Low back pain will affect millions of people in some form. When you decide spinal decompression is the right choice for you, or surgery is just a step away, there are a few things to remember… A caring and knowledgeable staff and physician will determine if you qualify for spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is NOT the same thing as spinal traction. Be sure that the physician you’re talking to is using the facts and research for the machine they will be using for you. Remember NOT all machines are created equal. Carefully choose the one that’s right for you.