Spinal decompression is one of the chiropractic care techniques performed at West Buffalo Chiropractic, in Buffalo. It is used to treat acute or chronic back or neck pain associated with compression of spinal nerves, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage such as intervertebral discs that make up, surround, and protect the spine. Some patients opt for this chiropractic therapy because it reduces pain without the use of drugs or injections or risks of surgery. Our staff at West Buffalo Chiropractic provides spinal decompression services to alleviate and treat pain.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Chiropractic decompression of the spine is a safe, non-invasive, and FDA-approved treatment performed to ease neck or back pain by stretching the spine. It is done on a specially designed traction table which is connected to a computerized monitor that allows the chiropractor to deliver the precise amount of pressure to the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.
Causes of Spinal Compression
Wear and tear, injury, or medical conditions can place pressure and cause impingement or compression of the musculoskeletal structures or the nerves near the spine in the neck, upper back, or lower back. For example, work injury from lifting heavy objects or poor workplace ergonomics. A blow to the back during sports or auto accident injury may also cause compression. Back or neck pain and other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and reduced range of motion may result.
Common Conditions Treated
In addition to work injury and auto accident injury, these medical conditions may cause spinal compression and pain which can be treated with chiropractic decompression:
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
- Compressed lumbar nerve roots
- Compression due to lumbar spine surgery
- Posterior facet syndrome
How Our Chiropractor Decompresses the Spine
During therapy, the spine is gently stretched and relaxed at intervals using KDT spinal decompression techniques. The traction force applied creates negative pressure which is effective in pulling herniated or bulging tissue from the disc back to its normal position.
This can relieve back pain caused when a disc shifts out of position and sits on the spinal joints, sciatic nerves, or nerve roots. It improves irritation and inflammation of the surrounding spinal structures and promotes the flow of healing nutrients to the disc and spine. Some patients get immediate neck or back pain relief. However, several sessions are usually needed to provide optimum results.
Make an appointment for chiropractic decompression in Buffalo
You can get chiropractic decompression treatment at West Buffalo Chiropractic, in Buffalo, for back or neck pain due to work injury, auto accident injury, or medical conditions affecting the spine. Our chiropractor, Dr. Vaquero, will do a thorough physical examination and tests to diagnose the root cause of the pain before designing your treatment plan. Call (716) 248-2825 to make an appointment today and stop debilitating pain from reducing your quality of life.