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Spinal Decompression

If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, then you know how disruptive to your life it can be. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and relaxation as well. Luckily, there is a solution. Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive, effective treatment for chronic and acute low-back pain sufferers. Spinal decompression therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain. At North Country Health Center, Dr. William Emerson can provide patients with relief and recuperation and leave them feeling their ultimate best.

During spinal decompression therapy for the low back, patients remain clothed and lie on a motorized table, the lower half of which can move. A harness is placed around the hips and is attached to the lower table near the feet. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position while the lower part, to which the patient is harnessed, slides back an…