Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression treatments work by gently stretching the spine to take the pressure off the spinal discs and relieve pressure on the nerves.

A typical spine BEFORE decompression therapy


A typical spine AFTER decompression therapy


How does it work?

Pickering Wellness Centre using a highly advanced form of spinal decompression called the PT-5, it is the only table on the market that combines decompression with vibration and gravitational traction resulting in a more comprehensive treatment in less time.

How does it change my spine?

Spinal decompression

Works by gently stretching the spine to change the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disc which in turn helps the body heal.


Vibration Therapy

The major barrier to decompress the disc is the tight muscles around the disc. Vibration therapy targets those tight muscles forcing them into a relaxed state thus allowing for better results in a faster time frame.

Gravitational Traction

Elevates the patients feet above their head ( maximum of 30 degrees) with the purpose of intensifying the decompressive force again resulting in more comprehensive stretch to the spine. This is done to patient tolerance , not used on patients with blood pressure issues or patients that can’t tolerate

Some conditions we treat:

  • Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Degenerated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Thinning Disc
  • Pinched Nerve

What can I expect ?

30 - 40 min treatment sessions broken down into 3 steps.

  • Step 1: Heat & mobilize the spine. 6mins.
  • Step 2: Decompress the spine.12mins.
  • Step 3: Ice and muscle stim. 15mins.

How many sessions do I need ?

Maximum of six sessions done weekly.

How long with it last ?

After six weekly sessions your disc will be fully healed to your bodies capabilities.

Do I have to keep going ?

Prevention sessions will be needed 1x month to maintain disc alignment and disc height. (recommended)

Insurance Questions?

Typical visit is $100 per visit. It will be billed as chiropractic or physiotherapy treatments. If you are not sure you have coverage, we can contact your insurance company and determine your coverage amounts. We will also guide you through the entire process of submitting your claim.

  • Employer benefits : Chiropractic Care (Coverage amounts depend on individual plan)
  • Car insurance : Auto Accidents - 100%
  • WSIB : Workplace injury (WSIB) - 100%
  • Do I need a prescription? : Chiropractic - NO