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Spinal Decompression

What is Spinal Decompression? 

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a motorized traction that can help relieve back pain. It gently stretches the spine which causes the spine to change position. This position change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. Spinal decompression helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the spinal disks so they can heal.

Spinal decompression can be beneficial treatment for: 

  • Back or neck pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Bulging or herniated disks
  • Degenerative Disk Disease 
  • Worn spinal joints 
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerves

What to expect during spinal decompression treatment:

You will be fit with a harness that will be placed around your pelvis. You will lie down on a computer controlled table, which the doctor operates according to your needs. Treatments typically last 10-15 minutes and may be coupled with other treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, e-stimulation, and other therapies. 

This traction and decompression therapy are applied with the goals of relieving your pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. If you are experiencing back pain or extremity specific pain, non-surgical spinal decompression may be a beneficial treatment for you.

Other Conditions We Treat

Spine Graphic

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disk Disease is when normal changes that take place in the disks of your spine cause pain.

Migraine Treatment

Migraines

More than 4 million adults experience chronic daily migraine, making it the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.

Orthotics Treatments

Orthotics

Orthotics are a wonderful solution to help you with a variety of pain and provide postural support.

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See what our happy patients are saying

The office staff are very friendly and efficient. The doctors are very knowledgeable and took care to listen to my concerns. Can’t say anything bad about my experience. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Luann Hackenberg
Luann Hackenberg
22:33 20 Nov 19
Fredericksburg Chiropractic is the first chiropractor that I have ever been to. I learned early on that their primary goal is to truly make people feel better, you are a person and not just another someone.. I could not be happier with the experience. The entire staff is pleasant and helpful. As a newbie I had no idea what to expect but Dr. Tressler is very good at what he does from knowing what to do to make you feel better to having a very easy going personality.. Cannot say enough about the overall experience. One more thing that is wonderful about this office is that between Dr Tressler and Dr. McKinney, they can accommodate your personal preferences in technique of adjustments.. Katie and Carly are the first people you see upon entering the office which is where the good feeling starts.. If you are looking for a chiropractor I could not recommend them more.
Deanna Neidig
Deanna Neidig
14:13 15 Nov 19
I’ve experienced reduced pain in my lower back. The team developed a plan and explained the process from start to finish. Everyone is super friendly and visits are enjoyable.
Leanne Martin
Leanne Martin
21:34 14 Nov 19
I came here after having 2 years of neck pain that I was unable to get rid of as well as back and hip pain. I was extremely impressed with the evaluation before treatment began and then the treatment plan itself. They took into account everything from the evaluation and created a plan for me to resolve the issues. I could not be happier after 2 months of treatment I feel much better no more major neck back or hip issues. If you are having issues I would highly recommend this as an option you will not regret it.
Jordan Long
Jordan Long
04:07 08 Nov 19
Hands down best chiropractor I have ever been too.
Sabrina Sechrist
Sabrina Sechrist
20:34 07 Nov 19
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! They use Xrays to get a thorough diagnosis of your ailment and tailor a treatment to your needs. Wait times are normally around 5 minutes.
Randy Meyer
Randy Meyer
23:21 06 Nov 19
I’ve seen multiple chiropractors before but none like this practice. The staff here is so inviting and knowledgeable. They take the time to really look into what is causing each patient there individual pain, and develop a specific plan to help correct the problem. They offer a wide verity of services to fit anyone’s needs.
Kyle Kohler
Kyle Kohler
20:12 06 Nov 19
Went to other Chiropractors before and didnt get the attention to detail I received here. They always check on what's been going on and where any pain is to help that specific area. Definitely recommend!
Albert Greaves
Albert Greaves
13:39 06 Nov 19
Very professional and accommodating. Beautiful facility. Competent in many techniques. One of the very few chiropractors who has given both me and my husband relief from headaches. I recommend this place to my family.
Andrea Zehring
Andrea Zehring
01:54 06 Nov 19
After 20 years of being told by medical doctors that there was nothing to be done for my lower back pain, I had finally given in to it. Since my last vacation was spent in unbearable pain from waking and sightseeing, I faced that my active lifestyle days were over, and just resigned myself to as little movement as possible. I couldn’t even make dinner without having to lie down and rest afterward. Nights were miserable, waking up constantly from the pain. Well by some twist of fate, I wrenched something in my mid back and finally called Fredericksburg Chiropractic to at least try to solve my new issue. I was seen the same day! Dr. Tressler manually adjusted me and solved the new problem on the spot! After seeing my awful X-ray, Dr. Tressler felt that he could help with my chronic pain. Although I didn’t have much hope, there was certainly nothing to lose! My back had only been manually adjusted by other chiropractors, never knowing there were other modalities of treatment. Well I am here to tell you, the change is nothing short of miraculous! I am finally back to living a normal active life! Walking the dog, sleeping all night, and being able to step out of bed when the alarm goes off, rather than taking inventory of how bad the day is going to be! I still have pain at times, but the recovery time is just a matter of resting my back for a bit, then back to living. If you are in pain, don’t ever fee hopeless, as I did. Dr. Tressler and Dr. McKinney may be just what you have been waiting for. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and compassionate, great place!
Cathy Brightbill
Cathy Brightbill
16:23 05 Nov 19
Works well. I've used at my neck and between my knees.
Janice Roth
Janice Roth
12:11 04 Nov 19
Devin Hicks
Devin Hicks
01:29 02 Nov 19
I'm the perfect example of what not to do. I waited many years to address my lower back pain and Fredericksburg Chiropractic has been awesome in helping me. The office staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr. Tressler is an excellent chiropractor. I definitely recommend them.
Jessica Keller
Jessica Keller
13:26 29 Oct 19
Extremely pleased, very professional and friendly.
Carissa kern
Carissa kern
21:20 03 Oct 19
Staff is Wonderful and very accommodating to my needs
Jamie Gerber
Jamie Gerber
22:23 31 Jul 19
My husband has been suffering with neck problems and frozen shoulder. The doctors at this office not only relieved his pain, but were able to get him back to how he was 20 years ago. Very friendly staff and inviting office. Highly recommend!
Cheryl Light
Cheryl Light
15:42 21 Jun 19
Dr. McKinney is always super friendly and extremely knowledgeable! He's helped me and my family for simple things like a sore back or neck, to treating tension headaches, dislocated ribs, and even reflux and persistent ear infections in my infant. Couldn't recommend him and his staff more!
Nicole Whiteley
Nicole Whiteley
17:09 20 Jun 19
As the owner of a company that promotes natural well-being and encourages self-empowerment when it comes to wellness, I've found that Dr. McKinney and Dr. Tressler are five-star plus caregivers.
Deb M
Deb M
16:49 20 Jun 19
I started coming here when I was experiencing extreme pain. I never went to a chiropractor before but nothing else was helping so I thought I'd give it a try. the chiropractors and the staff were so kind and accommodating, knowledgeable and sympathetic. I'm so happy with my experience at the Fredericksburg chiropractic center I have recommended them to all of my friends , family & coworkers.
Patricia Zeigler
Patricia Zeigler
21:44 15 Apr 19
Great office with caring staff and extremely knowledgeable doctor! I would feel comfortable referring my patients to this office.
Bradley Keys
Bradley Keys
15:45 05 Apr 19
I’ve been to a number of different chiropractors. Fredericksburg Chiropractic is hands down the best!
Jay Splain
Jay Splain
11:55 28 Mar 19
Bill Carr
Bill Carr
19:42 21 Mar 19
Very friendly and customer centered! The personal plan I am on to suit my needs has worked tremendously! 5 stars all the way!
David Beck
David Beck
22:45 21 Feb 19
Alexis Kreiser
Alexis Kreiser
21:30 14 Feb 19
Scott Kreiser
Scott Kreiser
00:31 11 Feb 19
Friendly staff, great service. Highly recommended.
Melinda Gagliardo
Melinda Gagliardo
00:07 08 Feb 19
max tribe
max tribe
22:30 05 Feb 19
angel_wing breyers
angel_wing breyers
20:16 16 Jan 19
Robin Tabaka
Robin Tabaka
12:51 16 Jan 19
Very friendly staff excellent care! Always a great experience!
Joanne Winters
Joanne Winters
17:01 10 Jan 19
Sue Sides
Sue Sides
23:58 07 Jan 19
Very friendly staff, knowledgeable doctor, will do what’s best for you and is considerate of your wishes. They treat you as family
Mike Musser
Mike Musser
23:20 03 Jan 19
Severe low back pain when I walked in! Feel like a new person walking out amazing work!
Jason Blauch
Jason Blauch
20:22 02 Jan 19
Great staff, great location, great service, and always a great experience. 10/10 recommend for anybody looking to find a chiropractor in the area.
Phillip Gray
Phillip Gray
17:02 26 Dec 18
I'm very pleased with the care I've been receiving from Dr. McKinney and his staff at Fredericksburg Chiropractic. After hurting my back a number of weeks ago, my quality of life and sleep was very negatively affected by severe pain. I'm nearly half way through a 3-month treatment plan with Dr. McKinney, and the severe pain I had a few weeks ago has been reduced to almost nothing. Even pain and stiffness I was experiencing in my hips (I thought was just "age" related) is completely gone. My outlook on life has significantly improved. I no longer feel like I'm going down hill, but I truly feel younger than I did just a few months ago. I highly recommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic to anyone who is having back pain and wants to feel good again.
Terry Ray
Terry Ray
13:05 20 Nov 18
This is an absolutely amazing place to go if your back needs help!! Very kind and caring staff definitely worth your while!!
Ashleigh Houtz
Ashleigh Houtz
21:37 16 Aug 18
Carrie Smith
Carrie Smith
16:53 30 Jun 18
dale lutz
dale lutz
14:17 20 Jun 18
I've never been to a chiropractor before, but due to my job I've struggled with low back pain. I assumed it was just something I would have to live with, but Dr. McKinney not only helped me with the pain I was feeling but he gave me my life back! I've been sleeping better and have had more energy, not to mention I've been pain free. I normally don't leave reviews but I hope this will encourage someone else struggling with chronic low back pain to give this guy a try!
Kolbe Straw
Kolbe Straw
05:38 04 Mar 18
This was my first time ever coming to a chiropractor and it was everything I hoped for and more, Dr Mckinney was very professional and a very knowledgeable and personable guy. The ladies at the front desk were also very kind and easy to work with, I would highly recommend Dr Mckinney and his staff to anybody!
Ben Light
Ben Light
03:16 25 Dec 17
I really messed up my back and shoulder while away on vacation. I knew my first stop was to see Dr. McKinney when I returned. I could barely move my head and I had a rib out of place. I had trouble breathing! Dr. McKinney knew just what to do and I was back to work and on the tractor in two days! Pain is completely gone.
Anthony Weber
Anthony Weber
00:28 18 Aug 17
This place is the bees knees
Seth Lehman
Seth Lehman
02:39 13 Aug 17
I have had multiple adjustments by different chiropractors. This was by far the best I've felt post adjustment. I highly recommend Fredericksburg chiropractic.
Shawn T
Shawn T
23:55 12 Aug 17
If you want to feel better naturally, this is the place to go. Fredericksburg Chiropractic offers therapies, manual adjustments and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A number of years ago I injured my back. I went through injections, physical therapy, and was on a number of medications, but nothing worked. Then, about 4 years ago, Dr. Jimmy worked his magic on me. Today, I feel like a different person. Sometimes, all you need is the right doctor. Thank you Dr. Jim.
Debby McKinney
Debby McKinney
16:01 12 Aug 17
When I first met Dr. McKinney, I was suffering from headaches every day almost to the point of migraine and I could barely move my neck. Within the first visit I was able to move my neck. Now, two months later, my headaches have decreased 100% . Thanks Doc!
Andrea Hatter
Andrea Hatter
19:39 26 Jul 17
Strongly Recommended – I love road cycling and thought I had to give it up because neck and back pain. After my first consultation, Dr. McKinney found that I had curves in my spine that was causing my pain. It was amazing to see the difference from my first my x-rays to my last x-rays he took 12 weeks later. My posture straight again and it feels great not to be slouching all the time.
Kevin Feagley
Kevin Feagley
13:27 28 Jun 17
Would highly recommend! Great place, great atmosphere, and Jimmy is a great guy!
Brandon Blatt
Brandon Blatt
00:47 21 Jun 17
This place is great! The staff were all helpful and friendly. I was at Fort Indiantown Gap for a school and don't live in the area when I injured my back. Dr McKinney took great care of me within an hour. I would recommend him to anyone in need of good thorough chiropractic care.
Zachary McLeish
Zachary McLeish
23:19 06 Jun 17
I was at Ft indiantown gap for military training when i hurt my neck. The appointment staff was super helpful and fit me into an appointment that day. The doctor was friendly and help alleviate my pain. He explained my problem and offered to see me for an alignment for the few days i was in the area. Within a day i felt results, i could look right with little to no pain. The office offers electro massage and a spine roller. The doctor is military friendly.
dakota garey
dakota garey
21:35 16 May 17
Ever since I've been going to Dr. McKinney for neck adjustments, my headaches have been less intense and less frequent. I don't have to take medicine to make the pain go away anymore. He is great at coming up with a plan that fixes the issue and doesn't just temporarily cover it up. I would highly recommend going to him!
Carley McKinney
Carley McKinney
21:16 16 Mar 17
Highly recommended Great customer service He has definitely helped me in my recovery. Back & neck problems give them a call.
Jim Bucks
Jim Bucks
01:21 28 Feb 17
Friendly guy with first class treatment. Do what he says and you'll back to health in no time!
Kyle Sheffer
Kyle Sheffer
19:26 15 Feb 17
Strongly Recommended - I contacted Dr. McKinney office first online and then made a call to the office to see how quickly I could get an appointment. I was having trouble walking and doing basic daily functions. After several visits I was at least able to get around better and am still continuing my care even though I feel pretty darn good. Dr. McKinney and Tammy are great people and they truly care about you and your needs. This is definitely a short version of the story but I would recommend to my friends and family or anyone looking for treatment.
Kristi Kreiser
Kristi Kreiser
16:44 23 Jan 17
I have been a suffer from migraines and since I have been going to the practice my headaches have lessened.
Jesse/Amanda Voshell
Jesse/Amanda Voshell
23:43 16 Jan 17
Was experiencing headaches up the back of my neck after a couple treatments headaches are gone. Big Jimmy is the man!!!
Delton Sensenig
Delton Sensenig
14:55 21 Dec 16
New patient and had a great experience. Dr. Mckinney is very knowledgeable and knows how treat his patients.
adam cooper
adam cooper
21:03 30 Nov 16
I threw out my back and couldn't walk right after. I went to Dr. McKinney and he knew what I was feeling without me needing to tell him based on what he could see from an observation. He is professional, but personable and easy to communicate with. Also very affordable.
Mike B
Mike B
02:08 07 Nov 16
I've had tightness inbetween my shoulders for the past few years. I've seen multiple chiropractors and only got temporary relief, I thought I would have to live with this forever but after a few visits with doc James I've been symptom free ever since. Highly recommended, the office has a good vibe also
James Thomas
James Thomas
20:18 16 Oct 16
I am a brand new client of Dr. James McKinney, I went to see him on a Friday for severe neck n head pain, I was dealing with a headache for almost 40days, no lie!, 4 bottles of EXCEDERIN migraine later, that Friday he adjusted me, and my neck immediately felt relief I still had a headache that night, but the next morning I felt wonderful, no headache or neck Pain OMG!!!!!! Hallelujah 😆. That was a little over a week ago and I'm happy to say I'm still headache free, this Dr.has relieved pain that I thought I just had to deal with forever, turns out I should've went to see him years ago, but I was nervous about someone crunching me, boy was I wrong. I highly recommend if anyone has pain and you think you just have to deal with it, please be brave and go see Dr. James McKinney he is amazing at his skill, and a very pleasant person, including his secretary! I honestly feel better than I have in years, and I've only seen him twice, seriously Amazing!!!!
Christina Dove
Christina Dove
16:34 26 Sep 16
Dr. McKinney pays attention and gives the best attention to your needs! His focus and dedication to help me stay in great health is the reason I will continue recommend his services!!
Bruce Weaver
Bruce Weaver
19:22 15 Sep 16
My husband hurt his back at the races over the weekend. That Monday we called and Dr. Mckinney got my husband in that same day. He took the time to really look into what was going on with my husbands back. Dr. Mckinney is awesome! I definitely recommend him to everyone!
Maria Wagner
Maria Wagner
23:10 09 Sep 16
I went to see Dr. McKinney for my back and knee pain. He took the time to identify what was exactly bothering me and how to go about easing my pain. Right after my first session with Dr. McKinney the next day I noticed a difference in my back and kee, the pain wasn't as bad as it was before I saw Dr. McKinney. I'm a union pipefitter/welder so I do get in positions that strain my back as well as the rest of my body. He had recommended to get insoles for my work boots, now they were a little pricey but after wearing them for about 2 weeks of wearing them and seeing Dr. McKinney for regular adjustments. My back pain in almost none existent. Very knowledgeable young man, and always greets you with a smile. Highly recommend going to Fredericksburg Chiropractic! Don't be scared to go see Dr. McKinney get in there and live pain free!
Maxwell Potocny
Maxwell Potocny
10:44 09 Sep 16
Seeing Dr. McKinney for 15 minutes was much better than the 90 minute massages I was getting. You will leave his office feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I definitely recommend him.
Samantha Ulrich
Samantha Ulrich
15:48 05 Sep 16
Had back pain from work and everyday life. He took his time solved the issue, adjusted me, along with using his equipment to try and relax my tight muscles from pulling my back out of alignment again. Felt like your taken care of from beginning to end and not rushed in and out just for some money. Highly recommend!!
Brandon Grumbine
Brandon Grumbine
20:19 02 Sep 16
I have been a regular patient of Dr. McKinney's for the last year and have experienced great results in pain relief and much more restful sleep. I will say the pain relief took quite a few visits and I had to see my care plan through. I was skeptical at first but I stuck to the care plan and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.Dr. McKinney also has a vast knowledge when it comes to nutrition and exercise that helped me lose the 18 pounds I had gained over the last 10 years. I would recommend him highly to family and friends. If you want to experience the improvement in health and wellness I have experienced you should not hesitate for one second about going in for an evaluation and treatment. One piece of advice I have is not to give up after the first 3 or 4 visits. It takes time to correct what probably took years to cause.
Frank Margiotti
Frank Margiotti
00:03 24 Aug 16
Great experience. Helped me immensely with a long existing problem
Jason Miller
Jason Miller
21:01 22 Aug 16
Dr. McKinney is Amazing, I would recommend to Anyone. He has relieved pain that I didn't even know i had :) Best part is he is all hands on, very involved and caring. Also No Extra crazy fancy machines with lasers or magnets , just All good, real chiropractic Healing.
Noreen Ramsey
Noreen Ramsey
14:27 18 Aug 16
I highly recommended Fredericksburg Chiropractic to anyone looking for a local chiropractor. This was my first experience at a chiropractor and Dr McKinney exceeded my expectations! Not only was he able to relieve my pain, he also corrected other areas of my back that I was unaware of. I will be back for sure, Thank you Dr. McKinney!
Ben Caporaletti
Ben Caporaletti
19:28 05 Aug 16
Awesome and friendly
cobrede Derr
cobrede Derr
01:34 03 Jul 16
Awesome experience! Always feel much better when I walk out. Thank you Dr. Jimmy!!!!
Linda Allison
Linda Allison
00:08 05 Jun 16
I had a low back injury and went to Fredericksburg Chiropractic hoping to get relief. In just a few weeks not only did I get pain relief but I got my life back and was able to do activities that I was unable to do for months. Thank you!
Shane Mckinney
Shane Mckinney
19:45 04 Jun 16
Dr. McKinney is very warm and welcoming to his patients and is top notch in what he does! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Zach Workman
Zach Workman
02:30 12 May 16
Dr. McKinney was professional, thorough and extremely helpful in resolving the nagging back pain I was having. He listened to the issues I was having, explained each exercise he was performing and now I'm feeling great! I would highly recommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic.
Matt Whiteley
Matt Whiteley
16:26 10 May 16
My first experience with Jimmy was excellent! He took the time to make sure he dealt with my concerns and give the best diagnosis. Jimmy then communicated each and every technique he was going to use and after the session I felt relaxed pain free! Thanks Jimmy for an awesome experience.
Brady Hilbert
Brady Hilbert
13:40 22 Mar 16
Love the office setting and Dr. McKinney's timeliness. Would highly recommend anyone with back issues such as myself to cure the pain I experience. He was able to get me fixed up in no time!
Ryan Lomago
Ryan Lomago
23:57 15 Mar 16
Today was my first visit to a Chiropractor. I wasn't sure what to expect. Dr. Mckinney provided me with excellent care. He's very passionate about his profession and cares about his patients. Upon leaving, I felt better than when I arrived and I will be returning every month. I highly recommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic.
Joshua Imboden
Joshua Imboden
20:37 26 Feb 16
I had a bad pain going down my leg. Dr. McKinney told me it was an issue with my low back and had me feeling better the first day. I was back to normal within a few visits. I highly recommend him to anyone with back pains.
Justin Arnold
Justin Arnold
19:26 10 Oct 15
Super friendly, and really listened to me. Great chiropractor service, and I will definitely be returning!
Eric Shearouse
Eric Shearouse
13:33 08 Sep 15
Jimmy helms a first-rate, professional operation with a level of patient care that is second to none! I would recommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic to anyone who's struggled with back pain or is looking to increase their overall quality of life.
Daniel Watkins
Daniel Watkins
21:17 20 Aug 15
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ZaneHar gL317014
14:30 15 Aug 15
Dr. McKinney really knows what he's doing. Had a bad kink in my neck and he got it right out. His office is great and very comfortable
Elliott sheriff
Elliott sheriff
23:55 27 Jul 15
All I can say is wow!! Walked in barely able to bend over and tie my shoes. Walked out a new man. Definitely recommend to anyone in need of a good chiropractor. Very enthusiastic and understanding as well.
Bryan Mott
Bryan Mott
21:21 29 May 15
This provider is very nice and friendly. The provider is conscientious and thorough; he looks after your total wellness. Will visit again! Left feeling great!
donna clemens
donna clemens
14:20 16 Mar 15
I go to Dr. McKinney's office on a regular basis. He has a flexible schedule and always finds a way to fit me in! i started seeing him for my lower back pain which he quickly resolved! Thanks Doctor Jim
Matthew Nolan
Matthew Nolan
20:40 28 Feb 14
I was visiting my sister that lives outside of Harrisburg, PA for a long weekend and I have always suffered from migraines/headaches - flying usually makes it worse. She told me about Dr. McKinney - she said she has been going to him for months now and she said he is great. His staff was very friendly, and they were able to get me in that same day. I would recommend Dr. McKinney!
Christina Gallentine
Christina Gallentine
17:06 24 Feb 14
Dr. McKinney really takes the time to listen to and understand your specific complaints and ailments. He also tailors your treatment to your needs. Prior to my first visit, I was in a great deal of pain, but felt significantly better after my first session. Definitely recommend Dr. McKinney to others.
Kristin Miller
Kristin Miller
14:48 21 Feb 14
AAA+++! Dr Mckinney and his staff have treated me like royalty! The transition that has been made from some of the older staff to now has been nothing but excellent and has made me very comfortable! They will always be my chiropractic home!
Caleb Krauter
Caleb Krauter
20:08 19 May 13
Dr. Mckinney was able to get me in quickly and got me out of pain, allowing me to spend more time doing the things I love! I would reccommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic to anyone in need a good quality chiropractor. Thanks Doc!
Brian F
Brian F
04:42 15 May 13