What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression is the most advanced technology available to doctors for non-surgical treatment of many disc conditions. In Buffalo alone, thousands of area residents seek relief for bulging, herniated, degenerative or ruptured disks, as well as relief for sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, stenosis, chronic back pain, and failed back surgery cases.

Spinal decompression involves stretching the spine while using a traction table. The goal is to relieve back pain and/or leg pain. Our chiropractor also works to promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs.

Spinal decompression is a type of therapy applied to the spine that brings patients many benefits. First, we attempt to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Secondly, we create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients as well as other substances into the disc.

How does Spinal Decompression work?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical treatment for most spinal disc problems. Spinal decompression produces a vacuum in the disc that reduces the painful pressure on the nerves. The results are an increase of blood flow, reduced pain, increased mobility and tissue repair. It is the only non-surgical treatment currently available that is able to sufficiently relieve pressure on the disc. By reducing pressure from the disc the body has an opportunity to heal itself, naturally. It is, by far, the least risky of the alternative types of treatment for disc injuries. Dr. Pokorski administers spinal decompression therapy in Buffalo using a machine that gently stretches the spine and decompresses the discs. Most patients report that the decompression session is comfortable and they often report relief after the first session.

Who would benefit from Spinal Decompression?

Buffalo area residents who are suffering from symptoms associated with a herniated disc or a “disc bulge”, sciatica type symptoms, chronic lower back pain due to advanced degenerative or arthritic changes to the spine.

Spinal Decompression can also be used to treat:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Other Disc Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Disc Degeneration
  • Facet Arthritis Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower extremity (leg) Pain
  • Excessive Spinal Loading
  • Pinched Nerves

How do I know if Spinal Decompression Therapy might help me?

Just call the office for a complimentary consultation. I will be happy to meet with you to see if decompression therapy might help reduce stress from your spine and disc which can reduce or eliminate your symptoms and, ultimately, allow your body to heal.

Our entire staff is dedicated to our patients. We want you to be able to live pain-free (and quickly). We never just look at the problem while trying to mask the pain. Instead, we want to get to the bottom of the your spinal issues so that you never feel this way again. Our office provides a calming atmosphere so you are sure to feel comfortable while your body is trying to heal.