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The idea of spinal decompression therapy in Glendale is very simple. The patient’s spinal discs are decompressed with gentle stretching. This treatment relieves the joints and spinal nerves of all the pressure they experience from compression. Spinal traction can be performed manually or mechanically. Manual spinal traction is performed by applying pressure on the joints by hand, while mechanical spinal traction is done with the aid of special devices developed for that purpose. It can be administered all over the spine or on certain regions like the neck or the lower back region.


The neck is responsible for supporting your head’s weight, which should be an easy job but with the advent of desk jobs and smartphones people have developed a habit of leaning forward. This weakens the neck muscles and ligaments resulting in pain. Injuries and diseases might also contribute to this problem. Neck Decompression helps to decompress the discs in your neck, resulting in decreased pain and a return to a more normal posture. We commonly recommend spinal decompression in Glendale for the neck for the following conditions:

  • Whiplash Injuries: These are neck injuries caused by the sudden jerking motion of the head back and forth. It commonly happens when you apply brakes suddenly. In most cases, the pain fades away within weeks but sometimes in severe cases, it persists.
  • Degenerated Discs: With age, the cushioning between your spinal discs becomes thinner reducing the gap between them. Sometimes these layers become too thin and touch nerves, causing you back pain.
  • Headaches /Migraines: Receiving spinal decompression therapy in Glendale helps normalize blood flow in your neck and brain. This means less frequent and less intense headaches.
  • Herniated Discs: This happens when the fluid in the center of the spinal disc is pushed out through a crack. It can be painful if it touches a nerve.
  • Arthritis: It is an inflammation of the joints which causes the cartilages to breakdown and results in stiffness and pain.
  • Tingling Hands and Arms (Paresthesias): If it is persistent, it may be a symptom of a more serious condition called radiculopathy.
  • TMJ: there is a high correlation between the shape of the spine and the function of your jaw. If there is an issue with the shape of your neck, it needs to be addressed in order to help correct jaw issues. Otherwise, the poor shape of the spine will eventually contribute to jaw issues again.

Passive traction is a form of traction where we are focused on gently stretching and shaping the spine, without the patient’s interaction. We often start with passive traction. Then, once your spine has been stretched and shaped, we transition into active traction that involves