Decompression is exactly as it sounds, it decompresses the spine by way of mechanical traction and should always be used in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment for the highest benefit to the patient. The spine can become compressed by injury or more commonly overtime by way of degeneration due to poor posture, too much sitting, improper motion and dehydration of discs. By using decompression in the office we can help to hydrate the discs and create greater motion in the joints to allow for the relief of back pain, neck pain and shooting or traveling pain. The decompression table works by having the patient lie in their most comfortable position on the table while a traction cable pulls and releases slowly and gently decompressing the spine.