Satisfaction & Spinal Decompression

In 2008, medical doctors from Stanford University and Johns Hopkins presented an article in the Journal of Medicine about satisfaction rates with non-surgical spinal decompression. This study showed an 8.98 out of 10 satisfaction rate among patients who completed a trial of non-surgical spinal decompression for chronic discogenic low back pain. In fact, 100% of those patients would recommend spinal decompression to someone else.

The objective of this paper was to conduct a retrospective charge audit to assess the outcomes of a random sample of outpatients treated with motorized spinal decompression via non-surgical spinal decompression for chronic low back pain lasting more than 12 weeks.

100 patients received non-surgical spinal decompression treatments over an eight-week period. The average age of these patients was 55, and they reported a pain score of six on a scale from one to ten, with ten being the worst pain. Patients reported a 90% improvement in back pain and better function as measured by activities of daily living.

The average satisfaction with this treatment within these 100 patients was 8.98 on a 10-point scale, with 10 being very satisfied and 0 being not satisfied. At the conclusion of this study, only 20% of patients needed no additional medications, 0% needed NSAIDs, 0% needed opioids, 1% needed steroids, 1% needed muscle relaxers.


If you are needlessly suffering from lower back pain caused by a bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc, there is hope for healing. The evidence is clear: non-surgical spinal decompression works! This study from Stanford and Johns Hopkins reviewed patients across four different, independent facilities, and it showed significant patient satisfaction with this treatment.

If you don’t want addictive opioids, risky epidural injections, or invasive spine surgery you may be a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression therapy!

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