Annular Tear

A rupture in the outer layer of your disc causing pain in the arms and legs. Non-surgical spinal decompression can rehydrate and bring vital nutrients to the disc, helping to heal the tear, restore function and get rid of the pain.


A type of herniation, this means the protruding part of the herniated disc has moved behind the disc itself. Often caused by an accident or trauma, the result can be lower back pain, sciatica, and muscle weakness. Therapy through non-surgical spinal decompression can reduce the pressure on the disc, returning normal function to it. Further therapy can improve mobility, preventing the injury from recurring.


When the disc protrudes out of the disc, this can lead to radiating pain or numbness typically on one side of the body. Protrusions can be caused by an accident or a more sedentary lifestyle which can gradually weaken discs. Non-surgical spinal decompression relaxes pressure on the disc and eliminates the pain associated with it.


Caused by a weakened spine and/or a trauma which results in a piece of the spine breaking off that is now free floating. The severe lower back pain and sciatica can be remedied with non-surgical spinal decompression if the fragment is still attached; otherwise, surgery may be required.


This refers to patients whose condition was not alleviated or aggravated by spinal surgeries such as laminectomies, spinal fusion, or discectomies. Non-surgical options need to be exhausted before going under the knife, as many surgeries fail to eliminate pain caused by disc issues.

Herniated Nucleus Pulposis (HNP)

Any type of disc herniation an associated pain, whether neck pain, sciatica, leg or arm pain, numbness, etc. Non-surgical spinal decompression can alleviate the symptoms by lowering the pressure on the disc which reduces the size of the herniation.


When a nerve exiting the spine is being squeezed, it can cause shooting or burning pain, numbness, or tingling. Spinal decompression can eliminate the pressure on the nerve which can alleviate the pain.


Caused by compression to the sciatic nerve and resulting in pain or numbness on the infected side of the body. Pain caused by the piriformis muscle can be helped by our class iv laser to bring down inflammation followed by Active Therapeutic Movement to restore mobility.

Prolapsed Disc

A prolapsed or ruptured disc can lead to severe pain in the extremities, as with any type of disc herniation, and is often caused by a fall or other form of trauma. Non-surgical spinal decompression can bring relief by reducing the pressure on the pinched nerve(s).


Nerve roots that are compressed or get infected can result in radiating pain in the arms or legs caused by ruptured or herniated discs or spinal stenosis. With non-surgical spinal decompression, pressure on the nerves is relaxed and proper disc function is restored.


When one vertebra slips over another, the cause is typically either related to a congenital or birth defect or disc degeneration, leaving a person with aching lower back pain. Surgery may not be necessary in all cases, and spinal decompression, class iv laser, and functional neurological orthopedic rehabilitation can help reduce the pain.


A defect in the bone connecting vertebrae, Spondylolysis may be causing you no pain at all, but may instead leave you vulnerable to a spondylolisthesis.

Torn Disc

Or annular tear, any tear in the disc can lead to pain in the upper back, arms, or legs. Surgery will not help with such an issue, but after a thorough neurological exam, we can determine the cause of the tear and alleviate the pain without resorting to surgery.

Integrated Physicians Medical Group
Jeffrey James DC DACNB

Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

2001 S. Barrington Avenue,
Suite 103,Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone. 310-575-5575

Fax. 310-575-5570


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