Chronic lower back pain is often caused by pinched spinal nerves, leading to symptoms that are frequently severe enough to affect your mobility and limit your ability to enjoy everyday life. Darren R. Bell, DC, at Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain in Hamburg, New York, has years of experience performing spinal decompression, a safe treatment that treats pinched nerves and relieves your pain. To learn if you’re a good candidate for spinal decompression, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Spinal Decompression Q & A
What is spinal decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression safely and gently stretches your spine to slightly increase the space between vertebrae. This process decompresses or releases nerves that were pinched between two structures in the spine.
In addition to relieving pressure on pinched nerves, spinal decompression also boosts blood flow to the area, delivering more oxygen, nutrients, and healing agents to damaged tissues.
As Dr. Bell decompresses your spine, the procedure creates a type of negative pressure between vertebrae that can help pull a bulging disc back into place.
What conditions benefit from spinal decompression?
The nerves that travel through your spine can become pinched, a condition called radiculopathy, due to many back conditions. While a back injury may lead to compressed nerves, the problem most often develops due to degenerative problems such as:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Bone spurs
- Facet joint arthritis
Sciatica is one of the best-known types of spinal nerve compression. This condition occurs when the sciatica nerve is pinched, causing severe pain that begins in your lower back and radiates down one leg.
What should I expect during spinal decompression?
Dr. Bell uses a motorized treatment table to perform your decompression therapy. After you lie down on the table, he places a harness around your hips and then attaches it to the end of the table near your feet.
The upper half of the table remains in the same, fixed position, while the bottom half moves back and forth, slowly stretching and then relaxing your spine. Dr. Bell supervises your treatment, ensuring it’s well controlled and customized to meet your needs.
Throughout your spinal decompression therapy, you can feel your spine being stretched, but you should never feel pain or discomfort. Spinal decompression is a safe, low-risk treatment that improves the symptoms caused by compressed nerves.
You may need a series of spinal decompression sessions to achieve optimal pain relief and improve your mobility. However, Dr. Bell fully explains your treatment and lets you know the number of sessions you may need after examining your spine.
If you suffer from low back pain, call Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain or book an appointment online.
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