WHAT IS NONSURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression at Beaver County Spinal Disc & Neurology Center is a technologically advanced procedure that is applied with the goal of relieving chronic back and neck pain.  Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine.  This change takes pressure off the spinal discs, as well as the surrounding nerves.  The technique promotes maximum healing by increasing the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the discs.  Dr. Askar uses a computerized unit that specifically targets the pain-causing areas of the spine, rather than a less-precise traction or inversion table.  There are several conditions that may be repaired by nonsurgical spinal decompression, including but not limited to:

•Bulging discs

•Herniated discs

•Protruding discs

•Lumbar stenosis

•Sciatica pain

 

TREATMENT

Back and neck pain is very individualized, thus the treatment of the condition will be as well.  During a patient’s initial evaluation, MRIs or CAT scans will be reviewed.  Once a patient has been deemed a candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression, the level of degeneration will be assessed, which will dictate how many sessions will be necessary to obtain the most pain relief. Patients will benefit from the lack of side effects found with other surgical options or epidurals, such as blood loss, scarring, or scar tissue. There are no risks involved with this procedure, as it is nonsurgical and requires NO incision, NO anesthesia, and carries NO possibility of infection.