Spinal Decompression

What is it and how does it work?

As we age our muscles will naturally become weaker. Since the spine is only as strong as the muscles that support it, it follows logic that a strong spine/core is healthier than one that is weak. In fact, if a person is not exercising, they are getting progressively weaker. The second issue is gravity. People stand or sit two-thirds of their lives resulting in vertical compression on their spines. The TUL (time under load) increases with age. So, it is easy to visualize a spine weakening as the compression time increases. Compelling evidence suggested that disuse atrophy was a significant component in the development of mechanical spinal pathology.


In addition to preserving motion, strength, and stability, there needed to be an alternative way to decompress the spine in a non-surgical "closed" method. From this research sprang the Lordex non-invasive methods for pain relief. Decompression is achieved through application of computerized protocols, appropriate body positioning and selected angles of distractive force. Lordex technology offers an effective way to find relief from lower back pain while keeping the spine in it's accurate alignment. Many of the negatives found in long term drug use or surgery can be avoided by introducing a wellness plan of frequent stretching, exercise and unloading the spine. Lordex is proud to be a leader in decompression and exercise science.  

Watch this short video about spinal decompression