Spinal Decompression

Protec Spin spinal decompression

Spinal Decompression Protec Spine Device

Since its introduction at the August 2000 International Human Science Convention by Dr. Hiroshi Jonai, the Protec Floating Manipulative Therapy System has gained wide recognition. Today, over 3,000 of these machines are being used by medical and health professionals, from surgeons and chiropractors to personal trainers.

Unlike traditional spinal traction devices, which mechanically separate the vertebrae to provide pain relief and healing, the Protec uses gravity. Because the Protec offers free-floating manipulation, patients and doctors have more options when designing a treatment program. Whereas traditional spinal decompression devices require the patient to lie still, the Floating Manipulative Therapy System allows movement. This is important for a more targeted approach to back pain treatment.

To see the Protec in action, see the video section

As you will see, the device is versatile. It also allows people who were not previously candidates for traditional spinal decompression a chance to find relief

Is Spinal Decompression Right For You?

Can You Avoid Back Surgery?

If you have serious back pain, herniated discs, or sciatica, you may benefit from the breakthrough medical technology of Axial Spinal Decompression. Offering new hope for back pain sufferers, non-surgical spinal decompression has a high success rate in the treatment of serious back conditions and is considered the most promising non-surgical disc treatment today. With the assistance of Computerized Spinal Decompression, the treatment becomes a very precise procedure.Conditions that have been successfully treated with Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy include:

  • Herniated and Bulging Discs
  • Failed Back Syndrome 
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Chronic Neck or Back Pain
  • Sciatica – Facet Syndrome

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy is non-invasive and typically does not involve pain medications. The treatment is not only safe and painless but also comfortable and relaxing. The course of therapy includes approximately 20 treatment sessions over 4-6 weeks. Each procedure is performed with a unique physio-therapeutic device by a certified clinician who specializes in back pain care. The treatment sessions are brief, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

How Does it Work?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy, or Computerized Spinal Decompression, distracts the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc 5 to 7 millimeters. The 25- to 30-minute treatment provides static, intermittent, and cycling forces on structures that may be causing low back pain. During treatment, intradiscal pressure is dropped from a positive 25 millimeters mercury to a negative 150 millimeters mercury. This negative pressure promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated pressure differential promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic core of the intervertebral disc). Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy can:

  • Reduce pressure on the vertebral joints.
  • Promote retraction of herniated discs.
  • Promote self-healing and rehabilitation of damaged discs thereby relieving low back pain.

Pain Relief


Promotes retraction of herniated discs

Cost Effective


Financing and packages are available



Minimal absence from work



Reduces pressure on the vertebral joints allowing for a more active lifestyle

3D ActiveTrac®

When you need to treat your patients for lumbar issues, posture problems, or acute back pain, you want a table that allows for maximum adjustment capabilities. The 3D ActiveTrac® table adjusts to your patients’ needs, not the other way around. With a wide range of adjustable capabilities, the table allows for flexible mobility, extension, rotation, and sideways bending to treat your patient’s pain or problem areas comfortably and accurately. Because not every patient’s pain level is the same, the 3D ActiveTrac® table assists with patient treatment with advanced technology for lumbar traction, cervical traction, and tailored therapy needs. It requires no ropes, pulleys, or other attachments, so it is easy to set up and adjust to the needs of each individual patient. By using the 3D ActiveTrac® table, you are able to focus solely on your patient’s care and pain management because of the unique flexion and oscillation capability.

What This Back Pain Treatment Does

Like traditional spinal decompression, the Protec System gently separates the vertebrae in the lower and middle back, allowing the discs to stretch out. The decompression allows nutrients to flow into the discs, which helps them heal if they are damaged. This can relieve pressure from the nerves that surround the spine. In many cases, it is the pressure that the discs put on these nerves that causes back pain. The Protec System treats:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Sciatica

It also allows the doctor to manipulate the spine during decompression If you have back pain and haven’t been able to find relief from or are not a candidate for traditional spinal decompression, get in touch with me today. I am very excited about the prospect of helping even more patients find the relief that they need from back pain, and I’ll work with you to create a back pain treatment program that works for your situation

A 52 year old male patient had fallen over 25 feet from a helicopter onto concrete, 15 years earlier, damaging his lower back discs causing back spasms and severe leg pain. After many years of pain medication, injections, and therapy he was referred by his Medical Doctor to Dr. Newman for evaluation for Axial Spinal Decompression. This treatment protocol included Spinal Decompression, Acupuncture and Neuro-Muscular Massage. The relief he felt was both quick and substantial. Now 5 years later he is stable and able to live a near normal life.

Our Other Services

Your comprehensive care program may also include chiropractic, cold laser therapy, acupuncture, electrical stimulation, orthotics, and nutritional supplementation.

Why Choose Us

  • 35+ years of experience helping thousands of patients
  • Integration of holistic and medically backed wellness programs to provide an optimal treatment plan
  • We work with the biomechanics of the entire frame
  • Proven pain management results
  • Exceptional techniques to improve sports performance

What Our Patients Say:

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Dennis W.

Thanks to Dr. Mike went back to a normal life He healed me of my back pain and leg therapy, always remember you and I am very grateful to you. Greets and a hug

Jaime Vintimilla

Dr. Newman is the best chiropractor that I have ever been to. I had a pain going down my left shoulder for over a year and I tried everything and he was the only one that can fix my problem. I am now pregnant and going to him for care and he is absolutely wonderful. I have known the doc for many years and I don’t know what I would do without him. I highly recommend that if you need a chiropractor and you’re in pain to go to Dr. Newman for care. Thank you Doc for always making me feel better!

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