Austin Pain Therapy Associates

Spinal Decompression

In the past, chronic back and neck pain sufferers had few choices but to undergo risky spine surgery or to choose prescription pain medications to mask the pain. This relatively new entry into the field of non-surgical pain relief gives these patients a new, potent choice that doesn’t present the risks that come with surgical intervention or long term narcotic use.

Spinal decompression is a gentle and painless procedure that creates negative pressure inside the involved disc or discs, allowing them to absorb fluid and nutrients, which can reverse the degenerative and/or desiccation process in these structures, while significantly reducing any disc bulges or herniations. This, in turn, can provide you a long term solution to pain relief, improved range of motion and better quality of life.


A computer-guided machine make precision stretches to the affected areas of the spine, relieving pressure and increasing disc height. This, in turn, can lead to less pain and better range of motion.

Common painful back and neck conditions that respond well to spinal decompression include:


Disc Herniation
Pinched Spinal Nerves
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Facet Syndrome


Many patients even fall asleep during these sessions, with some reporting pain relief after only a few treatments.