Spinal Decompression Therapy

Northern Nevada Chiropractic chose what we believe to be the most sophisticated, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art Spinal Decompression Therapy system in the world to relieve back pain. We selected this system because of its ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.  Dr. Welch is nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression through Life University in Marietta Georgia.

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Reno Spinal Decompression Specialists

At Northern Nevada Chiropractic, we specialize in nonsurgical spinal decompression using IDD Therapy® to help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine and relieving intradiscal pressure from the spinal discs. Dr. Daniel Welch, DC is nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression and is a chiropractor in the network of Disc Centers of America.

By utilizing dynamic energy applied at differentiating levels of the spine to administer gentle motion (mobilization) during treatment to relieve pressure, IDD Therapy® is a more effective bulging and herniated disc treatment, degenerative disc treatment, sciatica treatment – in short, a better treatment option for most causes of lower back pain.

IDD Therapy treatment is ONLY administered using the Accu-SPINA® system. Both IDD Therapy and the Accu-SPINA were developed and advanced by neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, PTs, and other healthcare professionals, for the non-surgical resolution of back and neck pain. After decades of use, and millions of treatments, IDD Therapy has maintained an exemplary safety record and outstanding success rates.

Spinal Decompression Certified Doctors

Northern Nevada Chiropractic’s Dr. Daniel Welch, DC is nationally certified in non-surgical spinal decompression through Life University in Marietta Georgia. He is also a chiropractor in the Disc Centers of America network and has completed Advanced Training in Disc Disorders. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive and very effective therapy for a whole host of disc issues, and is a terrific therapy to get patients out of back pain without drugs or surgery.


Dr. Welch discusses relief for lower back pain with KOLO TV

Spinal decompression therapy is used for a number of different conditions, but most specifically for disc bulges. It is also a very effective treatment for patients with sciatica or lower back pain. It is a non surgical, non invasive therapy that is actually quite relaxing and the treatment gives significant relief to patients with lower back issues.

Spinal Decompression FAQs

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc. These conditions include:

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Most certainly! One study used an MRI to document up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases. Other studies have reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” (50-89% improvement) to “excellent” (90-100% improvement) results after completing treatment.

There are also studies on IDD Therapy specifically and how spinal decompression significantly relieved lower back pain over several sessions, helping patients avoid more invasive treatments like back surgery.

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not recommended?

This treatment is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Patients who have had spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) are also not good candidates. However, spinal decompression after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery can be performed.

What should I expect with Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Treatment begins with a series of sessions typically three to four times per week. Each session is approximately 15 to 25 minutes. Following each session, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound is applied to help relax your muscles and ligaments. It is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face up on the table.

After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain control and strengthen the co-contractor muscles which are responsible for stabilization.

Are the sessions painful?

The treatments are completely painless in almost all cases and some patients fall asleep during the session.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature, reduce inflammation and assist the healing process.

How do I get started?

Simply call the office at 775-829-8686 for your first appointment ask to set up a free consultation with one of the doctors so we can discuss your condition in detail. We will evaluate you for the best treatment options for your particular condition.

Research on the Results of Spinal Decompression to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Patients with back pain want to know why they are having pain, the cause of their back pain and how to effectively treat their back pain in order to avoid surgery. In addition to improving pain, another goal in treatment is to improve flexibility, as well as quality of life, in the safest and most effective manner. In this study you will read how patients with disc issues found significant back pain relief from spinal decompression using Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy.

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Patient Testimonials

Listen to some of the results our patients have seen through treatments with Spinal Decompression Therapy.

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