Spinal Decompression

If you’re suffering from chronic back or neck pain, Dr. Vishal Verma and Dr. Kody Kettle at Integrated Healthcare Centers in Chantilly, VA, offer spinal decompression and other techniques to help you find the relief you seek.

Spinal Decompression and Its Role in Spinal Health and Pain Relief

Have you ever felt like every part of your back is somehow scrunched together, and you just can’t stretch enough to get rid of that sensation? Or are you suffering from chronic pain in the neck or back or feeling tingling or burning sensations from your back to your legs?

If the answer to any of those questions is, “Yes,” spinal decompression therapy provides a natural and effective method of relief. Below, Dr. Verma, Dr. Kettle, and the team at Integrated Healthcare Centers in Chantilly, VA, share why these symptoms occur and how decompression therapy can help.

Spinal Decompression

Throughout the day, the weight of our tasks, fatigue, and poor posture impact our spinal column. You might notice that you feel taller in the mornings than you do at the end of your day. This is not an illusion. Your spinal column compresses, causing you to seem shorter.

In many cases, stretching before bed and resting can reset the spinal components. However, for many people, that compression puts undue pressure on the discs and nerves, which can cause ongoing issues. Some common ones include tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, stabbing pains, and more in the back and the extremities. Without addressing these issues, they’ll worsen over time and cause additional damage to the discs and nerves.

In some cases, it’s not daily life but accidents, such as auto collisions, or age that create these symptoms. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to eliminate the underlying issue as soon as possible.

How Decompression Therapy Can Help

Decompression therapy is a technique that uses a specialized, segmented table and a computer to gently stretch the spine. The slow, targeted movements create a greater stretch than what can typically be achieved through other methods.

As the spine stretches, it relieves pressure from the discs and nerves and creates space for the discs to remain in place. It also pulls in both the filling of the disc, which often causes nerve compression, and healing nutrients.

While decompression therapy provides incredible benefits, the goal of chiropractic care is comprehensive and lasting healing. Therefore, it is typically combined with other techniques, such as adjustments and therapeutic exercise, for optimal results.

Experience the healing power of spinal decompression by visiting Dr. Verma and Dr. Kettle at Integrated Healthcare Centers in Chantilly, VA. Call (703) 957-3373 to schedule an appointment today.

Escape the Pain Without Surgery


Imagine the relief of a good, long stretch—and then multiply that exponentially. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical option we offer at our South Riding location. It relieves pain and promotes healing by gently stretching the spine using advanced computer technology that controls the duration of care, angle, relaxation, and even the intensity. Simply put, it’s tailored precisely to what your spine needs-no more, no less.

It can improve the position of vertebrae, reduce pressure on discs, restore disc function, and relieve nerve pain like sciatica. We’ve seen it produce real results, again and again.

Some of the best benefits include:

  •  Improved control of forces to the spine.
  •  Reduced pressure within inter-vertebral discs, which helps to alleviate nerve pain (e.g., sciatica) and decompress the discs.
  •  Restoration of disc function.

Customized Sessions for Your Precise Needs


This therapy builds upon the benefits of manual or mechanical tractioning, which many chiropractors have relied on for years. It improves upon tractioning with its use of computer technology to control each session’s duration, angle, intensity, and relaxation. This added precision speeds up healing and helps us cater each session to what you need that day.

How Spinal Decompression Works
Decompression works by stretching out the spine. This takes pressure off the discs, or gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. During the pull, a suction or vacuum effect draws water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the damaged discs, stimulating healing.

Over time, this therapy may cause bulging or herniated discs to retract. That can take pressure off the nerves and other structures. As a result, patients experience less pain and better mobility, and many are able to avoid surgery. Over time, this process can facilitate the circulation of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids to the discs, promoting their recovery.

Caring for the Back, Neck, and Spine

This technique is used to help patients suffering with:

  •  Back pain
  •  Bulging or herniated discs
  •  Degenerative disc disease
  •  Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (radiculopathy)
  •  Radiculopathy or diseased spinal nerve roots
  •  Neck pain
  •  Sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  •  Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)

Even patients whose doctors had given up on them have experienced dramatic life change by decreasing pressure to help discs heal. You could opt for expensive and invasive surgery with a long recovery, or you could try this simple, pain-free therapy. We think the choice is obvious.



24805 Pinebrook Rd, #314,
Chantilly, VA 20152

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