Decompression Therapy Cambridge

The purpose of spinal decompression therapy is to stretch the spine using a traction table or other motorized equipment in order to relieve discomfort.

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for herniated, bulging, or degenerative discs that cause lower back pain, sciatica, or neck discomfort. This kind of therapy has no known negative effects and has been shown to be effective even in people who have had little success with previous treatments.

Spinal Decompression uses a very specialized force to gently stretch the spine, creating negative pressure to develop in the injured disc. The disc bulge (or herniation) moves away from the affected nerve and retracts back into the disc as a result. The negative pressure, on the other hand, allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to be pulled 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 are 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 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 sessions may include additional physical therapy. Treatment time will vary on 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.


Dr. Jason Wilson | Your Local Chiropractor

Dr.Jason Wilson, local chiropractorJason Wilson earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan University in 2000. Not long after, he opened Wilson Health Services in Guelph, and he’s been working with patients in the area ever since. He’s always wanted to make sure that his practice was one of the most comprehensive clinics in the local area, and that dream has most certainly come true. He’s now known throughout the local area for providing great quality chiropractic treatment with fun, energy, and a friendly touch.

He’s grown a clinic with a family atmosphere, full of compassion and energy, with providers that work as a team to treat their patients. He’s earned a reputation for having a great sense of humor and for making health care fun for his patients and his colleagues. This has created a great environment for everyone involved, making the practice a memorable and fun place to visit.

Dr Jay also co-founded a gym in Cambridge in 2013, Fuzion Fitness on Hespeler Road. One can often find him at the gym, helping individuals learn how to use the equipment or offering friendly advice. Dr. Jay lives an active life and helps his patients learn to do the same.

He’s an entrepreneur, a healer, has a great sense of humor, and is also a husband and father to three children. He clearly shows his values through our office, demonstrating how important family and health are to him. We certainly hope you opt to become a part of our family, so that we can include you in our standard of care.

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About Wilson Health Services

Wilson Health Services was founded in June of 2001 by Dr. Jason Wilson. Together with his wife Patricia, they have expanded Wilson Health Services into four multidisciplinary clinics serving Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, and Paris. Our team includes chiropractors, registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, and osteopaths.


Our mission is to empower our patients and community to expand their level of health and vitality. We will inspire our family of patients to embrace true health from the inside out and to embody wellness which is far superior to the treatment of disease.


It’s simple. We recognize that each discipline of healthcare is as unique as each individual patient. Whatever therapy or therapies you choose, in turn, deserve their complete and undivided attention. At Wilson Health Services each practitioner is specialized and has individual training for the treatment they provide. By choosing our multidisciplinary approach to health, you can achieve a faster and more efficient outcome, as you receive a complete and thorough treatment with each therapy.

Our clinic has a warm, welcoming, friendly, and positive environment to fulfill all of your natural healthcare needs.