Spinal Decompression May Be a Great Option for Patients Who Don’t Want Surgery


There are countless people who begin experiencing spinal, back, or sciatica pain who aren’t immediately drawn to the idea of surgery as the first treatment option. This is very understandable, as surgery in invasive, comes with downtime, and can become a hassle that interferes with everyday life. We spoke with Dr. Mitra Razipour, our doctor who works on a lien basis in Woodland Hills, California, and she explained that while in some cases, surgery may be the only treatment option, for many, spinal decompression is a great idea for patients who don’t want to go through surgery.

You can follow along with Dr. Razipour in her Quick Tip Video here:

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for disk bulges, disk herniations, back or neck pain, sciatica, worn spinal joints, or injured spinal nerve roots. Basically, this type of treatment involves a motorized traction machine that works by gently stretching out your spine while subtly changing its force and position. It takes pressure off the spinal disks while it works which helps to promote the movement of oxygen, water, and fluids into the disks so they can heal.

While this type of treatment isn’t for everyone or for every type of back injury, it is becoming increasingly popular for the types of issues mentioned above. So, if you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident and is looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical way to heal, this could be the right treatment idea for you/them. Be sure to visit Dr. Mitra Razipour of Nature’s Wellness Clinic or any of our doctors who work on a lien basis to discuss which treatment options are best for you. You can tell them you heard about Spinal Decompression Therapy and see if your doctor recommends it for your specific case.