Is Decompression Therapy Expensive?

We were the first to bring the DRX-9000 spinal decompression system to San Francisco. Since then, we have helped thousands of patients return to more active lifestyles and many have avoided back or neck surgery in the process.

Typically, herniated disc patients want to know:

1. Can spinal decompression help me?

2. Is spinal decompression expensive?

The answer to both depends on the nature and severity of your condition, how many sessions you need, and if you need additional therapies such as chiropractic, physical therapy, or medical care. We offer all of the above between our two downtown SF clinics, which are walking distance from one another.

Much of the non-decompression part of the treatment can be covered by insurance. The spinal decompression itself is an out-of-pocket expense.  The good news is that the cost of decompression has been going down over the years not up. This is because there are more machines now in the market place.

The standard protocol for spinal decompression therapy is 20 one hour sessions done over a 6 week period. In the beginning, this was about $6000. Now, the out of pocket costs is around $3000-$4000.

Results are dependent on the experience of the clinic and their ability to utilize the technology on a case by case basis. There are many decisions that need to be made throughout the treatment process and what matters most is experience…and we have the most  experience in downtown SF. We have the ability to treat cervical and lumbar disc herniations, disc bulges, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis (soft tissue), and facet syndrome. Satisfaction rates are high and the process of decompression is usually something patients look forward to as the machine is very comfortable and relaxing.

Symptoms such as back or neck pain, sciatica, arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling and weakness, can respond favorably to spinal decompression therapy.

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