Bellevue, WA Chiropractor, Dr. Lonny C. Skjervheim, Certified Spinal Decompression Specialist since 1990. 


Spinal decompression is a unique treatment option that gently separates the vertebrae of the spine, releasing pinched or herniated discs. By tractioning the spine and then flexing it, patients experiencing pain from joint and disc problems find relief. Reducing pressure on the spinal nerves and returning motion to the joints. Dr. Lonny C. Skjervheim of Bellevue Sports and Family Chiropractic can use spinal decompression to relieve the pain and discomfort of those patients suffering from a back injury or diagnosed with a herniated disc. 


Bellevue Chiropractor uses Cox Technic to treat spinal conditions causing pain & discomfort.Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation  developed by James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, as a marriage of chiropractic principles and the osteopathic principles described by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book Osteopathic Technique. The Cox Flexion-Distraction is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure where the physician is in control at all times, working with the body’s natural design to aid it in healing.

Cox Flexion-Distraction Manipulation is a powerfully effective approach to low back and leg pain; having the ability to place spinal joints into normal movements, painlessly restoring spinal motion. 


Cox Flexion-Distraction Manipulation creates a “push, pull, pumping” effect on the intervertebral disc space and allows the following benefits:
Allows the nucleus pulposus inside the disc to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by swelling;
Increases the intervertebral disc height to remove tension on the annular fibers and nerve by making more room and improving circulation;
. Restores vertebral joints to their physiological relationships or motion (realigns your spine);
Improves posture and movement while relieving pain, improving bodily functions, and creating a state of well-being.

The Lumbar Spine: Back Pain & Sciatic Leg Pain  

Vertebrae, discs, nerves, articulations, and a spinal cord make up your spine. The vertebrae are the bony parts of your spine: the ones that you can see and feel up and down your back. Any of them could become a source of pain in doing an everyday activity, in playing a sport or an accident. They are sensitive. They become even more sensitive if a disc that separates them “slips” or “degenerates” due to lack of nutrition, deterioration, or injury.

If the disc “slips,” the inner nucleus (a gel-like material) escapes in the anular fibers (rubberband-like & elastic to allow spinal movement) and can cause just low back pain or press back into the spinal canal to compress a nerve which causes pain down the leg where the nerve travels. This pain is referred to as sciatica. Cox Technic may gently open the disc space enough to give space for the nerve to “breathe” and not cause pain.

A healthy spine and its joints have five motions: flexion, extension, lateral (side-to-side) flexion, rotation, and circumduction (circular motion). The goal is to return healthy, pain-free motion to the spine. Nutrition can play a part in your back pain treatment. Research shows a loss of some nutrients within the disc before degeneration occurs, taking supplements may aid in your healing. Further, to help the disc(s) assume a more normal position, to help the spine regain its lost motions, and to enhance muscle and ligament healing with minimum scar tissue damage, Cox Technic is the treatment of choice.

While there are many chiropractors in Bellevue, Dr. Skjervheim takes a unique interest in empowering you to help yourself, while ensuring you have a solid foundation to build on!