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Spinal decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a completely safe method for inducing your body’s natural healing mechanisms to work on bulged discs, herniated discs, and degenerated discs. Bulged discs can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing swelling, pain, and inflammation. By gently stretching your spine, pressure is released from the damaged disc and this allows it to settle back into its normal, natural position and also opens up the pathways for healing nutrients to access and enter into the disc. In this way, your body naturally repairs and restores the damaged disc.

How it works

The patient is fully clothed and lies either face down or face up on a special padded table with a strap tied snugly around the waist. A machine then begins slow cycles of decompression and relaxation for a duration of 30-45 minutes. The pressure is moderate and most patients experience relief with the stretching as it occurs. For best results, the patient should have this treatment done 20-28 times in 4-6 weeks.

A Healthy Alternative to Back Surgery

Spinal surgery is dreaded by most people. Few people feel comfortable taking a knife to their backbone, and that is totally understandable and quite reasonable. Yet chronic back pain can make people desperate for any sort of solution. Non-Surgical spinal decompression can be a great option for people who are at their wit’s end with pain and discomfort in their back or neck. Before going under the knife, consider this viable option for treatment of:

Chronic lower back pain – resulting from bulged discs, herniated discs, or degenerative discs.
Neck pain – from degenerative discs causing discomfort, pain, and limited motion.
Sciatica – pressure leading to irritation of the nerves traveling from the base of your spine down your legs, causing leg pain, discomfort, and inflammation.

Call today for a “prevent back surgery” consultation.

Candidates for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

If you have been experiencing prolonged, chronic lower back pain, neck pain, or sciatica caused by a bulged disc, a herniated disc, or degenerated disc, you would probably benefit from non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression


All Natural

Drug Free

Immediate Pain Relief


No Needles

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

We’re one of the few Chiropractic offices in Tacoma that offer Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, an incredible alternative to surgery for bulged and herniated discs. Most patients experience immediate relief after even the first session. This is a non-invasive & all natural option.

Spinal Decompression

An Experienced Doctor Who Cares

You only want the best hands manipulating your bone structure. Don’t trust inexperienced doctors. Dr. Aric has been practicing Chiropractic care in Tacoma for over 10 years and has dealt with more back injuries and neck injuries than you can imagine.

Low Force Adjusting Techniques

We also offer Low Force Adjusting Techniques for those patients who are uncomfortable with traditional style chiropractic adjusting. By restoring spinal balance,  this aids the body in healing itself through safe, effective and gentle low-force adjustments.

Client Testimonials

“I’ve been going to Premier since Mid-April, everyone is super nice. With all that’s going on, I like the fact that scheduling is easy and they’re super understanding and work hard to accommodate your needs. I would recommend that you try them out!”

Kena Fentress

I am so happy to have found such a great chiropractor’s office. Dr. Aeric is great. He listens to you and then adjusts as needed. His staff is awesome too. Everyone is always very pleasant and helpful.

Janet Schloer

“Dr. Aric is super friendly and definitely is a wonderful chiropractor. For the last few years, I didn’t know why I was having back and neck pain until I came here. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a good chiropractor!“

Jenica Rogers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Premier Chiropractic a preferred insurance provider? What if I don't have insurance?

Our healthcare providers are in-network preferred providers with most of the larger insurance carriers. We are preferred providers with Regence, Blue Cross, First Choice Health Networks, Kaiser Options, Premera,  just to name a few.

Please bring your insurance card to your initial examination, our staff will verify your benefits and let you know what you can expect to pay.

We also have self-pay options and offer a time-of-service discount of 20%.

If you are going to be paying for your own treatment, please call to schedule a free consultation and we can discuss prices and payment options with you.

I've been injured in a car accident, what should I do?

Our Tacoma Chiropractic Center has special systems in place to help those who need immediate chiropractic attention due to car accidents.

Do not wait to get help.

The most common reason people experience back pain and back injuries is due to a car accident. The shock of whiplash can injure muscles and tendons and knock your spine out of proper alignment, causing major pain and discomfort for days, weeks, or even years to come. Please do not wait to get the care you need.

Auto insurance policies with Personal Injury Protection (PIP) cover medical care (including chiropractic care) whenever there is a car accident, regardless of who caused the accident. PIP is great because there is no co-pay nor deductible for the patient. If you don’t have PIP, we can still see you and help relieve your back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches or migraines resulting from an automobile accident.

I was injured at work and have a Worker's Compensation claim, can you help?
Most people are never trained how best to move their bodies in the workplace. Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day or engaged in heavy lifting, it is important to know how best to move and hold your body during work activities. We can teach you how to be more careful with your back when at work.

If you suffer a back injury at work, it is important to get treatment as quickly as possible in order to get you on the road to the recovery immediately. The longer you wait, the worse your problem will become, as your body will begin to overcompensate for the pain you’re experiencing by odd contortions of your body and by stressing a different set of muscles than normal.

Worker’s compensation claims are handled very expediently in our office. Give us a call if you have a claim number and we can see you right away! You really should not wait one more minute.

What are your hours?

Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-6:30pm
Lunch: 12:30-2:30
Friday: 9:00am-2:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

How long have you been a practicing chiropractor?
Dr. Aric has been a licensed chiropractor since 2004.

For over 10 years, he has proudly provided chiropractic care in Parkland, Spanaway, Puyallup, and Tacoma.

I am a new patient what do I need to do before my first appointment?
No printing out or filling out paperwork when you arrive. You can do it all online!
Please fill out our NEW Online Patient Paperwork by clicking here.
I was involved in a car accident with my children. Should they receive chiropractic treatment as well?
Dr. Turrubiate has been adjusting injured children for over 15 years. Children are often injured in car accidents too and are good candidates for chiropractic care to help heal their injuries.

Dr. Turrubiate may choose a low force adjusting technique to treat your child.
Parents are usually amazed at how quickly their children heal with chiropractic treatment.

Schedule a Consultation Today

I’ve you’ve recently suffered a car accident, work injury, or have been tolerating chronic back pain unnecessarily, call us today to learn how Chiropractic can help you get your life back.