Spinal Decompression Therapy for Neck Pain in Toronto

Spinal Decompression Therapy for Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain can present with a mere discomfort in the neck and shoulder region in most cases but in almost 13.4% Canadian population, the discomfort may progress to moderate to severe limitation of neck movement, paresthesia and impaired upper limb activity as a result of damaged cervical nerves.

Spinal Decompression Therapy often provides long lasting, safe treatments for Neck Pain due to:

          Damaged nerve roots (radiculopathy).

          Degenerative bone disorders involving cervical vertebrae

          Disc Bulges or Herniations

Working Principle of Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain:

Spinal decompression is based on application of traction on cervical vertebrae to relieve the pressure from cervical nerves by increasing intervertebral space. This helps prompt healing of ligaments and supporting vertebral tissues to relieve inflammatory response (edema, pain and loss of function).

Research and statistics indicate that spinal decompression offers a longer lasting treatment by managing the source of neck pain (pinched nerves and disc herniation). The negative pressure produced by the procedure helps in retraction of prolapsed intervertebral discs and relieves the pressure from the spinal nerves. The traction improves the circulation within the vertebrae that helps in promoting natural healing ad recovery process.

What to expect?

At Ace Physio, we make sure to deliver quality treatments with long term results. Each treatment session is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  We often recommend 2-3 sessions per week over a period of 6 to 8 weeks (depending upon your compliance and progress).  Most patients report remarkable improvement in pain symptoms with 5 to 7 treatment sessions.

How Spinal Decompression is performed at Ace Physio?

At Ace Physio, we utilize latest technology to improve the quality of treatment. To improve the patient compliance and post procedure soreness and pain, we use a computerized table that is sensitive and efficient at recording changes in the pressure of your vertebrae before you even notice any discomfort.

The highly modified decompression table is free from pulleys and rope to allow direct connectivity of patient to the table. That’s how we are able to get the accurate readings and are able to provide smooth and comfortable therapy sessions to the patients.

Before taking permanent steps of surgery, which often fails for these conditions, we recommend trying a high quality non-surgical spinal decompression machine first!

Take first step towards your health by contacting best Registered Physiotherapists in Toronto at Ace Physio to book an appointment for evaluation and treatment. 


  • Sharon Gabison

    Registered Physiotherapist BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD: A graduate of the University of Toronto in Human Biology, Sharon completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She went on to pursue further graduate work, completing her Master of Science from the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science both from the University of Toronto. Her interest in Physiotherapy originated while pursuing her first undergraduate degree while struggling with postural challenges and seeking physiotherapy treatment. Her interest in medicine, working with people, and developing and adhering to therapeutic plans inspired her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Her interest in research, orthopaedics, neurology, therapeutic agents and pressure injuries (bed sores) lead her to pursue graduate work. Sharon emphasizes a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Her experience of raising a son with a disability has continued to inform her career that has spanned over 25 years. She is able to appreciate the rehabilitation process not only from the professional perspective, but from the client perspective. Her extensive knowledge of biomechanics, orthopaedics, exercise prescription, electrophysical agents with a strong background in research enables her to provide evidence based treatment when designing and implementing rehabilitation plans. With a special interest in patient and family engagement through her volunteer work, Sharon is able to ensure that treatment that is provided takes into consideration the unique challenges that individuals may experience when adhering to treatment recommendations in their busy lives.

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