Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression for
Lower Back and Sciatica Pain Relief

If you’re suffering from chronic lower back pain, you know how difficult it can be to get lasting relief. Even if you have tried multiple therapies in the past and none of them worked, you don’t have to keep living with the discomfort. At Intouch Chiropractic in San Diego, our team’s primary goal is to provide a long-term solution for your concerns. We empower you to optimize your well-being by taking the necessary steps to heal and prevent damage to your spine with spinal decompression in San Diego.

Is Your Neck Pain or Back Pain
Holding You Back From:

  • Gardening as much as you want?

  • Enjoying your pick-up basketball game?

  • Having fun with your family on the weekends?

  • Golfing with your friends?

  • Enjoying yoga class or CrossFit?

  • Going for a run or a hike?

  • Walking for hours while traveling?

  • Socializing and hanging out with your co-workers?

  • Playing with your kids?

  • Sleeping through the night?

For many of our patients, the DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression system is the answer they have been waiting for. The DRX9000 spinal decompression system is a safe and effective alternative to surgery. It offers significant symptomatic improvement with 0 downtime.

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Resolves Pain From
Back Injuries

Intouch Chiropractic is the premiere clinic for non-surgical spinal decompression in San Diego. Our doctors have unparalleled training in the treatment of disc bulges, disc herniations, and sciatica, employing state-of-the-art MRI analysis. We pride ourselves on using the gold-standard technology for non-invasive spinal decompression: The DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression system.

These treatments are an effective and safe option for lower back and neck pain caused by disc bulges, disc herniations, facet arthrosis, spinal stenosis, and more. Our revolutionary computer-aided spinal treatment program is highly recommended for patients that are interested in a gentle, non-invasive approach that is still highly effective and fast.

An Effective, Natural Alternative to

Back Surgery, Painkillers, and Injections

Most of our patients report significant improvements in their symptoms within the first month of spinal decompression care at our clinic. This is true even for those who have not had success with spinal decompression treatment at other doctors’ offices. Our comprehensive spinal care program requires no downtime and is a safe, gentle, and effective alternative to neck and back surgery.

Patients often tell us that their symptoms have not improved even after weeks or months of taking muscle relaxants, painkillers, and/or undergoing a series of cortisone injections. Our doctors provide patients with a combination of upper cervical chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy with high success. We see significant improvements in patients suffering from bulging discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, neck pain, and back pain. In most cases, the improvement of symptoms is so significant that patients can return to a more active lifestyle within weeks!

Back Pain Relief with

DRX9000 Spinal Decompression

The DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression system has an 86% success rate. Intouch Chiropractic’s unique combination of DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression and NUCCA Spinal Care can help you can avoid surgery and live drug-free with lasting relief from chronic and acute pain.

​​​​​​​Spinal decompression is recommended by healthcare providers worldwide. Orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, neurologists, pain specialists, and physical therapists support the use of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy prior to surgery.

Patients are no longer limited to painkillers, cortisone injections, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, or surgery. We help ease your pain and help you get back on track. If you are looking to get on the road to recovery quickly, it’s time to check out our proven spine pain relief program.

​​​​​​​Don’t let pain hold you back from living the life you deserve – join us to learn more about what spinal decompression in San Diego can offer you.

How Does Non-Surgical

Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression slowly relaxes and stretches your spine by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases. During your session, downward forces of gravity are removed. The therapy phases create negative pressure inside the disc, drawing the disc material back into place. The cycles of distraction and relaxation create a vacuum effect promoting the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside to flow back into your discs. These extra resources of nutrients provide the building blocks that begin to heal the damaged and torn disc fibers.

The vacuum effect produced at the level of the disc pulls bulges or herniations back into place. This technology isolates a specific disc in your neck or lower back based on the treatment angle and force of the pull set for your session.

This FDA-cleared procedure is gentle and painless. It is highly effective and done safely within established protocols. Spinal decompression therapy amplifies the healing process and provides powerful pain relief. Many of our patients have often found rapid relief with us after they have tried other treatments with no success. Our doctors use a dual, revolutionary approach, combining the most advanced spinal decompression therapy with gentle upper cervical chiropractic techniques (NUCCA) to help you get better faster.

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Since starting the spinal decompression and the laser pain relief, I am back on the tennis and pickleball court. It really has helped me. And the staff is unbelievable. Very helpful and kind. Very happy I found them.

Jim R.

These Gentle Adjustments Can

Resolve Chronic Pain

The DRX9000 provides pain relief for both degenerative and compressive injuries of the spine – whether your pain is due to a specific injury or it came on over time, spinal decompression can help you.

The DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment has a computerized feedback mechanism to help our doctors optimize your treatment. The patient lies on their back with a knee rest under their legs to help provide back support and comfort and help eliminate pelvic rotation. Put simply, that means you’ll be comfortable throughout your customized treatment.

The DRX9000 has built-in air bladders, harnesses, and disc-angle pull adjustments, all of which help us deliver the exact combination of decompression cycles alternated with relaxation cycles for your specific needs during your session.

If You’re Suffering From Lower Back Pain,

You’re Not Alone

It is estimated that 80% of people will suffer from lower back pain (LBP) during their lifetime. In fact, lower back pain is the #1 factor that limits physical activity in patients under the age of 45. Lower back pain is also one of the top reasons why patients go to the doctor and the 3rd most common condition requiring surgical procedures.

A patient’s quality of life can be severely impacted by lower back pain, making it difficult to do everyday activities such as drive, work, sleep, or even participate in family life. The DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment is a great option for lasting lower back pain cessation.

Our practice is well-known in San Diego for offering cutting-edge technology for the non-surgical treatment of chronic lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and knee pain. Our commitment to quality patient care allows us to provide FDA-cleared non-surgical spinal decompression therapy for the gentle and safe treatment of bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, and sciatica/leg pain.

A Long-Term Solution for Better Health


The causes of neck pain and back pain vary in each patient. Every individual experiences their symptoms differently. Some patients feel pain and discomfort radiating from their neck into their shoulder, arm, and hand. Other patients experience symptoms in their buttocks, hamstring area, calf, foot, or all the way down to their toes.

Luckily, although their pain is experienced differently, the best spinal decompression in San Diego can help provide the same relief for many of these patients. Some of the most common complaints addressed by spinal decompression include:

  • Bulging discs – The disc material is still intact in a bulging disc, but the disc itself is irritating nearby soft tissue structures.

  • Herniated disc – The disc material is no longer intact with a herniated disc, causing chemical and physical irritation to nearby soft tissues.

  • Spinal Stenosis – Here, the spinal canal or foraminal openings are narrowing in your back.

  • Sciatica – This is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.

  • Pain due to degenerative disc disease – This condition involves the failure of the disc material, which degenerates and worsens over time.

  • Pain due to degenerative joint disease – This condition causes a chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints.

While each of these conditions is unique, spinal decompression can help provide relief for all of them. If you are suffering from chronic pain and discomfort for any of these reasons, you owe it to yourself to investigate what spinal decompression at Intouch Chiropractic can do for you.

Experience the Intouch Chiropractic Difference

If you have tried many different therapies already to treat your neck or back pain, we know you may feel discouraged. This is normal. We often see patients that have bounced around from one provider or therapy to the next without finding relief and who lived with daily pain for months or even years prior to meeting us. The good news is that we are here to help your body heal, so you can get back to doing the things you love. We want to see you get back to exercising, gardening, working, and being independent and out of pain.

We have been practicing NUCCA chiropractic care for over a decade exclusively. We don't do any popping, cracking, or twisting of the spine. We are known as the math chiropractors in our profession because we study, measure and analyze your x-rays, avoiding all guesswork. As active members of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, we attend annual conferences every year to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new breakthroughs in the field. We constantly evolve to offer our patients the best possible care and results.

Call our clinic or request an appointment here to learn more about our innovative spinal decompression technology and the NUCCA Spinal Care dual approach. Find out whether DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression could be the right option for you.


What is the DRX9000?

The DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression system has an 86% success rate. It is FDA-Cleared and is a gentle and safe treatment for bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis and sciatica/leg pain.

Am I a candidate for spinal decompression?

A thorough patient history, evaluation and imaging are required to qualify for non-surgical spinal decompression in our clinic. Many of our patients wish to avoid surgery, and have already tried and failed to significantly respond to conservative options such as painkillers, injections, physical therapy and traditional chiropractic care.

What is the timeline for non-surgical spinal decompression?

Non-invasive spinal decompression treatment plans are typically 10 weeks long. Recommendations are based on your unique needs and the amount of damage to your spine.

What is the difference between spinal decompression and traction?

Spinal decompression cycles through decompression and relaxation cycles allows greater changes in intradiscal pressure. Traction is a consistent pull. Traction and inversion tables lower the intradiscal pressure from a +90 mmHg to a +30 mmHg (positive pressure). Spinal Decompression is clinically proven to reduce the intradiscal pressure between -150 to -200 mmHg (negative pressure).

Which procedures complement non-surgical spinal decompression?

Our non-invasive spinal decompression treatment plans are often synergistically paired with other cutting-edge solutions, such as cold laser therapy, shockwave therapy and NUCCA Spinal Care to produce the maximum benefits and pain relief.

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