Carlsbad Chiropractor - Dr. Derek Rupp | 3144 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Spinal Decompression Chiropractor
Back Pain Relief in Carlsbad, Oceanside

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Carlsbad

Do you have a Herniated Disc? Bulging Disc? Sciatica? Spinal Stenosis? Degenerative Disc Disease?

Spinal Decompression treatment as performed at our office is safe, very effective, FDA-Cleared, and very affordable alternative to disc surgery. Dr. Rupp uses a state-of-the-art decompression system known as the Triton Spinal Decompression table.

Non-surgical spinal decompression has allowed many patients to avoid surgery and relieve pain in California. West Coast Chiropractic Center is located in Carlsbad, California.

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Triton Decompression Table

The Triton Decompression Table is unique as it is the only spinal decompression table that allows our doctors to treat patients in either the prone (belly down) position or the supine (belly up) position. This is vitally important because depending on the type of disc herniation diagnosis, it may be too painful to lay one way and would render the treatment unbearable. By having the Triton Spinal Decompression available, treatment is much more comfortable and more efficient than with other “traditional” non surgical Decompression.

Enjoy Disc Treatment while Avoiding Spinal Surgery

Our patient’s tell us the Triton Decompression Table is very comfortable. Many patients actually fall asleep during their sessions. Spinal Decompression utilizes a pull-relax technique of the treatment encourages increased blood flow and oxygen to increase in the problem areas of the spinal disc. This pull-relax computer guided technique reduces pain and discomfort. Non Surgical Spinal Decompression allows patients to sleep better at night, play with their kids again, return to social activities, get back to work, and live life on your terms not your herniated slipped disc terms!


Including x-Rays (if needed)

Spinal Decompression Treatment 101

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction/decompression based treatment that effectively treat back, neck, arm, and leg pain as caused by spinal disc issues. We offer treatment for Neck (Cervical) Decompression and Lumbar (Lower Back) Decompression at West Coast Chiropractic Center here in Carlsbad, California, which works extremely well for treating herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back along with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, failed back surgery syndrome, sciatica, and radiculopathy.

Spinal decompression therapy was cleared and approved as a viable spinal disc treatment in 1996. It is extremely safe, affordable, and revolutionary.

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The treatment is traction-based and referred to as spinal decompression. Spinal decompression utilizes computer controlled gradual application intermittent pull- release of traction forces designed to use the inherent natural anatomy in the the para-spinal muscles so they do not guard or spasm. Scientifically it causes the “Golgi Apparatus” in your muscles to just relax, sort of like a dimmer switch, and eventually the muscles are encouraged to stop being in spasm. Spinal Decompression creates a negative pressure on the spine, which then allows increased blood flow bringing along substantial oxygen and nutrients. This negative pressure allows the protruded, bulging, herniated disc to be coaxed back within the normal confines of the disc called the annular tissues of the disc anatomy. The combination of pull-relax to patient tolerance combines to form a doubled tiered protocol that encourages and causes decreased muscle spasm, decreased pressure within the disc, increased blood flow and increased oxygen to the area all adding up to healing of the discs that utilizes natural anatomy and physiology. compressed disc and decompression therapy
  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Disc
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome

Spinal Decompression treatment is completely painless both for cervical decompression and lumbar decompression. With the Triton Spinal Decompression Table, patients are able to relax during treatments and many patients actually fall asleep during the sessions. Based on research the best results are achieved with 20 or less sessions over a six-week period. 

Typically yes, but we utilize physical rehabilitation exercises rather than Physical Therapy. Dr. Derek Rupp at West Coast Chiropractic Center located in Carlsbad, California, has been successfully treating patients in pain for over 26 years. 

Doctors confer while examining film scans of patient’s spine. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroimaging in 1998, Eyerman found in 20 patients that underwent spinal decompression therapy resulted in disc herniation reduction and disc rehydration in over half of the patients. This study was for lumbar (Low Back) decompression and did not involve cervical (Neck) decompression.

A study in the American Journal of Pain Management by Shealy et al in 1997 showed that 86% of ruptured intervertebral disc patients achieved good to excellent results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved substantially and of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained good to excellent results with spinal decompression.

The most well-known studies on decompression therapy; Orthopedic Technology Review; 2003 Gionis et al. Of 219 patients, 86% who completed treatment reported immediate resolution of their symptoms, while 84% remained pain free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the patients whereas 89% of the patients 90 days after treatment.

Decompression Treatment is not recommended for pregnant women, severe osteoporosis, or post spinal surgery with instrumentation. Spinal fusion surgery without instrumentation are accepted as well as spinal surgery without a fusion.

It’s not debatable whether insurance covers spinal decompression. The answer is no, it is not covered. Some practices advertise that it does but that can be potentially deceiving… Most California Spinal Decompression Doctors offering spinal decompression therefore offer it as a cash based fee for service treatment. This includes both cervical decompression and lumbar decompression.

The Bottom Line

Spinal decompression therapy has helped many people avoid spinal surgery. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, surgery is no more effective than non-invasive treatments, including chiropractic care, for patients with lumbar disc herniation causing sciatica. Spine decompression (neck decompression and low back decompression) is extremely safe, FDA cleared, affordable, and very effective for many conditions such as back, neck, arm, and leg pain.

At West Coast Chiropractic Center serving Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, and San Marcos, CA and surrounding areas many of our patients receive cervical decompression (neck decompression) and lumbar decompression (low back decompression). The results have been impressive for both. If you have a need for spinal decompression we can make it affordable for you and your loved ones.

For a No-Cost No-Obligation consultation with West Coast Chiropractic Center, please call us at: 760-730-7313