The spinal decompression therapy at Clinique Solutions Discales is the most advanced therapy for herniated disc and other spinal injuries. It’s used across Europe and North America by a range of health professionals, including doctors and chiropractors.

Spinal decompression involves reducing the pressure exerted on the parts that make up your spine or backbone (vertebrae, nerves and, especially, discs between the vertebrae).

During decompression, the machine measures tension 500 times a second, and its computer adjusts it in 20 milliseconds. As a result, traction (stretching) takes place only when your muscles are relaxed and actual decompression is possible.

  1. First, the therapy aims to decrease pressure on the torn or injured discs (cushiony pads) between your vertebrae. That’s what happens during the first phase of treatment with our decompression machine, which can lower pressure inside
  2. Reducing pressure on discs allows herniated or bulging tissue to retreat to the centre or the inside, and this removes pressure on the surrounding nerves.
  3. This is the only way for the disc to rehydrate, to heal and, ultimately, to scar over. The procedure also eases the absorption of essential nutrients into the disc, making it heal much faster.

The new-generation decompression units feature several advantages compared with older-generation traction and decompression tables. Specifically, they:

  1. Have a unique anchoring system that moderates treatment intensity
  2. Can exert traction before the reflex contractions of stabilizing muscles block it
  3. Ensure accurate, targeted decompression
  4. Allow us to work on patients weighing anywhere from 70 to 500 pounds
  5. Record previous sessions so that treatments remain identical


  1. Because it dispenses with the traditional harness used to stabilize the patient and relies instead on sturdy yet comfortable anchoring mechanisms, the new-generation technology at Clinique Solutions Discales Outaouais requires less tension to perform effective decompression and thus prevents treatment side effects—a big step ahead.
  2. For true disc decompression to occur, you need a machine that waits for the vertebrae’s stabilizing muscles to relax before it exerts traction. During standard traction, these muscles contract by reflex (involuntarily) every 50 milliseconds, making decompression impossible unless you have equipment that can exert traction at a faster rate than the contractions. Our unit does exactly that.
  3. The technology also allows us to position the decompression therapy so that it takes specific aim at the disc needing treatment. This added accuracy means we can reduce the procedure’s intensity level and, as a result, treat patients of all ages and eliminate side effects.
  4. What’s more, the machine’s anchoring system and its sensitivity to resistance allow us to treat patients weighing anywhere from 70 to 500 lbs; discomfort is not an issue.
  5. With its 100% computer-driven technology, spinal decompression therapy “memorizes” every treatment a patient receives, so that the treatment plan is closely monitored and the quality of care at each visit meets the same exacting standards.