What is Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT)?

Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT) is the leading non-invasive treatment method for the pain and discomfort associated with low back and neck pain. It is used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, or spinal stenosis by alleviating pressure on the spinal discs and nerves.

Through the use of gentle and targeted mechanical traction, SDT creates space between vertebra, which in turn creates negative pressure within the spinal discs. This relieves pressure, allows herniated discs to retract, and supports an environment where compressed nerves can relax.

More Complete Results at LMMT

At Life Moves MT, we treat holistically and combine our unique approach to hands-on care with the most advanced and innovative technology to help you achieve more complete results for your body.

DOC Decompression Table
At LMMT, we invest in the best equipment for your treatment. Our DOC Decompression Table computerized system offers more exact treatment than leading competitors and allows for dynamic motion during treatment. Overall, we are able to provide a more efficient and effective decompression treatment.

Using Microcurrent for Disc Repair
We pair Frequency-Specific Microcurrent when possible for the fastest pain relief and the best long-term results. While SDT allows us to create a healthier disc space, FSM allows us to promote healing in the disc tissues. You will not find a more effective pairing!

Complimentary Care
For patients interested in the fastest and most extensive recovery, we provide our unique approach to chiropractic and massage care as well as recommended supplement and at-home practices. Our hands-on care supports the body accepting the changes made by SDT while also addressing any compensation patterns that have developed due to the time in pain.

We are here to get you out of pain quickly, help you recover more completely, and maintain your spinal health for life!

Spinal Decompression Therapy Treats or Improves

Disc Herniations & Bulging Discs

Research proves that SDT reduces disc herniation size and associated pain levels by 90% in 71% of patients.

Sciatic-Related Back Pain

In studies, 90% of patients had leg numbness relieved, and 86% had “good” to “excellent” pain relief.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Research showed increased disc height and pain reduction in 90% of patients. Muscular strength improved.

Spinal Stenosis Associated with Disc Herniations

Post-Surgical Pain for Failed Spinal Surgeries

Pinched Nerves

Choose the Best Option for Your Success!


Treat symptoms only

Cause organ damage over time

Can lead to dependence

Other unwanted side effects


Permanently breaks down the joint

Associated with osteoporosis, cataracts, increased blood sugar, & immune suppression

Very temporary relief


Very expensive

Over 50% of L5-S1 surgeries fail to produce relief

Can reduce long term mobility

72% need more surgery


No side effect

Mild, temporary soreness

Addresses root issue by increasing disc height

71%-89% Long term relief success rate

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy cleared by the FDA?

SDT is well-studied with more that 10 research articles showing its effectiveness. It has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of back pain symptoms due to Disc Herniations, Bulging Discs, Pinched Nerves, Sciatica (leg pain), Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Spinal Stenosis, and Post-Surgical Pain.

What are the treatments Like?

At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with a harness designed to achieve optimal decompression of the low back or neck. During a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. While some patients with extensively injured discs have reported mild discomfort during the first few treatment sessions, their discomfort subsides upon subsequent visits. A patient safety switch provides an extra safety feature, allowing you to stop at any point should you feel discomfort. Each treatment session lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. Individual patient results may vary.

What is the typical treatment protocol?

Treatment Protocols are based on studied, and proven outcomes. The initial spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 20-25 sessions over four to eight weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.

Some conditions, such as Degenerative Disc Disease require ongoing maintenance of 1-2 sessions per month. We offer packages to keep treatment accessible and encourage long term spinal hygiene.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy be used for patients that have had spinal surgery?

In many cases Spinal Decompression treatment is not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact, many patients have found success with Spinal Decompression even after a failed back surgery. After a failed Laminectomy or Micro Discectomy patients may still respond favorably to spinal decompression. If a patient has had more than 3 laminectomies then the success rate of spinal decompression will go down. If a patient has had surgical fusion with rods or screws or any type of hardware then patients may not qualify for spinal decompression. Always consult your spinal decompression specialist to see if you qualify for spinal decompression therapy.

What are contra-indications for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

You may not qualify if you have been diagnosed with any of the following:
• Have fusion or have had a surgical fusion in the area of your pain
• Have cancer that has spread to the bones of the spine
• Are currently pregnant

While the majority of the patients we treat experience significant pain relief, our program is NOT for everyone! In order to determine if you qualify for our program or not we offer a complimentary consultation. We only want to treat patients that we feel confident that we can get better so we only accept a select group of patients. If we don’t feel like we can help we will refer you to someone who can.

Do I qualify for Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Here are a few questions to see if you might qualify for our 5 step spinal decompression program
1. Do you have pain in the neck or back?
2. Has your back or neck pain restricted you physically preventing you from doing your job, playing your favorite sport or spending time with your loved ones?
3. Have you tried other forms of “conventional treatments” such as physical therapy, pills, or chiropractic that have failed to produce lasting results?
4. Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc, bulging disc, degenerated disc, sciatica or chronic neck or back pain by a doctor.

Microcurrent rental is included in your SDT Initial Package. Do I have to rent and use Microcurrent?

You do not. Microcurrent is not for everyone as some populations are contra-indicated. We include it by default because we can get better results for those who are able to use it. Frequency-Specific Microcurrent allows us to support more complete healing of the disc tissues while Spinal Decompression creates a healthier disc space. Most of our clients who use FSM to treat disc pathologies feel pain relief much more quickly. You can learn more about this gentle modality here.

Do you take insurance?

We do not process insurance in our clinic. Doing so would generally limit our ability to treat holistically. We recognize that root causes for pain issues in a body are often too far away from the location of the pain for insurance to permit treatment. We don’t want to be limited in this way. We are able to provide a superbill upon request. This is the form needed by insurance companies for you to request reimbursement if they provide out-of-network coverage, however please note that reimbursement is at the discretion of your insurance company, and many insurance plans do not cover Spinal Decompression Therapy. We do accept HSA and FSA accounts.