Spinal Disc Decompression


At Atlas Chiropractic of Ashville, we are dedicated to work toward the full restoration of your health and spine. Along with his specialized certification in Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic, Dr. Nygaard is also highly experienced in helping patients through spinal disc decompression.

Spinal disc decompression is an advanced type of therapy designed to alleviate symptoms coming from disc problems in the spine. While the Atlas Orthogonal procedure focuses on a misaligned atlas bone affecting nerves as they exit the brain, spinal disc decompression focuses on the discs and joints that can affect nerves as they exit through the sides of the spine.

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Some of the common disc and nerve related conditions that can be helped through spinal disc decompression include:

  • Disc Pain
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Disc Bulges
  • Arm or Leg Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Myelopathy

The vertebral discs act as a connector, a spacer, and a shock absorber between the vertebrae of the spine. This allows the spine to move in many directions while still protecting the spinal cord within it and the nerves that exit between the vertebrae.

spinal decompression Atlas Chiropractic Asheville NCThe alignment and stability of the spine is controlled and maintained by the brain. Clear nerve signals between the brain and the body tell the muscles of the spine when and where to contract to both move and stabilize the spine. If nerve signals are compromised, it will weaken the spine and cause an imbalance in our posture. This makes the spine, and especially the discs, vulnerable to injury.

If left long enough, vulnerability of the spine can lead to wear and tear of the discs and loss of disc height. As it continues to break down, repetitive forces or stressful loads on the spine can cause disc bulging and disc herniation. These disc problems often result in pinched nerves that come out of the spine.


Spinal Disc Decompression uses computer-aided technology to apply gentle decompression forces to spinal joints and discs. This decompression force reduces the pressure in the disc to allow re-hydration of the disc, which restores the disc to its normal height. For more severe discs injuries such as herniations and disc bulging, the decompression force allows the bone to go back into its normal position. Restoring the disc height and position relieves the compression on pain sensitive nerves. It also creates a greater opening for nerves to exit the spine. The re-hydration of the disc brings an influx of vital nutrients to the disc which supports long term disc health.


When the discs have become damaged, very careful steps need to take place for recovery. It is important to restore the alignment and stability of the spine by restoring nerve signals through Atlas Orthogonal care. Rehabilitation of the discs of the spine through Spinal Disc Decompression maximizes the recovery and long term health of the spine. Although results cannot be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery or a dependency on pain medications through Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville. A careful comprehensive examination with Dr. Nygaard can help clarify the root cause of your spinal problem. Between Atlas Orthogonal care and Spinal Disc Decompression, you are in the hands of the most advanced non-surgical spinal care in the Asheville region.

Contact us today to learn about Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville and the many conditions we treat. 828-253-0700