Sharp pains, numbness, and tingling may be signs of a herniated disc in your spine that is pressing against a nerve. Alleviating the pressure on the nerves may reduce your symptoms. At his chiropractic offices in East Rockaway, NY, and New York, NY, Dr. Brian Katz offers spinal decompression therapy for herniated discs.
Why Decompressing the Spine Works
Decompressing the spine works by taking pressure off the discs. Dr. Katz stretches your spine and guides it into alignment. This eliminates the pressure on the nerve bundle and reduces your symptoms.
Benefits of Decompressing the Spine
Surgery and pain medications are the most common solutions for back pain associated with a herniated disc. Oftentimes, the procedure creates more problems due to tissue trauma and scarring. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that requires no downtime. You feel relief right after the treatment, and you may not need your pain medications as often.
Conditions Treated by Decompressing the Spine
Dr. Katz recommends spinal decompression for patients in East Rockaway, NY, and New York, NY, for a range of spinal conditions and symptoms.
- Neck and back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
What to Expect During the Procedure
Dr. Katz uses an advanced computer-guided system for spinal decompression treatments. After assessing your symptoms and the source of your symptoms, he creates an individualized treatment plan in the system. A computer program controls the movements of the decompression machine. This approach allows for an excellent level of precision and accuracy.
Does Spinal Decompression Hurt?
Our computer-guided decompression table reduces patient discomfort during the decompression procedure. Most patients report feeling a relaxing stretch in their spine during the treatment. You may have some discomfort if the movements result in a brief pressure on the spinal nerves.
Are you suffering from sharp pain, numbness, and tingling in your neck, back, or legs? Spinal decompression for East Rockaway, NY, and New York, NY, residents may be a viable alternative to surgery. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Katz to learn more about the benefits of spinal decompression. You can reach our East Rockaway, NY, office at (516) 593-8333 and our New York, NY, office at (516) 509-5825.