Spinal Decompression


Intro to SpineTrex Spinal Regeneration Program

Let’s begin with some background on the causes of back pain.

Low back pain usually comes from one of four sources: 

  1. muscles or ligaments
  2. intervertebral discs
  3. lumbar facets
  4. sacroiliac joint 

A simple, painless neuro-diagnostic test done at our office will often inform us right away where the low back pain is originating. A lumbar MRI does not always reveal the origin of the pain; the anatomic picture can often be misleading, and as a result, misdiagnosis and treatment can occur.

As experienced back pain specialists, we will be able to diagnose your pain and match your problem with one of our treatments that are proven to bring relief. Depending on the source of your pain (the “pain generator”) often all that’s needed is physical medicine techniques and treatment with our advanced electro-medical device manufactured by Sanexas, GmBH (Germany). Should the clinical presentation and nerve testing show that the pain is coming from the intervertebral disc (most common source of most chronic low back pain), we can offer SpineTrex non-surgical lumbar decompression which is safe and highly effective.

Decompression Tables

Spinal Regeneration Program

The non-surgical solution for low back, leg pain and numbness.

The people that come to us are generally frustrated by undergoing treatment that hasn’t helped or hasn’t provided lasting relief, many are scared that they may end up in surgery that won’t work and most are just plain tired of the pain interfering with their life.

We have successfully treated many thousands of people with 85+% success, many who had previously thought there was no hope. Treatment is safe and effective without the risks and complications associated with surgery or the prolonged use of drugs.

There is a cure for most Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain Without Surgery. Pain in the back develops when the nerves around the joints are irritated and inflamed. Pain running down the legs is usually produced by degenerated, bulging or herniated discs placing pressure on the spinal nerves supplying the legs.

The process can start with injury, postural/spinal imbalance, short leg, muscle weakness and genetic abnormalities. Discovering of the cause of the pain is essential for effective treatment. While not all conditions are curable, MD Health & Wellness has the tools necessary to evaluate the cause and recommend effective treatment.

If you are in pain, contact us for a free consultation and screening exam to find out your options. Our doctors have been treating back pain for over 42 years.

Progressive Stages of Disc Damage

Damaged discs

1.  The disc goes through a drying out process called disc degeneration that usually takes several years.

2.  The disc becomes brittle, cracks and tears through the outer ring called the annulus.

3.  Next the nucleus pushes through the annulus causing the disc to bulge.

4.  The annulus now tears completely through and a herniation is produced.

How SpineTREX Decompression Heals the Disc

Reversing the damage with the SpineTREX ® Decompression Program. The pressure inside the disc drops from a positive 25 millimeters mercury to a negative pressure 150 millimeters mercury producing a vacuum effect. This negative pressure draws into the disc water, oxygen, and nutrients, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated pressure differential draws the center jelly like substance, the bulging or herniated nucleus back into place.

Vaccum Effect

View of the Disc Retracting from SpineTREX Decompression

Herniated disc

You can see that the red protrusion representing the herniated disc is retracting due to the vacuum effect

 produced by the decompression.

Normal retracted disc

MRI Demonstrating the Retraction of the Herniation and Healing of the Disc

This patient had a five year history of on and off back pain until a fall produced a sharp shooting pain down her right leg. The MRI demonstrated a significant disc herniation. The radiologist who was unfamiliar with the SpineTREX  decompression program stated he thought her only option was disc surgery. After 6 weeks of the SpineTREX  program she was pain free.  A follow up MRI was taken a few months later and demonstrated that the disc was healed.

MRi Lumbar Spine

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Healthcare Updates by Dr. Ken Gilbertson



Here's What a Few of Our Spinal Decompression Patients Have to Say



 I have been suffering from back pain, going from my back down my left leg and foot, for about 20 years. I had back surgery 10 years ago for a herniated disc between the L4 and L5 to no avail. I was contemplating surgery again. 

After a fellow co-worker showed me about the successes of SpineTREX, I went for a free consultation. I was very impressed with the knowledgeable and friendly staff. After my fourth session, most of the pain down my leg went away. After 10 sessions, the pain was all gone. I am doing exercises twice daily with no pain. It is so nice getting up in the morning with no pain at all in my back and leg.



I’d been suffering with lower back pain and right hip and heel pain for two years. I tried massage therapy, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture – all of the non-invasive options I could find. I really did not want to have surgery. 

Then I heard about SpineTREX treatment. I did some testing to find out the cause of my pain was a protruding disc at L5-S1. After a few weeks of treatment, I had no pain. I am back to my old self and able to do what I want. I can do all kinds of other little things that I used to take for granted.


Thirty-five years ago, I fractured a vertebra and compressed three discs in my low back from a sports injury. As a result, I had troubles off and on, and was getting worse. In addition to excruciating back pain, I also experienced moderate pain and numbing in the right foot. I was looking for a treatment that would, hopefully, fix the problem without a lot of expense and surgery. 

One day in January, I saw a copy of an article about back pain relief through SpineTREX treatment, and I decided to give them a call. It appeared to me that they were addressing the problems and not just the symptoms. This is what I was looking for. It’s been absolutely superb. I am more than extremely happy with the outcome. My condition is so much better, it’s beyond my imagination.



I had suffered with back pain since 1985. The pain would come and go. This year, however, I experienced a different sort of pain; it felt like I had pulled a hamstring muscle and would not go away. 

After a number of weeks, I saw a program that introduced me to SpineTREX. It made a lot of sense to me as I listened about the SPineTREX procedure. I thought why not try it? I knew for a fact that unless it was absolutely necessary, I did not want to have surgery. The doctor’s diagnosis was right on the money. I had two bulging and one herniated disc in my lumbar spine in addition to the degenerative disc disease. Since my SpineTREX treatment, I have felt stronger and I no longer experience the sciatic pain from nerves being pinched off. I am active again. I am now enjoying gardening, swimming, walking and weight training, all without pain.


As far as my back is concerned, it feels better right now that it has in 50 years. I initially hurt my back while playing football. Over the years, many medical professionals have tried to help, but never did much good. While my back pain was manageable during this time period, an accident about seven years ago made it unbearable. I was rear-ended in a pickup truck while the hitter walked away without a bruise. My back continued to worsen. About a year ago it got to the point where I had trouble getting in and out of bed. 

SpineTREX has released the pressure. I used to hate getting out of bed because when I did, I knew the pain was going to be there. It’s gone now.



I have suffered with low back pain off and on for two years. I have lifted weights for 20 years, and I know this is partially the cause of my lower back pain. I saw several orthopedic doctors and they would give me exercises to do and suggested therapy. I did that for a while and got some relief, but I was still having pain. I also saw a sports doctor to find out what other treatments, if any, he could recommend. He gave me three options: exercises and stretching movements, cortisone shots, or surgery. I did not want shots, and back surgery was too invasive with no guarantee of recovery, so that was definitely out. 

A guy told me about the SpineTREX procedure and explained in detail how the treatments worked, and that the relief he obtained in just a few weeks. I made the appointment after I had an MRI done of my lower back. The MRI showed I had a bulge in my disc causing my back pain. I began my treatments and noticed immediate relief. I have since resumed my normal activities, and I am finally sleeping better. Now that my back is better, my entire body feels great. 



I have had severe pain in my back and down my legs since 1999 due to herniated and degenerative disc problems. I had previously been treated by three different doctors, an orthopedist, a neurologist, a back specialist, and have also had physical therapy. I was told by all of these doctors that if I couldn’t take anti-inflammatory drugs, then they could not help me. 

I was in constant pain until I heard about the SpineTREX program. A friend had told me about SpineTREX, and that he himself had the treatment; he was very pleased with the results. I was very skeptical, but after my first week of treatment, I could notice a difference in my pain. Since I have gone through the SpineTREX treatment, I am now able to go dancing. I am walking about a mile and a half per day without pain in my back or legs. It really works. 



SpineTREX is a worthwhile investment for a pain-free future. I had suffered from low back pain for years. Over time, my pain progressively got worse. It was difficult to walk or stand, and I also began getting shooting pains down my leg. I had a discectomy in 2006, therefore, I knew surgery should be the last option again. After surgery I still had not recovered to my expectations. 

That is when I found out about SpineTREX treatment. The possibility of getting back to a normal lifestyle without surgery was very appealing to me. After meeting with the doctor, I was happy to learn that I was a candidate for SpineTREX. I now am getting back to doing things I love and without pain. I am now able to work and enjoy recreational activities and playing with my children again. The staff was incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive. I am now pain free and enjoying life again.

Watch the experiences of a few of our back pain patients

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