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Spinal decompression is a therapy which places a specific & controlled stretch on either the neck or the lower back. This gentle, non-surgical therapy puts negative pressure on the joints & discs through the application of a distractive force which will alleviate pressure & pain associated with disc compression, bulge or herniation. River Ridge's utilization of spinal decompression as the key component to a patient's chiropractic care plan is very frequently an effective approach to eliminating pain and restoring function, especially in patient's who've been told by other providers that their only solution is neck or back surgery. Often times, surgeons in this region refer their patients to Dr. Van Riper's care because they know that his specialization with this therapy tool to be an effective approach to the patient's ongoing pain issue, without the need for surgery.
It is also used for patients who cannot tolerate manual manipulation of the spine due to a previous history of surgery or other factors, such as degenerative arthritis.