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Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving various pains.

Spinal Decompression is non-surgical, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of lower back pain, sciatica or neck pain caused by a herniated disc, bulging disc, or degenerated disc. This form of treatment has no known side effects and has been proven to be successful even with patients who have had limited success with other conventional therapies.

Spinal Decompression creates a unique and highly specific force that gently stretches the spine, causing negative pressure to develop in the damaged disc. This causes the disc bulge (or herniation) to move off of the injured nerve and retract back into the disc. At the same time, the negative pressure creates an opportunity for water, oxygen and nutrients to be drawn back into the disc.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression?

Any individual that has lower back pain, sciatic pain, or neck pain that has not been relieved by conventional therapies like Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, or Physiotherapy.

What happens during a session and how many are typically needed?

During each treatment session, the patient lies on a padded comfortable motorized table, the lower half of which can move. They are then secured into position by a harness around the hips or pelvic area 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 and forth to provide the traction and relaxation.

Typically, each session is divided into cycles where spinal decompression forces alternate between a maximum and minimum therapeutic level. The cycling of forces in this manner creates a pumping action that simulates the natural processes responsible for re-nourishing and healing your damaged disc.

Most patients experience a gentle stretch in the lumbar spine (or neck). Patients find this therapy quite comfortable and even relaxing. Most patients report a mild sense of stretching on their back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions. Few patients may experience mild muscular soreness during treatment, similar to what one might feel when starting a new exercise regimen. On occasion, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy or acupuncture are prescribed to support the benefits of Spinal Decompression therapy.

Patients typically undergo 15 to 20 decompression/traction treatment sessions and the treatment session may include additional physical therapy. Treatment time will vary upon a patient’s condition and is determined by a thorough pre-treatment physical therapy evaluation. It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few physical therapy treatments.

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Dr Jason Wilson Spinal DecompressionDr. Jason Wilson, or Dr. Jay as he is known to his patients, attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan University in St. Louis, MO in 2000.  Shortly after, he opened Wilson Health Services here in Cambridge and has never looked back.  His dream has always been to grow his practice into one of the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary clinics in the area, a dream that has now been realized!

Dr. Jay didn’t want to stop there, the real achievement has been to foster a true family atmosphere, full of energy and compassion, where the practitioners work as a team to provide the best possible care for our family of patients!  Dr. Jay has a reputation for being quick with a joke and a high-five, furthering his belief that health care can be fun!

Adding to Dr. Jay’s passion for health, he co-founded Fuzion Fitness in 2013, a beautiful gym facility on Hespeler road in Cambridge.  When the clinic is closed, he can often be found at the gym offering support and advice to anyone needing a helping hand with an exercise routine, or instruction on how to use the equipment. Being an avid swimmer and cyclist, Dr. Jay definitely practices what he preaches when it comes to living your best life. 

Aside from being a healer, entrepreneur and funny man, he is first and foremost a husband and father to three amazing children. Family is the most important thing in life, and that belief is felt through every aspect of our office!  They say you can’t choose your family, but we sure hope you choose to become a member of ours, here at Wilson Health Services!

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