Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Athens

Head, Massage, Neck Pain in Athens PA

Spinal Decompression is the most advanced non-surgical treatment for people who suffer with headaches, neck, shoulder and arm pain that are a result of degenerative, bulging and herniated discs. Most headaches, neck, shoulder and arm pain come from compression of nerve fibers. If the nerves become pinched or irritated as they exit the spinal column it may result in headaches, neck pain, numbness or pain in the shoulder, arm, or fingers. This simple non-surgical procedure to reduce the compression may eliminate the pain and allow healing to take place.

By taking significant pressure off the intervertebral discs, it can reduce the pressure within the discs to start a reduction of the bulges and protrusions that may be pressing or pinching on the spinal nerve roots. This will help to eliminate a multitude of symptoms that you may be experiencing, such as headaches, neck pain, decrease in ability to move head in any direction without increased pain or pain that radiates from the neck down the shoulder, elbow and into the hand.

The HNS machine can also help widen degenerated disc spaces. Intervertebral discs have no direct blood supply and receive their nutrition by imbibition (pumping action). The HNS machine can be used to produce a pumping action that can assist in re-hydration of the intervertebral discs. By increasing the height of the disc space, it can not only improve pain and other symptoms, it can increase the movement of the neck. This advanced treatment has been very successful in helping senior-citizen patients who have degenerative disc and arthritis in the neck and have tried all types of other therapies and continue to suffer with neck pain that disrupts their activities of daily living.

Patient Control

The HNS machine is unique in that the patient is given an easy to use hand held control that allows them to find a comfortable position and regulate the amount of force applied.
The HNS machine is used in a sitting reclined position. A comfortable fitting neck harness is placed around the back of your head so that there will be no pressure on the throat or anterior neck.
A controlled comfortable distraction is applied to stretch the neck for 5-8 minutes during the initial treatment. The time can be gradually lengthened to 12-15 minutes as the treatment protocol progresses.


7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am

7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm

7:15am - 11:00am


Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009