Spinal Decompression

East Boise Spinal Decompression

The East Boise Clinic offers state of the art Spinal Decompression with the Triton DTS and Kennedy KDT combined with Class IV Laser therapy. Dr. Jamie Ricks is a certified decompression therapy practitioner in Boise, ID. 

Spinal Decompression

Why do patients seek spinal decompression at our clinic?  Advantage Chiropractic's Spine and Disc Center stops chasing the pain and directly treats the source of the pain. Some of the typical symptoms of great candidates for our Boise, ID decompression treatments complain of:

  • leg pain
  • chronic low back pain that they have had for years
  • previous surgical attempts to free them of pain
  • radiating pain into glutes, lower back, or hips
  • neck pain
  • frequent headaches (3 or more per week)
  • radiating pain into shoulders, arms, or hands 

Spinal Decompression Therapy is FDA cleared and has been clinically proven for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs even after failed surgery.  It is a non-surgical, computerized traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain.

The key difference between regular traction and Spinal Decompression Therapy is the computer. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression that eliminates muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc re-hydration.

During the procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.  The vacuum effect allows the disc component- that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc - to be pulled back within the disc.


The discs of the spine receive nourishment through blood vessels until approximately the age of 20. At this point, the disc has been filled with a lifetime supply of nourishment. However, the disc has to make that supply of nourishment last a lifetime. Through aging and with normal wear and tear, we use the nourishment and all experience a slow degeneration of the discs of the spine.  This is normal aging. The more "stress" you put on the disc, the more you use up the nourishment, weakening and deteriorating the disc, creating a problem. One of the amazing benefits of decompression is that it heightens the disc space, and is seen to return it to normal size and function.

Spinal Discs

The picture above shows a herniated disc.  Some people are confused between the difference between a herniated disc and a bulging disc. A disc can bulge without herniating. When the jelly- like nucleus pulposis is under pressure, it can bulge. But, when the pressure is excessive, it can herniated (rupture) through the outer band called the annulus fibrosis. As the "herniated" disc material spills out, a portion can press on a nerve, causing pain and accompanying radiation and weakness of the muscles involved.

Spinal Decompression combined with the ATM2 and the K-Laser or Lite Cure Laser is proving fantastic results for many of our chronic patients.  By offering these new, state-of-the-art procedures in our clinic we are able to help those of you who have had failed surgeries, who have found nothing else to work, and patients who are looking for complete comprehensive care at one location.

Spinal Decompression at our East Boise, ID Clinic helps alleviate symptoms such as:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Post Surgical Pain
  • Leg Pain & Sciatic Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Neuropathy
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • and more....

Dr. Ricks will take a thorough initial history, perform a physical evaluation, review all data and combine it with any complexities involved, then use the information to make certain the patient qualifies for the decompression procedure.

If you, or anyone you know are interested in Spinal Decompression in Boise, ID, or would like more information please call 336-2225

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Advantage Walk In Chiropractic
2031 E Hospitality Ln #150
Boise, ID 83716
208- 336-2225