Spinal Decompression Chiropractor Boardman OH James Perkins
Spinal Decompression Chiropractor Boardman OH James Perkins
Dr. James Perkins, D.C.

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Spinal Decompression Boardman OH

Welcome to Youngstown Spine & Disc located in Boardman. Are you looking for spinal decompression in Boardman OH? You don't have to live in debilitating pain. This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, and sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

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To understand how spinal decompression therapy can provide relief for back pain, it is important to understand the basic function of intervertebral discs. Intervertebral discs act like shock absorbers throughout the spine, keeping separation between the neighboring vertebrae or backbones as we walk and move. As we age and with certain activities, these discs began to lose fluid, resulting in less space between the surrounding vertebrae. This loss in space often allows the vertebrae above and below to put increased pressure on local nerves, resulting in pain.

Understanding Decompression


Spinal decompression utilizes non-surgical spinal decompression which allows for specific force and a specific angle for distraction on the disc. By using a computer, we are able to minimize the body’s natural response to fight force. By being able to minimize the body’s natural urge to resist, we are to enhance the number of nutrients and blood flow that assist the body’s healing process.

You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduate to a peak over a period of several minutes. Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons, and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in the rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc but also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.

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What To Expect


Spinal decompression tables are designed in a way that allows discs to return to their normal form. Typically, a person suffering from disc pathology will lie on a specially designed decompression table that focuses on their area of pain. After a harness is applied carefully, a computer-controlled program will determine the amount of traction or pull necessary to provide the intervertebral discs with the relief they need. As the unit reacts, the spine to the appropriate level, fluids that supply nutrients to the discs are allowed to return. With increased fluid in the discs throughout the damaged area of the spine, the discs are allowed to return to their normal shape and form, providing relief to compressed nerves and other surrounding structures. This process is similar to what astronauts experience in space as gravity is reduced. While it has usually taken a significant amount of time to cause damage to the discs, the time required to return them to their normal form and function varies.

Spinal decompression provides a valuable adjunct to your routine chiropractic care. While other treatment avenues exist, spinal decompression therapy provides a cost-effective and proven approach to treating your back pain. In addition, the side effects and risks of spinal decompression therapy pale in comparison to more invasive treatments such as surgery and medication.

Treatment for Back Pain


With over 30 million people throughout the United States suffering from back pain at any given moment, and back pain being the number one cause of disability, people everywhere are searching for the best way to obtain relief. In addition to being the number one reason for absences at work, back pain places over a 50 billion dollar burden on the health care system each year.

While these figures would lead you to believe that most cases of back pain are caused by serious pathologies such as cancer, broken bones, infections, and arthritis, the majority of the reported cases of back pain are actually caused by problems with the intervertebral discs. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy has emerged as a valuable adjunct for not only relieving pain but also speeding up recovery time.

If you have suffered any recent spinal fractures or had surgical fusion or metal spinal implants than you are not a candidate for this type of treatment. An evaluation will be performed prior to treatment to make sure that you are a qualified patient. Our team at Youngstown Spine & Disc in Boardman OH is here to help you recover. Call us today.



"I was averaging 6,000 steps per day with pain in my left heal. After six laser treatments, twice a week for six weeks and custom orthotic inserts, I am averaging 9,000 steps per day with no pain in my heal! Thank you Youngstown Spine & Disc." 

- Anonymous

"Before treatment, I had pain in my left knee. I was wearing a brace and sometimes using a cane. I have had laser and knee-on-track treatments on both knees. Now I have very little pain. I'm not using a brace or a cane. I can walk at least three miles a day." 

- Anonymous

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Youngstown Spine & Disc

7067 Tiffany Blvd #280
Boardman OH 44514

(330) 707-4482


Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed