignment in your back, we help to correct the underlying cause for pain. If you are considering surgery to cope with your back pain, we urge you to try spinal decompression therapy first.

We are excited to now offer this life-changing treatment to our patients. Find out whether spinal decompression Lutherville-Timonium is the right choice for you. Contact our team now to set up your free consultation with Dr. Adolph!
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