How Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help My Back Pain?

If you’re suffering from back pain, you might be wondering if there’s any treatment for it beyond painkillers and surgery. At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, we treat a multitude of spinal problems with VAX-D spinal decompression therapy, which is a non-surgical approach that focuses on relieving pressure between your spinal discs.

Spinal decompression therapy in Naples, FL might be right for you if you’re suffering from spinal disc or vertebrae problems. When your spine is compressed, it can put undue pressure on the muscles, ligaments and tendons, which causes moderate to severe pain. Instead of taking painkillers, we like to address the problem at its root cause.


Spinal decompression therapy is designed to treat a number of spine and back problems, including bulging discs, degenerated discs, herniated discs or ruptured and protruding discs of the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spine, as well as joint arthrosis, facet syndrome, sciatica, mild spondylolisthesis and stenosis. When you’re dealing with bulging or herniated discs, this is often exacerbated by stretched and/or torn ligaments that are trying to hold the bulging material in place. The decompression allows the ligaments to heal, which reduces pain and gets the spine back into a proper alignment.

This FDA-cleared treatment focuses on reducing the pressure between the discs, which in turn allows the areas with bulging and/or herniated discs to heal and draw back into their normal alignment.


VAX-D spinal decompression therapy has an 80 to 90 percent success rate. Unlike traction, which is used to forcibly stretch your muscles and spine (or, as we say, “pull you apart”), VAX-D spinal decompression in Naples, FL uses a computerized unit to isolate the muscles involved in your spine’s compression—including hard-to-reach muscle groups that are unlikely to be triggered by exercise or other physical therapies—and allows distractive forces to decompress the intervertebral disc space. This is superior to traction because it specifically targets the muscles at play, rather than just stretching and pulling apart the spine—which can cause further injury if it tears the white and yellow annular ligaments. The body will see these ligaments as “loose,” and may try to “splint” them or form other negative muscular reactions.

If you think you might be a candidate for VAX-D spinal decompression, call us today. We stand by our promise to only treat those whom we think would truly benefit from the treatment


Dr. Hiler of Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology is a certified chiropractor and neurologist who is dedicated to exploring non-invasive, alternative therapies that address the root cause of your spine, nerve, joint and muscle pain symptoms. If you’ve been suffering from back pain and disc problems, spinal decompression therapy may be right for you. Our spine longevity program is designed to build and maintain your spinal muscles’ strength, which will reduce your symptoms and pain. Call us today at 239-330-1000 to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to helping you!

You Might Also Enjoy...

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Knee arthritis can affect every area of your life. If you are experiencing symptoms of knee arthritis, it’s important to understand this condition and how to treat it. Here’s the FAQ.

What Is Prediabetes? Can That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

There is a close connection between peripheral neuropathy and diabetes. It’s important to understand this relationship to take proper steps to protect your health and wellbeing. This starts with asking the right questions. Here’s the FAQ and what you...

What Are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the peripheral nerves (the nerves that are found outside the spinal cord and brain) are damaged. The damage may be caused by injury, exposure to toxins, infection or illness. Another common cause of peripheral...

How a Chiropractor Can Help Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can have a measurable impact on daily living activities. This form of chronic pain can make it difficult to complete simple tasks like twisting a jar lid, buttoning a shirt and more. It can also make it very challenging to perform...

The Chiropractic Solution to Knee Pain

Suffering from knee pain? Chronic pain in the knees is a common health complaint of many adults. Many people notice that it appears in certain situations, like when they’re walking, jogging or bending. While you might think the problem is general wear...