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Spinal decompression surgery recovery time

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 42 years experience
Pressure relief: Surgery is for nerve compression and spinal instability. Consult a reputable spine surgeon.
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Different surgeries: Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
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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