Spinal Decompression

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Peak Medical

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Berkeley Heights, NJ

Injuries and physical problems that affect your spine often lead to pinched nerves and excruciating pain. That’s when nonsurgical spinal decompression can help. The doctors at Peak Medical in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offer spinal decompression using the most advanced device available, giving their patients access to cutting-edge technology that reduces spinal pressure and relieves their pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

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What is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression uses a computerized medical device to gently stretch your spine. Decompression creates space between the vertebrae, which in turn reduces pressure placed on the discs and nerves.

Spinal decompression relieves your pain, helps bulging discs retract, and improves blood flow through the previously compressed area. This allows blood to deliver the oxygen and nutrients needed to fully heal.

What Conditions Benefit from Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is an exceptional treatment option for relieving acute and chronic pain caused by a variety of back problems. Back pain often develops when inflammation or physical problems press against nerves in the spinal cord.

 

Some of the most common causes of pinched spinal nerves include:

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis

 

Patients suffering pain following a whiplash injury and those with chronic lower back pain also obtain significant relief following spinal decompression.

What Symptoms Signal Spinal Compression?

Symptoms of a compressed spinal nerve may develop quickly following an injury, but in many cases, they develop gradually over years of degenerative disease.

Pain and stiffness in your lower back or neck are the most common symptoms. However, when a nerve is pinched, you can develop pain, tingling, and numbness anywhere along the nerve as it travels through your body. For example, sciatica is pain that shoots down your legs when the sciatic nerve is compressed at the base of the spine.

A compressed spinal nerve may cause muscle weakness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet. In rare cases, a pinched nerve in your lower back may lead to loss of bladder or bowel control and severe pain and numbness.

What Should I Expect During Spinal Decompression?

At Peak Medical, your spinal decompression is accomplished using the most advanced technology available, the DRX9000 system. As you lie comfortably on the table, you’re fitted into a support system that stabilizes your body. Then the state-of-the-art traction system built into the machine gently pulls the spine using precisely controlled movements.

A typical treatment lasts about 20-60 minutes. During that time you shouldn’t feel pain or discomfort. Your doctor at Peak Medical may also recommend combining spinal decompression with massage, acupuncture, structured exercise, and dietary changes.

If you have back or neck pain, call Peak Medical or book an appointment online today to learn whether nonsurgical spinal decompression may help relieve your symptoms.