Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Hickory NC?

Chiropractic Hickory NC Decompression Therapy

It is a non-invasive, type of mechanical traction that utilizes computer technology to gently pull the spine apart taking pressure off the discs, joints, and nerves. It has a built-in feedback sensor that can detect each patient's tolerance, pain levels, and muscular tension, so it knows when to pull more and when to relax in order to achieve optimal results. Contact our Hickory NC chiropractic clinic today to learn more.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an affordable, nonsurgical, and safe alternative for neck and back conditions without the use of drugs, needles, or surgery.


If you have neck or back pain and other related symptoms, spinal decompression not only significantly reduces pain in many patients but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.

We have seen great results with patients who have any of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)
  • Numbness or Tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Bulging, Herniated, or Protruding Discs
  • Degenerative discs (DDD)
  • Degenerative joints (DJD)
  • Facet Joint problems
  • Radiating pain down arms or legs
  • Discogenic pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Post-surgical pain (excluding spinal fusion)


Prior to beginning a series of Spinal Decompression, patients will be thoroughly examined by Dr. Charlie Gray, and often digital X-rays will be taken. This information helps us to understand the underlying condition of the spine, which spinal discs are compressed, and which treatment protocol will give us the best results.

Most often spinal decompression will be combined with chiropractic adjustments, which together, address both the spinal misalignment along with the disc health and nerve pressure. This two-prong approach provides the fastest and longest-lasting results and is the best conservative protocol you can possibly do to get the spine in the best shape possible.

While each patient's condition varies, the standard initial protocol for Decompression Therapy is 24 sessions over 8-12 weeks. Some conditions will require more visits, more frequently; while other conditions require more frequent visits initially then decrease in frequency over time.

On each visit, the patient remains clothed and lies face up comfortably on a motorized table. There is a harness that secures the patient to the decompression table as a pulling-type force is applied gently to the spine. There is a series of alternating decompression and relaxation cycles. The patient typically does not feel pain during or after the decompression visit, although they can feel stretching and lengthening of the spine.


  1. Do I need a referral from my medical doctor? While many doctors do refer to our office, a referral is not required for spinal decompression therapy.
  2. Does it hurt? Nope! During treatment, most patients will only feel a gentle stretch in the spine.
  3. Is it effective? Research says yes! In a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, upon finishing an initial spinal decompression protocol, overall pain was decreased by 88.9%!
  4. How long does treatment last? A normal visit lasts anywhere from 15-20 minutes.
  5. Can I continue the other treatments I am currently on? Most patients are generally able to continue with other treatments. In fact, research has shown that the addition of spinal decompression therapy actually helps improve other treatment outcomes.

Call our team at Wellness One if you have questions about spinal decompression in Hickory, NC.


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Wellness One

36 14th Ave NE Ste 101
Hickory, NC 28601

(828) 324-4600