Spinal Decompression:

Computer aided Spinal decompression is a unique procedure used to treat a multitude of disc related conditions including sciatica, herniated disc, pinched nerve, bulging disc, etc. Computer aided Spinal Decompression targets a specific vertebral level in an effort to alleviate the effects of disc dysfunction. The tension that Computer aided Spinal Decompression utilizes is tailored to the needs of the patient. This procedure utilizes a computer aided decompression machine that stretches the spine on targeted levels and at varying tensions with the goal of relieving pain and pressure on the affected discs. The machine provided feedback to the Provider used to manage the treatment plan and to adjust tension and targeted vertebral levels in future visits. Computer aided Spinal Decompression is painless, with the patient experiencing a stretching sensation at slow intervals to maximize the effect on the targeted area(s). Computer aided Spinal Decompression is diagnostic in nature, in that it assists the Provider to determine the source of a patient’s dysfunction by determining the vertebral level causing the underlying pain and limitations.

If you are looking for a fantastic chiropractor near St. James that provides this beneficial, nonsurgical treatment option, visit this page for more information on Dr. Raymond A. Semente’s hours and specific location.

Quick Facts:

  • Patients are fully clothed during Spinal Decompression.
  • Spinal Decompression is done on a Decompression Machine, where the lower half moves back and forth to provide targeted stretching and decompression of a specific disc level.
  • Make sure to have an MRI scan prior to the appointment and bring a copy of your results.
  • Dr. Semente is a qualified chiropractor near St. James who can provide this nonsurgical option in the office. Click here to contact us for an appointment.


  • Is treatment dangerous/What are the risks involved? – Computer aided Spinal Decompression is a relatively low risk procedure which provides the patient with an alternative to surgery and pharmaclogical intervention. Many patients find that Spinal Decompression is relaxing and some even fall asleep.
  • What is the cost of Spinal Decompression? – Costs will vary. Contact our office to learn more.