Spinal Decompression Therapy
Dr. Palmer has helped many, many patients in Depew, NY who are afflicted with back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other musculoskeletal problems. One of the devices we use in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression helps your back to improve by restoring the healthy functioning of the discs in your back, helping them to get back to their normal, healthy condition.
How does spinal decompression help your spinal column heal?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by resilient, fibrous, flexible discs. The vertebral discs allow your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also function as padding between the vertebrae.
If your back is injured or if you have long-term pain, the individual portions of your back can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This stiffness of the spinal column creates tremendous pressure on the squishy disks that protect the spine.
This restriction and pressure can result in strain or inflammation of the vertebral nerve fibers that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become inflamed or constricted, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and legs.
The key is to repair the healthy function of your discs and restore overall flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. The technique works by stretching your spine and eliminating the stress on your discs.
The method is completely safe and Dr. Palmer will be sure that that you’re comfortable during the therapy.
We find that most patients experience impressive pain relief after just a few sessions. We’ll know very shortly after starting treatment if the technique will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Palmer a call today. We’re conveniently located in Depew, NY, and our phone number is (716) 668-2225.