Flexion Distraction Technique
At West Hills Chiropractic Pain PC

Spinal nerve compression can cause serious problems. Degenerative disc disease, acute spinal injuries, and other issues can cause you to suffer severe neck or back pain, not to mention the various odd symptoms you may also experience in your arms or legs. If you worry that the answer to your pain may lie in major spinal surgery, let West Hills Chiropractic Pain PC put those worries, and that pain, to rest. Our Huntington, New York chiropractor can make use of a safe, gentle, advanced modality known as flexion distraction technique to help take that unwanted pressure off of your nerves.

Woman sitting on a table while touching her back in a medical room

How Spinal Compression Affects Your Health and Comfort

Your spinal column is composed of many different structures, from the vertebrae and their cushioning discs to major nerve roots and, of course, the spinal cord that lies at the center of it all. These structures must remain in the right balance and alignment at all times to keep from interfering with each other’s function. Unfortunately, a variety of conditions and problems can make this harmonious balance impossible, including the following:

  • Acute injuries – An acute injury can knock your vertebral alignment off center, placing abnormal stress on discs or even causing those discs to herniate.
  • Bulging discs – Dehydrated spinal discs can flatten and bulge. This not only causes them to press against major nerve roots, but it also causes pain and stiffness in the vertebral joints.
  • Spinal stenosis – Any condition that reduces the free space surrounding the spinal cord can result in nerve compression.
  • Spondylolisthesis – When one vertebra shifts forward relative to the adjacent vertebrae, your discs and spinal nerves can become painfully pinched.

Our Chiropractor Offers Non-Surgical Decompression

Our chiropractor at West Hills Chiropractic Pain PC can prescribe the right kind of non-surgical treatment for your disc damage and/or nerve compression problem. In addition to our mechanized spinal decompression therapy techniques, we also offer a related method known as flexion distraction technique. You may also hear it referred to as the Cox technique. This method combines the principle of the mechanized, movable treatment table with manual spinal adjustments to relieve pressure on spinal discs, increase the space within the spinal canal, and take compression off of major nerve roots. This method is particularly helpful when combined with our other safe, non-invasive therapeutic techniques.

Is Your Nervous System Feeling the Pinch? Contact Our Huntington, New York Clinic

Spinal compression problems don’t have to prevent you from getting the most out of your life. Call our Huntington, New York chiropractic clinic today at (631) 659-2980 to learn more about flexion distraction technique!