The effect of decompression machine non-operative therapy in lower back pain

Siniša Bosak


Introduction: Lower back pain is a frequent problem in everyday life, a modern (sedentary) way of life. Pain prevention is reduced to minimum socioeconomic aspects suggesting that we push the boundaries. The decompression machine enables faster recovery and returns to everyday life.

Aim: To investigate the effect of decompression non- operative therapies for pain in the lower back.

Materials and methods: Databases were searched for data from PubMed and PEDro. In the bases, the keywords traction were used spine, decompression therapy spine, lower back pain, physiotherapy.

Results: The results of the research and the filtering of the available papers resulted in a total of 5 studies that provide relevant and detailed data on the effects of spinal decompression therapy.

Conclusion: The use of spinal decompression therapy as a non-invasive method in the treatment of lower back pain leads to a reduction in pain symptoms and an increase in the patient’s functioning. Greater effectiveness of non-operative decompression is achieved when it is used in combination with other standard physiotherapy procedures.


Key words: traction, non-operative spinal decompression therapy, lower back pain, physiotherapy