Jonathan W. Singer, DO
Functional & Alternative Medicine located in Greenwood Village, CO & Cheyenne, WY
Chronic back pain is the top cause of disability in adults under the age of 45. Most back problems cause pain because they compress the nearby nerves. Jonathan W. Singer, DO, and the team at HealthFirst offer a safe and effective treatment alternative to spinal diseases: nonsurgical spinal decompression. Using highly advanced decompression equipment, Dr. Singer gently reduces spinal pressure, which relieves your pain and promotes natural healing. To learn if you’re a good candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression, call one of the offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, or schedule an appointment online.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Q & A
What is nonsurgical spinal decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression gently stretches your spine to increase the space between vertebrae. Creating this space relieves pressure on compressed nerves and improves blood flow into the vertebral discs.
Your body can heal damaged soft tissues when a better blood supply delivers nutrients, oxygen, and healing agents such as platelets and stem cells into the tissues. Spinal decompression also creates negative pressure in the disc. If you have a herniated disc, this negative pressure helps pull the herniated portion back into the center of the disc.
What conditions benefit from nonsurgical spinal decompression?
Several types of back conditions can benefit from nonsurgical spinal decompression, including:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Posterior facet syndrome
All these conditions cause pain because they compress nerves. If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, chances are you’ll find relief with nonsurgical spinal decompression.
What symptoms develop due to a compressed nerve?
Pain is the primary symptom of a compressed nerve. However, that pain leads to stiffness and limits your ability to move. Additionally, pinched nerves can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that travels along the nerve.
Sciatica is a classic example of this symptom, as a pinched sciatic nerve causes sudden and often severe pain that radiates down your leg.
A compressed nerve can also cause muscle weakness in your extremities. In very rare but serious cases, pinched nerves in your lower back may lead to loss of bladder or bowel control and severe pain.
How is nonsurgical spinal decompression performed?
Your decompression therapy is fully customized based on your symptoms and diagnosis. The team at HealthFirst uses highly advanced equipment that allows them to adjust factors such as the amount of pull, traction angle, and the length of your treatment, depending on your needs.
You lie on a comfortable treatment table, then you’re fitted into a support system that does the work of gently stretching and relaxing your spine in a controlled manner. During decompression therapy, you’ll feel the stretching in your spine, but you should never feel pain.
If you suffer from back pain, you can count on Dr. Singer’s 35 years of expertise to help you feel better. To schedule an appointment, call HealthFirst or schedule an appointment online.