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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
You are not alone: These are major surgeries which will take many hours and complications can occur, thus your emotion/fear is not uncommon. I am sorry to hear that this ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ decel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation: Time of decomposition depend on severity of condition you try to treat . Start from 15-20 min for first week and then increase for 30 min.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Traction: Some people get an inversion table to mimic the effects of spinal traction or you can get a traction apparatus to try and decompress nerve elements.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgical yes: If you were talking about spinal decompression using a vax the type machine, then i'm not convinced of that truly works in the long term. However if y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that spinal decompression will have a permanent effect on hyperlordosis. However, even if the spinal de ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Variable results: Spinal decompression machines typically apply traction to the spine. This can be a very helpful modality to relieve pain radiating into the upper and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Relief of pain: Spinal decompression and fusion surgery is done for pain. The decompression should help mostly with pain in the extremities. It can also help with num ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Second opinion: With any disc manipulation you want to second and third and so on opinion. You want to discuss this with a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, a pain spec ... Read More

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